Oyster mushroom

Oyster mushroom growing on wood (Pleurotus ostreatus)

Oyster Mushrooms is one of the easiest fungi to identify and it’s fairly common in deciduous woods. Appreciated by foragers, Oysters are very versatile for culinary use and prized by its meaty texture.

Forsythia

Forsythia flowwers (Forsythia sp)

Forsythia is appreciated by gardeners due to its beautiful yellow flowers, which appear in early spring all along the bare branches.
These flowers are one of the 50 fundamental herbs in traditional Chinese medicine.

Goosegrass (Cleavers)

Goosegrass plant (Galium aparine)

Goosegrass is a common plant, sometimes considered a weed, that creeps along with straggling stems. Kids (and not so) still like to throw “sticky willy” to annoy other kids in the playground., as it sticks to the clothes.

Ground ivy

Ground ivy leaves (Glechoma hederacea)

Ground Ivy, also known as Creeping Charlie and Alehoof, is a plant most at home in grassland and lawns. This inconspicuous plant is actually an overlooked aromatic herb of the mint family.

Spring elf canapes recipe

Spring Elf Canapes

A recipe for spring elf canapes Scarlet elf cup mushrooms are perfect for making a gourmet woodland snack. Their unique basket shape makes them ideal for filling with other seasonal hedgerow edibles. For example, you could try wood sorrel, wild garlic, velvet shank mushrooms, pink purslane, three-cornered leek, or hairy bittercress. It’s important to note … Read more

Scarlet elf cup

Scarlet Elfcup (Sarcoscypha coccinea)

Beautiful fungi, the Scarlet Elf Cup have a vibrant colour that brightens up the dullest winter days.
In European folklore, it was said that wood elves drank morning dew from the cups.

Jelly ear fungus

Foraged jelly ear (Auricularia auricula-judae)

Very common in the British Isles, Jelly Ear Fungus can be found all year round, usually most abundant in winter when there is not much else to forage for.