Foraging for Mushrooms

Keep your eyes peeled for these delicious mushrooms

As always, please ensure that you have done foraging course and consult your mushroom guide for ID.

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Field mushroom (Agaricus campestris)

Field mushroom (Agaricus campestris) – Commonly found in lawns and meadows. They are closely related to cultivated mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus). They have pinkish gills when very fresh, turning pinky brown and dark brown. They have a mushroom smell and NOT a chemical smell (they must be discarded if they have a chemical smell as they are not field mushrooms) and can also be recognises by the slightly frilly edges on the cap.

Suillus bovinus, also known as the cow bolete. Similar to other boletes, it has pores instead of gills that make up the hymenophore on the underside of the cap. It has a fruity smell and is difficult to confuse with other mushrooms due to the distinctive ochre colour of the cap and pores. 

Agaricus arvensis, commonly known as the horse mushroom, is a mushroom of the genus Agaricus. The cap is similar to that of Agaricus campestris (the field mushroom). The gills are white at first, later passing through grey and brown to become dull chocolate. The smell is often described as like anise. 

Poplar Boletus. Keep your eyes peeled for these delicious mushrooms when you spot poplar forests! 

As always, please ensure that you have done foraging course and consult your mushroom guide for ID.

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