With Fascinated by Fungi launched and so well received both in reviews and by the hundreds of people who have bought copies in the first six months of its availability, there is now a bit of time to update this blog, and in the wettest spring I can remember there ought to be plenty of grassland and woodland fungi around. Judging by the number of request for help in identifying fungi, many people are noticing mushrooms and starting to take a real interest. If you are a newcomer, then do take a look at www.first-nature.com/fungi where there are identification guides, a glossary, advice on safety, forays and loads more. If you already a seasoned fungiphile, here’s even advice on getting started in microscopy, understanding scientific terms, the ICBN classification system, and authirty names – plus brief biographies of several famous mycologists of the past..
What would be really nice would be to have your suggestions for improvements or new features that would make the site even more useful. More than 400,000 people a year visit the website and we do receive a lot of help already, so thanks very much if you have already sent us your suggestions, questions or contributions.