Buckinghamshire Fungus Group

Website www.bucksfungusgroup.org.uk
Contact Penny Cullington
email pennyculli@btinternet.com

All of Buckinghamshire (VC24), with occasional forays over the border and jointly with the Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire Fungi Group, also with the Fungus Survey of Oxfordshire.

  • The group was formed in 1998 to promote fungus recording and study in the county.
  • We are a small amateur volunteer-based organisation and receive no outside sponsorship, thus for everyday funds we depend upon members’ modest annual subscriptions and occasional fees for organising public events. Members are asked only rarely to pay for individual events - run-of-the-mill group forays are free.
  • Our public liability insurance is covered through affiliation to the BMS, and we never visit a site as a group without prior permission having been granted.
  • Forays are very informal and friendly; numbers are usually small allowing plenty of time for individual help from the experienced leaders where needed. Members are welcome to bring specimens with them for identification and discussion before we set out.
  • Forays are held mainly through the autumn season but a few are held in the spring also. They are mostly on Sunday mornings, occasionally on Saturday mornings and weekdays, and start at 10.00am, finishing around 12.30.
  • A full illustrated report and species list from each foray is made available a few days later on our website which we endeavour to update regularly. The site has unrestricted access and is the source of much useful information.
  • New members are always most welcome; no prior knowledge or experience is needed; families are particularly encouraged and we are very keen to include youngsters.
  • Dogs are nearly always welcome if reasonably under control – just one or two of our foray sites stipulate no dogs.
  • TO JOIN THE GROUP go to our website for a membership form together with all the information you need.
  • We have our own privately designed database, and all finds identified from our forays are entered and are then sent up to contribute to FRDBI (Fungal Records Database of Britain and Ireland