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Welcome to my web site which supports the fungus forays and seashore forays I run in Dorset, Devon, Hampshire and elsewhere. It also supports my three foraging books - these are Hedgerow, Mushrooms, and Seashore sections linked at the top right of this page.

 

New Fungus Foray in the New Forest for Thursdays 8th and 22nd October 2015. See booking page.

If you would like to receive a pdf file gift certificate for your course bookings just let me know.

Signed and personally dedicated copies of my five books are now available direct from this website. There is a place on the order form to write the dedication you would like.

New book! "The Naming of the Shrew" was published on 6th November. It is a wander through the world of Latin names such as Sorex araneus (shrew), Homo sapiens (us), Scapatia beyonceae (a fly with a perfectly round and golden rear end), Pison eu (a wasp) and over five hundred other such delights. My book covers the history, etymology, rules, grammar and sheer joy of the names everyone loves to hate.

My article in the Independent describes the seashore forays I run near Dunbar every year with Monica Wilde. It is a remarkable place and I was rather pleased with the photograph taken the evening before as the sun came down. The photo is not retouched at all, these are natural colours. The seaweeds are Dulse, Laver, Dabberlocks and Gutweed, all edible.

Books:

I have written three books on foraging and one on home-brewing for the River Cottage Handbook series plus my new book on the joy of Latin names, "The Naming of the Shrew". All are available for purchase from this website, signed and dedicated with any inscription you would like. See below.



Foraging Courses with John

Come and book on one of my own forays. Other forays will be posted elsewhere with links to the organisation running the day.

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Books For Sale

The Naming of the Shrew

Latin names - frequently unpronounceable, all too often wrong and always a tiny puzzle to unravel - have been annoying the layman since they first became formalised as scientific terms in the eighteenth century. Why on earth has the entirely land-loving Eastern Mole been named Scalopus aquaticus, or the Oxford Ragwort been called Senecio squalid...

£14.99

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Mushrooms

In the first of an exciting new River Cottage Handbook series, mycologist John Wright explains the ins and outs of collecting, including relevant UK laws, conservation notes, practical tips and identification techniques. He takes us through the 72 species we are most likely to come across during forays in Britain’s forests and clearings: ...

£14.99

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Seashore

In the fifth of the River Cottage Handbook series, John Wright reveals the rich pickings to be had on the seashore – and the team at River Cottage explain how to cook them to perfection. For the forager, the seashore holds surprising culinary potential. In this authoritative, witty book John Wright takes us on a trip to the seaside. But be...

£14.99

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Hedgerow

Hedgerows, moors, meadows and woods – these hold a veritable feast for the forager. In this hugely informative and witty handbook, John Wright reveals how to spot the free and delicious ingredients to be found in the British countryside, and then how to prepare and cook them. First John touches on the basics for the hedgerow forager, with ...

£14.99

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Booze

What could possibly beat a cool pint of beer down the pub or a lazy glass of wine at your favourite bar? The answer is: home-brewed beer or your very own brand of wine. With this, the twelfth in the River Cottage Handbook series, the inimitable John Wright shows exactly how easy it is to get started. You don't need masses of space to make alcoh...

£14.99

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Forthcoming Courses

2015-10-30: Mushroom Foray in the New Forest

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2015-10-29: Mushroom Foray in the New Forest

£75.00 for Adults
£15.00 for Children
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2015-10-23: Mushroom Foray in the New Forest

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2015-10-22: Mushroom Foray in the New Forest

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2015-10-10: Mushroom Foray in the New Forest

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2015-10-08: Mushroom Foray in the New Forest

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2015-10-03: Mushroom Foray in the New Forest

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2015-10-02: Mushroom Foray in the New Forest

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2015-10-01: Mushroom Foray in the New Forest

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2015-09-20: Mushroom Foray near Oban

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2015-09-19: Mushroom Foray at Loch Lomond

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2015-09-18: Mushroom Foray near Edinburgh

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2015-08-01: Foray along the Dorset Coast

£120.00 for Adults
£20.00 for Children
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2015-06-06: Seashore Foray near Dunbar in Scotland

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2015-05-17: Seashore Foray along the Dorset Coast

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2015-10-30: Mushroom Foray in the New Forest

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2015-10-29: Mushroom Foray in the New Forest

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2015-10-23: Mushroom Foray in the New Forest

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2015-10-22: Mushroom Foray in the New Forest

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2015-10-10: Mushroom Foray in the New Forest

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2015-10-08: Mushroom Foray in the New Forest

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2015-10-03: Mushroom Foray in the New Forest

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2015-10-02: Mushroom Foray in the New Forest

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2015-10-01: Mushroom Foray in the New Forest

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2015-09-20: Mushroom Foray near Oban

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2015-09-19: Mushroom Foray at Loch Lomond

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2015-09-18: Mushroom Foray near Edinburgh

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2015-08-01: Foray along the Dorset Coast

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2015-06-06: Seashore Foray near Dunbar in Scotland

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2015-05-17: Seashore Foray along the Dorset Coast

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