Five mushrooms to discover in the Garden during November and December

A naturalist in the Gulbenkian Garden

The beginning of autumn is the ideal time to look for mushrooms, these little treasures of forests and gardens. In Portugal there are hundreds of species to discover. They are of fundamental importance because they help break down the dead matter and provide food for plants, helping them to survive. Look out for them on rainy days or when the humidity is high and temperatures are mild, between 18ºC and 25ºC. To begin with, discover these five species in the Gulbenkian Garden, identified with the precious help of Rute Rainha Pacheco, a specialist in Mycology.

Now it’s your turn. 

How many of these mushrooms can you find? The challenge is to photograph or draw the mushrooms that you find and share your images with us, sending them to [email protected] We will publish the best ones in Wilder magazine.

Every month, Wilder magazine gives tips on the stunning nature not to be missed in the Gulbenkian Garden.