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Fungi Foraging Walk, Galloway, SW Scotland
20 October 2018A guided forage exploring the fascinating world of wild fungi with Scotland's leading wild food educator. Enjoy a wild cook-in of our finds in the forest afterwards.
Late Autumn Fungi, Coast & Hedgerow Foraging Walk, Galloway
27 October 2018Late October is a great time for fungi, fruits, succulent plants and seeds in Galloway 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 a beautiful coastal location, looking at the full range of our Scotland's remarkable wild larder on beach, rocky shore, salt marsh, forest and hedgerow.
Seasonal Tips from Mark
Orange Birch Bolete and Brown Birch Bolete - Identification, Edibility, DistributionOrange birch boletes far exceed their more common brethren, the brown birch bolete (leccinum scabrum), in texture and flavour. Both are common only under birch trees. Info also on orange oak and orange aspen boletes
Charcoal Burner - Edibility, Identification, DistributionThe brittlegill (russula) family of mushrooms are notoriously hard to tell apart. Novices should not be put off however, as there are no terrifyingly toxic brittle gills, and the charcoal burner is common, easily identified and tasty. A great beginner's brittle gill!
Super Simple Wild Fruit LeathersFruit leathers are simple. You can throw in whatever mixture of hedgerow fruits you come home with, and no need to weigh or time anything. All you need is fruit and sugar or honey to taste to make a delicious, healthy, long-lasting treat that will cheer up any walk or forage with an intense fruit hit.
The Blusher - Edibility, Identification, DistributionA very common mushroom that is edible with appropriate preparation, but can easily be confused with toxic species
An Introduction to Fungi ForagingThis article presents a structure around which novice and intermediate fungi foragers may advance their understanding of fungi lifecycle, learn to recognise important mushroom families, develop mindful foraging techniques, and feel safe in the process.