Water colour; gouache; painting, drawing, pen and ink with water colour, field sketching, and MORE...



Photography; what to image; lighting, composition, studio photography; photomicrography, and MORE ...



Choosing your first microscope; set up the microscope; prepare specimens; stains, mountants; making photographs and MORE... 

F A Qs


Questions about soy sauce, mouldy jam, beer, athlete's foot, toxins, allergies,  decomposition, cells, spores and MORE...

School News


The University of Manchester's Children's University is launched. An exciting interactive website for 7-11 year olds full of innovative resources relevant to Key Stage 2 that combine learning with fun! CLICK HERE or on the logo below  to visit the site and see the micro-organisms section.

Do your pupils need expert, impartial advice on higher education and beyond? CLICK HERE to visit UniversityOptions, where you'll find information on a range of areas including finance and the jobs to which different subjects can lead.

Contact us


To send feedback on any aspect of this website CLICK HERE to e-mail the webmaster.

This is a legacy website, produced in 2006 for the British Mycological Society.

It is no longer maintained by the BMS but I keep it alive as a service to teachers.

How to use this website CLICK HERE

Beginners start by CLICKING HERE

CLICK HERE for answers to your most frequently-asked questions

CLICK HERE to access Teaching Resources for Key Stages 2-3 including everything you need for a day of activities that teach 7-11 year-olds about fungi

CLICK HERE to access Teaching Resources for Key Stage 4

CLICK HERE to view our 'Funky Fungi' workshop - a training exercise or demonstration for GCSE pupils to promote awareness and understanding of fungi

CLICK HERE for pointers to Post-16 Resources

CLICK HERE for complete courses on drawing and painting, and photographing fungi

CLICK HERE for advice on microscopy, from buying a microscope to making your own photomicrographs

CLICK HERE to visit our galleries of free-to-download Display Posters and Graphics files

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Classroom materials may be copied freely for educational purposes only. All rights reserved for commercial use. British Mycological Society 2006.

These web pages were produced by David Moore and originally published by the British Mycological Society

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British Mycological Society 2006

Updated 10/10/2018



Explain the jargon; tips for field study; doing things, making things; first steps in biodiversity; mushrooms, toadstools, truffles, fairy rings, jelly fungi, birds nest fungi, puffballs, stinkhorns, brackets, mildew, rusts and MORE ...

Key Stages 2 & 3


Everything needed for games and  activities making a complete learning experience for 7 to 11-year olds; online books and FREE downloads; wide ranging advice; worksheets; simple keys, charts, guides and MORE...

Key Stage 4


Classroom-ready resources; teacher's guides, class sheets, quizzes, games; all linked to National Curriculum; ready-made lessons and classroom activities, FREE to download and free to copy; cells and cell biology; world of fungi; what's your favourite fungus and MORE... 



Websites and reprints of articles (FREE to download); resources on exploring genomes and genomics, medical and health topics, toxins; fungi as food; fungal growth, kinetics and mechanics; biotechnology; fungi in the environment; soil, minerals, mycorrhizas, alien fungi, geomycology and MORE...