A few weeks ago I went mushroom foraging for the first time. A group of us met on University Park campus and together with a mushroom guide, we learnt about various mushrooms – ones good for eating, others that aren’t. Then we went wandering around campus, our eyes focused on the ground, to find some. It turns out there’s loads of mushrooms on campus, you just have to keep you eyes peeled. We found a variety of different ones, all largely identified by our guide. Lots of fairy-story names like ‘elf caps’ and ‘fairy batons’ which I just love.