Fungi are an important part of every ecological community.

Some species are found on very young or changeable sites whilst other species are part of much older sites where habitats are relatively undisturbed, such as ancient woodland and species-rich grassland.  

For conservation reasons please do not collect every toadstool that you come across, but taking a small sample home for identification purposes is quite acceptable, and don’t forget to take your camera with you so as not to miss out on that fabulous shot! 

Read an article by MikePoulton about the fabulous winter fungi in our region here