FUNGAL SIGHTINGS
 
News from within and outside the area.
16th September 2019 - Marbury CP, Cheshire - A walk with my mates Ant and Ian, we did alright and clocked up 110 species, these were:- Psathyrella pseudogracilis; Marasmius setosus; Mycena filopes; Hymenoscyphus fructigenus; Ascocoryne sarcoides; Crepidotus cesatii; Bisporella sulfurina; Ramaria stricta; Torula herbarum; Puccinia arenariae; Pluteus podospileus; Erysiphe urticae; Calocera viscosa; Parasola conopilus; Laccaria proxima; Puccinia punctiformis; Erysiphe heraclei; Stereum rameale; Clitopilus prunulus; Leccinum scabrum; Stereum gausapatum; Schizopora paradoxa; Postia ptychogaster; Paxillus involutus; Stereum subtomentosum; Polyporus squamosus; Taphrina alni; Armillaria mellea; Lyophyllum connatum; Stereum areolatum; Agaricus sylvaticus; Datronia mollis; Hyphodontia sambuci; Albugo candida; Mycena tenerrima; Phloeomana speirea; Mycena acicula; Lasiosphaeria ovina; Phellinus ferruginosus; Phellinus pomaceus; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Auricularia auricula-judae; Ganoderma applanatum; Xylaria hypoxylon; Trametes gibbosa; Byssomerulius corium; Tremella foliacea; Laccaria laccata; Bolbitius titubans; Chondrostereum purpureum; Marasmius rotula; Ganoderma australe; Hypholoma fasciculare; Exidia nucleata; Calocera cornea; Trametes versicolor; Hortiboletus engelii; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Fomitopsis betulinus; Phragmidium violaceum; Gymnopus confluens; Gymnopus penetrans; Phacidium multivalve; Trohila ilicina; Russula ochroleuca; Phallus impudicus; Xylaria longipes; Vuilleminia comedens; Stereum hirsutum; Coprinellus micaceus; Kretzchmaria deusta; Pucciniastrum epilobii; Entoloma rhodopolium; Polyporus leptocephalus; Inocybe geophylla; Inocybe geophylla var. lilacina; Puccina circaeae; Pucciniastrum circaeae; Rhytisma acerinum; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Agaricus augustus; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Daldinia concentrica; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma; Calocera pallido-spathulata; Sphaeropsis sapinea; Exidia thuretiana; Tricholoma fulvum; Lactarius glyciosmus; Kuehneromyces mutabilis; Vuilleminia coryli; Scleroderma citrinum; Rhopographus filicinus; Taphrina betulinum; Nectria cinnabarina; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Peniophora quercina; Meripilus giganteus; Peziza badia; Puccinia veronicae; Gymnopus dryophila; Stereum rugosum; Hebeloma crustuliniforme; Claviceps purpurea and the myxo's Tubifera ferruginosa; Fuligo septica; Entiridium lycoperdon and Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa;
 

15th September 2019 - Ainsdale NE, Lanchashire - A walk with few friends, fungi were the main aim, 103 species was the end total, these were:- Inocybe dunensis; Armillaria mellea; Lepiota ochraceofulva; Russula xeramplina; Inocybe mixtilis; Mycena leptocephala; Pluteus cervinus; Amanita vaginata; Skeletocutis amorpha; Claviceps purpurea; Rhopographus filicinus; Melanoleuca brevipes; Calocybe carnea; Deconica coprophila; Tricholomopsis rutilans; Trichaptum abietinum; Cortinarius flexipes var. flexipes; Cortinarius decipiens; Coprinopsis niveus; Cystolepiota seminuda; Rhytisma acerinum; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Pucciniastrum epilobii; Fomitopsis betulina; Amanita muscaria; Lactariu tabidus; Melampsoridium betulinum; Russula velonovskyi; Paxillus involutus; Chalciporus piperatus; Laccaria laccata; Clavulina coralloides; Schizopora paradoxa; Inocybe geophylla; Tricholoma fulvum; Rhodocollybia butyracea; Marasmius oreades; Leccinum scabrum; Russula ochroleuca; Rickenella fibula; Russula fragilis; Hypholoma fasciculare; Tubaria dispersa; Mycena galopus; Belonidium sulphureum; Leratiomyces ceres; Nectria cinnabarina; Lepiota cristata; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Gymnopus peronatus; Sphaeropsis sapinea; Laccaria amethystea; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Cordyceps ophioglossoides; Bovista plumbea; Scleroderma areolatum; Boletus edulis; Amanita fulva; Helvella lacunosa; Lactarius quietus; Amanita rubescens; Roridomyces roridus; Peniophora quercina; Vuilleminia comedens; Lycoperdon perlatum; Calocera pallido-spathulata; Rhodocollybia maculata; Phragmidium violaceum; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Chroogomphus rutilans; Russula persicina; Lactarius controversus; Suillus luteus; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Entolma serrulatum; Psathyrella ammophila; Lactarius deliciosus; Russula sanguinaria; Amanita citrina var. alba; Bolbitius titubans; Neotiella rutilans; Suillus granulatus; Helvella macropus; Stereum hirsutum; Heterobasidion annosum; Elaphomyces granulatus; Russula caerulea; Lactarius vietus; Ampulloclitocybe clavipes; Gymnopus confluens; Gymnopilus penetrans; Tubaria furfuracea; Trametes versicolor; Scopuloides rimosa; Psathyrella candolleana; Mycena filopes; Sidera vulgaris; Russula romellii; Galerina vittiformis; Entoloma griseocyaneum; Postia stipticus and the myxos Lycogala epidendrum; Ceratiomyxa frutuculosa; Fuligo septica and Mucilago crustacea.

 
14th September 2019 - Parrs Wood Environmental Centre, Didsbury, G. Manchester - Whilst looking at bugs I noted a few fungi:- Postia caesia; Laccaria laccata; Puccinia allii and Polyporus leptocephalus.
 
10th September 2019 - River Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - Cycling home and the colony of Agrocybe rivulosa were counted with 398 individual fruitbodies totted up. A few clumps of Hypholoma fasciculare were growing from an old slepper used as a pathside support and a cluster of Laccaria laccata were appearing in all shapes and sizes beneath a Rowan. Melampsoridium betulinum was growing on the leaves of Silver Birch.
 
8th September 2019 - Moore NR, Cheshire - A general walk, a few fungi were seen:- Peniophora quercina; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Monilinia johnsonii; Lycoperdon excipuliforme; Trametes versicolor; Russula ochroleuca; Laccaria laccata; Scleroderma citrinum; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Fomitopsis betulinus; Scleroderma verrucosum; Phragmidium violaceum; Hypholoma fasciculare; Gliophorus psittacina; Trochila ilicina; Stereum hirsutum; Claviceps purpurea; Puccinia tanaceti; Erysiphe heraclei; Leccinum scabrum; Hyphodontia sambuci; Auricularia auricular-judae; Microbotryum violaceum; Pucciniastrum circaeae; Exidia nucleata; Rhytisma acerinum; Hypoxylon howeanum; Ganoderma australe; Agaricus augustus; Phacidium multivalve; and Rhopographus filicinus.
 
7th September 2019 - Cheadle Heath, Stockport, G. Manchester - Abortiporus biennis was seen growing along a local roadside - there were many clumps - it is a pretty thing. Also were a few patches of Psathyrella candolleana - lovely!
 
6th September 2019 - Etherow CP, Stockport, G. Manchester - A walk leading a bunch of ex-carers, the rain fell, we took things easy in the 2 hours out of doors and found the following fungi:- Clavulina cinerea; Tricholoma sciodes; Russula vesca; Lactarius pyrogalus; Rhytisma acerinum; Mycoacia uda; Mycena galericulata; Mycena tennerima; Phloeomana speirea; Mycena galopus; Rhopographus filicinus; Trametes versicolor; Peniophora quercina; Vuilleminia comedens; Laccaria laccata; Ganoderma australe; Leotia lubrica; Oxyporus populinus; Xylaria hypoxylon; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Scleroderma areolatum; Taphrina tosquinetii; Pucciniastrum circaeae; Trochila ilicina; Exidia nucleata; Crocicreas cyathoideum; Hemimycena tortuosa; Inocybe melliolens and Phragmidium violaceum.
 
1st September 2019 - Parrs Wood Environmental Centre, Didsbury, G. Manchester - A wander a round a local patch, 22 fungi seen:- Puccinia menthae; Trochila ilicina; Skeletocutis amorpha; Postia stiptica; Postia caesia; Tricholomopsis rutilans; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Hypholoma fasciculare; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Claviceps purpurea; Rhytisma acerinum; Stereum hirsutum; Albugo candida; Erysiphe heraclei; Puccinia malvacaerum; Gymnosporangium sabinae; Paxillus involutus; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Ganoderma australe; Marasmius rotula; Scleroderma citrinum and Cyathus striatus.
 
30th August 2019 - River Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - Some new woodchip was checked, the first coloniser was Agrocybe rivulosa of course.
 
28th August 2019 - Dunham Massey, Cheshire - Tea and cake again, well it is my birthday - a short stroll was taken and a few fungi were seen:- Trametes gibbosa; Trametes versicolor; Stereum hirsutum; Scleroderma citrinum; Nectria cinnabarina; Calocera cornea; Schizopora paradoxa; Coniophora puteana; Hypholoma fasciculare; Lactarius quercus; Stereum gausapatum; Amanita rubescens; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Marasmius rotula; Ganoderma australe; Scleroderma areolatum; Rhytisma acerinum; Macrolepiota procera; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Laetiporus sulphureus; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Schizophyllum commune; Vuilleminia comedens; Rhopographus filicinus; Gymnopus peronatus; Russula atropurpurea; Russula parazurea; Russula velonovskyi and Russula amoenolens
 
26th August 2019 - Oswestry, Shropshire - Tea and cake at a friends house, a new fungus for us was seen in the garden, Chlorophyllum brunneum - bonus.
 
26th August 2019 - Ifton Meadows LNR, Shropshire - A walk with a good friend and back to his for tea and cake afterwards whilst sat in the glorious sun. The list was far from large but we did see a few quality species. The 39 species noted were:- Daldinia concentrica; Claviceps purpurea; Pluteus cervinus; Phragmidium violaceum; Pluteus chrysophaeus; Scleroderma areolatum; Pucciniastrum circaeae; Thelephora terrestris; Hypoxylon fuscum; Amanita fulva; Peniophora quercina; Laccaria laccata; Melampsoridium betulinum; Leccinum versipelle; Stereum hirsutum; Boletus edulis; Leccinum scabrum; Hypoxylon petriniae; Rhopographus filicinus; Schizopora paradoxa; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Scleroderma citrinum; Taphrina alni; Lacrymaria lacrymabunda; Polyporus tuberaster; Marasmius rotula; Trichoderma viride; Amanita rubescens; Puccinia glechomatis; Erysiphe heraclei; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma; Puccinia veronicae; Trochila ilicina; Rhytisma acerinum; Botryobasidium aureum; Puccinia arenariae; Ganoderma resinaceum; Russula atropurpurea; and Lepiota oreadiformis.
 
23rd August 2019 - St John's Church, Heaton Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - The first Deceiver's (Laccaria laccata) of the year were seen but nowt else.
 
18th August 2019 - Fernilee Reservoir, Derbyshire - 3 of us set of on the prowl for fungi, the end total (after microscopy of course) was 76 species, these were:- Dialonectria episphaeria; Cistella fugiens; Xerocomus ferrugineus; Lactarius piperatus; Agaricus arvensis; Xerocomellus pruinatus; Crepidotus variabilis; Leptosphaeria doliolum; Polyporus durus; Psathyrella pseudogracilis; Cantharellus cibarius; Boletus edulis; Suillus grevellei; Ganoderma australe; Rhytisma acerinum; Gymnopus confluens; Neoboletus luridiformis; Gymnopus dryophila; Trochila ilicina; Phacidium multivalve; Scleroderma citrinum; Stereum hirsutum; Amanita rubescens; Trametes versicolor; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Rickenella fibula; Scleroderma areolatum; Russula cyanoxantha; Gymnopus peronatus; Imleria badia; Fomitopsis betulina; Leccinum scabrum; Taphrina betulina; Paxillus involutus; Russula claroflava; Hypholoma fasciculare; Amanita fulva; Diatrype stigma; Megacollybia platyphylla; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Stereum rugosum; Calocera pallido-spathulata; Mycena sanguinolenta; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Amanita crocea; Vuilleminia comedens; Calocera viscosa; Heterobasidion annosum; Dacrymyces stillatus; Trichaptum abietinum; Skeletocutis amorpha; Xylaria hypoxylon; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Tylopilus felleus; Kuehneromyces mutabilis; Neobulgaria pura; Coprinellus micaceus; Cudoniella acicularis; Belonidium sulphureum; Claviceps purpurea; Xylaria longipes; Postia subcaesia; Chalciporus piperatus; Hypoxylon fuscum; Crepidotus autochthonus; Clavulinopsis fusiformis; Marasmius vaillantii; Mycena olida; Panaeolus acuminatus; Russula velenovskyi; c/f Inocybe sororia; Inocybe praetervisa; Lactarius camphoratus and the myxo Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa.
 
15th August 2019 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, Cheshire - The local churchyard came up with a trio of species, with Russulas farinipes; Russulas amoenolens; Russula parazurea and Rickenella fibula all appreciated.
 
12th August 2019 - Fletcher Moss, G. Manchester - A wander with my mate Ant, very few fungi recorded but Collybia confluens was new for the year and 4 figure totals of Lacrymaria lacrymabunda was a winderful sight. Lepiota cristata and Russula sororia were both growing beneath some Silver Birch and that was it. Kuehneromyces mutabilis was found in a good clump, also on a Birch log. Parasola plicatilis was added later.
 
11th August 2019 - Ainsdale Sands, Lancashire - Looking for flowers, Taphrina alni; Marasmius oreades and Psathyrella amophila were the few fungi noted.
 
11th August 2019 - Mere Sands Wood, Lancashire - We need to get back in the shrooming groove and so had a pootle around this favoured reserve and clocked up a list of 67 species, these were:- Crepidotus cesatii; Tremella aurantia; Russula amoenolens; Russula cyanoxantha; Clitocybe gibba; Auricularia auricula-judae; Amanita rubescens; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Erysiphe heraclei; Crepidotus mollis; Mycena galopus; Lepiota cristata; Trichaptum abietinum; Sphaeropsis sapinea; Puccinia circaeae; Dacrymyces stillatus; Vuilleminia comedens; Puccinia poarum; Claviceps purpurea; Schizopora paradoxa; Tricholomopsis rutilans; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Hypoxylon fuscum; Hypoxylon howeanum; Diatrype stigma; Bjerkandera adusta; Tremella foliacea; Trametes gibbosa; Exidia nucleata; Melampsoridium betulinum; Xylaria longipes; Pleurotus ostreatus; Hyphodontia sambuci; Ganoderma australe; Rhytisma acerinum; Rhopographus filicinus; Phallus impudicus; Fomes fomentarius; Hypocrea pulvinata; Scleroderma areolatum; Fomitopsis betulina; Taphrina betulina; Mycena tenerrima; Tricholoma fulvum; Marasmius rotula; Chondrostereum purpureum; Polyporus leptocephalus; Hypholoma fasciculare; Scleroderma citrinum; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Amanita fulva; Rickenella fibula; Nectria cinnabarina; Schizophyllum commune; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Bovista plumbea; Datronia mollis; Puccinia menthae; Calocera cornea; Daldinia concentrica; Polyporus squamosus; Bolbitius titubans; Stereum hirsutum; Trametes versicolor; Mycena amicta and Annulohypoxylon multiforme.
 
8th August 2019 - River Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - Hygrocybe conica; Laetiporus sulphureus; Amanita rubescens; Hypomyces chrysospermus and Russula amoenolens were seen whilst pootling in my break.
 
5th August 2019 - River Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - Whilst leading a bug and bloom hunt I threw a few fungi in the mix, these were:- Puccinia poarum; Scleroderma areolatum; Rhytisma acerinum; Tarzetta catinus; Inocybe dulcamara and Claviceps purpurea.
 
3rd August 2019 - Dalton Bank NR, West Yorkshire - Still looking and bugs, birds and blooms we did note a few fungi, these were:- Scleroderma verrucosum; Calocera pallido-spathulata; Stereum sanguinolentum; Stereum hirsutum; Fomitopsis betulina; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Bovista plumbea; Scleroderma citrinum; Amanita rubescens; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Phallus impudicus; Phacidium multivalve; Trochila ilicina; Russula ochroleuca; Marasmius oreades; Xylaria longipes and the myxo Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa.
 
30th July 2019 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, Cheshire - The time has arrived for me to start prowling in my dinner break and looking for fungi. Today I found two, at the side of a wall was a lone Agaricus arvensis, in thick litter beneath a patch of Nettles was a small gathering of Lepiota lilacea - very nice and the lengthy microscopy all helps me get tuned back in (in a small way at least).
 
21st July 2019 - Gatley Carrs, Stockport, Cheshire - Golovinomyces sordidus; Erysiphe heraclei and Uromyces geranii were the only fungi seen.
 
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.