Who are we?
Launched in 2020, the London Fungus Network aims to connect mycologically-curious humans with the urban Fungal Kingdom/Queendom.
We are part of London Park National City, an initiative to make London a greener, wilder, healthier (and more mushroomy) place.
Quite simply: we love mushrooms. Learning about and celebrating the humble fungus has inspired us to slow down our busy pace of life and to reconnect with nature – and ourselves
We want to share our love of mushrooms and inspire others along their fungal journeys. Join us to get to know your fungal neighbours.
Often invisible or simply overlooked, fungi are fundamental to life on earth. Against the odds, fungi thrive in big cities like London too, finding niches in both artificial and natural habitats.
Don't fear the fungus
Let’s face it, fungi can have a bad rep. “Is it poisonous?” is often the first question people ask when they encounter a wild mushroom.
Sadly, it’s all too common to find patches of mushrooms stamped on, kicked over, or cut down in the prime of their life by a lawnmower.
Whilst a small number of poisonous species do exist, as a group of organisms, mushrooms are no more ‘dangerous’ than common plants, flowers or trees. And no mushrooms in the UK are poisonous to touch.
So we want to change the narrative on fungi: from Fear to Fascination.