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…

Turkey Tail Fungus

By Gavin

On a recent trip to Epping Forest, I came across some bracket fungus growing on an old log pile. I didn’t know what it was at the time, so I took some pictures with the intention of identifying it later. So here I am and it looks like it was Turkey Tail Fungus, one of…