News from within and outside the area.
20th July 2019 - Fletcher Moss, G. Manchester - A couple of hours produced the following 36 fungal species:- Peroneutypa scoparia; Hypocrea pulvinata; Puccinia aegopodii; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Bjerkandera adusta; Daldinia concentrica; Heterobasidion annosum; Ganoderma australe; Mycoacia uda; Fomitopsis betulinus; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Exidia nucleata; Byssomerulius corium; Schizopora paradoxa; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma; Claviceps purpurea; Stictis stellata; Microsphaera alphitoides; Xylaria longipes; Resupinatus applicatus; Mycena tenerrima; Mycena acicula; Trametes versicolor; Lasiosphaeria ovina; Marasmius rotula; Psathyrella candolleana; Phloeomana speirea; Hyphodontia sambuci; Auricularia auricula-judae; Puccinia pulverulenta; Coprinopsis lagopus; Calocera cornea; Stereum hirsutum; Marasmiellus vaillantii; Agrocybe rivulosa and Rhytisma acerinum.
13th July 2019 - Lakethwaite, Cumbria - Onygena equina and Puccinia urticata were 2 fungi seen whilst looking for flowers.
12th July 2019 - River Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - Scleroderma areolatum and Taphrina alni were 2 species suggesting the season proper is really not that far away.
12th July 2019 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, Cheshire - Sawadaea tulasnei was seen growing on the leaves of Norway Maple.
6th July 2019 - Collard Hill, Somerset - Macrolepiota procera and Phragmidium sanguisorbiae were 2 fungi noted.
5th July 2019 - Radipole Lake RSPB, Dorset - Taphrina tosquinetii and Paxillus involutus were the 2 fungal examples noted.
4th July 2019 - Dean Hill, Ulwell, Dorset - Macrolepiota procera was a surprise find on a sizzling bug-filled day.
29th June 2019 - Portland Bill, Dorset - Puccinia smyrnii was seen on Alexanders.
28th June 2019 - Slop Bog, Dorset - Many specimens of Coprinopsis nivea, in all stages, were seen sprouting from some cow dung.
27th June 2019 - Willow and Wetlands Centre, Somerset - The first specimen of Taphrina alni was found the this year - always a lovely moment.
24th June 2019 - River Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - After all the rain it was no surprise to see Mucilago crustacea on grass.
22nd June 2019 - Abbot's Moss, Cheshire - 2 Blushers (Amanita rubescens); Bracken Map (Rhopographus filicnus) and a few Birch Polypores (Fomitopsis betulinus) and that was our lot on a day bug-hunting.
17th June 2019 - Fletcher Moss, G. Manchester - Cycling and covered in muck but I did see some fungi:- Pasthyrella candolleana; Daldinia concentrica; Stereum hirsutum; Calocera cornea; Auricularia auricula-judae; Pleurotus ostreatus; Coprinellus disseminatus; Calocybe gambosa and the myxo Lycogala terrestre.
16th June 2019 - Roman Lakes, Stockport, Cheshire - A few fungi were noted as I led a wildlife walk:- 8 specimens of Amanita rubescens; a cluster of Agrocybe rivulosa; a encrusting of Annulohypoxylon multiforme and the rash of Puccinia urticata plus a mottling of Melampsora hypericorum. The punky arrangement of Seifertia azalaea was also enjoyed.
13th June 2019 - River Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - Pucinnia poarum was spied for the first time this year.
10th June 2019 - Gatley Carrs, Stockport, Cheshire - Parasola plicatilis was identified after a touch of microscopy - the fact it was growing on woodchip threw me - these fungi just don't play by the rules.
7th June 2019 - Rainham Marsh RSPB, Essex - Puccinia phragmitis was the only fungus seen on a rather busy pootle.
6th June 2019 - Barton Hills, Bedfordshire - A couple of micro fungi kept the peepers just clued in, Puccinia thymi and Microbotryum lychnidis-dioicae were the species identified.
6th June 2019 - Wyke Slough NR, Warwickshire - Whilst lkooking for bugs we spied a few rust fungi:- Puccinia urticata and Triphtagmium ulmariae.
2nd June 2019 - Godmanchester NR, Cambridgeshire - A few more fungi, Puccinia malvacaerum; Puccinia phragmitis; Puccinia urticata; Puccinia punctiformis; Phragmidium tuberculatum and Microbotryum lychnidis-dioicae kept the head ticking.
31st May - Draycote Water, Warwickshire - A few fungi were seen today, Polyporus squamosus; Paxillus involutus; Marasmius oreades; Puccinia punctiformis; Trametes versicolor; Daedaleopsis confragosa and Agrocybe cylindracea were the species named and shamed.
26th May 2019 - Astley and Chat Mosses, G. Manchester - A few micro fungi seen whilst looking for birds were:- Puccinia urticata; Puccinia vincae and Melampsorella symphyti. A old Fomitopsis betulinus was seen too.
25th May 2019 - Freshfield Dune Heath NR, Lancashire - Triphragmium ulmariae was on the leaves of Meadowsweet.
25th May 2019 - Cheadle Heath Nomads FC, Stockport, G. Manchester - Whilst building a logpile we noted 48 specimens of Agaricus xanthodermus; some Daldinia concentrica and Hypoxylon petriniae on Ash logs and some Nectria cinnabarina on a few branches.
20th May 2019 - Etherow CP, Stockport, G. Manchester - Bauhinus marginalis was back in its usual spot.
18th May 2019 - Chadkirk Chapel, Stockport, Cheshire - Synchitrium taraxaci was seen on Dandelions leaves.
16th May 2019 - River Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - Puccinia punctiformis and Puccinia malvacaerum were 2 rusts noted.
8th May 2019 - Cale Green Park, Stockport, Cheshire - Puccinia vincae was noted in its usual place on a day that was quite miserable.
6th May 2019 - Millers Dale, Derbyshire - A few fungi were picked out today whilst we wandered looking for all things wild. Trametes gibbosa; Bjerkandera adusta; Triphragmium ulmariae; Microbotryum violaceum; Puccinia sessilis; Uromyces dactylidis; Uromyces ficariae and Urocystis anemones were the odd things picked up.
25th April 2019 - Gatley Carrs, Stockport, Cheshire - Entyloma ficariae; Uromyces ficariae; Puccinia lagenophorae; Gloeophyllum sepiarium; Ganoderma australe; Uromyces muscari; Bauhinus marginalis; Melampsora allii-populina and Kretzschmaria deusta were the few fungi seen today.
24th April 2019 - River Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - Monilinia johnsonii was seen on Hawthorn leaves - it keeps the numbers rolling.
23rd April 2019 - River Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - Puccinia pulverulenta was now on the leaves of Willowherb.
13th April 2019 - Marshside RSPB, Lancashire - A couple of fungi at the seaside, both on as dead log, namely Datronia mollis and Enteridium lycoperdon.
8th April 2019 - Fletcher Moss, G. Manchester - Calocybe gambosa; Coprinopsis atramentaria; Lyophyllum decastes; Exidia plana; Exidia nucleata; Coprinellus micaceus; Fomes fomentarius; Pleurotus ostreatus and Hypoxylon petriniae were fungi noted whilst on the prowl for bugs.
7th April 2019 - Sandwell Valley, West Midlands - Calocybe gambosa; Coprinellus micaceus; Trametes versicolor and Daedaleopsis confragosa were a few fungi seen today whilst, once again, watching the birdies.
6th April 2019 - Ham Wall RSPB, Somerset - Another birding walk, a few fungi seen:- Puccinia sessilis; Coprinopsis atramentaria; Bolbitius titubans; Puccinia urticata and Fomitopsis betulinus.
5th April 2019 - Woodchester Park NT, Gloucestershire - Some plastic covered straw bales were spied and lo and behold a few cracking examples of Schizophyllum commune were noted bursting through the packaging - it is what they do.
5th April 2019 - Slimbridge WWT, Gloucestershire - Coprinellus disseminatus was noted whilst on a birding wander.
4th April 2019 - Compton Verney, Warwickshire - We were having a trip down Bristol but my interest hasd been piqued by a fungus sighting at a place on the way to our destination. We veered off, had a good look in rainy conditions and eventual found 15 Cedar Cups (Geopora sumneriana) - crikey that was hard work but sincere thanks to David Champion for his advice - very, very kind.
1st April 2019 - River Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - Another fungus for the year, Cumminsiella mirabilissima was on the leaves of Mahonia.
31st March 2019 - Leverhulme Park Nature Reserve, Bolton, Lancashire - A short walk today after Mother's Day duties were seen too. A few rusts were noted these included:- Entyloma ficariae; Uromyces dactylidis; Uromyces ficariae; Puccinia urticae and Bauhinus marginalis. Coprinellus micaceus was the only other fungus seen.
30th March 2019 - Rother Valley CP, Sheffield, W. Yorkshire - Enteridium lycoperdon and Daedaleopsis confragosa were the only things seen today, both on Salix sp. To be fair we are looking at other areas of the natural world at the moment.
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.