Tree Fungus in Epping Forest

By Gavin

On one of my now frequent visits to Epping Forest, I had no intentions of foraging, just out for exercise; However, I just happened to come across quite a lot of tree fungus in Epping forest this time. Both easily identifiable, and (at least for me) unidentifiable. Birch Polypore So the first thing I cam…

Birch Polypore (Fomitopsis betulina – formerly Pitptoporus betulinus)

By Gavin

This polypore is quite an incredible fungus, well worth knowing how to identify it, and definitely worth harvesting for its health benefits (the usual rules of collection apply). The first time I was certain that this was what I was looking at, I was very excited and like most of these things, when you’ve positively…