"There is nothing more magical than a glorious sunny autumnal morning spent roaming the woods.
Sometimes I come back with seven or eight different edible species of mushrooms – pretty, ugly, colourful, big, small – but all delicious," enthuses Gennaro Contaldo, chef of the Italian restaurant Passione in Charlotte Street.
Illegal fungi hunting has reached record highs this year at the Forest which has been declared a Site of Special Scientific Interest because of fungi found there.
The Forest Keeper service has 6 pending prosecutions.
If you go down to the woods by Vanora Bennett, Times Online September 17, 2004.
All over London, there are people waiting for the September full moon – a magical moment when the pale night rays draw the autumn's wild mushroom crop out of the ground.
Instead, the singer and actress hopes to enjoy her life a bit more and not rush into anything until she’s much older with more life experiences under her belt.
Certain fungi play an essential role in supporting the growth of trees, shrubs and other plants.
In addition several species of animal, including deer, feed on fungi.
Mushroom hunting, mushroom picking, foraging for mushrooms, mushrooming and other similar terms describe the activity of gathering mushrooms in the wild, typically for eating. Read also about the mushroom picking in New Forest.
Take a mushroom hunting weekend in London this autumn and learn how to find, identify, cook and preserve edible fungi. Epping Forest mushrooms keeper, City of London Corporation, has warned that people will be prosecuted if they continue to pick mushrooms at one of London's most historic open spaces.