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Late Summer Fungi and Wild Food Foraging Walk, Loch Fyne, Argyll
29 August 2019A guided forage exploring the late summer fungi, herbs, fruits and seeds of the forests of Argyll. Over the course of about 1.5 miles of easy walking over 3 hours we will explore the full range of our late summer/early autumn wild larder, paying particular attention to fungi.
Autumn Fungi & Wild Food Foraging Walk, Dumfries
6 September 2019Explore the tasty, healthy fungi, herbs, fruits and seeds of autumn with Mark Williams of Galloway Wild Foods and Scottish Natural Heritage on Kirkconnel Flow National Nature Reserve. Over the course of about 1.5 miles of easy walking over 3 hours you will learn about the full range of our early autumn wild larder
Autumn Fungi & Wild Food Foraging Walk, Glasgow
7 September 2019Autumn is a great time for fungi, herbs, fruits and seeds in central Scotland and this event is designed to make the most of it. Over the course of about 1.5 miles of easy walking over 3 hours we will explore the full range of our late summer/early autumn wild larder
Seasonal Tips from Mark
Chanterelle - Identification, distribution & edibility.It can feel like finding the mythical pot of gold at the end of a rainbow when you come across a cluster of these beautiful mushrooms on a shady woodland floor. They are the most widely commercially harvested wild fungi in Scotland, loving our damp, mild climate and extensive birch and beech woodlands and are highly esteemed by chefs.
Horse Mushrooms - Edibility, Identification, DistributionA horse mushroom in its prime is a thing of great beauty and superb flavour. It also has the curious dual distinction of being commonly misidentified and widely underrated.
Sea Aster - Identification, Edibility, DistributionSea aster is one of many gastronomic delights you can gather easily and sustainably on the salty water margin. It hangs out with other stars of the wild food world like Marsh samphire, sea purslane, sea arrowgrass, sea plantain, annual sea blight, scurvy grass and orache and i'm pretty envious of the sheep that get to graze these delicacies.
Meadowsweet - Identification, distribution, edibility.This is the prettiest and most fragrant of all hedgerow plants, its creamy yellow clouds of tiny flowers (I call them ditch-floss) spreading honey and almond summery scents about the countryside...
Cep - Identification, distribution, edibility.The cep is the king of edible mushrooms. No food, fungal or otherwise, comes near it for flavour and texture and when you find a firm young penny bun, or 'bouchon' cep as the French call it after champagne corks, there is an irresistable fairytale beauty to them which is both beautiful and seductive.