Magpie Ink Cap


I took this photo of magpie ink cap on Wednesday during a walk around our woodland with Geoff Dann.  Geoff had come along to take a look around in preparation for next year’s Wildfoods & Woodland Cooking course in October.  So really just to check out that we would have enough mushrooms to show people and to eat.  The good news is that we found a good range of species!  The magpie ink caps particularly caught my eye so I decided to get a photo of them.

These were growing in the kind of vicinity that you’d expect to find them, near beech, although I understand that that they aren’t particularly common.  For those of you that are familiar with our woodland, they were growing on the way to where we build our debris shelters, where the field edge angles in.

magpie ink cap | foraging | mushrooms | Kent
You can look at loads of photos from our previous Wildfoods courses on our Facebook page.

Additionally you can see more photos of fungi we have taken here.


About Gary

Lead Instructor at Jack Raven Bushcraft, teaching bushcraft, wilderness and survival skills to groups and individuals.

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