British Mushrooming Links

Roger’s Mushrooms Roger Phillips wrote the great mushrooming book, ‘Mushrooms and other fungi of Great Britain and Europe’ and this is his web site. Some great photos and a forum (of sorts).

Wild About Britain The mushroom section of his site has a wide range of resources, including an up to date forum and an excellent photo gallery. Obviously, this site is focused on British fungi.

Peter Jordan’s Website Peter is the author of my first mushrooming book – the one that got me hooked. This is a great site and the inspiration for

Mushrooming without fear A beautifully designed site, not very large but real eye-candy. It is a British site and largely serves to promote the book of the same name by Alexander Schwab.

UK Safari Describes itself as… A Website for Anyone Interested in the Wildlife and Countryside of Britain. It has free membership which entitles you to a free nature newsletter which helps you to keep up to date with the wildlife around you and what’s happening in the UK countryside.

Mrs Tee’s Wild Mushrooms Brigitte Tee has been collecting and selling mushrooms in the New Forest for nearly 30 years and is the UK leading expert on edible mushrooms. This is her site.

Fungi To Be With Each, spring, summer and autumn ‘fungi to be with’ arrange mushroom forays into some of London’s parks and woodlands as well trips out of London into Surrey and Hampshire. This their site.

Cab’s Wild Food Page A U.K. site built around pictures Cab takes of wild mushrooms, fruits, vegetables and recipies.

Wild Mushrooms Online An excellent British Mushrooming site. It has a very useful guide to what maushrooms are available throughout the year.

Fungus.Org.Uk A collection of links to UK Fungus focused groups and societies.

Gourmet Fungi & Wild Food Specialist A mushrooming blog from a supplier of Gourmet Fundi and Wild Foods. He also organises forays.

John’s Fungi John Wright runs Forays in Somerset (some from The River Cottage) and this is his site. John co-created the River Cottage Mushroom DVD with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.

Leif Goodwin’s website Leif photographs Fungi and Dragonflies. A good range of quality mushroom photographs.

Name That Mushroom Laura’s Mushrooming Blog.

Mycologue A London based supplier of Mushrooming accessories. They are happy to export.

American Mushrooming Links A very comprehensive site, although very focused on mushrooming in California. There is a great recipies section and an extensive list of links.

American David W. Fischer is the coauthor of two major books on mushrooms : Edible Wild Mushrooms of North America: A Field-to-kitchen Guide (1992, Univ. of Texas Press) and Mushrooms of Northeastern North America (1997, Syracuse University Press).

Bill Russell Wild Mushroom The site of the author of The Field Guide to the Wild Mushrooms of Pennsylvania. A well laid out and very detailed mushrooming site. A Colorado based mushroomer’s website with loads of good pics and information. A fairly recent mushrooming blog.

FungiFest An American web based mushrooming magazine.

Fungus For Fun An American mushrooming site with a good, active forum.

American Mushroom Hunter The site of an importer/exporter of fine mushrooms – much content of use to mushroomer, though.

Mushroom Recipe Links

Mushroom Recipes A nice clean site with some good tasty recipes. I shall be taking their Blewitt recipe and making it my own!

Cooking with Mushrooms Another simple site with some good ideas. Very tasty. Also has a mushrooom lover’s club you can join.

Epicurean!!! I’m loathe to point anyone in Epicurean’s direction. I just know how many hours I waste (sorry, spend) here but, they are the best! A delicious site! Just be strong and resist the temptation to browse! A general foodies website but with a very good section on mushroom recipes (and some photos, as well).

Mushroom Image Links

Fungi images on the net I’m not too keen on the layout and design of this site but it does serve as an enormous repository of fungi images that can be found on the internet. This site must have taken it’s owner/designer hours and hours to generate. Many of the images that I have used on this site come from the wonderful (and very generous) Thomas Laessoe and Jens H. Petersen from the University of Aarhus in Denmark. They agreed to allow me to post their images on this site as long as I mentioned where those images came from.

Thus, wherever I use one of their images, I’ll indicate the provenance of the image – you’ll probably be able to tell, anyway; Thomas and Jens are far better photographers (and mushroom experts) than I’ll ever be.

If anyone is interested in higher resolution mushroom images (I’ve only used the low-resolution ones), Thomas and Jens sell a CD detailing 2,200 species illustrated by 3,600 pictures with more than 14,000 references to literature. I believe that it costs 49 euros – now that’s got to be the bargain of the century!

Jens H. Petersen’s fungal photographs Some beautiful and artistic fungal images from Jens H. Petersen.

David Work Mushroom Photography A series of galleries of commercial mushroom images – some are truly stunning!.

TrekNature – Fungi The underlying theme of TrekNature is learning more about the world through nature photography. TrekNature fosters this by allowing photographers to display their work grouped by regions in a supportive and orderly environment. This is accomplished by an easy-to-use system which encourages people to critique each other’s work. Integrated with this system are forums designed to encourage discussion about specific photos, countries, and general topics.

WikiMedia Commons – Fungi Wikimedia Commons is a media repository that is created and maintained not by paid-for artists, but by volunteers. It provides a central repository for freely licensed photographs, diagrams, animations, music, spoken text, video clips, and media of all sorts that are useful for any Wikimedia project. This is their Fungi section.

Visual Fungi A Sussex (U.K.) based website with a wide range of fungal images.

Die Blatterpilze The original plates from Die Blatterpilze (Agaricaceae) (1915) by Adalbert Ricken.

Mushroom Observer A database of mushroom images available under one of the Creative Commons licenses. Taylor Lockwood’s commercial mushroom photography site. 71,000 mushrooming photos on this searchable site.

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