Did you know? There are more than 15,000 species of fungi in the UK! 

Fungi come in different shapes and sizes, from mushrooms to cups, balls and brackets. But what you see on the surface are just the fruiting bodies of a larger network of underground microscopic activity, called the mycelium.

Fungi emerges above the surface only once or twice a year. Because it is so short-lived, relatively few sites are well recorded, leading to a lack of data on the fungi to be found in Wiltshire.

This is why we need your help!

If you see a mushroom during your woodland walks this autumn, please let us know by using the form below. The data will then be sent to the Wiltshire & Swindon Biological Records Centre for verification. 

Need help with identification? Scroll down below the form to download our fungi spotting sheets!

Warning: Some fungi can be deadly poisonous. NEVER eat any fungi you find unless you are 100% certain about their identity! Unless you are with an expert, it is best to leave mushrooms where you find them.

Submit your sighting

Identification help

Does your fungi look like this? It's a type of bracket fungus! Download our spotting sheet to identify the species.

Bracket fungus

Download our bracket fungi spotting sheet

Does your fungi look like this? It's a type of mushroom fungus. Download our mushroom spotters sheet to identify the species.

Mushrooms

Download our mushroom spotting sheet

For more hints and tips, check out the FUNgi Guy on YouTube: