Itchen Valley Country Park held a Fungus Foraging event this week. I saw the advertisement for the event at about the same time as I saw this news story and thought I would go along to make sure I knew what I was eating.
The forage was led by John Wright, who is an expert on all things mycological. Anyone who watched the original series of River Cottage may remember him from that. He was very interesting and entertaining, and gave a lot of insights into the recognition of different fungi, and their life patterns. There are over 15,000 different species of fungi in the UK – that compares to about 3,500 plants. [Read more…] about Fungus Forage at IVCP