Dean Fungus Group


(Membership & general enquiries):

John Holden (Recorder):

Area The Forest of Dean and surrounding area between the Severn and the Wye.
Details The purpose of the Dean Fungus Group (DFG) is to find, identify and record the fungi of the Forest of Dean, to promote a greater understanding of the importance of fungi in Nature, and to encourage their conservation.  The DFG is affiliated to the British Mycological Society  and the Fungus Conservation Trust.
Access The Forest of Dean is a great area for finding fungi, due to the variety of environments – broadleaf, conifer and mixed woodland, areas of grassland, marshland and old industrial sites. Most areas are Forestry Commission Land with open access; a few are nature reserves with restrictions for dogs.