Foraying Day 1

Please try to include photos to show all parts of the fungus, eg top, stem, and gills.
Note any smells, and associated trees or plants (eg oak, birch). A spore print can be very useful.
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Foraying Day 1

Post by Joliver87 » Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:36 pm

Hello,

Just moved to a cottage on very large wooded estate in Scotland. As a obsessive mushroom consumer I wanted to belong to learn more about what is growing around me.

I’m not eating any at the moment and wouldn’t until I felt far more knowledgable.

Anyway, from the books I have I think this is a Conifer Tuft for lack of a better idea!

Thanks for any guidance.
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Re: Foraying Day 1

Post by adampembs » Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:10 pm

Hi Welcome to UK Fungi.

Please take a moment to read our forum rule about edibility in the pink text above.
The word "foraging" is specifically about looking for food. The similar word "foraying" is about searching for fungi.

If your main interest is in eating fungi, there are sites about this. This site is not one of them, being more about conservation, and interest in fungi in a general sense as part of the wonders of nature.

I have edited the post title to avoid attracting the interest of fungi foragers.

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Re: Foraying Day 1

Post by Chris Yeates » Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:24 am

Totally echoing Adam's comments

It also strikes me that being an "obsessive mushroom consumer"
who by their own admission is not particularly "knowledgeable" is a recipe for potential
demands on an already hard-pressed National Health Service . . .
"You must know it's right, the spore is on the wind tonight"
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Re: Foraying Day 1

Post by adampembs » Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:22 pm

Chris Yeates wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:24 am
Totally echoing Adam's comments

It also strikes me that being an "obsessive mushroom consumer"
who by their own admission is not particularly "knowledgeable" is a recipe for potential
demands on an already hard-pressed National Health Service . . .
:D
The old adage, always collect 3 samples; one to eat, one for the doctor and one for the coroner.
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