Here you can browse through some of my photos and though they may aid your identification of various species, please do not rely solely on these photographs. I recommend if you intend to forage for any wild foods, that you invest in a good field guide. You can find some suggestions (here).
The Sweet Chestnut – A prickly customer.
Sweet Chestnuts – Note the numerous prickly spines
Once opened the prickly cases reveal their dark shiny nuts.
Lots and lots of shiny sweet chestnuts!
Peeled sweet chestnuts, ready for freezing.
Sweet Chestnuts (left) and Horse Chestnuts (right) have obvious differences.
Fen Fungi Wild Mushroom Foray
Hedgehog Mushrooms – so called because of their spiny gills – like a hegehog!
Yellow Fieldcap Fungi
Clouded Funnel Mushroom
Violet stem of a Wood Blewit
Jinks in the woods, taking a rest from chasing squirrels in the beautiful autumn colour!
Sulphur Tuft Fungus, bitter and toxic, but beautiful!
Pretty, but inedible Waxcaps
Chanterelle – I think… not sure enough to eat it though.
Rosehips from the Roman Fort hedgerows.
Blackberry / Bramble Bush
Earthball Fungus – Poisonous (note the dark interior, edible puffballs are white inside).
My Sloe Berry Hoard
The Elusive Hazelnut
Sloe berries, apples and hazelnuts for free!
Crab Apples growing near the old Roman Fort
Sloe berries growing along the meadow at Burgh Castle