We are, unfortunately, unable to give advice on suspected mushroom poisoning. If you think someone may have eaten a poisonous mushroom, take them to your local accident and emergency unit. If possible, take with you a sample of the mushroom, several if you can, and try to dig out the whole of the stem including any root. Samples will keep better in a plastic or cardboard box than in a plastic bag.
About Staffordshire Fungus Group
Staffordshire Fungus Group was formed in 1994 to cater for the increasing number of people sharing a fascination for the fungi of Staffordshire. We are a specialist sub-group of the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust and work with the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery where the County's Records are kept.
We run a number of fungus forays and other events for members and the public throughout the year.
We add records of our finds to local and national databases.
The Group exists to:
record species of fungi and their distribution in Staffordshire
foster an awareness of the need to conserve fungi and their habitats
work with other organisations to further the study of fungi
liaise with the British Mycological Society in their nationwide recording schemes, conservation and survey projects.
Membership costs £5 per household per year and is open to anyone with an interest in fungi, from beginners onwards. Members can attend all forays and events organised by the group.