Welcome to David and Jean's Fungi Pages
An introduction to viewing and recording Fungi
The site is simplistic in order to attract new people to the hobby of viewing
and recording Fungi. Some just want to find what to eat and what to avoid.
We CAN NOT say that any fungus is certainly Edible as a
number of them have
side-effects rather like "peanut butter".Some are in fact "Lethal".
The field handbooks will define those that have been eaten on a regular basis.
We do get a reasonable number of site visits,we hope you enjoy what you find!
Our local area now has a small group affiliated to ABFG
Julie’s" Shrooms "Group for Farnborough area
copy of letter on main group!
To all Members of Shrooms/Interested Parties, Judging by the response to my e-mail of yesterday, it seems that you do want to be able to attend organised forays after all and I'm delighted to say that they're back on.
Here is the list for the remaining forays and I hope to see you there.
I can't stress enough how important it is that we seek and maintain
records of fungal activity in the local area - its vital to the survival of
many species and the more pairs of eyes we have looking, the more finds can
There have been a couple of changes to this list since it was last updated and two of the forays have been replaced.
I've also included a second visit to the new site at Tweseldown, because I'd like to see the difference in finds a couple of months' apart.
Sunday 02/11/2008 Church Crookham Woods
10:30am SU 823 524
Saturday 08/11/2008 Alice Holt
10:30am SU 809 416
Saturday 15/11/2008 Hawley Woods, Sun Microsystems entrance
10:30am SU 839 568
Saturday 22/11/2008 Yateley Common
10:30am SU 833 592
Saturday 29/11/2008 Tweseldown
10:30am SU 831 510
Sunday 07/12/2008 Crown Cushion car park - Minley Woods Lower
10:30am SU 834 570
And afterwards, we'll go for a Christmas Drink at the pub!
October 2000---we thought a Yahoogroup site could be useful for
exchange of Local information. So I have started one!
If you want to join in---put your e-mail address in the box and click it.
The 67 existing Members can call up the Yahoo-group site and read the Library of messages held at the Centre.
we show below some of the local fungi, that we might record each autumn.
Fly agaric Heather Garden,Windsor Great Park
Hevella corium Bramshill North of road,near Dumbell pond.
Volvariella bombycina Yateley Country Park Round Pond
We were pleased to have been selected as Nature Site of the Month for February 1999.It brought many additional viewers to all of our sites!
The Hampshire Fungus Recording Group
was formed to link up some local field recorders into a reporting group.We
have a Recorder who compiles the annual sightings
Our Group Leader and Recorder was: Graham Mattock,16 Gordon Avenue,Winchester,Hants.SO23 0QQ.--who is Now! on e-mail. email@example.com
Graham has retired! Passing the leadership to:
Dr Stuart Skeates, Chairman
55 Cherville Street, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 8FB
Tel 01794 522192 email: HFRG@hampshirefungi.org.uk
LINK WITH NORTH AMERICA.
We are now linked with The Kaw Valley Mycological Society,based just west of Kansas City,Missouri.
Their website can be found at__
We hope to develop some common links on field surveying with our new friends.Also an exchange of information and pictures.
There is a debate as to whether or not species should be picked Complete with Base for positive identification at Home ,after the Foray.
If you are looking at Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria) the answer is most probably NO.
There is also a current
debate on the commercial picking
Mycological Society has been looking at this problem and has more research to
Sites open to the
Public may now carry notices
A Thought for 2005 and onwards:
Also mind where you point your camera in populated ares!
We also have some other sites which may be of
We also have a new site for WILD ORCHIDS and Other Flowers which is at:
We hope you will also enjoy that one.
Repeater site: http://website.lineone.net/~fungi.dells
Main site was organised to provide a non-person-named
Other sites which may be of interest are:
The Association of British Fungus Groups
Despite actual change of location!
An American site which may be of interest.
Revised List of other sites 5th August 1998 and 21st November 1998
December 2001 convert old site and add ABFG info.
The recording of Fungi has been a
specialist area for
The purists are still holding on
to their KEYS and MICROSCOPES as the only way to properly identify the various
species However a great deal of field research can be
important, if we are
to complete Atlases of Fungi
Over the last few years we have put about 11,000 records into the BMS database.Where we have made frequent site visits,in the season, we select those that have not been recorded recently for submission to the database.
Now you have got this far: view an interesting new local site
see what you think of the modern approach.
Counter got to 1,915 before being re-set!
Then it got to 3,505 before we changed to frames.
Total so far = 5,420 visits
Test Tiscali link 7th January 2002
No counters are available(from Tiscali) so we cannot see how many now visit.
Small revision 30th July 2003.
amend ABFG mail address 05.01.2006
Amend HFRG data 11th March 2006
sort side index 28.09.2008
10.11.2008 add reminder (click to expand picture)
22.11.2008 add David E's websiteClara 03.09.03 back-up Counter
New counter installed 23.09.2004 at start of Season! (up to 2002 5420 visits)
26.01.2004 New Counter at 950 visits
05.01.2006 now at 3138 visits
11.03.2006 now at 3664 visits
21.08.2008 7443 visits
02.10.2008 7842 visits
07.11.2008 8044 visits
17.11,2008 8128 visits
Our e-mail addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org