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News from within and outside the area.
15th July 2018 - Eastwood NR, Stalybridge, G. Manchester - A walk prior to a gig and although distracted with many things now is the time to start dabbling with the odd fungal specimen. Bjerkandera adusta; Cerioporus leptocephalus; Hypoxylon fuscum; Pleurotus ostreatus; Rhytisma acerinum; Hyphodontia sambuci; Auricularia auricula-judae; Trochila ilicina; Phacidium multivalve; Rhopographus filicinus; Puccinia veronicae; Fomitopsis betulina; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Kuehneromyces mutabilis and the myxo Lycogala terrestre were the species on show.
6th July 2018 - River Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - Puccinia pulverulenta and Uromyces geranii  were seen on the way home from work.
18th June 2017 - Woolston Eyes, Cheshire - Puccinia magnusiana was seen on the leaves of Creeping Buttercup.
13th June 2017 - River Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - Gymnosporangium confusum was identified on Hawthorn after looking at the peridial cells under the microscope.
9th June 2018 - Eastbrookend CP, Essex - Microstroma juglandis was on the leaves of a Walnut Tree.
9th June 2018 - Hornchurch CP, Essex - A couple of specimens of Milky Conecap (Conocybe apala) were seen whilst bug hunting.
8th June 2018 - Thurrock Thameside Nature Park, Essex - Puccinia oxalidis was a bonus find on the leaves of Pink Oxalis.
8th June 2018 - Rainham Marshes, London - Monilinia johnsonii was the only fungal example seen.
7th June 2018 - Draycote Water, Warwickshire - Phallus impudicus and Paxillus involutis were seen in fruit on a very warm day.
7th June 2018 - Swift Valley NR, Warwickshire - Whilst compiling a good list of wildlife we noted 2 fungi - Triphragmium ulmariae and Psathyrella candolleana were the 2 exposed
3rd June 2018 - Ainsdale Sands Lake, Lancashire - Chrysomyxa pirolata was back on Round Leaved Wintergreen (Pyrola rotundifolia ssp. maritima). Pleospora herbarum was later identified via on-line help.
28th May 2018 - Brockholes LWT, Lancashire - Laetiporuis sulphureus was spotted whilst bug-hunting.
27th May 2018 - Gatley Carrs, Stockport, Cheshire - Monilinia johnsonii; Agrocybe rivulosa and Puccinia pulverulenta were the fungal specimens observed.
26th May 2018 - Sankey Valley, Cheshire -Whilst pootling about in search of bugs we noted:- Puccinia veronicae; Puccinia poarum; Auricularia auricula-judae; Puccinia sessilis and Plasmopara densa.
24th May 2018 - Anderton NR, Cheshire - A general walk with many kids in tow and a few parents. Monilinia johnsonii; Puccinia punctiformis; Puccinia urticata; Uromyces geranii; Triphragmium ulmariae; Puccinia pulverulenta; Puccinia phragmitis; Rhopographus filicinus and Pucinnia poarum were the few micro-fungi seen.
21st May 2018 - Etherow CP, Stockport, Cheshire - A bug walk, Bauhinus marginalis; Triphragmium ulmariae; Microbotryum violaceum; Puccinia urticata and Albugo candida were the few rusts seen.
20th May 2018 - River Dee, Holt Castle, Cheshire - Puccinia recondita and Puccinia malvacearum were noted whilst looking for bugs.
18th May 2018 - Mere Sands Wood, Lancashire - Puccinia phragmitis and Laccaria laccata were the 2 fungus specimens noted whilst insect hunting.
13th May 2018 - Ainsdale Sands Lake, Lancashire - Puccinia smyrnii was on Alexanders and Tulostoma brumale was hanging around in the dunes.
4th May 2018 - River Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - Puccinia urticata was seen on its usual host, the wonderful Common Nettle.
1st May 2018 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - Groundsel was in flower and sporting seeds whilst wearing a patchwork of Puccinia lagenophorae and Albugo tragopogonis.  Puccinia pulverulenta was noted for the first time this year.
29th April 2018 - Pot Hole Quarry, Denbighshire - A walk with some folk looking for fungi, I personally saw 29 species but others were noted. My list was:- Albugo candida; Puccinia dactylidis; Uromyces ficariae; Trametes versicolor; Puccinia adoxae; Phragmidium fragariae; Morchella semilibera; Uromyces muscari; Dichomitus campestris; Rhopographus filicinus; Hypoxylon fuscum; Hymenochaete corrugata; Vuilleminia coryli; Entyloma ficariae; Puccinia tumida; Lachnum virgineum; Calocybe gambosa; Daldinia concentrica; Laetiporus sulphureus; Piptoporus betulinus; Geastrum fimbriatum; Auricularia auricula-judae; Xylaria hypoxylon; Rhytisma acerinum; Psathyrella candolleana; Parasola leiocephala; Leptosphaeria doliolum; Dumontinia tuberosa and the myxo Entiridium lycoperdon.
22nd April 2018 - Messingham Sand Quarry, Lincolnshire - Disciotis venosa and Strobilurus tenacellus were noted whilst pootling for birdlife.
15th April 2018 - Pennington Flash, G. Manchester - Whilst having a walk with the lasses a good cluster of Coprinellus micaceus was seen on some old wood, the wicked wood parasite Kretzschmaria deusta was starting to reappear and 4 good specimens of Polyporus squamosus were just starting to get going.
2nd April 2018 - River Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - Melampsora allii-populina was abundant on the leaves of Ramsons.

26th March 2018 - Denso Marston NR, Shipley, W. Yorkshire - Flammulina velutipes; Polyporus brumalis; Daldinia concentrica and Gloeophyllum sepiarium were seen whilst wandering in the sun. We did find some nice mycelium too!

16th February 2018 - River Mersey to Abney Hall, Stockport, Cheshire - A walk with the missus, Terana caerulea was back on its usual host, Daldinia fissa was alongside as well as Peniophora incarnata and Mollisia ligni. Loreleia marchantiae was on, of course, Marchantia polymorpha.
4th February 2018 - Wyming Brook NR, Sheffield, S. Yorkshire - Another good yomp at a new location, 25 species of fungi were seen, these being:- Exidia nucleata; Exidia glandulosa; Rhytisma acerinum; Byssomerulius corium; Nectria episphaeria; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma; Phacidium multivalve; Stereum rugosum; Arrhenia retiruga; Tubaria furfuracaea; Dacrymyces stillatus; Puccinia lagenophorae; Ganoderma australe; Heterobasidion annosum; Chondrostereum purpureum; Trametes versicolor; Xylaria hypoxylon; Xylaria carpophila; Mycena haematopus; Fomes fomentarius; Auricularia auricula-judae; Rhopographus filicinus; Taphrina betulina; Stereum hirsutum and Fomitopsis betulina.
4th February 2018 - Rivelin Valley NR, Sheffield, S. Yorkshire - A wander at a new place and as per, I feel it is always good to spread the fungal records and get as much on the map from a wide spread of areas. 25 species were noted:- Trametes suaveolens; Albugo candida; Pucciniastrum epilobii; Hypholoma fasciculare; Trametes versicolor; Xylaria hypoxylon; Stereum hirsutum; Bjerkandera adusta; Tubaria furfuracea; Peniophora quercina; Flammulina velutipes; Auricularia auricula-judae; Heterobasidion annosum; Byssomerulius corium; Cylindrobasidium laeve; Ganoderma australe; Trametes gibbosa; Phlebia radiata; Polyporus brumalis; Hyphodontia sambuci; Chondrostereum purpureum; Coprinellus micaceus; Rhytisma acerinum; Puccinia caricina var, ribesii-pendulae and Mensularia radiata.
22nd January 2018 - Wright's Wood NR, Stockport, Cheshire - Out on the bike and a quick pootle in the small, tucked away wood. What a quagmire, I came out caked and it was a struggle getting the bike through. 18 species of fungi were noted, these being:- Puccinia caricina var, ribesii-pendulae; Ascocoryne cylichnium; Chondrostereum purpureum; Exidia nucleata; Auricularia auricula-judae; Trametes versicolor; Geastrum triplex; Mycena speirea; Xylaria hypoxylon; Hypoxylon petrinieae; Byssomerulius corium; Trichoderma viride; Sarcoscypha coccinea; Pleurotus ostreatus; Daldinia concentrica; Nectria cinnabarina; Ganoderma australe; Postia subcaesia and Dacrymyces stillatus.
21st January 2018 - Chorlton WP. G. Manchester - An awful day but we had a stroll and stretched the old legs. Uromyces muscari; some old specimens of Lycoperdon excipuliformis; 51 examples of Geastrum triplex; some small Sarcoscypha austriaca as well as Arrhenia retiruga; Fomitopsis betulina; Dacrymyces stillatus; Tubaria furfuracea; Stictis stellata; Mycena vitilis; Psathyrella bipellis and Lycoperdon pyriforme were seen along the way.
20th January 2018 - River Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - A bike ride in the rain, 4 fungi noted:- Mycena tennerima; Mycena speirea; Phlebia radiata; Leptosphaeria acuta and Calloria neglecta. Crikey I was gald to get home out of the wretched conditions.
14th January 2018 - Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds, W. Yorkshire - A wander around the ruins and a walk down the river. Not much about but we did see:- Pleurotus ostreatus; Flammulina velutipes; Phellinus igniarius; Rhytisma acerinum; Chondrostereum purpureum; Daedaleopsis confragosa and Albugo tragopogonis.
14th January 2018 - Rodley NR, Leeds, W. Yorkshire - A birding walk, we saw a few shrooms so put them down for recording purposes:- Dacrymyces stillatus; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Auricularia auricula-judae; Xylaria hypoxylon; Byssomerulius corium; Chondrostereum purpureum; Trametes versicolor; Diatrype disciformis; Ascocoryne sarcoides; Crepidotus cesatii; Bisporella sulfurina; Flammulina velutipes; Exidia thuretiana; Tremella aurantia and Peniophora incarnata were the species noted.
5th January 2018 - Tatton Park, Cheshire - A decent walk in search of birds and fungi. Two of us set off, we mustered up a list of 66species, these being:- Exidia glandulosa; Pleurotus ostreatus; Trametes versicolor; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Phlebia radiata; Stereum hirsutum; Stereum rugosum; Peniophora quercina; Vuilleminia comedens; Fomes fomentarius; Fomitopsis betulina; Clitocybe fragrans; Mycena galopus; Trichaptum abietinum; Gymnopilus penetrans; Schizopora paradoxa; Chondrostereum purpureum; Dacrymyces stillatus; Datronia mollis; Bjerakndera adusta; Rhodocollybia butyracea; Belonidium sulphureum; Nectria leptosphaeriae; Schizophyllum commune; Hypholoma fasciculare; Diatrype stigma; Xylaria carpophila; Cylindrobasidium laeve; Auricularia auricula-judae; Melastiza chateri; Rhytisma acerinum; Exidia nucleata; Xylaria longipes; Nectria cinnabarina; Heterobasidion annosum; Baeospora myosura; Stereum gausapatum; Gymnopus peronatus; Sphaeropsis sapinea; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Melanotus horizontalis; Stropharia semiglobata; Mycena arcangeliana; Mycena galericulata; Serpula himantioides; Sarcomyxa serotina; Trametes gibbosa; Lycoperdon perlatum; Daldinia concentrica; Ganoderma australe; Xylaria hypoxylon; Exidia thuretiana; Tremella foliacea; Flammulina velutipes; Tubaria furfuracea; Trochila ilicina; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Polyporus brumalis; Exida plana; Polydesmia pruinosa; Crepidotus cesatii; Ascocoryne sarcoides; Ascocoryne cylichnium; Leptosphaeria doliolum; Crepidotus luteolus plus some old and manky specimens of Polyporus squamosus.
4th January 2018 - Bruntwood Park, Stockport, Cheshire - Cycling away, a few fungi seen:- Kretzschmaria deusta; Hypocrea pulvinata; Fomitopsis betulina; Pleurotus ostreatus; Exidia thuretiana; Stereum gausapatum; Vuilleminia comedens; Peniophora quercina; Flammulina velutipes; Tubaria furfuracea; Trametes gibbosa; Xylaria hypoxylon and Lepista flaccida.
3rd January 2018 - Abney Hall, Stockport, Cheshire - Out on the bike, but still staying local. 40 species of fungi today:- Sphaeropsis sapinea; Hormotheca robertiani; Tubaria furfuracea; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Trochila ilicina; Dacrymyces stillatus; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma; Diatrype stigma; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Scutellinia crinita; Diaporthe samaricola; Phoma samararum; Heterobasidion annosum; Hyphodontia sambuci; Trametes versicolor; Nectria cinnabarina; Nectria episphaeria; Mycena tenerimma; Trichoderma viride; Mycena arcangeliana; Bjerkandera adusta; Ganoderma australe; Sarcomyxa serotina; Diatrypella quercina; Exidia glandulosa; Vuilleminia comedens; Stereum hirsutum; Schizopora paradoxa; Auricularia auricula-judae; Flammulina velutipes; Rhytisma acerinum; Xylaria carpophila; Stereum rugosum; Xylaria hypoxylon; Mycena vitilis; Phragmidium violaceum; Crepidotus cesatii; Exidia thuretiana; Ascocoryne sarcoides and Ascocoryne cylichnium.
2nd January 2018 - Fletcher Moss, G. Manchester - Another bike ride, in atrocious weather but I still managed to see a few fungi, 33 species in fact, these being:- Schizophyllum commune; Belonidium sulphureum; Daldinia concentrica; Trametes versicolor; Trichoderma viride; Flammulina velutipes; Xylaria hypoxylon; Heterobasidion annosum; Bjerkandera adusta; Byssomerulius corium; Ganoderma australe; Exidia nucleata; Cylindrobasidium laeve; Stereum hirsutum; Sarcomyxa serotina; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Nectria cinnabarina; Mycena galericulata; Hyphodontia sambuci; Auricularia auricula-judae; Chondrostereum purpureum; Exidia glandulosa; Rhytisma acerinum; Stereum gausapatum; Sarcoscypha austriaca; Trametes gibbosa; Datronia mollis; Dacrymyces stillatus; Arrhenia retiruga; Xylaria longipes; Fomes fomentarius; Ascocoryne sarcoides and Fomitopsis betulina.
1st January 2017 - River Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - An early morning bike ride, 26 species of fungi seen, these were:- Peniophora incarnata; Rhopographus filicinus; Stereum rugosum; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Dacrymyces stillatus; Trichoderma viride; Daldinia concentrica; Melanotus horizontalis; Stereum gausapatum; Trochila laurocerasi; Hormotheca robertiani; Cylindrobasidium laeve; Puccinia caricina var, ribesii-pendulae; Chondrostereum purpureum; Exidia nucleata; Auricularia auricula-judae; Trametes versicolor; Stereum hirsutum; Xylaria hypoxylon; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Torula herbarum; Pleurotus ostreatus; Flammulina velutipes; Bjerkandera adusta; Ascocoryne cylichnium and Datronia mollis.