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Wet weather leads to mushroom boom

Wild mushrooms are thought to be having a ten year boom thanks to this year's weather conditions. Credit: ITV Channel TV

Wild mushrooms are thought to be having a ten year boom thanks to this year's weather conditions.

Last month was the wettest October on record since 1960 for Guernsey and the damp conditions have proved fruitful for the island's funghi.

Mushrooms prefer dark, cool, moist, and humid growing environments.

The varieties of mushrooms that have been flourishing include the fly agarrick or amantium mascara, the parrot wax cap and the yellow club.

Basically mushrooms love the moisture and it's been obviously very wet at the moment and with all the rain and the odd dry day you're going to see massive fruitings of mushrooms because the ground is so wet in short.

– Joe Ferbrache, Mushroom enthusiast.