Who We Are | Mushroom Picking UK

Clifford Davy, FLS, FRSA, BSc, MSc

  • 25 years experience as a mycologist
  • led more than 150 public fungal forays
  • run more than 70 fungus identification courses
  • mycological consultant to the Horniman Museum for 6 years
  • made a fellow of the Linnean Society of London for his contribution in mycology
  • discovered several species of fungi new to the UK
  • a strong interest in collecting fungi for the table

Peter Sibley, BSc, MSc, MSc, PGCE, Dip Cons, MIPGS

  • environmental consultant who has worked for the GLA Biodiversity Unit
  • ecologist and naturalist of many years experience
  • qualified and experienced teacher of environmental education
  • run many public guided walks and biodiversity courses
  • published author of guides to sustainability and creating wildlife ponds, as well as several magazine articles
  • skilled cook with considerable experience in preparing and cooking wild foods

Seasonal Foods

Summer 2016

June was one of the wettest on record. July was cooler than average but quite dry. August is hotter so far but dry. Plants have responded by growing fast but fruit has not matured as quickly as might have been expected. There was an early flush of edible mushrooms in June, Parasols in particular, but not much thereafter. Should the weather turn wet, look out for Boletus edulis, (Ceps or porcini). There is every chance of them appearing soon.

Our Foraging Courses begin soon. The first are two Taster Days on Saturday the 27th of August and Sunday the 28th, these will be in Surrey and are intended to be an introduction to foraging for beginners. We will hold two more Taster sessions later on in Essex on the weekend of the 8th and 9th of October. The cost is £25 per person for each session.

Foraging 2016


Dates & Venues

Wild Harvest Day Course New Forest

Come join us on one of our courses in the wonderful English countryside for a day of foraging, identifying, cooking and fun...