We have selected 100 fungi that are relatively easy to identify and are found in Norfolk, and we have put them into a fungus identification chart. If you think you have found one, follow these simple steps:
Match your specimen with a photograph in a field guide.
The Field Studies Council (FSC) Fungi name trail
, is a useful tool for teachers and students trying to identify fungi in fields and woodlands.
A great book for fungi identification is 'Mushrooms A comprehensive guide to over 1,250 detailed photographs of mushrooms and other fungi
by Roger Phillips.
Check that your fungus has all the ‘must have’ and none of the ‘must not have’ characteristics noted in the identification chart (coming soon).
When you have a positive identification make a note of the record on Survey Form L
If, when surveying fungi, you find something that looks unusual or distinctive but is not listed in the table or on our website, take a photograph and email it to email@example.com
along with your field notes for your identification to be verified.
When submitting a record remember…
Please state the 4 recording Ws
hat it is, W
here did you see it, W
hen did you see it (including date and time if possible) and W
ho saw it.