Welcome to the fungi foraging blog – ‘Mushroom Diary’. My name is John Harris from Blaby, Leicestershire, and since becoming a enthusiastic fan of the mushroom hunt, either for food or simple curiosity in identification, I decided to log all my excursions and fungi discoveries via this web log.
Anyone who stumbles across this blog is free to register and/or leave a comment. Your input is most appreciated.
I have been seriously hunting mushrooms for many years, and class myself as a very enthusiastic amateur. Keeping notes and photos here should help myself and others build their knowledge further in identification and understanding mushrooms. As this blog grows, I hope it will also act as a good reference point for the budding mycologist.
I have many mycology reference books which are marvelous and I join several local forays throughout the year. To add to this, via online communication, I believe this blog will be a great educational/feedback tool for and from fellow mushroom hunters out there, either in a crisis on identification or just sharing great finds and tasty cooking tips.
I hope you enjoy your visit here just as much as your foraging out there – in the wonderful world of mushrooms.
All the best
Disclaimer: Please do not treat this site as a definitive mushroom identification source. Please use specialist identification books and/or an experienced professional’s advice and common sense. I know you will! The ‘mushroomdiary.co.uk’ author accepts no liability for any injury or death occurring as a result of ingesting or exposure to any mushroom or fungi described or listed on this website.
Copyright Licence: Please note, all photographs and illustrations on this website are under copyright (©2012 – J C Harris) unless otherwise stated. Photographic additions from other people are their property and copyright to them also. If you wish to use or purchase larger/high resolution images, please contact me.