A look to the future

Covid – 19 stopped us running courses during the autumn, which given the weather, would probably have been extremely productive even if wet underfoot.  The weather throughout 2020 was record breaking, spring was very sunny – sunnier than most British summers.  As this coincided with the first lockdown it was helpful in allowing people to … Read more

A year like no other

2020.  It truly had been a year like no other- cliché as this now is! Forest Foragers had three One Day Courses planned for November, and after having virtually no interest in one of the dates, we cancelled it and thankfully persuaded all our clients to come on to the two remaining days.  We normally have a maximum … Read more

2018 Season

We are only running courses in November this year.  Due to climate change, November is more reliable for finding mushrooms than October, which in past years was the most productive month. For the last two years October has not been good for mushrooms, last year in particular the only ones that could be found were … Read more

It’s the summer of 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 … Read more

Winter season?

This should be the quiet part of the year, when plants and fungi are dormant: but not this year! The weather has been so wet and mild that plants and mushrooms are coming up out of season.  As an example, Clifford found Wood Blewits and St. Georges Mushroom fruiting together in Kew Gardens on New … Read more

The mushroom season has really begun!

The wet weather of last few weeks has brought the mushrooms up that were just waiting for the right conditions.  Several species can be found now including Boletus edulis, better known as the Penny Bun, Cep or Porcino, and often called the king of mushrooms for its exceptional flavour.  Field and Horse Mushrooms, Agaricus campestris, … Read more