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Shropshire  Fungus Group

About Us

Shropshire is an exciting county with its

meadows, woodlands, hills, meres and

mosses. Within these habitats flourishes an

extraordinary fungus flora ranging from the

deliciously edible Penny Bun to the highly

poisonous Death Cap.

Formed in 1992 the Shropshire Fungus Group

has over 30

members and our

principal aim is to find, identify and record as many species

of fungus as we can. We have a few knowledgeable people

who help and instruct the less expert of us. We organise a

programme of forays throughout the county each year. All

the species we identify are entered onto our database. The

records are also submitted to the Fungal Records Database

of Britain and Ireland, and we share records with the

Shropshire Ecological Data Network.

We now have over 52,000 records covering over 3,000

species, but we believe there are many more to find. A

checklist of fungi recorded in the county can be seen

here. If you would like to learn more about this subject and help us find further

species why not join us. For more information about our activities contact our

Secretary, Philip Leather.

Auriscalpium vulgare - (Earpick Fungus)
Amanita phalloides - (The Death Cap) Crepidotus cesatii - (Roundspored Oysterling) Suillus grevillei - (Larch Bolete) Otidia onotica - (Hare's Ear) Amanita crocea - (Orange Grisette)
Copyright © 2022 Shropshire Fungus Group.

About Us

Shropshire is an exciting county with its

meadows, woodlands, hills, meres and

mosses. Within these habitats flourishes

an extraordinary fungus flora ranging from

the deliciously edible Penny Bun to the

highly poisonous

Death Cap.

Formed in 1992 the

Shropshire Fungus

Group has over 30

members and our

principal aim is to

find, identify and

record as many species of fungus as we

can. We have a few knowledgeable people

who help and instruct the less expert of us.

We organise a programme of forays

throughout the county each year. All the

species we identify are entered onto our

database. The records are also submitted

to the Fungal Records Database of Britain

and Ireland, and we share records with the

Shropshire Ecological Data Network.

We now have over 52,000 records covering

over 3,000 species, but we believe there

are many more to find. A checklist of fungi

recorded in the county can be seen here. If

you would like to learn more about this

subject and help us find further species

why not join us. For more information

about our activities contact our Secretary,

Philip Leather.

Shropshire Fungus Group
Baeosura myosura - (Conifercone Cap)