The Cotswold Fungus Group is part of a national
network of enthusiasts for mushrooms, fungi and all things mycological. We organise regular fungus
forays throughout the year, visiting a wide range of sites throughout north Wiltshire and Gloucestershire
(excluding the Forest of Dean, where there is a separate group).
Members are encouraged to learn to identify fungi with the help of experienced identifiers. The records of
finds are sent a a national database at the British Mycological Society in London and to local Wildlife Trusts. All of our foray
activities are covered by public liability insurance, provided by the Association of British Fungus Groups.
Fungus forays typically take place on Sundays, although there are some Saturday fixtures
at the height of the Autumn and Spring seasons. Click here to see a list of the provisional foray dates for this year
Walks are for approximately 2 hours in either the morning or afternoon, (and often both),
with a pub lunch in between. Members can choose to attend as many or as few forays as they wish - all for the
same yearly subscription!
Forays are led by an experienced identifier, usually Dave Champion or John
Roberts, another group member or by a guest identifier from a neighbouring group - all covered by
ABFG public liability insurance. Fungi are picked and identified in the field as
far as possible. Lists of the day's finds are produced and sent on to members.
Find out more information about our fungi lists and how
we record our finds.
Members are circulated with details of the forays for each season and receive lists of the finds at these
events. Information on other fungus groups and their activities are also available.