Cameron lives in Edinburgh, having moved up from the Southwest of England about 10 years ago. Although he took an interest in fungi during his teens, it wasn’t until after his move to Scotland that he took up mycology more seriously. His ‘day job’ is as an adult learning specialist but when away from work, he spends much of his time either on forays or looking down his microscope, with books open in the pursuit of an identification. His favourite groups of fungi are gasteroid fungi, Zygomycota, fungi that parasitise insects, and those previously classed as pyrenomycetes or ‘black things on sticks’. Cameron regularly involves himself in public events such as public forays and talks as well as organising fungal events for local societies and organisations.