John Wright

John Wright

As I have belaboured much in these articles, people often take exception to foraging on spurious conservation grounds. Yes, someone could help themselves to a lion’s mane fungus or eat…

Crab apples on Yorkshire farm

Crab, scrab, bittersgall, gribble, sour-grabs, scarb, scrogg.” Not the relief fire brigade team from Trumpton, but county names for crab apples, courtesy of Geoffrey Grigson’s The Englishman’s Flora. Such a…

English summer truffles

Way back in the 1980s, the British Mycological Society held a series of summer forays devoted entirely to finding English Summer Truffles. I had previously come across a rather nibbled…