Gardening and Fungi
Helpful fungi in the garden?
We’re all encouraged to garden for wildlife. Usually it’s in relation to wildflowers, birds, invertebrates and mammals. What about fungi though? Can wildlife gardening help provide habitat for them too?Gardening and Fungi-more to discover
Learn about the fungi with MycoKids!
Why not start by looking at our mycokids pages where both you and your children can learn more about fungi and what they do for us.More information
UK Fungus Day detectives
Print out a UK Fungus Day Detectives challenge sheet. How many fungi can you spot in the woods.Download Now
Make bread using the fungus yeast
Learn how yeast, which is one of the smallest members of the fungal kingdom, helps to put the bubbles in bread to make it rise. Follow the simple instructions to make your own UK Fungus Day bread.Download Now
Grow your own mushrooms
This soggy toilet roll is producing a crop of Oyster cap mushrooms that you can eat. Oyster mushrooms are great at recycling, they love breaking down waste. You can grow them on shredded envelopes or card, old books and even spent coffee grounds!More information
Make a spore print of a mushroom
Have fun making a spore print of a mushroom. What colour spores do they have? You can also make funny faces if you like!Download Now
Make a mushroom mask
Ask an adult to print this template onto A4 card and cut it out. Using any colour you like, colour it in. Hold the mask in place using a lolly pop stick, fixed to the base with tape, or ask an adult to thread string through the pre shaped holes. Have fun pretending to be mushroom fungi!More information
- Make Plant Pot Fungi!
What is a mushroom? Why should you never accept a glass of milk from a witch? How can you avoid being abducted by fairies? Storyteller Kat Lyons invites you to join them to find out the answers to all these questions and more in a brief look at some of the weird and wonderful folklore associated with fungi.
Observing, collecting and growing fungi
The British Mycological Society is a scientific society supporting fungal research and conservation, and highlighting the fundamental importance fungi in the world's ecosystems.
Our Code of Conduct for the responsible collection of fungi for research and education, and growing fungi at home, is available on the BMS website.