Shropshire Fungi Checklists
21st Century Guidebook to Fungi
Second edition. An online, comprehensive text book of general fungal biology.
Glossary of some of the terms used in describing mushrooms.
The origins and meanings of latin fungal names.
A forum for fungi enthusiasts - help to identify your fungus.
Fungal Record Database of Britain & Ireland.
Gives useful information on what features to look for when trying to identify a mushroom.
The British Mycological Society
The BMS is an organisation for those working, studying or interested in mycology. Its field mycology section is particularly useful for information on Microscopy and the English Names for fungi.
Sortable Fungi Information
Pictures, descriptions, taxonomic history, habitat and distribution information on more than 600 fungi species are available via their Sortable Index Table.
Mycenas of Northern Europe. Photographs and descriptions by Arne Aronsen.
Photo gallery of many species of fungi.
Website devoted to Boletes and to introducing people to this fascinating group of larger fungi.
Website dedicated to Ascomycota. This site presents collections data posted in its database by AscoFrance members, i.e over 5000 macro or micro pictures, nomenclatural and bibliographical references.
Russulas and Lactarius
Website for the identification of Russulas & Lactarius
Website dedicated to Waxcaps.
How to Identify
Gives clear and easily followed advice on how to identify your fungus; how to collect, field characteristics, when you get home, milk colour & taste, smells, taking photos for identification, microscopic characteristics and microscopy techniques.
Video on Macroscopic Features of Fungi
Best Field Guide
Collins Complete Guide to British Mushrooms & Toadstools by Paul Sterry & Barry Hughes
Other Reference Books
Collins Fungi Guide by Stefan Buczacki, Chris Shields & Denys Ovenden
Mushrooms by Roger Phillips
Mushrooms and Toadstools of Britain & Europe Vol 1, 2 & 3 by Geoffrey Kibby
Fungi of Temperate Europe Vol 1 & 2 by Thomas Laessoe & Jens H. Peterson
Poiroid Fungi of Europe by L. Ryvarden & I. Melo
Funga Nordica, editors Henning Knudsen & Jan Vesterhol
Microscopes and Accessories
Nature Trusts and Organisations
Shropshire Wildlife Trust
Caring for God's Acre
Middle Marches Community Land Trust