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Edible Wild Mushrooms

By me, an absolute novice photographer

Always remember, there's no such thing as a free lunch!
Before eating any wild mushroom make absolutely sure of the identification in a good field guide or the appropriate scientific literature.

You MUST identify the mushroom with great care, and you MUST identify it correctly. There's an old saying:

"There are old mushroom pickers, and there are bold mushroom pickers. But there are no old, bold mushroom pickers!"

Hmm... Food...

Mushrooms picked to eat on 6th October, 2001. Good haul that weekend, lots of parasol mushrooms, pink gilled grisettes, small puffballs, agaricus, pluteus, some coprinus and boletus.

Volvariella speciosa


dryads saddle

(fungi growing like shelves on the side of dead or live wood)

Lycoperdon perlatum