Archive of: Fungi

  • Fungi town with the Lemon Disco

    06 October 2021

    Fungi town with the Lemon Disco

    Autumn reveals a wonderful array of fantastic fungi, marvellous mushrooms and tremendous toadstools.

  • Spooky wildlife - Devil's Fingers fungus

    27 October 2020

    Spooky wildlife - Devil's Fingers fungus

    Lisa Saw falls for the spooky charms of the tentacle-like arms that belong to the aptly named Devil’s Fingers fungus

  • The Secret World of Fungi

    27 September 2020

    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

    16 September 2020

    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

    11 May 2020

    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

    22 December 2019

    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

    15 November 2019


    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.

  • Mushroom Infrastructure

    09 January 2019

    Mushroom Infrastructure

    How networks of fungi can help us restore natural landscapes

  • Fungi Rainbow

    06 October 2017

    Fungi Rainbow

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

  • The Devil's Fingers

    30 August 2017

    The Devil's Fingers

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

  • Zero to Hero

    16 January 2017

    Zero to Hero

    The Deneway nature reserve in Brighton, had no wildlife records, our ecologist visited the site to change that and was surpised at what he found…

  • Fantastic Fungi

    28 November 2016

    Fantastic Fungi

    Fungi play a vital role in breaking down organic material such as leaf litter and dead animals, returning the resulting nutrients back to the soil.