News from within and outside the area.
18th March 2019 - Fletcher Moss, G. Manchester - Phragmidium fragariae was seen on Barren Strawberry and is a new species for the area - nice. Exidia plana and Mycena tenerrima were fungal extras.
18th March 2019 - River Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - Melampsora allii-populina was frequent and seems to have gone mad and appeared from nowhere over the past few days.
17th March 2019 - Worsbrough CP, W. Yorkshire - 2 rusts on Lesser Celandine were Uromyces ficariae and Uromyces dactylidis. Phellinus igniarius was frequent and the years first Melampsora allii-populina was picked out.
14th March 2019 - Heaton Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - A fine clump of Coprinellus domesticus was seen whilst walking home.
12th March 2019 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, Cheshire - Melamspora euphorbiae was seen today, things are ticking over.
11th March 2019 - Parkgate, The Wirral - Another new fungus for the annual list, Puccinia smyrnii was the suspect sussed.
11th March 2019 - Burton Mere RSPB, The Wirral - A new fungus for the year, Daedalea quercina was the species seen.
3rd March 2019 - Flixton/William Wroe Golf Course, G. Manchester - Around a garden we found Daldinia concentrica; Bjerkandera adusta; Ganoderma australe; Hypoxylon petriniae; Trochila laurocerasi whilst roaming a nearby golf course we came across:- Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Nectria cinnabarina; Auricularia auricula-judae; Datronia mollis; Dacrymyces stillatus; Sarcoscypha austriaca and Stereum hirsutum.
27th February 2019 - River Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - 2 new fungi noted for the year, Uromyces dactylidis and Calcarisporium arbuscula - on we go!
17th February 2019 - Parrs Wood Environmental Centre, Didsbury, G. Manchester - A mooch and a few fungi seen:- Gymnopilus penetrans; Geastrum triplex; Skeletocutis amorpha; Puccinia malvacaerum; Puccinia lapsanae and Kretzchmaria deusta were enjoyed and shared with a few local faces doing their bit for this fine area.
12th February 2019 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, Cheshire - Melampsora hypericorum was noted and is the 152nd fungus of the year.
12th February 2019 - Gorsey Bank, Stockport, Cheshire - Puccinia lapsanae was the only fungus today - it keeps the annual list rolling.
11th February 2019 - Reddish Vale CP, G. Manchester - Only 1 fungi seen today, Daldinia fissa on burnt Gorse.
9th February 2019 - Fletcher Moss, Didsbury, G. Manchester - Puccinia vincae and a fine swathe of Polyporus brumalis were the only notable species on a brisk walk in the wind.
6th February 2019 - Gorsey Bank, Stockport, Cheshire - Trechispora farinacea was seen growing on the underside of an old Ganoderma australe.
4th February 2019 - Bruntwood Park, Stockport, Cheshire - Bulgaria inquinans and Coleroa robertiana were the only two fungi noted today!
1st February 2019 - River Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - A walk home, 3 fungi identified with the microscope:- Stictis stellata; Hypoderma hederae and Anthostomella rubicola.
28th January 2019 - River Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - A birding walk but I did get a new fungus for the year - Puccinia veronicae.
27th January 2019 - Gatley Carrs, Stockport, Cheshire - A short walk:- Kretzchmaria deusta; Hymenochaete rubiginosa; Geastrum triplex; Sarcoscypha austriaca; Gloeophyllum sepiarium; Exidia nucleata; Xylaria hypoxylon; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Phloeomana speirea; Chondrostereum purpureum; Hyphodontia sambuci; Auricularia auricula-judae; Trametes versicolor; Tremella mesenterica; Crepidotus cesatii and Ganoderma australe were the few fungi seen.
26th January 2019 - Loynton Moss NR, Staffordshire - A small reserve worthy of a vist in warmer climes. Today we noted a few fungi for the record:- Fomes fomentarius; Arrhenia retiruga; Pleurotus ostreatus; Taphrina betulina; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Fomitopsis betulinus; Nectria cinnabarina; Hypoxylon petriniae; Daldinia concentrica; Tremella mesenterica; Puccinia glechomatis; Auricularia auricula-judae; Xylaria hypoxylon; Byssomerulius corium; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Bjerkandera adusta and Exidia nucleata.
26th January 2019 - Aqualate Mere NR, Staffordshire - A few fungi seen on a nice wander with the good lady:- Hymenochaete rubiginosa; Fomes fomentarius; Stereum hirsutum; Trametes versicolor; Dacrymyces stillatus; Exidia recisa; Tremella mesenterica; Laetiporus sulphureus; Rhopographus filicinus; Ganoderma applanatum; Auricularia auricula-judae; Phlebia radiata; Bulgaria inquinans; Stereum gausapatum; Nectria cinnabarina; Bjerkandera adusta; Pilobolus crystallinus var. crystallinus; Phragmidium violaceum; Cheilymenia granulata; Crepidotus cesatii; Crepidotus luteolus and Phellinus pomaceus.

21st January 2019 - Abney Hall, Stockport, Cheshire - A bike ride, a few fungi seen, the best being:- Leratiomyces ceres; Arrhenia retiruga; Hypholoma fasciculare; Belonidium sulphureum; Mycena meliigena; Mycena pseudocorticola; Cyphella ferruginea and Mycena tenerrima.

20th January 2019 - Astley and Chat Mosses, G. Manchester - A birding wander but seeing that this was a new area for us we decided to count and record the fungi. Schizophyllum commune; Chondrostereum purpureum; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Pleurotus ostreatus; Auricularia auricula-judae; Fomitopsis betulina; Xylaria hypoxylon; Trametes versicolor; Tubaria furfuracea; Stereum hirsutum; Claviceps purpurea; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Bjerkandera adusta; Rhopographus filicinus; Byssomerulius corium; Trametes gibbosa; Exidia plana and Dacrymyces stillatus.

16th January 2019 - River Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - A few fungi seen on the way home:- Pleurotus ostreatus; Auricularia auricula-judae; Annulohypoxylon multiforme and Tubaria furfuracea plus after microscopy I added Leptosphaeria doliolum; Stictis stellata; Crepidotus luteolus and Hemimycena pseudocrispula.

14th January 2019 - River Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - Kuehneromyces mutabilis; Melanotus horizontalis and Coprinellus micaceus were the only things noted today.
13th January 2019 - Poynton Pools and area; Stockport, Cheshire - A wander in the blustery wind, fungi spotted were:- Coprinopsis atramentaria; Xylaria hypoxylon; Rhytisma acerinum; Bjerkandera adusta; Xylaria carpophila; Helvella crispa; Flammulina velutipes; Nectria cinnabarina; Exidia plana; Exidia nucleata; Calloria neglecta; Tubaria furfuracea; Mycena galericulata; Cylindrobasidium laeve; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Peniophora quercina; Stereum gausapatum; Lepista sordida; Condrostereum purpureum; Trametes gibbosa; Stereum hirsutum; Trciholoma scalpturatum; Ganoderma australe; Schizophyllum commune; Mycena tenerrima; Phacidium multivalve; Polyporus brumalis; Trametes versicolor; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Ascocoryne sarcoides; Rosellinia aquila; Bovista nigrescens; Lachnum apalum; Stropharia caerulea; Panellus mitis; Coprinellus micaceus and Phyllachora junci.
11th January 2019 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - An urban wander - fungi seen were:- Hypholoma fasciculare; Arrhenia retiruga; Galerina clavata; Lachnella villosa; Clavulina rugosa and Arrhenia rickenii.
10th January 2019 - River Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - Gloeophyllum sepiarium was growing on decorticated wood thast was supporting a pathway.
10th January 2019 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, Cheshire - Albugo candida was seen growing on Hedge Mustard.
9th January 2019 - River Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - Tricholoma scalpturatum was growing beneath a pathside Birch.
6th January 2019 - Cheadle Heath, Stockport, Cheshire - Torula herbarum was on some old Nettle stems in the garden.
5th January 2019 - Eastham CP, The Wirral - The second location of the day, birds were sought, we did throw in a few fungal specimens, these being:- Daldinia fissa; Peniophora incarnata; Bisporella sulfurina; Schizopora paradoxa; Hypocrea aureoviridis; Crepidotus epibryus; Coniophora puteana; Ascotremella faginea and Uromyces muscari.
5th January 2019 - Brotherton Park and Dibbinsdale Local Nature Reserve, The Wirral - A wander, a few fungi noted at a new place. The list was small but it all helps to put things on the map. Species seen were:- Stereum hirsutum; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Fomitopsis betulinus; Xylaria hypoxylon; Trametes versicolor; Sarcoscypha austriaca; Flammulina velutipes; Chondrostereum purpureum; Phlebia tremellosa; Bjerkandera adusta; Trametes gibbosa; Kretzschmaria deusta; Ganoderma australe; Daldinia concentrica; Gliophorus psittacinus; Rhytisma acerinum; Cuphophyllus pratensis; Mensularia radiata; Pleurotus ostreatus; Hyphodontia sambuci; Auricularia auricula-judae; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca; Clavulinopsis fusiformis and Seifertia azalea.
4th January 2019 - Fletcher Moss, G. Manchester - A walk with a mate, and after a few hours 48 fungi were clocked up:- Trametes versicolor; Daldinia concentrica; Chondrostereum purpureum; Crepidotus moliis; Stereum hirsutum; Coprinopsis atramentaria; Ganoderma australe; Tubaria furfuracea; Phloeomana speirea; Arrhenia retiruga; Mycena tenerrima; Dacrymyces stillatus; Xylaria longipes; Kretzschmaria deusta; Coprinellus micaceus; Hyphodontia sambuci; Auricularia auricula-judae; Exidia plana; Trichoderma viride; Stereum gausapatum; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma; Flammulina velutipes; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Phoma samararum; Datronia mollis; Byssomerulius corium; Sarcomyxa serotina; Phragmidium violaceum; Phlebia tremellosa; Melanotus horizontalis; Sarcoscypha austriaca; Volvopluteus gloiocephalus; Ganoderma applanatum; Bjerkandera adusta; Xylaria hypoxylon; Rhytisma acerinum; Inonotus hispidus; Exidia nucleata; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Nectria cinnabarina; Hypholoma fasciculare; Heterobasidion annosum; Nectria peziza; Hemimycena tortuosa; Bisporella sulfurina; Tremella mesenterica; Peziza micropus and Crepidotus cesatii.
3rd January 2019 - Carsington Water, Derbyshire -A birding wander - a few fungi noted and recorded to keep things ticking. The list was:- Flammulina velutipes var. lactea; Flammulina velutipes; Pleurotus ostreatus; Hyphodontia sambuci; Auricularia auricula-judae; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Stereum hirsutum; Trametes versicolor; Xylaria hypoxylon; Rhopographus filicinus; Bjerkandera adusta; Hypholoma fasciculare; Tubaria furfuracea; Daldinia concentrica; Peniophora quercina; Royoporus badius; Clitocybe fragrans; Stereum rugosum; Tremella foliacea and Chondrostereum purpureum.
2nd January 2019 - River Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - More birding but a few fungi seen:- Terana caerulea; Trichoderma viride; Stereum hirsutum; Xylaria hypoxylon; Daldinia concentrica; Tubaria furfuracea; Flammulina velutipes; Datronia mollis; Phoma samararum; Diaporthe samaricola; Oidium euonymi-japonici; Phloeomana speirea; Trochila ilicina; Chondrostereum purpureum; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Mycena filopes; Uromyces viciae-fabae and Rhytisma acerinum.
1st January 2019 - Bathpool Park, Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire - Destination 2 of the day, 24 fungi were seen:- Cylindrobasidium laeve; Nectria cinnabarina; Xylaria hypoxylon; Hyphodontia sambuci; Rhopographus filicinus; Trametes versicolor; Taphrina betulina; Peniophora quercina; Vuilleminia comedens; Exidia glandulosa; Stereum hirsutum; Coprinopsis lagopus; Diatrype stigma; Exidia nucleata; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Fomitopsis betulinus; Flammulina velutipes; Melanotus horizontalis; Bjerkandera adusta; Chondrostereum purpureum; Trametes gibbosa; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Crepidotus versutus and Xylaria carpophila.
1st January 2019 - Knypersley Reservoir, Biddulph, Staffordshire - Myself, wife and daughter set out to have a walk and chose this new spot to us to do a bit of birding. As per, we ended up with a fungus list, the 40 species seen were:- Dacrymyces stillatus; Xylaria hypoxylon; Chondrostereum purpureum; Trametes versicolor; Bjerkandera adusta; Stereum hirsutum; Coprinellus micaceus; Trochila ilicina; Phacidium multivalve; Xylaria carpophila; Meripilus giganteus; Nectria cinnabarina; Trametes gibbosa; Auricularia auricula-judae; Fomitopsis betulinus; Rhopographus filicinus; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Exidia plana; Schizophyllum commune; Melanotus horizontalis; Hyphodontia sambuci; Polyporus brumalis; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Tubaria furfuracea; Rhytisma acerinum; Byssomerulius corium; Hypoxylon petriniae; Exidia nucleata; Pluteus cervinus; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Cudoniella acicularis; Daldina concentrica; Hypholoma fasciculare; Phragmidium violaceum; Ascocoryne sarcoides; Flammulina velutipes; Crepidotus cesatii; Mycena galericulata; Postia subcaesia and Crepidotus mollis.