Registered Charity No. 1118651
The website of the UK's leading
charity in mycological conservation
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The Website of the UK's Leading Charity in Mycological Conservation

ABFG members are all amateur enthusiasts who want to broaden their interest in fungi and to help with the conservation Mushrooms and toadstools as they come under increased threat from depletion of woodland.

The Website of the UK's Leading Charity in Mycological Conservation.

Welcome to the home of the 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 Association is here for you.

General Resources

  • ABFG activities

    The ABFG 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.

  • ABFG services

    The Association 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.

  • Children learn about fungi quickly

    ABFG members

    The Association 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.

The Association of British Fungus Groups is committed to helping all aspects of your interest in fungi.

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.

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