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  Topic: Fairy Rings
PeteS

Replies: 1
Views: 1654
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Mon Jun 13, 11 1:22 pm   Subject: Fairy Rings
Fairy Rings are also starting to come up. Found my first of the season this afternoon.
  Topic: Oyster Mushrooms
PeteS

Replies: 0
Views: 1486
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Sun Jun 12, 11 10:54 pm   Subject: Oyster Mushrooms
Oyster mushrooms take no notice of the drought.

http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/19834/DSCF1390.JPG

Mind you, with todays rain there will soon be a lot more about.
  Topic: Hedgehog Fungus
PeteS

Replies: 0
Views: 1989
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Sun Jun 12, 11 10:40 pm   Subject: Hedgehog Fungus
Found my first hedgehog fungus of the season last week. This patch always comes early, usually mid-summers day, but this season it's a tad early.

http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/19832/DSCF1408.JPG ...
  Topic: Chanterelles
PeteS

Replies: 16
Views: 15142
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Sun Jun 12, 11 10:30 pm   Subject: Chanterelles
Indeed, I've been picking them ever since the end of May. Chanterelles always appear at the end of May whatever the weather. Here is a recent lunch - scrambled egg, wood sorrel, Hogweed buds, chantere ...
  Topic: St George's Mushrooms
PeteS

Replies: 9
Views: 4680
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Sun Apr 24, 11 1:10 am   Subject: St George's Mushrooms
St George's mushrooms saved from the mower!!!

http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/19349/DSCF1369.JPG

Sadly not picked on St George's Day. These were picked an the 7th April - I've never seen so man ...
  Topic: St George's Mushrooms
PeteS

Replies: 9
Views: 4680
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Fri Mar 25, 11 10:08 pm   Subject: St George's Mushrooms
This year (so far) St George's have been the only thing I've seen that's been early. In fact the 24th March is a record for me. In all the years I've been foraging the previous early date was the 26t ...
  Topic: Blossom
PeteS

Replies: 13
Views: 4623
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Fri Mar 25, 11 10:59 am   Subject: Blossom
Is it just me or has anyone else noticed the amazing display of stoned fruit blossom this year. When I was out at dusk yesterday evening the buckthorn/sloe blossom looked like snow on the bushes and I ...
  Topic: St George's Mushrooms
PeteS

Replies: 9
Views: 4680
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Fri Mar 25, 11 10:54 am   Subject: St George's Mushrooms
Fond my first St George's mushrooms yesterday. They were still very small but never seen them quite this early before.
  Topic: Thats us told then.
PeteS

Replies: 33
Views: 19047
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Fri Feb 04, 11 1:46 pm   Subject: Thats us told then.
PS - of course the big issue regarding possible loss of habit is the proposal to sell off of our forests. So many issues including the impact on foraging. I am surprised it has not been mentioned her ...
  Topic: Thats us told then.
PeteS

Replies: 33
Views: 19047
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Fri Feb 04, 11 12:38 pm   Subject: Thats us told then.
PeteS is the best person to know whether there's a problem in our forest...he is very knowledgeable and has been collecting for years! There is a commercial business here too...she got into trouble a ...
  Topic: Anybody...........foraged........anything?
PeteS

Replies: 67
Views: 26091
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Wed Jan 12, 11 6:02 pm   Subject: Anybody...........foraged........anything?
They look like oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus) to me, well, can't think of anything else that they could be. However, I hate making an ID via photo's.

Oyster mushrooms love fruiting when ther ...
  Topic: Anybody...........foraged........anything?
PeteS

Replies: 67
Views: 26091
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Wed Jan 12, 11 11:25 am   Subject: Anybody...........foraged........anything?
Oh lots here. Still Winter Chanterelles about but they are getting harder to find....

http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/18306/DSCF1354.JPGhttp://www.downsizer.net/gallery/18307/DSCF1353.JPGhttp://ww ...
  Topic: Winter Chanterelles
PeteS

Replies: 4
Views: 2736
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Tue Dec 14, 10 4:17 pm   Subject: Winter Chanterelles
Thanks guys!

Mind you, it's been disappointing for Wood Blewits down this way so far. I got a few just before the cold weather came in but since then nothing. In previous years I have picked these ...
  Topic: Winter Chanterelles
PeteS

Replies: 4
Views: 2736
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Tue Dec 14, 10 12:46 pm   Subject: Winter Chanterelles
Winter Chanterelles are living up to their name. After the snow melted I went out at the weekend and there were still loads. The best finds have been those that have been hidden by braken or a bush/tr ...
  Topic: Still plenty of Mushrooms
PeteS

Replies: 2
Views: 2399
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Mon Nov 22, 10 9:40 pm   Subject: Still plenty of Mushrooms
Snap - founds load around on a walk in the new Forest on Sunday. Tons of hedgehog mushrooms - I could have filled the basket many times over & it would barely have touched what was there. Also fou ...
 
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