The NSBFG is a fungus recording group affiliated to the British Mycological Society and the Fungus Conservation Trust

Hazel Gloves (Hypocreopsis rhododendri), seen at Snowdrop Valley in February 2022. A first for VC 05?

Clathrus archeri, seen recently on a National Trust property

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The Group meets regularly to identify and record fungi in North Somerset (Vice County 06). We encourage an interest in the importance of fungi in the environment.  Our main activities are forays, which often include joint meetings with other SW Fungus Groups, and annual workshops.  We strive to promote the conservation of fungi and their threatened habitats.  Membership of the group is open to all individuals who support these aims.

Foray Rules and Code of Conduct

The North Somerset and Bristol Fungus Group is affiliated to the Fungus Conservation Trust and to the British Mycological Society.

Two unusual Earthstars

Geastrum fornicatum (Arched Earthstar)

Geastrum britannicum