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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We had the opportunity to comment on this issue on ITV 10.00pm news last Friday. There is no safe way to go out on a short day 'forage', as a number of commercial establishments claim, and then be able to collect and eat edible fungi with safety and confidence. Such advice is grossly misleading. ABFG policy is to give no information on edibility.