mushroom3With its varied landscapes, Bedgebury has a huge range of fungi from grassland species to woodland specialists. Fruit bodies are visible all year round, but the classic autumn varieties are best seen in September and October, the timing being dependent on how wet it has been during late summer.

Removal of fungi from the Pinetum is strictly forbidden.  Our tree team use the sight of fungus as an indicator that a tree is under stress and may need extra attention.  In addition, some fungi are poisonous so you should never eat them unless you are sure they are safe. Others should not be picked due to their rare status in the UK.

Click here for a 2013 species list, composed by Bryan Bullen of the KWT.

Click here for a 2014 species list, composed by Bryan Bullen of the KWT.

Some species found in Bedgebury Pinetum following a 500m transect (November 2011):

 

Blackening Waxcap
Blue Edge Pinkgill *
Bovine Bollete
Brown Puffball
Butter Cap
Chanterelle
Clustered Bonnets
Common Earthball
Devils Bollete *
Earthy Pondercap
Fairy Inkcaps
False Chanterelle
Fly  Agaric *
Garlic Parashute
Ghost Bollete
Glistening Inkcap
Goblet Waxcap
Jack O’lantern *
Milky Bonnett
Orange Oak Bollete
Peeling Oysterling
Peppery Bolete
Pestle Puffball
Poison Pie *
Rooting Shank
Shaggy Inkcap
Small Staghorn
Sulphur Tuft
Tawny Grisette
The Sickener *
Yellow Bonnet
Yellow Stagshorn
 

  * = Poisonous

(Many thanks to Maesy Hook who compiled this list)