Shaggy Inkcap Mushrooms

MUSHROOMS THROUGHOUT THE SEASONS

This seasonal mushroom calendar gives you a clean ‘quick view’ as to what’s out there at any time throughout the year.

There are over 14,000 species of wild mushroom in the UK, so to show them all here would be quite ridiculous, not to mention extremely time consuming! I have listed a selection of common edible, inedible and poisonous fungi based on the time they may first appear (or at their most prolific). Those with a brown highlighted link take you to the blog post I have made already on that particular species.

The tabs below cover Summer & Autumn, Winter and Spring. Simply click to select and view the list. The main mushroom season in the UK is autumn (from September to November).

I will add to the list over time and add links to news posts as and when I get the time to feature them. In the meantime, thanks for your patience…
Mushroom Landscape - Mushroom Calendar

SUMMER & AUTUMN (Main UK Mushroom Season)
EDIBLE
Bay Bolete (Aug-Nov)
Bearded Fieldcap (Apr – Sep)
Beef Steak Fungus (Jul-Oct)
Blusher (Jun-Oct) – Edible after cooking
Cep (Aug-Nov)
Chanterelle (Jun-Nov)
Charcoal Burner (Aug-Nov)
Clouded Agaric (Sep-Nov)
Common Puffball (Jul-Oct)
Common Yellow Russula (Sep-Nov)
Deceiver (Aug-Nov)
Deer Shiled (April-Nov)
Field Mushroom (Jul-Oct)
Giant Polypore (Sep-Nov)
Giant Puffball (July-Sep)
Glistening Inkcap (March – Nov)
Grisette (Jun-Nov) – Edible after cooking
Hedgehog Fungus (Aug-Nov)
Hen of the Woods (Jul-Oct)
Honey Fungus (Aug-Nov)
Horse Mushroom (Aug-Oct)
Macro Mushroom (Jun-Nov)
Meadow Puffball (Jul-Oct)
Parasol (July-Oct)
Poplar Fieldcap (Summer/All Year)
Prince (Aug-Oct)
Shaggy Inkcap (dfg)
Shaggy Parasol (July-Oct)
Saffron Milkcap (Aug-Oct)
Slippery Jack (Sep-Oct)
Trumpet Chanterelle (Sep-Nov)

INEDIBLE/POISONOUS

Birch Milkcap (Sep-Nov)
Brown Roll Rim
(Aug-Nov)
Butter Cap (Sep-Nov)
Common Earthball (Sep-Nov)
Death Cap (Aug-Sep) – Deadly
Destroying Angel (Aug-Sep) – Deadly
False Chanterelle (Aug-Nov)
Fly Agaric (Aug-Nov)
Fool’s Funnel (Aug-Nov) – Deadly
Funeral Bell (Aug-Nov) – Deadly
Hare’s Foot Inkcap (Jun-Nov)
Ivory Funnel (Aug-Nov) – Deadly
Magic Mushroom (Sep-Nov) – Hallucinogenic
Magpie Inkcap (Aug-Nov)
Panther Cap (Aug-Nov)
Poison Pie (Aug-Nov)
Shaggy Scalycap (Sep-Nov)
Sickener (July-Oct)
Sulphur Tuft (All year)
Sweet Poison Pie (Aug-Nov)
Yellow Stainer (Jun-Oct)
Angel’s Bonnet (Sep-Dec)
Tawny Funnel (Sep-Nov / sometimes Jan & Feb)

WINTER Season

WINTER (Dec- Feb)

EDIBLE
Branched Oyster (Jun-Dec)
Deer Shield (Often in Winter – Mainly Jun-Nov)
Glistening Inkcap (March – Nov)
Jelly Ear (Jun-Dec)
Oyster Mushrooms (All year – mainly Sep-Mar)
Velvet Shank (Dec-Mar)
Wood Blewit (Sep-Feb)

INEDIBLE/POISONOUS
Birch Polypore (All year)
Black Bulgar (Sep-Mar)
Egghead Mottlegill (Mar-Dec)
Winter Polypore (Dec-Apr)
Winter Twiglet (Sep-Feb)
Scurfy Twiglet (Oct-Mar)
Sulphur Tuft (All year)
Variable Oysterling (Sep-Dec)
Winter Polypore (Nov-April/May)

SPRING Season

SPRING (Mar – May)

EDIBLE
Black Morel (Apr-May) – Edible after cooking
Common Morel (Apr-May) – Edible after cooking
Chicken of the Woods (May-Sep)
Deer Shiled (April-Nov)
Dryads Saddle (Mar-Jun)
Fairy Ring Champignon (March-Oct)
Glistening Inkcap (March – Nov)
Pavement Mushroom (April-Nov)
Semifree Morel (Apr-May) – Edible after cooking
Shaggy Inkcap (April-Nov)
Sheathed Woodtuft (April-Nov)
St.Georges mushroom (April-May)

INEDIBLE/POISONOUS
Common Inkcap (Mar-Nov)
Glistening Inkcap & Fairies Bonnets (Apr-Oct)
False Morel (Apr-May)
Firerug Inkcap (Apr-Aug)
Yellow Fieldcap (April-Nov)