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About us

A collection of different fungi on a wooden beech coloured table top. The fungi are a collected of red and white, brown, white, rust orange colours.

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. 

Why fungi?

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.

Photo of a white fungus on the ground. The fungus has a rounded head. There are star shaped leaves growing on the ground next and around it. There are a few people standing in the background, but only legs are visible.

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. 

Shaggy ink cap fungi - white, a bit like white rounded cylinders with round pointed tops.

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.

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