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Welcome to Fen Fungi the website of Jonathan Revett and "official" home of:
Geastrum britannicum a species of Earthstar not known anywhere else in the world and found by Revett himself.

**Updated October 2021**

 




Geastrum britannicum Fresh and fleshy





Geastrum britannicum Not fresh and fleshy




Geastrum britannicum Fresh and fleshy

   October 2021


Hedgehog Puffball Lycoperdon echinatum
October 2021 Paderborn, Germany



Violet Webcap Cortinarius violaceus
October 2021 Kaiserslauten, Germany




**2021 Walks Update**
The walk on the 24th is now fully booked, there are limited spaces left for the 16th. I have very limited spaces left for the only 2 walks I will be running this October, 16th and 24th, morning and afternoon respectively. E-mail me at jonathan.revett@virgin.net if you are interested. £5 per head, payment in advance (so many people say they will attend and then do not turn up). Venue (in Thetford Forest) will be confirmed after payment.
Note this is a walk to identify fungi, not a foray or forage for only edible species, see also additional information on the other pages.
Demand will outstrip supply, if you want to get on the waiting list for 2022 then please let me know.



March 2015

Geastrum britannicum: A World First

Much excitement then as an Earthstar I found in 2000 and have recorded annually ever since, (always convinced it wasn't just a variant of the Rayed Earthstar), has finally been shown through DNA testing to be a completely new species not known anywhere else in the world! A veritable media frenzy ensued, well it made most of the national papers and global online editions, still waiting for 5 Live's Nicky Campbell to get in touch. Renown as being a skilled interviewer with a humorous side and the ability to cut to the heart of any topic I'm also hoping Nicky will be the same.


jonathan.revett@virgin.net


January 2015





Stinkhorn Phallus impudicus

I planted an unhatched egg from a foray late 2014 into a bed of sawdust in the greenhouse and watered frequently. Nothing happened for 2 weeks then voila! out shot a Stinkhorn one night. Not very scientific but rewarding nevertheless. For those of you who want to try this at home you require:

1 x Greenhouse
1 x Sawdust mixed with soil and woodchip, rich humus
1 x Stinkhorn egg 
Water
Warmth
1 x Clothes Peg or Breaking Bad style ventilator mask


   

      





 






 

 

 

 

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