As well as the DFG rules set out on this website, there are also some VERY important points to stress regarding fungi. Some species are DEADLY POISONOUS, and some edible fungi can easily be confused with poisonous ones if specimens are not thoroughly examined and identified. You should also be aware that some young specimens can look totally different (colour/shape etc) when they have aged, and can then even look like something edible or vice-versa. Extreme care is therefore essential when gathering wild fungi to be used as food. If you are at all uncertain, show the fungi to an expert and obtain positive identification. If there is still any doubt whatsoever do NOT consume them. NEVER just assume that you know what you have found.

As with any activity that takes place outdoors, planning and preparation is very important. Safety (not only concerning the fungi aspect) is of vital importance, there are always general risks etc that need considering. All persons taking part in a foray should be aware of these potential hazards at all times.

In using this website you agree that its owners and contributors have no liability for injury, illness or death caused by ingesting or exposure to fungi as a result of viewing information contained on this site. Though we take every care to ensure the information is correct, ingesting wild mushrooms is potentially dangerous and is ultimately the responsibility of the individual.