FUNGAL SIGHTINGS
 
News from within and outside the area.
8th December 2018 - Chirk Castle, Wrexham - A morning walk prior to the Non-League Football, 85 species were found an a few hours, not bad considering the time of year. The list was:- Crepidotus variabilis; Galerina clavata; Rutstroemia firma; Ascocoryne sarcoides; Phragmidium violaceum; Mycena sanguinolenta; Tremella mesenterica; Crepidotuis cesatii; Chlorophyllum rhacodes; Flammulina velutipes; Xylaria longipes; Lepista nuda; Pluteus cervinus; Exidia plana; Rhodocollybia butyracea; Calocera pallido-spathulata; Taphrina betulina; Fomitopsis betulina; Mycena arcangeliana; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Russula ochroleuca; Scizopora paradoxa; Gymnopus peronatus; Lepista flaccida; Laccaria laccata; Clavulina rugosa; Xylaria carpophila; Amanita phalloides; Postia subcaesia; Mycena galericulata; Gymnopilus penetrans; Sarcomyxa serotina; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Tubaria furfuracea; Phellinus igniarius; Clitocybe geotropa; Cuphophyllus virgineus; Datronia mollis; Mycena galopus; Puccinia menthae; Hydnum repandum; Phloeomana speirea; Peniophora quercina; Serpula himantioides; Gymnopus confluens; Trochila laurocerasi; Cylindrobasidium laeve; Nectria cinnabarina; Phacidium multivalve; Trochila ilicina; Laetiporus sulphureus; Rhopographus filicinus; Polyporus squamosus; Bjerkandera adusta; Clitocybe nebularis; Hyphodontia sambuci; Auricularia auricula-judae; Exidia nucleata; Hypoxylon petriniae; Rhytisma acerinum; Sphaeropsis sapinea; Stropharia semiglobata; Xylaria hypoxylon; Vuilleminia comedens; Stereum gausapatum; Psathyrella piluliformis; Phlebia radiata; Calocera cornea; Crepidotus mollis; Calocera viscosa; Mycena inclinata; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Clitocybe fragrans; Coniophora puteana; Hypholoma fasciculare; Stereum hirsutum; Coprinellus micaceus; Trametes versicolor; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Coprinus comatus; Ganoderma australe; Mycena vitilis; Cheilymenia fimicola; Cheilymenia granulata and Dacrymyces stillatus.
 

2nd December 2018 - Bretton Country Park, W. Yorkshire - A cracking Full-English breakfast, a bit of shopping and then a birding walk to follow. Whilst wandering we came across 71 species of fungi, these were:- Puccinia lagenophorae; Collybia cookei; Panaeolus fimicola; Coprinellus domesticus; Bisporella sulfurina; Phragmidium violaceum; Ascocoryne cylichnium; Crepidotus luteolus; Hypholoma fasciculare; Clitocybe nebularis; Exidia glandulosa; Xylaria longipes; Hyphodontia sambuci; Auricularia auricula-judae; Dacrymyces stillatus; Pluteus cervinus; Rhopographus filicinus; Mycena arcangeliana; Sarcomyxa serotina; Fomitopsis betulina; Calocera viscosa; Calocera cornea; Trametes versicolor; Stereum gausapatum; Stereum rugosum; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Xylaria hypoxylon; Amanita muscaria; Pleurotus ostreatus; Flammulina velutipes; Ganoderma australe; Stereum hirsutum; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Xylaria carpophila; Coprinellus micaceus; Mycena capillares; Coprinopsis atramentaria; Tubaria furfuracea; Schizophyllum commune; Rhytisma acerinum; Bjerkandera adusta; Chondrostereum purpureum; Phloeomana speirea; Phlebia radiata; Exidia thurietiana; Rhodocollybia butyracea; Trametes gibbosa; Mycena rosea; Phacidium multivalve; Trochila ilicina; Baeospora myosura; Sphaeropsis sapinea; Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca; Exidia nucleata; Resupinatus trichotis; Meripilus giganteus; Xerula radicata; Cuphophyllus virgineus; Cylindrobasidium laeve; Peniophora quercina; Nectria cinnabarina; Diatrype stigma; Diatrypella quercina; Clitocybe fragrans; Schizopora paradoxa; Mycena flavescens; Mycena olida; Galerina clavata; Bisporella citrina; Galerina nana and the myxo Mucilago crustacea.

 
27th November 2018 - River Mersey, Didsbury, G. Manchester - a cycle and a touch of jogging and a walk round afootball field. Coprinus comatus; Coprinopsis atramentaria; Xylaria hypoxylon; Rhytisma acerinum; Crepidotus versutus and Tubaria furfuracea were all noted.
 
25th November 2018 - Chadkirk Chapel, Stockport, Cheshire - Time is whizzing by now as we take the run up to the festive season. The mania has started twisting minds, we needed to stay distracted and so had a short pootle around this nearby area. 49 species were noted, these were:- Neobulgaria pura var. foliacea; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Stereum hirsutum; Tubaria furfuracea; Rhytisma acerinum; Exidia plana; Auricularia auricula-judae; Trametes versicolor; Datronia mollis; Trametes gibbosa; Hericium erinaceus; Xylaria hypoxylon; Dacrymyces stillatus; Bjerkandera adusta; Xylaria carpophila; Pleurotus ostreatus; Puccinia caricina var, ribesii-pendulae; Chondrostereum purpureum; Kuehneromyces mutabilis; Ganoderma australe; Nectria cinnabarina; Belonidium sulphureum; Hypoxylon petrinaea; Daldinia concentrica; Fomitopsis betulinus; Schizopora paradoxa; Phacidium multivalve; Trochila ilicina; Psathyrella piluliformis; Clitocybe geotropa; Albugo candida; Byssomerulius corium; Pluteus cervinus; Bisporella sulfurina; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Xylaria longipes; Peniophora quercina; Vuilleminia comedens; Stereum gausapatum; Crepidotus cesatii; Crepidotus epibryus; Ascocoryne cylichnium; Ascocoryne sarcoides; Dendryphion comosum; Phragmidium violaceum; Leptosphaeria doliolum; Hemimycena tortuosa; Mycena galericulata and Mycena capillaris.
 
19th November 2018 - Chorlton WP, G. Manchester - Whilst doing some birding I had a look for a few fungi, it was still dry but I did find the following:- Exidia nucleata; Clitocybe nebularis; Dialonectria episphaeria; Hypholoma fasciculare; Tricholoma scalpturatum; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Ganoderma australe; Xylaria hypoxylon; Erysiphe heraclei; Cuphophyllus virgineus; Clavulina coralloides; Fomitopsis betulina; Rhopographus filicinus; Peniophora quercina; Calocera cornea; Phlebia radiata; Tubaria furfuracea; Bisporella sulfurina; Phloeomana speirea; Lepista flaccida; Mycena tenerrima; Bjerkandera adusta and Nectra cinnabarina.
 
17th November 2018 - Lomeshaye Marsh NR, Neslon, Lancashire - A walk with a couple of fine punky folk and a few fungi seen under sunny skies. The small list comprised of:- Nectria cinnabarina; Lepista nuda; Mycena tenerrima; Coprinellus micaceus; Trametes gibbosa; Bjerkandera adusta; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Trametes versicolor; Chondrostereum purpureum; Polyporus leptocephalus; Xylaria hypoxylon; Rhytisma acerinum; Clitocybe nebularis; Datronia mollis; Phlebia radiata and Arrhenia retiruga.
 
15th November 2018 - Heaton Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Continuing the walk to work, Hypholoma fasciculare; Melampsore euphorbiae; Erysiphe urticae; Amanita muscari and Kuehneromyces mutabilis were noted whilst weaving through the streets.
 
15th November 2018 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - A walk to work, Ganoderma australe; Tricholoma scalpturatum; Erysiphe heraclei; Tubaria furfuracea; Coprinellus micaceus; Xylaria hypoxylon and Mycena arcangeliana were noted in quite splendid weather.
 
11th November 2018 - Turton and Entwistle Reservoirs, Lancashire - A meet-up with a few friends, 6 of us set off in rubbish weather but it did clear up...eventually. It was hard going to find things but we did manage 95 species, the ones I saw were:- Trametes gibbosa; Coprinellus micaceus; Rhytisma acerinum; Taphrina betulina; Trametes versicolor; Stereum hirsutum; Flammulina velutipes; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Hypholoma fasciculare; Xylaria hypoxylon; Tricholomopsis rutilans; Sarcomyxa serotina; Paxillus involutus; Gandoderma australe; Stereum gausapatum; Stereum sanguinolentum; Phloeomana speirea; Hypholoma capnoides; Phlebia radiata; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Chondrostereum purpureum; Tremella foliacea; Russula ochroleuca; Postia subcaesia; Mycena galopus var. nigra; Mycena pura; Mycena tenerrima; Phaeolus schweinitzii; Calocera pallido-spathulata; Rhodocollybia butyracea; Polyporus leptocephalus; Neobulgaria pura; Leotia lubrica; Schizopora paradoxa; Russula nigricans; Rhizomarasmius setosus; Clavulina cinerea; Clavulina coralloides; Xylaria carpophila; Baeospora myosura; Sphaeropsis sapinea; Nectria cinnabarina; Trochila ilicina; Phacidium multivalve; Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca; Auricularia auricula-judae; Exidia nucleata; Xanthopora radiata; Fomitopsis betulina; Rhopographus filicinus; Helvella crispa; Agrocybe rivulosa; Trichaptum abietinum; Gymnopilus penetrans; Xylaria longipes; Byssomerulius corium; Cuphophyllus virgineus; Cuphophyllus pratensis; Melampsoridium betulinum; Clavulina rugosum; Dacrymyces stillatus; Belonidium sulphureum; Bjerkandera adusta; Crepidotus mollis; Typhula quisquiliaris; Geoglossum glutinosum; Ascocoryne cylichnium; Crepidotus epibryus; Crepidotus cesatii; Phragmidium violaceum; Leptosphaeria doliolium; Dasyscyphus apalus; Coprobia granulata; Lactarius fulvissimus; Tremella mesenterica; Arrhenia spathulata; Pluteus cervinus, Phellinus ferreus, Naucoria escharioides, Panellus mitis; Panaeolus acuminatus, Bisporella sulfurina; Arrhenia rickenii; Inocybe langei; Scutellinia crinita; Clitocybe metachroa; Mycena bulbosum; Mycena capillares; Mycena arcangeliana; Mycena filopes; Mycena aetites; Bisporella citrina; Hygrocybe reidii; Oligoporus stipticus; Galerina clavata and Dendryphion comosum.
 
8th November 2018 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - Some urban fungi hunting, species spotted were:- Laccaria laccata; Amanita rubescens; Clavulina rugosa; Gliophorus laetus; Rhytsima acerinum; Albugo candida; Trochila ilicina; Phacidium multivalve; Pholiota squarrosa; Rickenella fibula; Hypholoma fasciculare; Xylaria hypoxylon; Belonidium sulphureum; Puccinia caricina var ribesii-pendulae; Stereum hirsutum; Geoglossum fallax; Clavulinopsis helvola; Clavulinopsis luteoalba; Galerina clavata; Mycena aetites and Rhizomarasmius setosus.
 
4th November 2018 - Coombes Valley RSPB, Staffordshire - The last fungal foray of the year, 35 of us set of on what was the back end of the season. It was set to be a struggle but I think we did mighty fine. Great company, clement weather and 80 species too, these being:- Torula herbarum; Belonidium sulphureum; Mycena tenerrima; Hyphodontia sambuci; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Pholiota squarrosa; Paxillus involutus; Amanita crocea; Nectria cinnabarina; Xylaria hypoxylon; Gloeophyllum sepiarium; Amanita muscaria; Dacrymyces stillatus; Polyporus leptocephalus; Postia subcaesia; Helvella crispa; Amanita rubescens; Hypholoma fasciculare; Rhizomarasmius setosus; Phloeomana speirea; Lactarius pyrogalus; Byssomerulius corium; Phlebia tremellosa; Mycena pura; Rhopographus filicinus; Rhodocollybia butyracea; Scleroderma verrucosum; Daldinia concentrica; Exidia nucleata; Trochila ilicina; Phacidium multivalve; Hypoxylon petrinae; Stereum hirsutum; Trametes versicolor; Clavulina cinerea; Lepista sordida; Hypoxylon fuscum; Schizopora paradoxa; Fomitopsis betulina; Taphrina betulina; Leccinum scabrum; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Trametes gibbosa; Tylopilus porphyrosporus; Stereum rugosum; Trichoderma viride; Mycena inclinata; Calocera cornea; Psilocybe semilanceata; Tubaria furfuracea; Chalciporus piperatus; Lepista nuda; Leccinum versipelle; Russula ochroleuca; Lactarius turpis; Xerocomellus pruinatus; Imleria badia; Bjerkandera adusta; Ganoderma australe; Flammulina velutipes; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Crepidotus mollis; Calyptella capula; Coprinellus micaceus; Laetiporus sulphureus; Coprinopsis lagopus; Tremella aurantia; Bisporella sulfurina; Crepidotus cesatii; Leptosphaeria acuta; Ascocoryne sarcoides; Neobulgaria pura var. foliacea; Lachnum virgineum; Mycena polyadelpha; Mycena filopes; Hyalorbilia inflatula; Hemimycena tortuosa; Parasola misera; Inocybe cincinnata var major and Russula claroflava.
 
28th October 2018 - Conwy RSPB, Conwy - Another birding jaunt, tis that time of year, the few fungi noted were:- Puccinia malvacaerum; Mycena inclinata; Puccinia epilobii; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Mycena arcangeliana and Microbotryum lychnidis-dioicae on the anthers of White Campion.
 
28th October 2018 - Fairy Glen LNR, Conwy - We like to visit new places, this was the 759th in the UK. There wasn't much about but a few fungi will get recorded:- Pluteus salicinus; Rhytisma acerinum; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Trametes versicolor; Stereum hisutum; Ganoderma australe and Coprinellus micaceus were all appreciated and will all get logged on The Fungus Conservation Trust Database.
 
27th October 2018 - Bodnant Gardens, Conwy - A brace of 2 hour walks were led and it seems just in time as the fungus season was fizzling fast and numbers were growing less and less by the day. The first walk was sold out, the second well-stocked and at the end of both sessions a total of 62 species was had, these being:- Macrolepiota procera; Mycena inclinata; Rhytisma acerinum; Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca; Nectria cinnabarina; Rhizomarasmius setosus; Chondrostereum purpureum; Rhopographus filicinus; Erysiphe heraclei; Amanita rubescens; Clitopilus prunulus; Tricholoma ustale; Russula fellea; Xylaria hypoxylon; Helvella lacunosa; Clitocybe nebularis; Laetiporus sulphureus; Russula atropurpurea; Russula ochroleuca; Gymnopus dryophila; Meripilus giganteus; Gliophorus psittacinus; Cuphophyllus virgineus; Cuphophyllus pratensis; Hygrocybe punicea; Tubaria furfuracea; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Inonotus dryadeus; Armillaria ostoyae; Trametes gibbosa; Coprinellus micaceus; Calocera cornea; Macrocystidia cucumis; Bjerkandera adusta; Exidia thuretiana; Russula cyanoxantha; Leccinum versipelle; Armillaria mellea; Echinoderma asperum; Russula fragilis; Amanita pantherina; Mycena acicula; Russula nobilis; Mycena tenerrima; Psilocybe cyanescens; Hypholoma fasciculare; Leratiomyces ceres; Heterobasidion annosum; Lacrymaria lacrymabunda; Bolbitius vitellinus; Russula sanguinaria; Tricholomopsis rutilans; Phaeolus schweinitzii; Inocybe geophylla; Xanthoporia radiata; Pholiota alnicola; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Panellus stipticus;Ganoderma pfeifferi; Clavulinopsis laeticolor and Scleroderma areolatum.
 
26th October 2018 - Burton Mere RSPB, The Wirral - A birding wander, a few fungi noted:- Clitocybe nebularis; Daldinia concentrica; Coprinus comatus; Pucciniastrum epilobii; Stereum hirsutum; Exidia nucleata; Daedalea quercina; Vuilleminia comedens; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Coprinellus micaceus; Flammulinia velutipes; Belonidium sulphureum and Microsphaeria alphitoides.
 
24th October 2018 - Countess of Chester Nature Park, Chester, Cheshire - Having done an early morning to dinner time fungus walk we wound down with a wander around a place we hadn't visited before. There wasn't much about, we did record a few fungi, these being:- Daedaleopsis confragosa; Chondrostereum purpureum; Erysiphe heraclei; Ganoderma australe; Nectria cinnabarina; Rhytisma acerinum; Taphrina alni; Coprinus comatus; Chlorophyllum rhacodes; Crepidotus mollis; Lyophyllum decastes and Neoerysiphe galeopsidis - I did say there wasn't much about!
 
24th October 2018 - Caldy Valley Nature Park, Chester, Cheshire - The season has gone twang, there is no moisture and many things are missing. Today I led a group of 15 patient folk on a 2 hour wander and came up with 52 species. I have 3 walks left to do this year, without rain I am not looking forward to them, het ho, here is today's list:- Belonidium sulphureum; Torula herbarum; Calyptella capula; Chondrostereum purpureum; Trametes versicolor; Bjerkandera adusta; Stereum sanguinolentum; Kuehneromyces mutabilis; Trametes suaveolens; Coprinellus micaceus; Puccinia caricina var ribesii-pendulae; Rhytisma acerinum; Psathyrella candolleana; Phellinus igniarius; Datronia mollis; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Pucciniastrum epilobii; Erysiphe urticae; Xylaria hypoxylon; Ganoderma applanatum; Pluerotus ostreatus; Clitocybe nebularis; Hypholoma fasciculare; Stereum hirsutum; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Phloeomana speirea; Polyporus leptocephalus; Mycena tenerrima; Phragmidium bulbosum; Trichoderma viride; Taphrina alni; Coprinopsis lagopus; Coprinellus disseminatus; Hypoxylon fuscum; Nectria cinnabarina; Scleroderma areolatum; Puccinia aegopodii; Lacrymaria lacrymabunda; Trochila ilicina; Mycoacia uda; Puccinia phragmitis; Puccinia behenis; Crepidotus cesatii; Nectria leptosphaeriae; Leptosphaeria acuta; Bisporella sulfurina; Ascocoryne sarcoides; Hemimycena tortuosa; Hypocrea aureoviridis; Calycina herbarum; Crepidotus luteolus and Coprinus comatus.
 
23rd October 2018 - Peover Hall, Cheshire - A walk with the Young Carers - to a farm first and then at tghis manicured location, not my bag at all. As we pootled and played I did note a couple of fungal specimens though, these were:- Rhytisma acerinum; Fomitopsis betulina; Rickenella swartzii; Pluteus cervinus and Gliophorus laetus.
 
21st October 2018 - Tatton Park, Cheshire - A full house yet again with a couple of extras, the fungus walk today was witness to a season on the change. Many species were missing, some just hanging on but we stuck at it and duly clocked up 95 species, these being:- Gymnopus peronatus; Schizophyllum commune; Xerocomellus cisalpinus; Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca; Phaeolus schweinitzii; Baeospora myosura; Trichaptum abietinum; Postia stiptica; Penicillium brevicompactum; Calocera pallido-spathulata; Leccinum scabrum; Tubaria furfuracea; Tricholoma fulvum; Cortinarius hemitrichus; Melampsoridium betulinum; Imleria badia; Scleroderma citrinum; Rhopographus filicinus; Lactarius quietus; Grifola frondosa; Xylaria longipes; Pholiota squarrosa; Trametes gibbosa; Gymnopilus penetrans; Armillaria ostoyae; Psathyrella candolleana; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Amanita rubescens; Dacrymyces stillatus; Rhytisma acerinum; Lepista flaccida; Russula ochroleuca; Auricularia auricula-judae; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma; Mycena tenerrima; Amanita muscaria; Coprinellus micaceus; Trichoderma viride; Exidia nucleata; Nectria cinnabarina; Armillaria gallica; Xylaria hypoxylon; Schizopora paradoxa; Lepista sordida; Phacidium multivalve; Trochila ilicina; Stereum hirsutum; Laccaria laccata; Rhodocollybia butyracea; Psathyrella piluliformis; Pluteus cervinus; Mycena galericulata; Peniophora quercina; Stereum gausapatum; Oudemansiella mucida; Calocera cornea; Trametes versicolor; Bjerkandera adusta; Ganoderma australe; Paxillus involutus; Coniophora puteana; Hypholoma fasciculare; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Macrolepiota procera; Rhizomarasmius setosus; Clitocybe nebularis; Protostropharia semiglobata; Mycena rosea; Coprinellus impatiens; Fomitopsis betulina; Phragmidium violaceum; Fome fomentarius; Phlebia radiata; Thelephora terrestris; Calyptella capula; Torula herbarum; Belonidium sulphureum; Albugo candida; Mycena galopus var. nigra; Mycena arcangeliana; Mycena inclinata; Phloeomana speirea; Sphaeropsis sapinea; Crepidotus variabilis; Ascocoryne sarcoides; Mycena flavoalba; Coprinellus domesticus; Leptosphaeria doliolum; Psathyrella corrugis; Hebeloma velutipes; Abortiporus biennis and the myxos Lycogala epidendrum and Mucilago crustacea.
 
20th October 2018 - Mere Sands Wood, Lancashire - Another full house for a fungal walk, it had been a good year for attendances, long may it continue. Today the end total of species seen (after microscopy) was 128 species, the list was as follows:- Mycena polyadelpha; Ascoryne sarcoides; Crepidotus luteolus; Crepidotus variabilis; Kuehneromyces mutabilis; Hypomyces rosellus; Rutstroemia firma; Lactarius fulvissimus; Hymenoscyphus fagineus; Clitocybe odora; Ischnoderma benzoinum; Trichaptum abietinum; Tricholomopsis rutilans; Heterobasidion annosum; Clitocybe fragrans; Agaricus sylvaticus; Imleria badia; Mycena acicula; Microbotryum violaceum; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Xylaria carpophila; Russula fellea; Erysiphe heraclei; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Rhodocollybia butyracea; Rhizomarasmius setosus; Coprinellus micaceus; Cystolepiota bucknallii; Cortinarius uliginosus; Amanita muscaria; Trichoderma viridie; Hypocrea rufa; Diatrype stigma; Resupinatus applicatus; Amanita rubescens; Stereum rameale; Taphrina betulina; Tricholoma fulvum; Helvella lacunosa; Rhopographus filicinus; Phallus impudicus; Clitocybe phyllophila; Xanthoporia radiata; Peniophora quercina; Baeospora myosura; Xylaria polymorpha; Lactarius turpis; Gymnopus confluens; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma; Laccaria laccata; Scleroderma citrinum; Russula ochroleuca; Pholiota squarrosa; Phlebia tremellosa; Mycena arcangeliana; Bjerkandera adusta; Fomes fomentarius; Trametes gibbosa; Auricularia auricula-judae; Postia stiptica; Leratiomyces ceres; Trochila ilicina; Phacidium multivalve; Pluteus salicinus; Mycena inclinata; Agaricus arvensis; Boletus edulis; Stereum hirsutum; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Clitocybe nebularis; Lepista flaccida; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Xylaria hypoxylon; Hypholoma fasciculare; Skeletocutis amorpha; Trametes versicolor; Stereum gausapatum; Schizopora paradoxa; Phloeomana speirea; Mycena tenerrima; Gymnopilus penetrans; Scleroderma areolatum; Mycena galericulata; Nectria cinnabarina; Diatrypella quercina; Lyophyllum decastes; Chondrostereum purpureum; Armillaria gallica; Calocera cornea; Phragmidium violaceum; Pluteus cervinus; Paxillus involutus; Bolbitius titubans; Pleurotus ostreatus; Schizophyllum commune; Puccinia menthae; Daldinia concentrica; Lactarius torminosus; Fomitopsis betulina; Tubaria furfuracea; Coprinopsis lagopus; Lactarius tabidus; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Amanita fulva; Lactarius vietus; Leccinum scabrum; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Ganoderma australe; Lepista nuda; Belonidium sulphureum; Puccinia circaeae; Catinella olivacea; Sphaeropsis sapinea; Exidia plana; Exidia nucleata; Bjerkandera fumosa; Rhytisma acerinum; Taphrina tosquinetii; Parasola conopilus; Inocybe geophylla; Inocybe cincinnata var. major; Mycena filopes; Russula fragilis; Hebeloma velutipes; Lepiota cristata; Tapesia hydrophila and the myxo Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa.
 
16th October 2018 - Heaton Mersey NR, Stockport, G. Manchester - A break from work, a walk for some dinner and Amanita muscaria; Amanita rubescens; Lepiota cristata; Clavulina rugosa; Laccaria laccata and Gliophorus laetus were the fungi seen.
 
14th October 2018 - Arley Hall, Cheshire - And back again to this lovely place to lead a couple of walks looking at the mycological world. Both walks were sold out, the first was done one way in pouring rain, the second on a different route in fair weather with a sunny finish. The combination of the 2 * 2 hour walks was 92 species:- Aleuria aurantia; Coprinopsis atramentaria; Peniophora quercina; Vuilleminia comedens; Gliophorus psittacinus; Gliophorus laetus; Rhytisma acerinum; Rickenella fibula; Lacrymaria lacrymabunda; Xylaria hypoxylon; Hypholoma fasciculare; Pluteus cervinus; Marasmiellus ramealis; Mycena inclinata; Nectria cinnabarina; Phacidium multivalve; Trochila ilicina; Mycena arcangeliana; Laetiporus sulphureus; Paxillus involutus; Xylaria longipes; Trametes versicolor; Stereum hirsutum; Meripilus giganteus; Fistulina hepatica; Gymnopilus junonius; Hypoxylon petrinae; Gymnopilus penetrans; Amanita muscaria; Lactarius turpis; Russula ochroleuca; Lactarius tabidus; Amanita rubescens; Taphrina betulina; Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca; Leccinum scabrum; Russula betularum; Laccaria laccata; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Lactarius aurantiacus; Calocera cornea; Tubaria furfuracea; Melanotus horizontalis; Chlorophyllum rhacodes; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Exidia thuretiana; Crepidotus mollis; Tricholoma fulvum; Clitopilus prunulus; Pholiota squarrosa; Melampsora euphorbiae; Belonidium sulphureum; Torula herbarum; Schizopora paradoxa; Scleroderma areolatum; Scleroderma verrucosum; Phlebia tremellosa; Calocera pallido-spathulata; Byssomerulius corium; Lactarius quietus; Resupinatus applicatus; Coprinus comatus; Albugo candida; Lactarius glyciosmus; Exidia nucleata; Stereum gausapatum; Auricularia auricula-judae; Daldinia concentrica; Exidia plana; Calocera viscosa; Inocybe geophylla; Phaeolus schweinitzii; Coprinellus micaceus; Clitocybe nebularis; Clavulinopsis helvola; Crepidotus cesatii; Leptosphaeria doliolum; Puccinia behenis; Arrhenia griseopallida; Rhizomarasmius setosus; Psathyrella microrhiza; Mycena polyadelpha; Xerocomellus cisalpinus; Russula amoenolens; Entoloma conferendum; Crepidotus lundellii; Tremella mesenterica; Mycena olida; Panaeolus cinctulus and Lycoperdon perlatum.
 
13th October 2018 - Harthill Cookery School, Cheshire - 16 of us set off in whipping winds and lashing rain. We braved the elements, we came up with 54 species, these being:- Geastrum coronatum; Puccinia allii; Puccinia lagenophorae; Lacrymaria lacrymabunda; Lactarius torminosus; Laccaria laccata; Scleroderma areolatum; Clitocybe fragrans; Macrolepiota procera; Chlorophyllum rhacodes; Lepista flaccida; Phragmidium violaceum; Trochila ilicina; Paxillus involutus; Amanita rubescens; Calocera cornea; Russula ochroleuca; Hypholoma fasciculare; Xylaria hypoxylon; Resupinatus trichotis; Russula cyanoxantha; Armillaria gallica; Fomitopsis betulina; Mycena galericulata; Russula nobilis; Pholiota lubrica; Rhodocollybia butyracea; Trametes versicolor; Trametes gibbosa; Russula fellea; Imleria badia; Sphaeropsis sapinea; Ganoderma australe; Scleroderma citrinum; Postia subcaesia; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Rhopographus filicinus; Mycena amicta; Rickenella fibula; Stereum hirsutum; Mycena tenerrima; Bjerkandera adusta; Dacrymyces stillatus; Erysiphe heraclei; Erysiphe urticae; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Rhytisma acerinum; Auricularia auricula-judae; Clavulinopsis helvola; Galerina subclavata; Arrhenia rickenii; Crepidotus cesatii; Lactarius fulvissimus and the slime mold Mucilago crustacea.
 
9th October 2018 - Etherow CP, Stockport, Cheshire - The annual carers fungal foray, 14 of us set off on a short stroll with the sun on our backs and all heads zoned in to the mycological world. The tea and cake finish was a stunning bonus. The 43 species seen today were:- Leccinum scabrum; Lactarius torminosus; Lactarius pubescens; Rhytisma acerinum; Trochila ilicina; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Paxillus involutus; Amanita rubescens; Lactarius pyrogalus; Cortinarius alboviolaceus; Cortinarius hemitrichus; Xylaria hypoxylon; Armillaria mellea; Phragmidium violaceum; Tricholoma cingulatum; Tricholoma scalpturatum; Tricholoma fulvum; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Pucciniastrum circaeae; Trametes versicolor; Ganoderma australe; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Stereum rugosum; Rhopographus filicinus; Lactarius quietus; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Crepidotus mollis; Mycena inclinata; Phleomana speirea; Mycena tenerrima; Mycena galopus; Mycena haematopus; Stereum gausapatum; Hypholoma fasciculare; Puccinia allii; Laccaria laccata; Lactarius blennius; Pluteus chrysophaeus; Russula ochroleuca; Rhizomarasmius setosus; Crepidotus cesatii; Clavaria fragilis and Scleroderma aerolatum.
 
7th October 2018 - Parrs Wood Environmental Centre, Didsbury, G. Manchester - A catch up with the delightful Kit who organises the goings-on at this tucked away area and a wander to look for some fungi. We managed a list of 48 species before tea and cake was enjoyed. The fungi found were:- Armillaria mellea; Nectria cinnabarina; Mycena galericulata; Mycena inclinata; Mycena tenerrima; Mycena galopus; Mycena arcangeliana; Mycena leptocephala; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Hypholoma fasciculare; Trichomolopsis rutilans; Lepista flaccida; Xerocomellus pruinatus; Trochila ilicina; Phloeomana speirea; Phlebia tremellosa; Phragmidium violaceum; Postia caesia; Laccaria laccata; Auricularia auricula-judae; Psilocybe cyanescens; Pluteus cervinus; Rhytisma acerinum; Stereum hirsutum; Stereum sanguinolentum; Rickenella fibula; Leratiomyces ceres; Rickenella swartzii; Ganoderma australe; Datronia mollis; Hyphodontia sambuci; Agaricus xanthodermus; Puccinia lagenophorae; Puccinia menthae; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Crepidotus mollis; Daldinia concentrica; Exidia nucleata; Phacidium multivalve; Tubaria furfuracea; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Paxillus involutus; Leptosphaeria doliolum; Parasola kuehneri; Ramaria stricta; Mycena filopes; Tricholoma stiparophyllum and Scutellinia crinita.  
 
6th October 2018 - Formby NT, Lancashire - Another sold out walk, 25 peeps, 3 NT staff and me and the good lady. 60+ species were found in the field and after me and my missus went for a further stroll and, after some evening microscopy, the list ended at 104 species. The named and shamed were:- Coprinus comatus; Inocybe geophylla; Inocybe geophylla geophylla var. lilacina; Coniophora puteana; Rhytisma acerinum; Schizophyllum amplum; Dacrymyces stillatus; Crepidotus mollis; Spaheropsis sapinea; Xylaria longipes; Russula sanguinaria; Tricholoma terreum; Lycoperdon perlatum; Lepiota cristata; Suillus granulatus; Gymnopus confluens; Phlebia tremellosa; Gymnopilus penetrans; Coprinellus micaceus; Xylaria hypoxylon; Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca; Nectria cinnabarina; Fomitopsis betulina; Armillaria mellea; Mycena galericulata; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Hypoxylon petrinae; Auricularia auricula-judae; Psilocybe cyanescens; Pluteus cervinus; Xanthoporia radiata; Trichomolopsis rutilans; Hypholoma fasciculare; Marasmius rotula; Tricholoma sulphureum; Paxillus involutus; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Macrotyphula fistulosa var. contorta; Lactarius aurantiacus; Calocera cornea; Postia caesia; Lactarius deterrimus; Chroogomphus rutilus; Suillus bovinus; Amanita muscaria; Russula ochroleuca; Geastrum fimbriatum; Lactarius pubescens; Otidea bufonia; Amanita citrina var. alba; Marasmius oreades; Exidia nucleata; Heterobasidion annosum; Leratiomyces ceres; Ganoderma australe; Trametes versicolor; Coprinopsis atramentaria; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Stereum hirsutum; Russula sardonia; Hygrocybe conicoides; Erysiphe urticae; Russula caerulea; Torula herbarum; Phragmidium violaceum; Mycena galopus; Belonidium sulphureum; Xylaria carpophila; Gymnopus peronatus; Rickenella swartzii; Rickenella fibula; Cortinarius hemitrichus; Cystoderma amianthinum; Lanzia luteovirescens; Gymnopus dryophila; Trichaptum abietinum; Puccinia lagenophorae; Albugo tragopogonis; Phacidium multivalve; Gloeophyllum sepiarium; Calocera pallido-spathulata; Baeospora myosura; Typhula sclerotioides; Mycena filopes; Mycena adonis var. coccinea; Leptosphaeria doliolum; Mycena tenerrima; Mycena amicta; Acrospermum compressum; Echinoderma asperum; Lactarius hepaticus; Crepidotus variabilis; Rhizomarasmius setosus; Inocybe mixtilis; Galerina vittiformis; Panaeolus acuminatus; Hebeloma collariatum; Hebeloma sinapizans; Postia fragilis; Russula sardonia var. viridis; Phloeomana speirea; Mycena aetites; Postia stiptica and the myxo Lycogala epidendrum.
 
5th October 2018 - Heaton Mersey NR, Stockport, G. Manchester - A quick walk in the dinner break - Meripilus giganteus; Xylaria hypoxylon; Erysiphe urticae; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Trametes versicolor; Chondrostereum purpureum; Armillaria gallica; Sphaerotheca epilobi; Hypoxylon petriniae; Lycoperdon pyriforme and Ganoderma australe were all I could come up with.
 
4th October 2018 - Gorsey Bank, Stockport, Cheshire - An Acer stump and root system was laden with fresh specimens of Armillaria gallica. Not an uncommon species but still a delight to the enthusiast!
 
3rd October 2018 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - A check beneath a local Silver Birch, a specimens of Amanita muscaria - result!
 
2nd October 2018 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - A break at work, a wander and the following few fungi noted:- Pholiota squarrosa; Exidia plana; Lepiota cristata; Gloioxanthomyces vitellinus; Hygrocybe reidii; Laccaria laccata; Armillaria gallica and Armillaria mellea.
 
1st October 2018 - River Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - A walk into town and a few fungal species seen, these were:- Tricholoma scalpturatum; Lyophyllum decastes; Sphaerotheca epilobii; Paxillus involutus; Agaricus xanthodermus; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Tricholoma ustaloides; Clavulinopsis helvola; Puccinia epilobii and Oidium euonymi-japonici.
 

29th September 2018 - Croxteth Hall, Merseyside - With no public walk to lead we met up with Tony Carter of the North West Fungus Group and combined forces before we pootled off to watch Lower Breck FC take on Avro FC. We strolled along and enjoyed the company and 117 species were clocked up, these being:- Botryobasidium aureum; Melanoleuca verrucipes; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Lasiosphaeria ovina; Royoporus badius; Nectria inventa; Triphragmium ulmariae; Inocybe geophylla; Pholiota gummosa; Rhopographus filicinus; Sphaeropsis sapinea; Xylaria longipes; Lactarius tabidus; Phlebia tremellosa; Pluteus salicinus; Hypomyces aurantius; Puccinia epilobii; Polyporus squamosus; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Xerocomellus chrysenteron; Imleria badia; Melampsora hypericorum; Lepiota cristata; Albugo candida; Erysiphe circaeae; Oudemansiella mucida; Stereum hirsutum; Scleroderma verrucosum; Lacrymaria lacrymabunda; Pucciniastrum circaeae; Coprinopsis atramentaria; Russula nigricans; Gymnopus peronatus; Russula fellea; Lycoperdon perlatum; Amanita fulva; Amanita citrina; Russula atropurpurea; Laccaria amethystea; Russula fragilis; Seifertia azalea; Chondrostereum purpureum; Calocera cornea; Phragmidium violaceum; Gymnopilus penetrans; Calocera pallido-spathulata; Ganoderma australe; Pluteus cervinus; Phloeomana speirea; Nectria cinnabarina; Trichoderma viride; Lactarius glyciosmus; Mycena galopus; Paxillus involutus; Kretzschmaria deusta; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Lactarius quietus; Mycena acicula; Mycena tenerimma; Exidia nucleata; Auricularia auricula-judae; Meripilus giganteus; Crepidotus mollis; Coprinellus micaceus; Schizopora paradoxa; Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca; Trochila ilicina; Mycena galericulata; Trichaptum abietinum; Coniophora puteana; Trametes gibbosa; Daldinia concentrica; Taphrina alni; Marasmius rotula; Xylaria hypoxylon; Microsphaera alphitoides; Coprinopsis friesii; Agaricus xanthodermus; Hypholoma fasciculare; Belonidium sulphureum; Trametes versicolor; Rhytisma acerinum; Peniophora quercina; Coprinus comatus; Laccaria laccata; Lactarius blennius; Puccinia behenis; Parasola plicatilis; Crepidotus cesatii; Leptosphaeria doliolum; Agrocybe rivulosa; Postia subcaesia; Xerocomellus pruinatus; Psathyrella candolleana; Psathyrella microrhiza; Peziza vesiculosa; Diatrypella quercina; Coprinopsis lagopus; Russula cyanoxantha; Hemimycena tortuosa; Lanzia luteovirescens; Phlebia rufa; Clitocybe vibena; Galerina marginata; Clitocybe phyllophila; Lachnella villosa; Torula herbarum, Tricholoma scalpturatum; Mycena arcangeliana; Inocybe phaeoleuca; Russula aeruginea; Hyalorbilia inflatula; Postia fragilis; Radulomyces molaris; Armillaria gallica and the myxo Tubifera ferruginosa.

 
23rd September 2018 - Crompton Moor, G. Manchester - A fine turn-out and the weather was wonderful for yet another walk at this grand place in the heart of the Northern hub. We pootled, we spotted and the end list, after microscopy, was a very respectable 106 species, these being:- Trochila ilicina; Chalciporus piperatus; Rhopographus filicinus; Sullus bovinus; Laccaria amethystea; Russula betularum; Ampulloclitocybe clavipes; Lycoperdon nigrescens; Mycena pura; Hygrophorus hypothejus; Rhodocollybia butyracea; Coniophora puteana; Peziza badia; Heterobasidion annosum; Stereum sanguinolentum; Mycena sanguinolenta; Mycena amicta; Hypholoma capnoides; Postia caesia; Calocera viscosa; Calocera pallido-spathulata; Phaeolus schweinitzii; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Gymnopus peronatus; Lactarius tabidus; Psilocybe semilanceata; Dacrymyces stillatus; Claviceps purpurea; Rickenella fibula; Suillus luteus; Scleroderma citrinum; Suillus grevellei; Coprinopsis atramentaria; Trametes versicolor; Baeospora myosura; Imleria badia; Gymnopus dryophila; Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca; Cortinarius hemitrichus; Cordyceps militaris; Amanita vaginata; Clitocybe fragrans; Amanita phalloides; Belonidium sulphureum; Torula herbarum; Coprinellus micaceus; Lactarius glyciosmus; Mycena galopus var. nigra; Tricholoma fulvum; Leccinum scabrum; Sphaeropsis sapinea; Puccinia lagenophorae; Lactarius quietus; Amanita rubescens; Byssomerulius corium; Rhytisma acerinum; Rhytisma salicinum; Postia subcaesia; Pluteus cervinus; Xylaria longipes; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Trichomolopsis rutilans; Tubaria furfuracea; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Russula ochroleuca; Lactarius turpis; Hypholoma fasciculare; Puccinia epilobii; Phragmidium violaceum; Amanita muscaria; Melampsoridium betulinum; Hormotheca robertiani; Albugo candida; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Mycena acicula; Entoloma rhodopolium; Nectria cinnabarina; Calocera cornea; Hypocrea pulvinata; Fomitopsis betulina; Paxillus involutus; Polyporus leptocephalus; Laccaria laccata; Laccaria proxima; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Mycena galericulata; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Xylaria hypoxylon; Crepidotus luteolus; Crepidotus variabilis; Lactarius hepaticus; Lactarius britannicus; Rhizomarasmius setosus; Leptosphaeria acuta; Bisporella sulfurina; Crepidotus cesatii; Mycena clavularis; Mycena filopes; Mycena inclinata; Mycena leptocephala; Rhizina undulata; Inocybe sindonia; Hebeloma helodes; Russula fragilis; Collybia cookei and Phloeomana speirea.
 
22nd September 2018 - Fallowfield Loop, Levenshulme, G. Manchester - A healthy turn-out of folk and after a stressful morn it was good to indulge in some shroomery at a site I knew sweet FA about. It wasn't the largest list in the world, but in 2 hours we managed to find enough to natter about. The 44 species found were:- Hericium cirrhatum; Coprinellus micaceus; Erysiphe urticae; Stereum hirsutum; Puccinia poarum; Puccinia leganophorae; Puccinia epilobii; Trametes versicolor; Torula herbarum; Tubaria dispersa; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Xylaria hypoxylon; Erysiphe heraclei; Mycena galopus; Roridomyces roridus; Exidia nucleata; Auricularia auricula-judae; Lacrymaria lacrymabunda; Hygrocybe intermedia; Lyophyllum decastes; Mycena galericulata; Laccaria laccata; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Coprinopsis atramentaria; Lepiota cristata; Albugo candida; Phloeomana speirea; Crepidotus mollis; Lactarius quietus; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Phragmidium violaceum; Tubaria furfuracea; Leratiomyces ceres; Psathyrella candolleana; Erysiphe pisi; Golovinomyces orontii; Crepidotus cesatii; Crepidotus luteolus; Parasola leiocephala; Parasola kuehneri; Resupinatus trichotis; Gymnosporangium sabinae; Pluteus luctuosus and Hypholoma fasciculare.
 
21st September 2018 - Salcey Forest, Northamptonshire - Up early, a big breakfast and Buddies Diner and to a [place we deemed good for fungi, today was not the case. A sense of a landscape stripped and a place notyer producing caused great concern, all we managed to clock up were 40 species, these being:- Coprinopsis cothurnata; Mycena inclinata; Psathyrella piluliformis; Trichaptum abietinum; Mycena galericulata; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Trametes versicolor; Xylaria hypoxylon; Crepidotus mollis; Erysiphe circaeae; Pucciniastrum circaeae; Pluteus cervinus; Phloeomana speirea; Hypoxylon fuscum; Marasmiellus ramealis; Marasmius rotula; Armillaria gallica; Polyporus squamosus; Calocera cornea; Hygrophoroposis aurantiaca; Gymnopilus penetrans; Postia caesia; Rhytisma acerinum; Erysiphe heraclei; Hypholoma fasciculare; Lacrymaria lacrymabunda; Daldinia concentrica; Meripilus giganteus; Xerula radicata; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Stereum gausapatum; Peniophora quercina; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Pholiota gummosa; Ganoderma australe; Hyphodontia arguta; Bisporella sulfurina; Mycena polygramma and Vuilleminia comedens.
 
18th September 2018 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - Spotted today whilst having a break from work were:- Pholiota squarrosa; Scleroderma verrucosum; Agaricus arvensis and Coprinopsis romagnesiana.
 
17th September 2018 - River Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - Full of a cold today so a quick bike ride to clear the noggin was had. I did notice though:- Tubaria dispersa; Paxillus involutus; Erysiphe betae; Phloeomana speirea; Mycena tenerrima; Lepiota cristata; Phialina flaveola; Camarographium stephensii; Puccinia epilobii; Lepista sordida; Inocybe phaeoleuca; Arrhenia rickenii and Psathyrella prona.
 
15th September 2018 - Marbury CP, Cheshire - 15 people split into 2 groups, myself and the good lady and Brenda Yates the organiser had a mooch, the first group went one way, the second group in the opposite direction, after I had led both morning and afternoon walks the end list was 128 species (after microscopy). Species seen were:- Postia caesia; Leptosphaeria doliolum; Crepidotus cesatii; Crepidotus subverrucisporus; Lyophyllum connatum; Russula amoenolens; Hymenoscyphus rokebyensis; Rhodocybe gemina; Clitocybe infundibuliformis; Abortiporus biennis; Lactarius glyciosmus; Xerocomellus cisalpinus; Scleroderma citrinum; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Xerocomellus pruinatus; Trichoderma viride; Peniophora quercina; Trametes gibbosa; Melampsoridium betulinum; Trametes versicolor; Calocera cornea; Paxillus involutus; Marasmius rotula; Hyphodontia sambuci; Stereum hirsutum; Stereum gausapatum; Scleroderma verrucosum; Ganoderma australe; Hypholoma fasciculare; Gymnopus peronatus; Agaricus silvaticus; Fomitopsis betulina; Lepiota cristata; Trochila ilicina; Phacidium multivalve; Phragmidium violaceum; Rhytisma acerinum; Rhopographus filicinus; Mycena galopus; Rickenella swartzii; Rickenella fibula; Gymnopus confluens; Chondrostereum purpureum; Cyathus olla; Inocybe geophylla; Meripilus giganteus; Lacrymaria lacrymabunda; Microspaheria alphitoides; Grifola frondosa; Auricularia auricula-judae; Exidia thuretiana; Bolbitius titubans; Pluteus cervinus; Hortiboletus rubellus; Erysiphe heraclei; Erysiphe urticae; Puccinia circaeae; Mycena tenerimma; Coprinellus micaceus; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Pluteus salicinus; Leratiomyces ceres; Catinella olivacea; Tremella foliacea; Diatrype stigma; Pucciniastrum epilobii; Pucciniastrum circaeae; Clavulina coralloides; Erysiphe circaea; Leccinum scabrum; Tricholoma fulvum; Phloeomana speirea; Russula claroflava; Russula betularum; Lactarius pubescens; Laccaria laccata; Peziza badia; Lactarius turpis; Kuehneromyces mutabilis; Entoloma rhodopolium; Xylaria hypoxylon; Puccinia menthae; Taphrina tosquinetii; Laetoporus sulphureus; Phallus impudicus; Leucocoprinus brebissonii; Nectria cinnabarina; Xylaria longipes; Amanita muscaria; Marasmiellus ramealis; Mycena acicula; Psathyrella candolleana; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Coprinopsis lagopus; Calocera viscosa; Bjerkandera adusta; Inocybe geophylla var. lilacina; Coprinus comatus; Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca; Puccinia veronicae; Armillaria gallica; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma; Coprinopsis atramentaria; Cudoniella acicularis; Polyporus sqamosus; Exidia nucleata; Mycoacia uda; Pluteus chrysophaeus; Melanotus horizontalis; Fistulina hepatica; Daldinia concentrica; Royoporus badius; Ganoderma applanatum; Schizopora paradoxa; Neoboletus luridiformis; Belonidium sulphureum; Otidea onotica; Dacrymyces stillatus; Calyptella capula; Pluteus podospileus; Parasola leiocephala; Mycena inclinata; Mycena leptocephala; Mycena flavoalba; Hemimycena tortuosa; Mycena vitilis; Scutellinia crinita and Psathyrella microrhiza.
 
13th September 2018 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - Agaricus xanthodermus was found under Sycamore and Meripilus giganteus was seen growing from a buried root system.
 
10th September 2018 - Abney Hall, Stockport, Cheshire - A short bike ride, a slow amble, a few fungi seen. I have to much to do to dawdle at the mo but I did note the following species:- Trichomolopsis rutilans; Mycena galopus; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Rhytisma acerinum; Polyporus leptocephala; Mycena tenerimma; Gloeophyllum sepiarium; Exidia nucleata; Marasmiellus ramealis; Meripilus giganteus; Ganoderma australe; Belonidium sulphureum; Auricularia auricula-judae; Schizopora paradoxa; Hypholoma fasciculare; Puccinia menthae; Trochila ilicina; Amanita muscaria; Neoboletus luridiformis; Coprinopsis lagopus; Agrocybe rivulosa; Pleurotus ostreatus; Xylaria hypoxylon; Crepidotus cesatii; Periconia byssoides; Pluteus chrysophaeus; Tremella mesenterica; Mycena vitilis; Clitocybe candicans and Coprinellus micaceus.
 
8th September 2018 - Harthill Cookery School, Cheshire - 8 of us set of and had 3 hours in non-stop rain after a quite arid summer. Luckily the recent rains came just in time and we found a fair few species, 54 in total, The company was grand, the species list as follows:- Erysiphe heraclei; Xerocomellus pruinatus; Coprinus comatus; Cantharellus cibarius; Lepiota cristata; Hypomyces chrysopermus; Lycoperdon gigantea; Pluteus cervinus; Neoboletus luridiformis; Xerocomellus cisalpinus; Trochila ilicina; Phacidium multivalve; Puccinia distincta; Lactarius pubescens; Paxiluus involutus; Rhopographus filicinus; Phragmidium violaceum; Ganoderma australe; Bolbitius titubans; Polyporus squamosus; Coprinopsis atramentaria; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Scleroderma citrinum; Coprinellus micaceus; Auricularia auricula-judae; Phallus impudicus; Nectria cinnabarina; Stereum hirsutum; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Xylaria longipes; Lactarius quietus; Xylaria hypoxylon; Lasiosphaeria ovina; Rhytisma acerinum; Gymnopus confluens; Calocera cornea; Dacrymyces stillatus; Exidia thuretiana; Amanita muscaria; Fomitopsis betulina; Chlorophyllum rhacodes; Gymnopus peronatus; Stereum gausapatum; Vuilleminia comedens; Trametes versicolor; Leccinum scabrum; Puccinia lagenophorae; Parasola leiocephala; Crepidotus cesatii; Crepidotus versutus; Crepidotus luteolus; Clitocybe rivulosa; Mycena vitilis and Puccinia allii.
 
2nd September 2018 - Errwood/Fernilee Reservoirs, Derbyshire - 9 of us met up and had a wander in extremely warm and dry conditions, despite this, with a little effort we clocked up a decent list of 80 species, these were:- Rhytisma acerinum; Lactarius blennius; Laccaria laccata; Oudemansiella mucida; Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca; Neoboletus luridiformis; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Kretzschmaria deusta; Ganoderma australe; Suillus grevellei; Laccaria amethystea; Trochila ilicina; Paxillus involutus; Lactarius quietus; Phloeomana speirea; Dialonectria episphaeria; Trametes versicolor; Clitocybe odora; Stereum hirsutum; Microsphaera alphitoides; Rhopographus filicinus; Russula atropurpurea; Rickenella fibula; Clitopilus prunulus; Cyanoboletus pulverulentus; Xylaria longipes; Erysiphe circaea; Puccinina circaeae; Erysiphe urticae; Leucopaxillus giganteus; Pucciniastrum circaeae; Fomitopsis betulina; Clavulina coralloides; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Polyporus tuberaster; Amanita rubescens; Puccinia menthae; Phaeolus schweinitzii; Pluteus cervinus; Mycena pearsoniana; Gymnopus dryophila; Boletus edulis; Russula claroflava; Stereum rugosum; Leccinum scabrum; Puccinia violae; Hypholoma fasciculare; Lactarius turpis; Calocera pallido-spathulata; Mycena galopus; Rhodocollybia maculata; Hypocrea pulvinata; Melanospora lagenaria; Laetiporus sulphureus; Royoporus badius; Physisporinus sanguinolentus; Lactarius tabidus; Cudoniella acicularis; Xylaria hypoxylon; Peziza badia; Albugo candida; Calocera cornea; Stereum sanguinolentum; Chondrostereum purpureum; Peniophora quercina; Amanita muscaria; Scleroderma verrucosum; Psathyrella candolleana; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Claviceps purpurea; Leccinum aurantiacum; Parasola plicatilis; Phragmidium violaceum; Crepidotus cesatii; Russula amoenolens; Parasola leiocephala; Coniophora puteana; Pluteus romellii; Leptosphaeria acuta and Armillaria ostoyae.
 
31st August 2018 - GreenAcres, Rainford, St Helens - A bio-blitz day, myself and my good lady teamed up with John Watt and Tony Carter of the NWFG and had a good old mooch in dry conditions. We remained undeterred and the final list was pretty healthy, the 104 species were:- Typhula sclerotioides; Crepidotus carpaticus; Crepidotus autochthonus; Phlebiella sulphurea; Coprinellus disseminatus; Tubaria furfuracea; Bolbitius titubans; Rhytisma acerinum; Exidia nucleata; Stereum hirsutum; Stereum rugosum; Stereum sanguinolentum; Schizopora paradoxa; Rickenella fibula; Sphaeropsis sapinea; Gymnopus confluens; Hypholoma fasciculare; Xylaria longipes; Daldinia concentrica; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma; Lactarius quietus; Dacrymyces stillatus; Pluteus cervinus; Calocera cornea; Leratiomyces ceres; Bjerkandera adusta; Cudoniella acicularis; Pholiota flammans; Trichaptum abietinum; Skeletocutis amorpha; Heterobasidion annosum; Mycena tenerimma; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Calocera pallidospathulata; Marasmiellus rameale; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Dialonectria episphaeria; Melanotus horizontalis; Datronia mollis; Xylaria hypoxylon; Fistulina hepatica; Xerocomellus engelii; Phloeomana speirea; Nectria cinnabarina; Belonidium sulphureum; Periconia byssoides; Torula herbarum; Taphrina alni; Rhopographus filicinus; Paxillus involutus; Bulgaria inquinans; Psathyrella candolleana; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Trametes versicolor; Mycena galopus; Mycena galopus var. nigra; Mycena amicta; Mycena acicula; Xylaria polymorpha; Gymnopus peronatus; Auricularia auricula-judae; Seifertia azalea; Melampsoridium betulinum; Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca; Claviceps purpurea; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Podosphaera clandestina var. clandestina; Phragmidium violaceum; Cyathicula cyathoidea; Crepidotus cesatii; Neonectria coccinea; Puccinia calcitrapae; Psathyrella pseudogracilis; Parasola plicatilis; Parasola auricoma; Parasola kuehneri; Entoloma sericeum; Pluteus hispidulus; Russula parazurea; Xerocomellus cisalpinus; Lachnella alboviolascens; Russula sororia; Conocybe sienophyla; Lachnum apalus; Leptoshaeria acuta; Mycena pearsoniana; Leptosphaeria doliolum; Baeospora myosura; Orbilia delicatula; Tapesia fusca; Lachnum virgineum; Physisporinus vitreus; Fuscoporia ferreus; Phyllachora junci; Ganoderma pfeifferi; Conocybe macrocephala; Mycena abramsii; Crepidotus variabilis; Herpotrichia macrotricha; Entoloma caccabus; Psilachnum pteridigenum and the myxos Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa and Tubifera ferruginosa.
 
29th August 2018 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - A walk in the dinner break:- Meripilus giganteus; Rickenella fibula; Amanita excelsa var. spissa; Laccaria laccata; Marasmius rotula; Inocybe curvipes and Hebeloma gigaspermum was the list seen.
 
27th August 2018 - Wythenshawe Park, G. Manchester - Before the football comes the fungus and despite not a great list there were some nice species on show in the 2 hours we we pootling. The list comprised of 40 species:- Caloboletus radicans; Rubinoboletus rubinus; Lachnum apalum; Hymenoscyphus vitellinus; Crepidotus variabilis; Parasola auricoma; Marasmiellus rameale; Puccinia aegopodii; Meripilus giganteus; Rhytisma acerinum; Marasmius rotula; Roridomyces roridus; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Crepidotus mollis; Leratiomyces ceres; Cyathus striatus; Mycena galopus; Auricularia auricula-judae; Ganoderma australe; Stereum hirsutum; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Exidia thuretiana; Phacidium multivalve; Microsphaera alphitoides; Xerocomus pruinatus; Phragmidium violaceum; Agaricus campestris; Tubaria furfuracea; Rickenella fibula; Puccinia epilobii; Laetiporus sulphureus; Fistulina hepatica; Schizopora paradoxa; Stereum rameale; Pleurotus ostreatus; Peniophora quercina; Mollisia revincta; Leptosphaeria purpurea; Datronia mollis and Tubaria dispersa.
 
26th August 2018 - Levenshulme, G. Manchester - My wife had been taking her mum shopping and returned with a fungus - Lacrymaria lacrymabunda was the species found.
 
25th August 2018 - Cheadle Heath, Stockport, Cheshire - Walking from the clubhouse to the stands at a local football ground I picked out Conocybe apala and Agaricus campestrus as well as an abundance of Meripilus giganteus.
 
25th August 2018 - Etherow CP, Stockport, Cheshire - Having packed in my duties for the Fungal Friends Group I invited peeps to join a general wandering group that I would contact by e-mail for the odd jaunt. I have very few on it but today a couple made the trip out and we were rewarded with tidy haul of 71 species:- Clavulina cinerea; Calocera cornea; Microsphaera alphitoides; Xerocomus pruinatus; Boletus luridus; Cyathus striatus; Erysiphe heraclei; Oxyporus populinus; Nectria cinnabarina; Hypomyces aurantius; Marasmiellus rameale; Claviceps purpurea; Dacrymyces stillatus; Scleroderma citrinum; Pucciniastrum circaeae; Puccinia circeae; Erysiphe circaeae; Rhopographus filicinus; Gymnopus dryophila; Trametes gibbosa; Pluteus cervinus; Gymnopus peronatus; Gymnopus androsaceus; Coprinellus micaceus; Hypholoma fasciculare; Kuehneromyces mutabilis; Fomes fomentarius; Stereum hirsutum; Bjerkandera adusta; Rickenella fibula; Pluteus chrysophaeus; Calocera pallido-spathulata; Phacidium multivalve; Trochila ilicina; Hypocrea rufa; Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca; Heterobasidion annosum; Laccaria laccata; Clavulina coralloides; Exidia thurietiana; Exidia nucleata; Mycena tenerimma; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Trichoderma viride; Phloeomana speirea; Scleroderma verrucosum; Trametes versicolor; Marasmius rotula; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Roridomyces roridus; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Puccinia annularis; Phragmidium violaceum; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Lactarius pyrogalus; Clitopilus prunulus; Paxillus involutus; Rhytisma acerinum; Amanita rubescens; Leccinum scabrum; Auricularia auricula-judae; Russula gracillima; Russula vesca; Mycena galopus; Mycena amicta; Crepidotus variabilis; Crepidotus cesatii; Parasola leiocephala; Tricholoma fulvum; Polyporus leptocephalus; Xerocomellus chrysenteron and Tubaria dispersa.
 
20th August 2018 - River Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - A mass of Cyathus striatus had appeared in its usual spot, a few hefty specimens of Paxillus involutus were on woodchip and a small troop of Psathyrella candolleana were growing besides Red Dogwood.
 
20th August 2018 - Sugar Brook Farm, Altrincham, G. Manchester - Daedaleopsis confragosa and Coprinellis disseminatus were 2 fungal species seen whilst on a trip with a Young Carers group.
 
19th August 2018 - Knott Hill NR, G Manchester - A fungal mooch to get the eyes back in the zone, a list of 49 species was the result:- Belonidium sulphureum; Puccinia arenariae; Bisporella sulfurina; Claviceps purpurea; Exidia nucleata; Auricularia auricula-judae; Trametes versicolor; Stereum hirsutum; Psathyrella candolleana; Calocera cornea; Clitopilus prunulus; Melanotus horizontalis; Mycena galopus; Hypocrea pulvinata; Fomitopsis betulina; Torula herbarum; Gymnopus peronatus; Pleurotus ostreatus; Ganoderma australe; Dacrymyces stillatus; Xylaria longipes; Trichoderma viride; Coprinellis disseminatus; Pluteus cervinus; Polyporus squamosus; Crepidotus mollis; Mycena acicula; Mycena tenerrima; Marasmiellus ramealis; Calocera pallido-spathulata; Hypoxylon petriniae; Rhytisma acerinum; Erysiphe heraclei; Microsphaera alphitoides; Phragmidium violaceum; Puccinia epilobii; Trochila ilicina; Phacidium multivalve; Gymnopus confluens; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Phragmidium mucronatum; Phloeomana speirea; Calycina herbarum; Crepidotus cesatii; Postia stiptica; Hymenoscyphus aesculi; Simocybe centunculus and Lachnum apalum.
 
18th August 2018 - Marbury CP, Cheshire - A wander looking for galls, a few fungi were noted along the way:- several specimens of Neoboletus luridiformis were looking splendid; Marasmius rotula was on buried debris; Scleroderma verrucosum was found by a member of the group; Puccinia veronicae was spied on an Speedwell leaf, Bjerkandera adusta was looking fresh and Cyathus olla was a lovely turn up whilst looking at a dried up cap and stem specimen. Phragmidium violaceum; Ganoderma australe; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Hyphodontia sambuci; Hypomyces chrysospermus and Trametes gibbosa were a few others I picked out. Microscopy later revealed Psathyrella candolleana; Parasola leiocephala and Russula amoenolens.
 
13th August 2018 - Bruntwood Park, Stockport, Cheshire - A bike ride and only a few fungi seen:- Coleosporium tussilaginis; Polyporus squamosus; Pleurotus ostreatus; Meripilus giganteus and Marasmius rotula.
 
12th August 2018 - Bramhall Park, Stockport, Cheshire - A slow wander whilst trying to clear the head from many stresses. The fungus list was as follows:- Phaeolus schweinitzii; Pucciniastrum epilobii; Puccinia caricina var, ribesii-pendulae; Auricularia auricula-judae; Trametes versicolor; Stereum hirsutum; Trochila ilicina; Laetiporus sulphureus; Polyporus squamosus; Pluteus cervinus; Marasmius rotula; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Puccina menthae; Ganoderma australe; Microsphaera alphitoides; Puccinia circaeae; Heterobasidion annosum; Trichaptum abietinum; Fomitopsis betulinus; Calocera pallido-spathulata; Pleurotus ostreatus; Mensularia radiata; Trametes gibbosa; Bjerkandera adusta; Rhytisma acerinum; Erysiphe heraclei; Phragmidium violaceum; Erysiphe circaeae; Xerula radicata and the myxos Fuligo septica and Lycogala epidendrum.
 
7th August 2018 - Fletcher Moss, G. Manchester - Podosphaera ferruginea; Phyllachora junci; Lachnum diminutum; Hymenoscyphus vitellinus and Mycoacia uda were 2 fungi seen whilst looking for bugs.
 
4th August 2018 - Fairhaven RSPB, Lancashire - Puccinia alli was seen whilst having a leisurely stroll before some non-league footy.
1st August 2018 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - A few few fungi were noted on my dinnertime stroll:- 2 specimens of Neoboletus luridiformis were seen growing in association with Lime; Hypomyces chrysosperma was covering a dried out and therefore unidentifiable Bolete and Puccinia violae was seen on some low growing Violet leaves. Agaricus bitorquis was later identified usung macro and micro features.
 
28th July 2018 - Marshside RSPB, Lancashire - A small cluster of Marasmius oreades was seen whilst on the prowl for bugs.
 
28th July 2018 - Mere Sands Wood, Lancashire - A walk with a few decent folk, the fungi were sparse:- Pleurotus ostreatus; Fomitopsis betulinus; Ganoderma australe; Pluteus cervinus; Microbotryum violaceum; Puccinia circaeae; Pucciniastrum circaeae; Belonidium sulphureum; Torula herbarum; Periconia byssoides; Cyathicula cyathoidea; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Trametes versicolor; Annulohypoxylon multiforme and Laetiporus sulphureus was all that we found, better than a kick up the arse I suppose.
 
22nd July 2018 - Lathkill Dale, Derbyshire - A wander and only 7 fungi seen:- Inonotus hispidus; Xylaria longipes; Ganoderma australe; Claviceps purpurea and Puccinia menthae; Neorysiphe galeopsidis and Rhytisma acerinum.
 
21st July 2018 - Fletcher Moss, G. Manchester - A stroll under cloudy skies and a few fungi noted:- Marasmius rotula; Polyporus tuberaster; Datronia mollis; Stereum hirsutum; Puccinia circaeae; Erysiphe heraclei; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Claviceps purpurea; Trametes versicolor; Puccinia caricina var, ribesii-pendulae; Pleurotus ostreatus; Phacidium multivalve; Trochila ilicina; Rhytisma acerinum; Coprinopsis lagopus; Agrocybe rivulosa; Puccinia aegopodii; Pucciniastrum epilobii; Puccinia acetosae; Heterobasidion annosum and Bjerkandera adusta.
 
15th July 2018 - Eastwood NR, Stalybridge, G. Manchester - Pleurotus ostreatus; Trochila ilicina; Bjerkandera adusta; Phacidium multivalve; Fomitopsis betulinus; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Kuehneromyces mutabilis; Polyporus leptocephalus; Auricularia auricula-judae; Rhytisma acerinum and the myxo Lycogala terrestre were the few fungi noted on a short wander.
 
13th June 2018 - River Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - Gymnosporangium confusum was identified after a bit of work on the old microscope.
 
9th June 2018 - Eastbrookend CP, G. London - Microstroma juglandis was a surprise find whilst looking at plant galls.
 
9th June 2018 - Hornchurch CP, G. London - Conocybe apala was defying the drought and showcasing a couple of sporophores.
 
8th June 2018 - Thurrock Thameside, G. London - Puccinia oxalidis was a new one for us whilst we pootled around this nice area.
 
7th June 2018 - Draycote Water, Warwickshire - Phallus impudicus and Paxillus involutus were 2 nice surprises whilst looking for bugs and birds.
 
3rd June 2018 - Ainsdale Sands, Lancashire - Chrysomyxa pirolata and Pleospora herbarum were two nice finds on a general wildlife walk.
 
27th May 2018 - Gatley Carrs, Stockport, Cheshire - A woodchop pile and Agrocybe rivulosa was in residence - who else?
 
26th May 2018 - Sankey Valley, Cheshire - Plasmopora densa and Puccinia veronicae were picked out whilst looking for bugs.
 
24th May 2018 - Marbury CP, Cheshire - Puccinia poarum and Uromyces geranii were noted on a walk with several families.
 
21st May 2018 - Etherow CP, Stockport, G. Manchester - Bauhinus marginalis; Microbotryum violaceum and Triphragmium ulmariae kept the fungal eye in whilst looking for bugs.
 
20th May 2018 - River Dee, Cheshire - Puccinia recondita and Puccinia malvacaerum were 2 fungi seen on a hot and dry day.
 
18th May 2018 - Mere Sands Wood, Lancashire - Puccinia phragmitis was in good fruit on the leaves of Broad Leaved Dock.
 
13th May 2018 - Ainsdale Sands, Lancashire - Puccinia smyrnii and Tulostoma brumale were the only fungi noted today.
 
4th May 2018 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - Puccinia urticae was now starting to appear.
 
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; Uromyces 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; Conocybe aporos 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 2018 - 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.