News from within and outside the area.
22nd January 2021 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Puccinia veronicae was still showing well on the leaves of Wood Speedwell.
17th January 2021 - Cheadle Hulme Golf Club, Stockport, G. Manchester - It was nice to see Trametes versicolor and Trametes hirusta and see the difference in the field and then confirm with microscopy later on. Plagiostoma inclinatum was also later identified on the scope.
17th January 2021 - Brookfields Park, Stockport, G. Manchester - Only 1 new fungus for the year, Sphaeropsis sapinea.
16th January 2021 - Cringle Park, Levenshulme, G. Manchester - After dropping the Mother-in-Laws' shopping off me and the missus had a quick walk around this local park. Mycena galericulata; Sarcomyxa serotina; Flammulina velutipes; Ascocoryne sarcoides; Crepidotus mollis and Stereum rugosum were a few fungi seen on a very chilly pootle. Marchandiomyces aurantiacus was seen on a lichen still to be identified.
15th January 2021 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - Arrhenia rickenii and Geoglossum fallax were 2 new fungi for the year.
15th January 2021 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Leptosphaeria purpurea was seen today on Willowherb stems.

14th January 2021 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - A few fungi seen were Stictis stellata; Daldinia fissa; Clavulina rugosa and Lachnum apala. After consultation with Asco-Man Peter Thompson Valsa cypri and Propolis farinosa were added to the small tally as well as the 5th British record of Didymella macrospora.

12th January 2021 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - 2 more fungi for the year list, Cordyceps militaris and some stonking Otidea onotica.
11th January 2021 - Abney Hall, Stockport, G. Manchester - Walking through this area and pushing the bike so as to avoid a full on mud-splattering. I noted a few micro fungi and duly examined along with a couple of Oysterlings, the result was:- Crepidotus versutus; Crepidotus cesatii; Stictis stellata; Trichopezizella nidulus and Lachnella alboviolascens. I also ID'd Mensularia radiata and Clavulinopsis corniculata.
11th January 2021 - Cheadle Heath - Parrs Wood, Stockport, G. Manchester - Continuing my cycle jourmney and a gathering of Cyathus striatus were now looking old but a few were still holding their eggs.
11th January 2021 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Cycling along and Hypocrea pulvinata was in good condition on an old Birch Polypore I discarded last year.
10th January 2021 - Gatley Carrs, Stockport, G. Manchester - A walk with with missus from the front door to this Nature Reserve and back again. A few fungi noted were:- Macroconia leptosphaeriae; Leptosphaera doliolum; Crepidotus cesatii; Dendryphion comosum; Phragmocephala atra; Calycina herbarum; Crocicreas cyathoideum; Datronia mollis; Phloeomana speirea; Hymenochaete rubiginosa; Geastrum triplex and Stereum subtomentosum.
10th January 2021 - Cheadle Heath, Stockport, G. Manchester - Pleurotus ostreatus was seen for the first time this year as well as Puccinia lagenophorae.

9th January 2021 - Gorton Reservoirs, Reddish, G. Manchester - A birding walk but a handful of fungi seen, these being:- Peniophora quercina; Tremella mesenterica; Exidia glandulosa; Stereum subtomentosum; Phlebia radiata; Daldinia concentrica; Leptosphaera acuta; Crepidotus cesatii; Phragmocephala atra;and Auricularia mesenterica.

8th January 2021 - Alexander Park, Stockport, G. Manchester - A short walk with the missus, a few new fungi for the year were:- Coleroa robertiani; Trochila ilicina; Phacidium multivalve; Uromyces muscari and Albugo candida.
7th January 2021 - Bramhall Park, Stockport, G. Manchester - An early morning cycle and mucky again. Only a few fungi were spied as I had my eye on my feathered friends. What I did see though was:- Tremella foliacea; Stereum subtomentosum; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Hypholoma fasciculare; Xylaria longipes; Fomitopsis betulina and Hypoxylon fragiforme.
6th January 2021 - Bruntwood Park, Stockport, G. Manchester - A look at the local birds, it was frozen and fungi were not playing ball. New for the year though were the common Vulleminia comedens; Seifertia azalea and Cylindrobasidium laeve.
5th January 2021 - Fletcher Moss, Didsbury, G. Manchester - Another bike ride and another mud covered outcome. The few fungi noted were:- Macroconia leptosphaeriae; Leptosphaeria doliolum; Trichaptum abietinum; Heterobasidion annosum; Xylaria carpophila; Kuehneromyces mutabilis; Mycena tenerrima; Ganoderma australe; Diaporthe samaricola; Phoma samararum; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma and Hypoxylon petriniae.
4th January 2021 - Sale WP, G. Manchester - A few new fungi for the year and the odd fave were:- Sarcoscypha austriaca; Rosellinia mammiformis; Phellinus ingniarius; Datronmia mollis; Trametes gibbosa; Coprinellus micaceus; Crepidotus mollis; Sarcomyxa serotina; Calloria neglecta; Polyporus leptocephalus; Kuehneromyces mutabilis; Phloeomana speirea; Mycena meliigena; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Pluteus romellii; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Ascocoryne cylichnium; Crepidotus cesatii; Bisporella sulfurina; Mycena arcangeliana and Scutellinia crinita.

3rd January 2021 - Elton Reservoir, Bury, G. Manchester - A few fungi were seen on a birding wander, these were:- Flammulina velutipes; Hypholoma fasciculare; Bovista nigrescens; Mycena galericulata; Milesina murariae; Hyphodontia sambuci; Phragmidium violaceum; Mycena filopes; Galerina vittiformis; Dacrymyces stillatus; Illosporiopsis christiansenii; Crepidotus cesatii and Xanthoriicola physciae.

2nd January 2021 - Cheadle Heath - River Mersey - Abney Hall, Stockport, G. Manchester - A circular walk to stretch the legs, we saw a few new fungi for the year:- Psathyrella multipedata; Cuphophyllus virgineus; Laccaria laccata; Daldinia concentrica; Ganoderma australe; Coprinellus micaceus; Bjerkandera adusta; Chondrostereum purpureum and Hypholoma fasciculare.
1st January 2021 - Astley and Chat Mosses, Irlam, G. Manchester - A birding walk but the chance was taken to jot down the first few fungal sightings of the year. The small list was made up of:- Polyporus leptocephalus; Agaricus sylvaticus; Crepidotus cesatii; Trametes versicolor; Rhytisma acerinum; Xylaria carpophila; Scleroderma citrinum; Flammulina velutipes; Tremella foliacea; Phlebia radiata; Nectria cinnabarina; Exidia nucleata; Xylaria hypoxylon; Stereum hirsutum; Clitocybe fragrans; Auricularia auricula-judae; Taphrina betulina; Claviceps purpurea; Rhopographus filicinus; Fomitopsis betulina and Daedaleopsis confragosa.