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.
Cantharellus cibarius (chantrelles)
Fistulina hepatica (beef steak)
Pleurotus ostreatus (oyster mushroom)
Outsmaniella nucidaPhotographs are the copyright of Kate Rhiannon Jones & Jacqueline Koay 2014
Article on the dangers of eating foraged mushrooms: