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…

Jew’s Ear Mushroom (Auricularia auricula-judae)

By Gavin

The Jew’s Ear fungus is one that I was on the lookout for, and came across it by accident. It’s quite unique looking and has been used in food and medicine for a very long time. Other Names The name “Jew’s Ear” probably came about as a corruption of the original “Judas’ Ear”; Which in turn,…