British Wildlife 04.2 December 1992

Comment – The Forgotten Army – Woodland Fungi

This was the name given to the Allied Forces fighting in the Far East in World War Two. They were forgotten whilst the war raged in Europe: their struggle in the jungle was largely not understood or appreciated and their importance was often unnoticed at War Cabinet meetings. Many working in the conervation movement might say 'That sounds like me!' The Forgotten Army also applies to the world of mushrooms and toadstools, for, no matter what sphere of the woodland and forest environment is being written about or discussed, the fungi are either forgotten, not understood or go unnoticed,

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