Archive of: Fungi

  • The Secret World of Fungi

    The Secret World of Fungi

    What do you think of when you hear the word fungi? There’s so much more to these otherworldly organisms than meets the eye. Find out about the Wood Wide Web

  • Black Poplars

    Black Poplars

    Back in 2003 we collected some saplings of Sussex Black Poplar from Wakehurst Place and with our team of volunteers planted them out at Castle Water.

  • Species of the day: King Alfred's Cakes

    Species of the day: King Alfred's Cakes

    The kingdom of fungi has captivated humankind for centuries. In a realm with some truly strange names, King Alfred’s Cakes perhaps stands out as one of the most bizarre

  • Fly Agaric

    Fly Agaric

    Fly Agaric was certainly common on Christmas cards in Victorian and Edwardian times, when it was seen as a symbol of good luck.

  • Waxcaps


    The brightly-coloured waxcaps are often thought of as the orchids of the fungi kingdom because they are so vibrant and showy, and also quite particular.

  • Fungi Rainbow

    Fungi Rainbow

    Celebrate the exotic-looking colours of fungi found in Sussex for UK Fungus Day

  • The Devil's Fingers

    The Devil's Fingers

    This terrifying-looking and very smelly alien fungi has been spotted on a Trust nature reserve for the first time.