Welcome to the home of the Fungus Conservation Trust (formerly Association of British Fungus Groups), serving interest in UK fungi and foraying from Caithness to Cornwall. If you are tempted by the idea of discovering the fascinating world of mushrooms and toadstools, or want to expand your existing knowledge, then this charity is here for you.
The Trust is for individual membership and groups alike, and its focus is on field mycology, or foraying - getting out in the woods and fields at local level to discover the world of fungi in all its fascinating forms. If you want to find out how we work before joining as a member, why not join the Forum? It's free.
The Trust also delivers a range of centralised goods and services including its open forum, stains and reagents, hand lenses, reference CDs, educational DVDs, talks, public forays, identification help, and other member support.
The Trust encourages people of all ages and stages, especially children, to explore the world of fungi and discover these extraordinary and vital aspects of our countryside with confidence and in safety. Children of today are the mycologists of tomorrow.
We invite you to explore these pages and learn more of what we can do for you in discovering the exciting and very different world of mushrooms and toadstools.
That's what our Fungus Conservation Trust is all about. We are a volunteer-run charity that exists to advance the protection of the fungi that play such a critical role in our woods and fields. Many are now under increasing threat, and without the beneficial fungus species many of our native trees are also threatened. The Trust is self-funding, which makes the money we receive through annual membership subscriptions of real significance. Check out the membership section to discover your personal benefits. Fill out and post or email the membership form.