marc t wrote: ↑
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:07 pm
. . . . Foray / forage are pretty interchangeable words . . . .
Whilst it might be asserted that (as a verb) the word “foray” has a definition that is somewhat vague, i.e.: - “a short visit, especially with a known purpose”, the word “forage” has an altogether more specific definition, i.e.: - “to go from place to place searching for things that you can eat or use”.
I would readily agree that the two words are frequently misconstrued by those unfamiliar with their usage, but amongst those who have any basic mycological knowledge, it would be perfectly clear that “foraying” specifically means going out looking for fungi for recording or other mycological purposes, whereas “foraging” specifically means going out looking for fungi to eat.
You will never see a local/regional fungus group issuing a “forage” list to its members.
As Adam clarifies above, UK Fungi is primarily a conservation oriented forum, and anyone who respects that ethos whilst using the forum is more than welcome to participate.