A Walk Through New Forest, Hampshire

When the children were young, we often went into The Forest to forage and to sketch. Those are my most precious memories of being a mother, and I would gladly have more children just to enjoy the pleasure of teaching them about The Forest again. Today was a blessed day, a trip down memory lane, as I went into The Forest with my parents and my niece.

Warning: do not use this page as reference when foraging for edible mushrooms.  Fungi are terribly complicated because species from the same family could look vastly different, depending on its stage in its lifecycle. Always take advice from an expert. Also, please do excuse my spelling – I am an amateur.

Amanita fulvaf1

 

Boletus edulisf2

Amanita muscariaf3

Amanita pantherinaf4

Lactariusf8

Russula emeticaf9

Amanita citrinaf10

Cantharellus cibarius (chantrelles)f12

Sclerotinia f16

Stereum ostreaf22

Hypoxylonf26

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Fistulina hepatica (beef steak)f29

Discomycetesf34

Hydnum repandum (hedgehog)f36

Laccaria laccataf40

Pleurotus ostreatus (oyster mushroom)f42

Outsmaniella nucidaf43Photographs are the copyright of Kate Rhiannon Jones & Jacqueline Koay 2014

Article on the dangers of eating foraged mushrooms:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2778804/Wild-mushroom-foraging-alert-Walkers-warned-dozens-cases-poisoning-far-year.html 

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