Mushroom hunting - October
My youngest daughter and I spend a lot of time looking for mushrooms. It's excellent to be in the woodlands and forests. My advice for novice mushroom hunters is learn the five most deadly mushrooms (they ALL grow in the UK) and learn the five easy to recognise common edible mushrooms. So you are researching fungi from the opposite ends of the scale. Once you are happy that you recognise the poisonous ones so that you won't be killing yourself by mistake (...there's a saying that goes you can eat any mushroom at least once!) and you are familiar with some good eaters, choose another five edible and poisonous mushrooms to search for and learn about.