Fungus Survey of Oxfordshire

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We are a diverse group of volunteers who are interested in identifying and recording the frequency and distribution of mushrooms, toadstools and other fungi that can be found throughout Oxfordshire. We do not allow general collection of fruiting bodies (we are not a foray group) and will only remove specimens from a site that cannot be identified in the field - we do not collect for any other purpose.

Each year we organise forays to the woodlands, grasslands and wetland parts of the county.

Newcomers are welcome to join us, to share in the excitement of finding fungi that are often overlooked and some not previously recorded. Beginners are encouraged, with help from the more experienced members, to learn how to identify fungi.

Our records are entered into the Fungal Records Database of Britain and Ireland (FRDBI), organized by the British Mycological Society. Where appropriate our records are also supplied to the Thames Valley Environmental Records Centre (TVERC). Please note records from confidential sites are not shared at a level that can identify any specific sites.

Please explore our website where information on our fungal surveys can be found.

If you would like to join us, please go to our membership section.

Our AGM was held on 22 November 2020. This was limited to committee members only and took place via video link due to Covid restrictions so it was agreed the minutes would be made available via this website and can be accessed here. Any enquiries arising can be addressed to me. Julia Huggins, FSO Secretary