There is also plenty of information and description about the fungi that grow on Hampstead Heath.
"Fungi to be with" was formed in the early 1990's to fulfill a role that up until that time and even now is scarcely covered. That role was to help the interested people of Greater London and the home counties, with an emphasis on fungi, connect/reconnect with the natural environment surrounding them."
Andy runs Forays and workshops throughout the year, details of which you can find on his website
All forays start at 10am and finish around 2pm. (Except for the Breakfast Foray - 8.30am start)
Workshops begin at 10am and finish around 4.30pm - Inc. 2 hour foray.
The main aim of the forays is to gain practical experience in the identifying of different species of fungi, especially the common edible and poisonous ones. It is essential that all those who take part respect the regulations operating in the areas where the forays are held.
Andy Overall has just discovered a rare species of fungus, a Cortinarius, in a fenced off area on the west bank of the Mixed Bathing Pond.
The species was deposited at Kew and went through DNA analysis and compared with DNA sequences of a widely spread, mainland European species, Cortinarius nolaneiformis with which it had a near perfect match.
It is new to Britain.
(see picture opposite, which is of the Cortinarius nolaneiformis)