FUNGAL SIGHTINGS
 
News from within and outside the area.
 
30th December 2021 - Sale Water Park, G. Manchester - A few fungi on the last walk of the year in piddling rain:- Clitocybe nebularis; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Flammulina elastica; Mensularia radiata; Pleurotus ostreatus and Phloeomana speirea were the ones scribbled down with the microscope needed to confirm a few.
 
25th December 2021 - Poynton Pool, Stockport, Cheshire - Whilst feeding and counting the birds a few fungi were noted:- Dacrymyces stillatus; Exidia nucleata; Nectria cinnabarina; Helvella crispa; Bjerkandera adusta; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Trametes versicolor; Chondrostereum pupureum; Trametes gibbosa; Pholiota squarrosa; Stereum hirsutum; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Xylaria hypoxylon; Ascocoryne cylichnium and Lyocoperdon pyriforme.
 
19th December 2021 - Ainsdale Sands, Lancashire - A pootle through the dunes, a few fungi identified after microscopy were:- Puccinia smyrnii; Tulostoma melanocyclum; Tulostoma brumale; Peniophora quercina; Hyphodontia sambuci; Stereum hirsutum; Byssomerulius corium; Xylaria hypoxylon; Chondrostereum purpureum; Marasmius epiphyllus; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Coniophora puteana; Crepidotus calolepis; Trametes versicolor; Tubaria furfuracea; Hygrocybe conicoides; Tricholoma scalpturatum; Phragmidium bulbosum; Crepidotus cesatii; Omphalina pyxidata; Psathyrella corrugis; Galerina vittiformis; Diatrype bullata; Steccherinum ochraceum; Laccaria pumila and Lepiota erminea.
 
19th December 2021 - Marshside RSPB, Lancashire - Out early and with the mist low birding was almost impossible. We did find a couple of fungi though, these were:- Cuphophyllus virgineus; Mycena olivaceomarginata; Galerina vittiformis; Mycena flavoalba; Claviceps spartinae and Gibberella gordonii.
 

13th December 2021 - Ladybrook Valley Cycleway, Stockport, G. Manchester - Out for a short cycle and walk - I noted a few fungi along a quiet stretch with only a few dog walkers about, the species lifted were:- Arthrinium phaeospermum; Ascocoryne cylichnium; Laptosphaeria acuta; Phloeomana speirea; Stereum rameale; Mycena pseudocorticola; Mycena meliigena; Mycena filopes; Mycena olida; Stereum rugosum; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma; Peniophora quercina; Daldinia concentrica; Trametes versicolor; Exidia nucleata; Xylaria longipes; Bjerkandera adusta; Trametes gibbosa; Calycina herbarum; Belonidium sulphureum; Rhytisma acerinum; Auricularia auricula-judae; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Chondrostereum purpureum; Cylindrobasidium leave; Eichleriella deglubens; Naucoria escharoides; Vuilleminia comedens; Mycena tenerrima; Hypoxylon petriniae; Kretzchmaria deusta; Nectria cinnabarina; Crepidotus luteolus; Crepidotus cesatii; Ascocoryne sarcoides; Stereum gausapatum; Rosellinia mammiformis and Stereum hirsutum.

 

12th December 2021 - Walton Park, Sefton, Merseyside - A walk in fine sunshine, a few fungi were seen:- Lepista sordida; Xylaria hypoxylon; Parasola conopilus; Puccinia lagenophorae; Flammulina velutipes; Bjerkandera adusta; Aleuria aurantia; Rhytisma acerinum; Tubaria furfuracea; Pleurotus ostreatus; Exidia nucleata; Auricularia auricula-judae; Oidium euonymi-japonici; Hypholoma fasciculare; Leptosphaeria doliolum; Geastrum triplex; Ramaria stricta; Lepiota castanea; Trochila ilicina and Scizhophyllum commune.

 

9th December 2021 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - The local colonies of Clavulina rugosa and Lactarius fulvissimus were looking better than ever and nearby I spied a fine tier tumble of Bjerkandera adusta with some Exidia nucleata on the same wood.

Trochila laurocerasi was also noted today.

 
2nd December 2021 - Glenbranter, Argyll and Bute - Only a few fungi were noted as the noggins were set to the floor and a good march was had. Fomes fomentarius; Trametes versicolor; Tubaria furfuracea; Sarcomyxa serotina; Pleurotus ostreatus; Kuehneromyces mutabilis; Hydnum repandum; Fomitopsis betulina; Gloeophyllum sepiarium; Ascocoryne cylichnium; Aleuria aurantia and Phaeolus schweinitzii were the few species noted.
 
1st December 2021 - Otter Ferry, Argyll and Bute - A birding walk was given extra interest with a few fungi, these being:- Cuphophyllus pratensis, Mensularia radiata; Lycoperdon perlatum; Clavulina coralloides; Laccaria laccata; Tricholoma ustale; Hydnum repandum; Trametes versicolor; Boletus edulis and Auricularia auricula-judae.
 
30th November 2021 - Bishop's Glen, Argyll and Bute - A fine spot for walking with the rain making sure we kept on the move. A few fungi were picked out, these were:- Hypholoma marginatum; Tubaria furfuracea; Xylaria hypoxylon; Royoporus badius; Clavulina rugosa; Russula ochroleuca; Clavulina cinerea; Ascocoryne cylichnium; Trametes versicolor; Hydnum repandum; Heterobasidion annosum; Craterellus tubaeformis; Cantharellus cibarius; Fomitopsis betulina; Stereum hirsutum; Dacrymyces stillatus; Coprinellus micaceus and Kuehneromyces mutabilis.
 
29th November 2021 - Inlellan, Argyll and Bute - 3 prime examples of Cuphophyllus pratensis were seen whilst doing a touch of birding.
 
29th November 2021 - Holy Loch Nature Reserve, Argyll and Bute - A short pootle at this small reserve. The few fungi seen were:- Lycoperdon pyriforme; Cerioporus leptocephalus; Stereum hirsutum; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Trametes versicolor; Xylaria hypoxylon; Fomitopsos betulina and Peniophora lycii.
 
29th November 2021 - Puck's Glen, Argyll and Bute - An early morning walk with the snow on higher grounds and the waterfalls still flowing lower down. Along the way we spied a few fungi, these were:- Calocera cornea; Dacrymyces stillatus; Inocybe geophylla; Clavulina rugosa; Heterobasidion annosum; Russula ochroleuca; Trichaptum abietinum; Gymnopilus penetrans; Fomitopsis betulina; Trametes versicolor; Fomes fomentarius; Rhopographus filicinus; Claviceps purpurea; Phaeolus schweinitzii; Cordyceps militaris; Hydnum rufescens and Craterellus tubaeformis.
 
28th November 2021 - Ardnadam Bay, Dunoon, Argyll and Bute - A healthy tiering of Gloeophyllum sepiarium was seen to be growing from some decorticated wood.
 
28th November 2021 - Benmore Botanical Gardens, Dunoon, Argyll and Bute - An early morning walk to catch up with some friends, Whilst gasbagging we saw a few fungi defying the snow that had fallen, these were:- Ischnoderma benzoinum; Gliophorus laetus; Clavulina rugosa; Gymnopus confluens; Gymnopilus penetrans; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma; Xylaria hypoxylon; Clavulina cinerea; Laccaria laccata; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Hypholoma fasciculare; Mycena galericulata; Hydnum repandum; Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca; Laccaria amethystea; Mycena galopus; Inocybe geophylla and Fomes fomentarius.
 
27th November 2021 - Dunoon to Inlellan Coastal Walk, Argyll and Bute - a birding walk that got the legs whirring. 4 fungi species were seen along the way, these were:- Cystoderma amianthinum; Laccaria laccata; Trametes versicolor and Aleuria aurantia.
 
26th November 2021 - Fletcher Moss, Didsbury, G. Manchester - A bike ride to stretch the aching carcass. I found a few Silver Birch trees and checked some old wood, the list comprised of:- Tremella mesenterica; Ascocoryne sarcoides; Trametes versicolor; Mycena tenerrima; Datronia mollis; Chondrostereum purpureum; Sarcomyxa serotina; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Fomitopsis betulina; Stereum gausapatum; Exidia nucleata and Stereum hirsutum. Growing nearby were a few clumps of Lyophyllum decastes too.
 
25th November 2020 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - A couple of specimens of Coprinus comatus were nearly done and a troop of Clavulina rugosa, in a different garden, were defying the cold.
 

20th November 2021 - Woodbank Park, Stockport, G. Manchester - The final fungal foray I had to lead this year and this time for the fine folk of The Kindling Trust and a good blend of keen members of the public. 2 hours was the running time, the end result (after a touch of microscopy was 61 species, which were:- Lycoperdon pyriforme; Mycena haematopus; Trametes gibbosa; Tubaria furfuracea; Bjerkandera adusta; Coprinellus micaceus; Xylaria hypoxylon; Daldinia concentrica; Hypholoma fasciculare; Rhytisma acerinum; Rhizomarasmius setosus; Auricularia mesenterica; Lepiota cristata; Pluteus cervinus; Trametes versicolor; Exidia nucleata; Laccaria amethystea; Auricularia auricula-judae; Calocera cornea; Lepista nuda; Helvella crispa; Stereum hirsutum; Byssomerulius corium; Mycena olida; Xylaria longipes; Hyphodontia sambuci; Phlebia tremellosa; Chondrostereum purpureum; Pleurotus ostreatus; Pluteus salicinus; Russula ochroleuca; Phlebia radiata; Lepista sordida; Coprinopsis atramentaria; Lyophyllum decastes; Fomitopsis betulina; Botryobasidium aureum; Psathyrella candolleana; Torula herbarum; Calyptella capula; Lactarius blennius; Pholiota gummosa; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Gymnopus confluens; Phacidium multivalve; Ganoderma applanatum; Bulgaria inquinans; Tricholoma ustale; Tricholoma sulphureum; Mycena arcangeliana; Crepidotus luteolus; Laccaria laccata; Abortiporus biennis; Armillaria gallica; Inocybe geophylla; Stereum rugosum; Ascocoryne cylichnium; Inocybe cincinnata var. cincinnata; Puccinia kusanoi; Peniophora quercina and the myxo Tubifera ferruginosa.

 
19th November 2021 - Etherow CP, Stockport, G. Manchester - The final walk of the year with the carers from work, we ambled along in clement weather, enjoyed one another's company and had tea and cake to finish.  We also saw a few shrooms, these were:- Cortinarius alboviolaceus; Laccaria amethystea; Amanita rubescens; Hypholoma fasciculare; Clitocybe nebularis; Kuehneromyces mutabilis; Leotia lubrica; Bjerkandera adusta; Coniophora puteana; Stereum hirsutum; Hyphodontia sambuci; Auricularia auricula-judae; Dacrymyces stillatus; Armillaria mellea; Mycena inclinata; Mycena tenerrima; Belonidium sulphureum; Fomitopsis betulina; Stereum gausapatum; Mycena galopus; Lactarius torminosus; Calocera cornea; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Tricholoma fulvum; Tricholoma scalpturatum; Trametes versicolor; Chondrostereum purpureum; Macrotyphula juncea; Crepidotus mollis; Crepidotus cesatii; Leptosphaeria doliolum; Coprinopsis mitraespora; Crepidotus luteolus; Inocybe cincinnata var.major; Roridomyces roridus and Xyalria hypoxylon.
 
18th November 2021 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - I needed to stretch my back and get away from the work desk, I had a roam around a different area and found the following fungi:- Lactarius turpis; Lactarius blennius; Lactarius tabidus; Amanita rubescens; Amanita muscaria; Tubaria furfuracea; Russula betularum; Paxillus involutus; Pholiota squarrosa; Russula fellea; Coprinellus disseminatus; Lactarius fulvissimus; Pluteus romellii and Xylaria hypoxylon.
 
17th November 2021 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - Beneath a couple of Beech trees I noted today a good swathe of Clavulina rugosa; several examples of Lactarius fulvissimus and a few Lactarius blennius.
 
15th November 2021 - Brookfields Park, Stockport, G. Manchester - A short cycle ride and a 2 hour mooch, the result being (after microscopy), 67 species. The list comprised of:- Lactarius blennius; Inocybe duriuscula; Clitocybe metachroa; Hygrocybe ceracea; Arrhenia retiruga; Clavulinopsis helvola; Crepidotus luteolus; Mycena olivaceomarginata; Calycina herbarum; Leptosphaeria doliolum; Phragmocephala atra; Ascocoryne sarcoides; Parasola plicatilis; Phragmidium rubi-idaei; Phragmidium violaceum; Typhula gyrans; Erysiphe heraclei; Inocybe geophylla; Tricholoma terreum; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Lepista flaccida; Gymnopus peronatus; Hypholoma fasciculare; Pleurotus ostreatus; Phlebia radiata; Stereum rugosum; Puccinia aegopodii; Mycena arcangeliana; Mycena pseudocorticola; Nectria galligena; Mycena tenerrima; Belonidium sulphureum; Mycena galopus; Auricularia auricula-judae; Nectria cinnabarina; Daldinia concentrica; Diatrype stigma; Phloeomana speirea; Neobulgaria pura; Stereum hirsutum; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Exidia nucleata; Mycena pura; Tricholoma scalpturatum; Calocera cornea; Rhodocollybia butyracea; Clitocybe geotropa; Trametes versicolor; Crepidotus mollis; Bjerkandera adusta; Chondrostereum purpureum; Stereum rameale; Lepista sordida; Xylaria hypoxylon; Puccinia lagenophorae; Russula sanguinea; Lactarius deterrimus; Rhytisma acerinum; Tubaria furfuracea; Cuphophyllus virgineus; Sphaeropsis sapinea; Lepista nuda; Ganoderma australe; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Russula cyanoxantha and Rhizomarasmius setosus.
 
13th November 2021 - Woodbank Park, Stockport, G. Manchester - 2 short walks led today, the end result being 82 species tallied up. The list comprised of:- Armillaria gallica; Trametes gibbosa; Bjerkandera adusta; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Rhytisma acerinum; Russula fellea; Datronia mollis; Byssomerulius corium; Rhizomarasmius setosus; Amanita muscaria; Plicatura crispa; Trametes versicolor; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Flammulina velutipes; Chondrostereum purpureum; Stereum hirsutum; Mycena pseudocorticola; Entoloma rhodopolium; Belonidium sulphureum; Nectria cinnabarina; Hyphodontia sambuci; Phloeomana speirea; Polyporus squamosus; Pleurotus ostreatus; Hypholoma fasciculare; Daldinia concentrica; Xylaria hypoxylon; Lepiota cristata; Mycena galopus; Schizopora paradoxa; Russula ochroleuca; Mycena galericulata; Auricularia mesenterica; Auricularia auricula-judae; Lacrymaria lacrymabunda; Botryobasidium aureum; Mycena haematopus; Stereum rugosum; Ganoderma australe; Abortiporus biennis; Stereum subtomentosum; Exidia glandulosa; Exidia nucleata; Tricholoma ustale; Laccaria amethystea; Laccaria laccata; Russula nobilis; Rhodocollybia butyracea; Inocybe geophylla; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Mycena capillares; Mycena arcangeliana; Stereum gausapatum; Peniophora quercina; Amanita excelsa var. spissa; Mycena olida; Coprinellus micaceus; Schizophyllum commune; Pucciniastrum epilobii; Puccinia lagenophorae; Melampsoridium betulinum; Lactarius pyrogalus; Lactarius quietus; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Pluteus umbrosus; Xylaria longipes; Russula fragilis; Lactarius tabidus; Phlebia tremellosa; Russula betularum; Dacrymyces stillatus; Ascocoryne cylichnium; Phragmidium violaceum; Puccinia kusanoi; Torula herbarum; Mycena flavescens; Rosellinia mammiformis; Hymenoscyphus rokebyensis; Lactarius fulvissimus; Panaeolus fimicola; Crepidotus cesatii and the myxo Lycogala epidendrum.
 
11th November 2021 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - A new addition to a local churchyard was Inocybe geophylla var. lilacina, this one growing with a Silver Birch.  Just down the road were a few specimens of Arrhenia retiruga and a single Amanita muscaria growing outside the local Co-Op. Some rather flaccid Aleuria aurantiaca were lovely and the old Hawthorn trunk outside my place of work was now sporting a few clusters of Mycena galericulata. Some Nettle stems held Leptosphaeria doliolum and Periconia byssoides, a Sycamore tree bore a cluster of Mycena olida on its mossy bark and Clavaria acuta was on a mossy lawn.
 
11th November 2021 - Heaton Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - The fungi were still saying 'hello' as I walked to work - a new specimen of Coprinus comatus, a fresh troop on Inocybe geophylla and a couple on Amanita muscaria were fine sights.
 
10th November 2021 - Alexandra Park, Stockport, G. Manchester - The brakes on the bike needed attention so after visiting the bicycle shop I walked home via this local park. Fungi seen were:- Hypholoma fasciculare; Armillaria mellea; Rhytisma acerinum; Naucoria escharioides; Exidia nucleata; Xylaria hypoxylon; Meripilus giganteus; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Clitocybe nebularis; Phacidium multivalve; Laccaria laccata; Pholiota squarrosa; Ganoderma australe; Mycena arcangeliana; Rhizomarasmius setosus; Coniophora puteana; Daldinia concentrica; Trametes gibbosa; Auricularia auricula-judae; Eichleriella deglubens and Bjerkandera adusta.
 
9th November 2021 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - The Hawthorn tree that was dying and felled last year has a lovely clump of Hypholoma fasciculare digesting the base of the remaining trunk. Nearby a specimen od Coprinus comatus was bursting through the edge of a pavement and a brick wall.
 
7th November 2021 - Ainsdale NE, Lancashire - Me and the missus met up with 3 friends, had a good yomp and finished with a chippy tea as the sun went down. The list after much microscopy was 128 species, these were:- Scutellinia crinita; Heterobasidion annosum; Gymnopilus penetrans; Hypholoma fasciculare; Rhytisma acerinum; Coprinus comatus; Armillaria gallica; Pluteus cervinus; Exidia nucleata; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Rhodocollybia butyracea; Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca; Russula sanguinea; Russula ochroleuca; Coniophora puteana; Trichaptum abietinum; Auricularia auricula-judae; Mycena galopus; Amanita vaginata; Crepidotus mollis var. calolepis; Pucciniastrum epilobii; Melampsoridium betulinum; Clavulina coralloides; Xylaria hypoxylon; Paxillus involutus; Lactarius tabidus; Laccaria laccata; Rhizomarasmius setosus; Typhula erythropus; Clavulina cinerea; Lactarius pubescens; Tubaria furfuracea; Cortinarius hemitrichus; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Kuehneromyces mutabilis; Peniophora quercina; Chondrostereum purpureum; Nectria cinnabarina; Xylaria longipes; Clitocybe nebularis; Clitocybe phyllophila; Melanophyllum haematospermum; Lepista flaccida; Fomitopsis betulinus; Hypocrea pulvinata; Amanita ceciliae; Amanita muscaria; Helvella elastica; Clitocybe fragrans; Lycoperdon perlatum; Laccaria amethystea; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Russula fragilis; Lactarius quietus; Cordyceps ophioglossoides; Elaphomyces granulatus; Cystoderma amianthinum; Vuilleminia comedens; Mivcrosphaeria alphitoides; Amanita rubescens; Boletus edulis; Neottiella rutilans; Lepista nuda; Cuphophyllus virgineus; Hygrocybe conica; Otidea bufonia; Gliophorus psittacina; Ampulloclitocybe clavipes; Mycena galericulata; Puccinia menthae; Russula sardonia; Lactarius deliciosus; Russula caerulea; Tricholoma scalpturatum; Geastrum triplex; Gymnopilus confluens; Stereum hirsutum; Podosphaera epilobii; Russula betularum; Amanita citrina; Sphaeropsis sapinea; Leccinum scabrum; Mycena pura; Rickenella fibula; Lactarius glyciosmus; Collybia cookei; Armillaria mellea; Trametes versicolor; Phlebia tremellosa; Agaricus arvensis; Skeletocutis amorpha; Laccaria proxima; Lactarius vietus; Lactarius turpis; Rhopographus filicinus; Imleria badia; Claviceps purpurea; Gloeoephyllum sepiarium; Lachnum apalum; Crepidotus luteolus; Mycena flavescens; Bisporella sulfurina; Coprinellus micaceus; Clavulinopsis luteoalba; Lactarius hepaticus; Tremella mesenterica; Lepiota boudieri; Hypholoma dispersum; Phragmidium violaceum; Parasola leiocephala; Ascocoryne cylichnium; Galerina clavata; Hymenoscyphus caudatus; Mycena flavoalba; Hemimycena tortuosa; Flammulina velutipes; Tricholoma stiparophyllum; Lycoperdon lividum; Melanoleuca polioleuca; Inocybe sindonia; Hygrocybe ceracea; Peziza badia; Stereopsis reidii; Cheilymenia fimicola; Panaeolus acuminatus; Lepiota erminea; Russula velenovskyi and the myxo Lycogala epidendrum.
 
5th November 2021 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - I was showing a carer from work the waxcaps on the lawn outside my place of work, the usual suspects were there and Gloioxanthomyces vitellinus was back on show, I thought it had gone AWOL this year.
 
4th November 2021 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - another short dinner break, on the roaming today I noted:- Cystoderma amianthinum; Gliophorus psittacina; Erysiphe urticae and Rhizomarasmius setosus.
 
3rd November 2021 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - a short dinnertime break to stretch the shanks, Clavulina cinerea; Clavulina rugosa; Amanita rubescens and Tricholoma scalturatum were the only fungi seen, but all were appreciated.
 
2nd November 2021 - Stockport, G. Manchester - After work I wandered home and down the river saw Crepidotus mollis var. calolepis; Puccinia lapsanae and Pterula caricis-pendulae.
 
1st November 2021 - Stockport, G. Manchester - A trip into town, a roundabout with a Silver Birch tree and 3 examples of Amanita muscaria - nice.
 
31st October 2021 - Abney Hall, Stockport, G. Manchester - A 10, 000 step walk with the missus, we weren't hanging around as there was lots to do on a designated 'catch-up' day. The few species seen were:- Chondrostereum purpureuim; Auricularia auricula-judae; Clitocybe nebularis; Hypholoma fasciculare; Pluteus cervinus; Armillaria gallica; Afaricus sylvaticus; Mycena pseudocorticola; Mycena meliigena and Pholiota squarrosa.
 

30th October 2021 - Coombes Valley RSPB, Staffordshire - Another sold out walk with an extra two on top. The rain abated and left us with sun and many autumnal colours. We pootled for 3 hours and I even sold 3 Nettle Books. The end list (after microscopy) was 104 species, these were:- Exidia nucleata; Bisporella sulfurina; Mycena acicula; Mycena polygramma; Mycena galericulata; Mycena arcangeliana; Mycena meliigena; Mycena filopes; Mycena galopus; Mycena inclinata; Mycena capillares; Mycena pura; Mycena vitilis; Mycena bulbosa; Mycena pseudocorticola; Mycena pterigena; Roridomyces roridus; Mycena flavoalba; Phloeomana speirea; Typhula quisquilliaris; Rhopographus filicinus; Crepidotus mollis; Laccaria laccata; Claviceps purpurea; Stereum hirsutum; Pluteus cervinus; Porphyrellus porphyrosporus; Gliophorus irrigatus; Laccaria amethystea; Daldinia concentrica; Lepista flaccida; Armillaria ostoyae; Polyporus leptocephalus; Cystoderma amianthinum; Chondrostereum purpureum; Gliophorus psittacinus; Clitopilus prunulus; Imleria badia; Lactarius tabidus; Fomitopsis betulinus; Fomes fomentarius; Leccinum versipelle; Stereum gausapatum; Stereum rugosum; Phallus impudicus; Calocera cornea; Scleroderma citrinum; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Tremella foliacea; Clavulina rugosa; Coprinopsis atramentaria; Coprinellus micaceus; Cudoniella acicularis; Vuilleminia comedens; Kuehneromyces mutabilis; Rhizomarasmius setosus; Calyptella capula; Stictis stellata; Rhytisma acerinum; Xylaria hypoxylon; Entoloma rhodopolium; Melampsoridium betulinum; Dacrymyces stillatus; Amanita muscaria; Paxillus involutus; Tubaria furfuracea; Nectria cinnabarina; Hypoxylon fuscum; Hyphodontia sambuci; Hypholoma fasciculare; Clitocybe gibba; Helvella crispa; Stropharia semiglobata; Trochila ilicina; Phacidium multivalve; Gymnopus dryophila; Rhodocollybia butyracea; Belonidium sulphureum; Melampsora hypericorum; Peniophora quercina; Hygrocybe reidii; Cuphophyllus pratensis; Clavulinopsis helvola; Parasola plicatilis; Leptosphaeria doliolum; Hygrocybe insipida; Phragmocephala atra; Nectria leptosphaeria; Calycellina populina; Crepidotus cesatii; Galerina vittiformis; Stropharia melanosperma; Lachnum apalum; Panellus stipticus; Clavulinopsis corniculata; Crepidotus luteolus; Phragmidium violaceum; Hygrocybe chlorophana; Clitocybe nebularis; Russula cyanoxantha var. peltereaui; Clitocybe metachroa; Leptostroma juncacearum; Cheilymenia granulata and Lactarius fulvissimus.

 
29th October 2021 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - My work mates back was playing up so I invited her to join me on a quick dinnertime wander.  We marched along and saw a few fungi with two specimens of Amanita muscaria; a nice gathering of Hygrocybe conica; a gathering of Cuphophyllus virgineus; some reliable old Gliophorus laetus, an army of Geoglossum fallax, a struggling Coprinus comatus and some fresh Bjerkandera adusta the best.
 
26th October 2021 - Parrs Wood Environmental Centre, Didsbury, G. Manchester - A walk with the young un's from work, pootling, making a video and having fun. Kit at the centre was as wonderful as ever, we had two young volunteers who were brilliant and all in all a good trip was had, we even saw a few fungi:- Lactarius pyrogalus; Rickenella fibula; Hypholoma fasciculare; Chlorophyllum rachodes; Lepista flaccida; Skeletocutis amorpha; Paxillus involutus; Lycoperdon excipuliforme; Nectria cinnabarina; Laccaria laccata; Phlebia tremellosa; Pucciniastrum epilobii; Crepidotus mollis; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Agaricus arvensis; Xylaria hypoxylon and Inocybe geophylla.
 
26th October 2021 - River Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - Tricholoma populinum was back in its usual spot growing with, of course, Populus.
 
26th October 2021 - Tatton Park, Cheshire - A short walk with the carers from work in mild weather. We had a look in a certain area that I was close to the cafe and came up with the following 55 fungal treats:- Tricholoma fulvum; Lactarius pubescens; Clitocybe nebularis; Leratiomyces ceres; Erysiphe urticae; Laccaria laccata; Clitocybe fragrans; Amanita rubescens; Hypholoma fasciculare; Cuphophyllus virgineus; Oudemansiella mucida; Pluteus cervinus; Mycena inclinata; Kretzschmaria deusta; Laccaria amethystea; Mycena arcangeliana; Macrolepiota procera; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Rickenella fibula; Rickenella swartzii; Xylaria hypoxylon; Ganoderma australe; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Trametes versicolor; Bjerkandera adusta; Stereum hirsutum; Stereum subtomentosum; Calocera cornea; Armillaria gallica; Meripilus giganteus; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Psilocybe cyanescens; Chondrostereum purpureum; Trametes gibbosa; Tubaria furfuracea; Polyporus brumalis; Mycena tenerrima; Abortiporus biennis; Nectria cinnabarina; Coprinellus micaceus; Coprinopsis atramentaria; Leccinum scabrum; Russula fragilis; Sphaeropsis sapinea; Pleurotus ostreatus; Postia subcaesia; Rhizomarasmius setosus; Rhodocollybia butyracea; Imleria badia; Pluteus plautus; Lachnum apalum; Lepiota echinella; Clavulinopsis helvola; Gymnopus fagiphilus and Rhytisma acerinum.
 

24th October 2021 - Crosby Marina, Merseyside - A pre-footy walk, fungi seen were:- Stropharia caerulea; Melanoleuca grammopodia; Melanoleuca cinereifolia; Hygrocybe conica; Rhytisma acerinum; Nectria cinnabarina; Inocybe geophylla; Oidium euonymi-japonici; Plasmopara nivea; Albugo candida; Marasmius oreades; Clitocybe rivulosa; Leucoagaricus leucothites; Stropharia coronilla; Erysiphe trifolii; Panaeolus foenisecii and Inocybe cincinnata var. major.

 
23rd October 2021 - Arley Hall, Cheshire - Another 2 walks led, the outcome, 97 species. The list was as follows:- Russula ochroleuca; Chlorophyllum rachodes; Cystoderma amianthinum; Vuilleminia comedens; Rickenella swartzii; Lactarius turpis; Lactarius glyciosmus; Melampsoridium betulinum; Gloioxanthomyces vitellinus; Mycena pura; Gliophorus laetus; Leccinum scabrum; Agaricus arvensis; Cuphophyllus virgineus; Gliophorus irrigatus; Mycena galericulata; Chalciporus piperatus; Amanita excelsa var. spissa; Rhodocollybia butyracea; Trametes versicolor; Lycoperdon perlatum; Coprinellus disseminatus; Inocybe geophylla; Tahrina betulina; Coniophora puteana; Ganoderma australe; Exidia nucleata; Kuehneromyces mutabilis; Auricularia auricula-judae; Hyphodontia sambuci; Trochila ilicina; Rhizomarasmius setosus; Rhytisma acerinum; Stereum hirsutum; Stereum gausapatum; Gliophorus psittacina; Erysiphe heraclei; Hygrocybe insipida; Sawadaea bicornis; Clitocybe fragrans; Lepiota cristata; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Laccaria laccata; Loreleia marchantiae; Boletus edulis; Amanita muscaria; Clitopilus prunulus; Calocera pallido-spathulata; Meripilus giganteus; Hypholoma fasciculare; Mycena inclinata; Mycena olida; Gestrum triplex; Paxillus involutus; Phloeomana speirea; Hypoxylon petriniae; Mycena galericulata; Daldinia concentrica; Xylaria hypoxylon; Cordyceps militaris; Coprinus comatus; Inocybe geophylla var. lilacina; Diaporthe samaricola; Phoma samararum; Phragmidium rubi-idaei; Mycena arcangeliana; Hygrocybe reidii; Lepista nuda; Mycena tenerrima; Scleroderma citrinum; Xylaria longipes; Naucoria escharioides; Inonotus hispidus; Trametes gibbosa; Trametes hirsutum; Chondrostereum purpureum; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Nectria cinnabarina; Gloeophyllum sepiarium;Tricholoma fulvum; Clavulinopsis helvola; Ascocoryne sarcoides; Mycena leptocephala; Mycena aetites; Crepidotus epibryus; Crepidotus cesatii; Echinoderma asperum; Cystolepiota hetieri; Rickenella fibula; Bolbitius titubans; Psilocybe semilanceata; Lepiota castanea; Xerocomellus chrysenteron; Pleurotus ostreatus; Coprinellus micaceus and Agaricus sylvaticus.
 
21st Oct 2021 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - a different route on my dinner break today with the sun on my back and the fresh air bracing the framework.  Paxillus involutus; Amanita muscaria; Lactarius tabidus; Boletus edulis; Russula ochroleuca; Amanita rubescens and Clitopilus prunulus were all under one Silver Birch tree whilst Xylaria hypoxylon was clustered on an unidentified stump, Lacrymaria lacrymabunda burst through a garden lawn, Tubaria furfuracea was growing on a Cherry Tree root and Leccinum scabrum was holding court with another Silver Birch.  These gems make my roamings all the more pleasurable.
22nd October 2021 - Gorsey Bank, Stockport, Cheshire - The local park held a good colony of Mycena aetites; a few Laccaria laccata; several Cortinarius hemitrichus; some Armillaria gallica rising from some buried wood; Trametes gibbosa on an old trunk; some troops of Xylaria longipes on a fallen log and a single example of Inocybe geophylla var. lilacina.
 
20th October 2021 - River Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - I came home from work via a different route and found Inocybe cincinnata var. cincinnata; Paxillus involutus; Helvella crispa; Inocybe geophylla; Lepiota cristata; Coprinellus micaceus and Xylaria hypoxylon.
 
20th October 2021 - Gorsey Bank, Stockport, Cheshire - The final leg of my walk home with Galerina marginata and Psilocybe cyanescens were a joy as always.
 
20th October 2021 - River Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - Continuing my wanderings home and a short stretch down the river produced:- Leccinum versipelle; Puccinia aegopodii; Puccinia lagenophorae; Rickenella fibula; Hygrocybe conica; Auricularia auricula-judae; Coprinus comatus; Lyophyllum decastes; Inocybe sindonia; Paxillus involutus; Lactarius torminosus; Tricholoma scalpturatum; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Amanita muscaria; Cystolepiota hetieri and Mycena galopus were all grand finds.
 
20th October 2021 - Heaton Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - Walking home from work and Lepiota cristata; Coprinus comatus and a growing swathe of Amanita muscaria were nice to see.
 
20th October 2021 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, Cheshire - Around the area where I work and Cuphopjyllus virgineus; Hypholoma fasciculare; Hygrocybe conica and Aleuria aurantia were all seen and appreciated.
 
17th October 2021 - Tatton Park, Cheshire - A fungal day with 1 hours mooching before leading a 3 hour walk for 20+ people and then doing a couple more hours in the field with the good lady and a fellow enthusiast. The day finished with black truffle and porcini pasta and some microscopy. 170 species were named and shamed, these were:- Amanita muscaria; Amanita rubescens; Ampulloclitocybe clavipes; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Armillaria mellea; Ascocoryne sarcoides; Auricularia auricula-judae; Belonidium sulphureum; Biscogniauxia nummularia; Bjerkandera adusta; Bolbitius titubans; Boletus edulis; Bovista nigrescens; Bulgaria inquinans; Calocera cornea; Calocera pallido-spathulata; Calocera viscosa; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma; Chalciporus piperatus; Chlorophyllum rachodes; Clavulina corralloides; Clitocybe fragrans; Clitocybe nebularis; Clitopilus prunulus; Coniophora puteana; Coprinellus domesticus; Coprinellus impatiens; Coprinellus micaceus; Coprinopsis atramentaria; Coprinus comatus; Crepidotus applanatus; Crepidotus cesatii; Crepidotus mollis; Cudoniella acicularis; Cystoderma amianthinum; Cystolepiota seminuda; Dacrymyces stillatus; Daedalea quercina; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Daldinia concentrica; Datronia mollis; Dermoloma cuneifolium; Entoloma poliopus var. discolor; Entoloma rhodopolium; Entoloma serrulatum; Erysiphe urticae; Exidia nucleata; Exidia plana; Fistulina hepatica; Fuligo septica; Galerina vittiformis; Ganoderma applanatum; Ganoderma australe; Golovinomyces sordidus; Grifola frondosa; Gymnopilus junonius; Gymnopilus penetrans; Hebeloma crustuliniforme; Helvella crispa; Hemimycena tortuosa; Hygrocybe chlorophana; Hygrocybe insipida; Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca; Hymenoscyphus rokebyensis; Hypholoma fasciculare; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Inocybe geophylla; Inocybe rimosa; Inocybe sindonia; Kueheneromyces mutabilis; Laccaria amethystea; Laccaria laccata; Lachnum apalum; Lactarius fulvissimus; Lactarius tabidus; Lactarius torminosus; Lactarius turpis; Laetiporus sulphureus; Leccinum scabrum; Lepiota cristata; Lepista flaccida; Leratiomyces ceres; Lycogala epidendrum; Lycoperdon perlatum; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Lyophyllum decastes; Macrolepiota procera; Melampsoridium betulinum; Meripilus giganteus; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Mycena acicula; Mycena arcangeliana; Mycena capillares; Mycena galericulata; Mycena galopus var. candida; Mycena haemotopus; Mycena inclinata; Mycena olida; Mycena pseudocorticola; Mycena pura; Mycena rosea; Mycena sanguinolentum; Mycena tenerrima; Mycena vitilis; Nectria cinnabarina; Neoboletus praestigiator; Oudemansiella mucida; Paxillus involutus; Peniophora laeta; Peniophora quercina; Peziza micropus; Phacidium multivalve; Phaeolus schweinitzii; Phlebia tremellosa; Phloeomana speirea; Pholiota gummosa; Phragmidium violaceum; Pleurotus ostreatus; Pluteus aurantiorugosus; Pluteus cervinus; Pluteus chrysophaeus; Pluteus phlebophorus; Polyporus leptocephalus; Polyporus tuberaster; Postia caesia; Postia stiptica; Postia subcaesia; Psathyrella corrugis; Psathyrella piluliformis; Puccinia behenis; Pucciniastrum epilobii; Rhizomarasmius setosus; Rhodocollybia butyracea; Rhodocollybia maculata; Rhytisma acerinum; Rickenella fibula; Rickenella swartzii; Russula atropurpurea; Russula grisea; Russula nobilis; Russula ochroleuca; Russula pectinata; Schizophyllum commune; Schizopora paradoxa; Scleroderma citrinum; Scutellinia crinita; Sphaeropsis sapinea; Stereum gausapatum; Stereum hirsutum; Stereum subtomentosum; Stropharia semiglobata; Suillus grevellei; Suillus luteus; Taphrina betulina; Torula herbarum; Trametes gibbosa; Trametes versicolor; Trichaptum abietinum; Trichia varia; Trichoderma viride; Tricholomopsis rutilans; Trochila ilicina; Tubifera ferruginosa; Vuilleminia comedens; Xerocomellus chrysenteron; Xerocomellus cisalpinus; Xerocomellus pruinatus; Xylaria hypoxylon and Xylaria longipes.
 
16th October 2021 - Dukinfield, Tameside - A consultation for a fungi tattoo and round the back of the tattoo shop me and the missus saw a gathering of Leccinum scabrum and Paxillus involutus - nice.
 
15th October 2021 - Gorsey Bank, Stockport, G. Manchester - 4 specimens of Amanita muscaria; several Paxillus inolutus and a lone Agrocybe erebia were nice to see in a local park.
 
15th October 2021 - Heaton Mersey/Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - I walked home today and saw 24 sepcimens of Amanita muscaria; Rhizomarsmius on a Birch leaf and Hypholoma fasciculare growing from buried wood.
 

14th October 2021 - Caldy Valley Nature Park, Chester, Cheshire - A 3 hour walk with a cracking bunch of folk who pootled along and helped knock up a small list of diverse beauties. The list comprised of 63 species, these being:- Cerioporus leptocephalus; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Xylaria longipes; Stereum subtomentosum; Laccaria laccata; Mycena acicula; Chlorophyllum rachodes; Lepiota cristata; Rhizomarasmious setosus; Mycena tenerrima; Vuilleminia alni; Auricularia auricula-judae; Royoporus badius; Mensularia radiata; Chondrostereum purpureum; Calocera cornea; Calyptella capula; Xylaria hypoxylon; Helvella crispa; Inocybe geophylla; Inocybe geophylla var. lilacina; Hypholoma fasciculare; Trametes suaveolens; Coprinellus disemminatus; Coprinopsis atramentaria; Pholiota squarrosa; Belonidium sulphureum; Trametes versicolor; Paxillus involutus; Leccinum scabrum; Gloeophyllum sepiarium; Peniophora quercina; Volvopluteus gloiocephalus; Lacrymaria lacrymabunda; Datronia mollis; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Hypoxylon petriniae; Rhytisma acerinum; Coprinus comatus; Puccinia aegopodii; Taphrina alni; Erysiphe circaeae; Abortiporus biennis; Ganoderma applanatum; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Stereum hirsutum; Kuehneromyces mutabilis; Phloeomana speirea; Coprinellus micaceus; Scleroderma verrucosum; Typhula gyrans; Phragmidium violaceum; Xylaria longipes; Xylaria polymorpha; Crepidotus cesatii; Mycena flavescens; Postia caesia; Psathyrella corrugis; Bjerkandera adusta; Pluteus cervinus; Hemimycena tortuosa; Russula exalbicans and Hebeloma velutipes.

 
13th October 2021 - Gorsey Bank, Stockport, G. Manchester - Lycoperdon pyriforme; Melanoleuca polioleuca and Mycena leptocephala were seen whilst on the way home from a day in the office.
 
13th October 2021 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - Another dinner break stroll, species seen were:- Boletus edulis; Hygrocybe reidii; Psathyrella candolleana; Paxillus involutus; Bjerkandera adusta and Parasola plicatilis.
 
12th October 2021 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - A walk in the dinner break, it is still very dry.  Tricholoma scalpturatum; Tubaria furfuracea; Golovinomyces sordidus; Bjerkandera adusta; Meripilus giganteus; Amanita muscaria and Laetiporus sulphureus were the only fungi seem.
 
11th October 2021 - Cheadle Heath Nomads, Stockport, G. Manchester - A single example of Lacrymaria lacrymabunda was noted whilst I was digging away.
 
10th October 2021 - Rimrose Valley CP, Sefton, Merseyside - A walk at a site that was refusing to play fair. A good group of fine folk tagged along and helped us to scrape together a list of 51 species, which all things considered, wasn't bad. The located fungal specimens were:- Mycena galopus; Mycena bulbosa; Mycena arcangeliana; Mycena tenerrima; Mycena aetites; Phloeomana speirea; Laccaria laccata; Cerioporus leptocephalus; Lactarius controversus; Coprinellus disseminatus; Hypocrea aureoviridis; Xylaria hypoxylon; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Rhytisma acerinum; Exidia nucleata; Crepidotus mollis; Trametes versicolor; Postia subcaesia; Inocybe geophylla; Auricularia auricula-judae; Trichoderma viride; Pholiota gummosa; Coprinellus micaceus; Nectria cinnabarina; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Puccinia poarum; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Coprinopsis atramentaria; Paxillus involutus; Golovinomyces sordidus; Puccinia aegopodii; Claviceps purpurea; Belonidium sulphureum; Peniophora quercina; Hypoxylon petriniae; Rhopographus filicinus; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Gymnopilus junonius; Stereum hirsutum; Erysiphe urticae; Pluteus salicinus; Lachnum apalum; Parasola plicatilis; Clavulina rugosa; Puccinia variabilis; Arrhenia rickenii; Diatrype bullata; Agaricus campestris; Psathyrella pseudogracilis; Cortinarius croceus and Ganoderma applanatum.
 

9th October 2021 - Arley Hall, Cheshire - A day of leading a couple of 2 hour walks. The wather was fare, the company lovely and with 2 routes taken the end list was a respectable 98 species, these being:- Peziza micropus; Mycena olida; Hypoxylon fuscum; Psathyrella pseudogracilis; Geastrum triplex; Stereum hirsutum; Gliophorus psittacina; Hypholoma fasciculare; Mycena acicula; Peniophora quercina; Rickenella fibula; Trochila ilicina; Phacidium multivalve; Coprinus comatus; Diaporthe samaricola; Phoma samararum; Erysiphe heraclei; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Clitopilus prunulus; Amanita muscaria; Lactarius tabidus; Claviceps purpurea; Psilocybe semilanceata; Russula ochroleuca; Laccaria laccata; Meripilus giganteus; Chalciporus piperatus; Melampsoridium betulina; Mycena inclinata; Albugo candida; Xylaria longipes; Hypoxylon petriniae; Phloeomana speirea; Exidia nucleata; Scleroderma areolatum; Agaricus arvensis; Pholiota squarrosa; Exidia plana; Lepiota cristata; Bolbitius titubans; Vuilleminia comedens; Hygrocybe conica; Gliophorus irrigatus; Puccinia aegfopodii; Puccinastrum circaeae; Calycina herbarum; Belonidium sulphureum; Fistulina hepatica; Mycena tenerrima; Auricularia auricula-judae; Bisporella sulfurina; Mycena galopus; Kretzschmaria deusta; Rhizomarasmius setosus; Rickenella swartzii; Loreleia marchantiae; Lactarius turpis; Boletus edulis; Leccinum scabrum; Russula betularum; Gloeophyllum sepiarium; Xylaria hypoxylon; Trametes gibbosa; Trametes hirsuta; Pleurotus ostreatus; Scleroderma verrucosum; Taphrina betulina; Ganoderma australe; Scleroderma citrinum; Daldinia concentrica; Psathyrella candolleana; Fomitopsis betulinus; Schizopora paradoxa; Tubaria furfuracea; Nectria cinnabarina; Inocybe geophylla var. lilacina; Pseudoboletus parasiticus; Chlorophyllum rachodes; Lycoperdon perlatum; Trametes versicolor; Laccaria amethystea; Puccinia arenariae; Puccinia variabilis; Crepidotus cesatii; Pluteus phlebophorus; Clavulinopsis helvola; Galerina clavata; Russula praetervisa; Torula herbarum; Rhytisma acerinum; Caloboletus radicans; Uromyces dactylidis; Mycena vitilis; Psathyrella corrugis; Mycena aetites; Hygrocybe insipida; Inocybe melliolens and Xerocomellus cisalpinus.

 
8th October 2021 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - Arrhenia rickenii; Hygrocybe conica; Gliophorus laetus; Clavulinopsis helvola; Rickenella fibula and Galerina vittiformis all on the lawn outside work.
 
7th October 2021 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - A few fungi on another dinnertime break:- Laccaria laccata; Clitopilus prunulus; Pholiota squarrosa; Peniophora quercina and Erysiphe urticae.
 
6th October 2021 - Bewsey Woods, Warrington, Cheshire - A second walk in a week at this decent area with a slightly different route taken and a more relaxed listing approach adopted. The end list today comprised of 50 species:- Parasola leiocephala; Parasola plicatilis; Crepidotus cesatii; Mycena flavescens; Leptosphaeria doliolum; Psathyrella corrugis; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Rhytisma acerinum; Helvella crispa; Coprinus comatus; Chondrostereum purpureum; Cyathus striatus; Marasmius oreades; Stereum gausapatum; Stereum rugosum; Tubaria furfuracea; Phloeomana speirea; Exidia nucleata; Mycena galopus; Schizopora paradoxa; Inocybe geophylla; Vuilleminia comedens; Peniophora quercina; Inocybe geophylla var.lilacina; Bulgaria inquinans; Xerocomellus cisalpinus; Mycena acicula; Coprinellus disseminatus; Pluteus cervinus; Grifola frondosa; Mutinus caninus; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Mycena tenerrima; Mycena polygramma; Lactarius quietus; Mycena arcangeliana; Cyanoboletus radicans; Tubaria dispersa; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Laccaria laccata; Laccaria proxima; Stereum hirsutum; Phallus impudicus; Scleroderma areolatum; Lactarius pyrogalus; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Podosphaera epilobii; Xylaria hypoxylon; Clavulina coralloides; Puccinia epilobii; Cerioporus leptocephalus; Bolbitius titubans; Cortinarius hemitrichus; Auricularia auricula-judae; Russula amoenolens; Scleroderma citrinum and Rhizomarasmius setosus.
 
5th October 2021 - Heaton Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Walking home from work and one garden had a small gathering of Leccinum scabrum; another garden had some Hygrocybe conica on the lawn whilst closer to home one silly git was having all the area around his Silver Birch bricked over - and it was such a good spot for fungi. Enjoy your sterility sir!
 

4th October 2021 - Woolston Park, Warrington, Cheshire - A fine set of folk, decent weather and 95 species named and shamed, these being:- Nitschkia confertula; Meripilus giganteus; Mycena acicula; Mycena polygramma; Mycena filopes; Mycena tenerrima; Mycena oliveacomarginata; Mycena arcangeliana; Fomitopsis betulina; Calocera cornea; Podosphaera epilobii; Puccinia epilobii; Lacrymaria lacrymabunda; Hypholoma fasciculare; Coprinus comatus; Diaporthe samaricola; Phoma samararum; Bisporella sulfurina; Hymenoscyphus albidus; Hypocrea aureoviridis; Crepidotus cesatii; Crepidotus lundellii; Coprinopsis lagopus; Parasola kuehneri; Parasola auricoma; Phragmidium violaceum; Lactarius fulvissimus; Rhytisma acerinum; Sceroderma citrinum; Lactarius glyciosmus; Chalciporus piperatus; Amanita muscaria; Trametes versicolor; Coprinopsis atramentaria; Sawadaea bicornis; Erysiphe heraclei; Helvella lacunosa; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Belonidium sulphureum; Tricholoma fulvum; Laccaria laccata; Lactarius torminosus; Leccinum scabrum; Taphrina betulina; Paxillus involutus; Scleroderma areolatum; Ganoderma australe; Lactarius pyrogalus; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma; Stereum hirsutum; Puccinia lagenophorae; Pucciniastrum epilobii; Golovinomyces sordidus; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Hyphodontia sambuci; Phloeomana speirea; Stereum rameale; Phacidium multivalve; Schizopora paradoxa; Stereum rugosum; Peniophora quercina; Vuilleminia comedens; Trochila ilicina; Hypoxylon petriniae; Nectria cinnabarina; Gymnopus peronatus; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Lactarius turpis; Clavulina coralloides; Clavulina cinerea; Byssomerulius corium; Heterobasidion annosum; Crepidotus mollis; Chondrostereum purpureum; Exidia nucleata; Calvatia gigantea; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Claviceps purpurea; Agaricus augustus; Parasola conopilus; Geastrum triplex; Puccinia aegopodii; Agaricus xanthodermus; Datronia mollis; Daldinia concentrica; Auricularia auricula-judae; Scleroderma verrucosum; Xerocomellus cisalpinus; Psathyrella pseudogracilis; Marasmiellus vailantii; Puccinia variabilis; Hebeloma birrus; Hymenoscyphus fagineus and Lepiota castanea.

 
2nd October 2021 - Cheadle Heath Nomad, Stockport, G. Manchester - Prior to today's footy game I spied a few Psathyrellas which keyed out as P. pseudogracilis - it seems to be a frequent species up this neck of the woods.
 
2nd October 2021 - Bewsey Woods, Warrington, Cheshire - I was leading a walk today and was worried the fungi wouldn't play ball. The dry weather has been a bind but recent rains have started to encourage a few things through. The end list of 65 was:- Inocybe haemacta; Inocybe sindonia; Inocybe rimosa; Parasola plicatilis; Pholiota alnicola; Russula amoenolens; Periconia byssoides; Crepidotus cesatii; Parasola kuehneri; Ganoderma australe; Leptosphaeria doliolum; Xylaria polymorpha; Tubaria dispersa; Stereum rameale; Phallus impudicus; Stereum rugosum; Xylaria hypoxylon; Diatrype stigma; Datronia mollis; Helvella crispa; Inocybe geophylla var. lilacina; Belonidium sulphureum; Trochila ilicina; Clavulina coralloides; Peniophora quercina; Vuilleminia comedens; Crepidotus mollis; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma; Mycena acicula; Grifola frondosa; Bolbitius titubans; Conocybe apala; Bulgaria inquinans; Hyphodontia sambuci; Auricularia auricula-judae; Nectria cinnabarina; Mycena polygramma; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Russula cyanoxantha; Stereum hirsutum; Russula ochroleuca; Schizopora paradoxa; Mycena tenerrima; Inocybe geophylla; Vuilleminia coryli; Lactarius pyrogalus; Scleroderma areolatum; Scleroderma verrucosum; Cerioporus leptocephalus; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Phloeomana speirea; Laetiporus sulphureus; Mycena galopus; Exidia nucleata; Trametes gibbosa; Exidia plana; Erysiphe polygonii; Caloboletus radicans; Paxillus involutus; Laccaria laccata; Pucciniastrum epilobii; Cyathus striatus; Trametes versicolor; Hypomyces chrysospermus and Rhytisma acerinum.
 
1st October 2021 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - A few fungi on a dinnertime break, they are just not playing ball as yet.  The 5 species seen were:- Scleroderma areolatum; Erysiphe urticae; Chondrostereum purpureum; Rickenella fibula and Rickenella swartzii.
 
30th September 2021 - Reddish Vale CP, Stockport, G. Manchester - A two hour walk with the carers from work, the rain held off and we pootled about.  There wasn't a great deal of fungal activity after the recent drought but we did scrape together a small list.  Coleosporium tussilaginis; Nectria cinnabarina; Hypoxylon petriniae; Roridomyces roridus; Rhizomarasmius setosus; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Daldinia concentrica; Ganoderma applanatum; Mycena galopus; Chondrostereum purpureum; Inocybe geophylla; Inocybe geophylla var. lilacina; Xerocomellus cisalpinus; Scleroderma areolatum; Puccinia veronicae; Trametes versicolor; Phloeomana speirea; Phlebia tremellosa; Exidia nucleata and Leccinum scabrum.
 
26th September 2021 - Dunham Massey, G. Manchester - An early morning walk with the missus. A cup of tea may have moistened our parts but by heck it failed to dampen the park itself - what a dustbowl. As a result, fungi were few but the ones we did find were in stonking condition, these being:- Amanita ceciliae; Macrolepiota procera; Parasola leiocephala; Clavulinopsis laeticolor; Cuphophyllus pratensis; Laccaria laccata; Hypholoma fasciculare; Inonotus dryadeus; Grifola frondosa; Laetoporus sulphureus; Lactarius quietus; Fomitopsis betulina; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Gymnopus fusipes; Xerocomellus cisalpinus; Scleroderma citrinum; Schizopora paradoxa; Peniophora quercina; Vuilleminia comedens; Ganoderma australe; Stereum hirsutum; Trametes gibbosa; Trametes versicolor; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Russula aeruginea; Russula amoenolens; Fistulina hepatica and the myxo Fuligo septica.
 
24th September 2021 - Sale Water Park, G. Manchester - Another pootle to keep the blood circulating, a few fungi were the rewards as the rains refuse to fall. Hemimycena mauretanica; Lactarius vellereus; Coprinellus truncorum; Crepidotus lundellii; Hymenoscyphus albidus; Lachnum apalum; Torula herbarum; Puccinia aegopodii; Erysiphe adunca var. regularis; Hyphodontia sambuci; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Erysiphe heraclei; Podosphaera epilobii; Mycena arcangeliana; Puccinia epilobii; Tubaria dispersa; Taphrina tosquinetii; Taphrina alni; Psathyrella pseudogracilis; Claviceps purpurea; Golovinomyces sordidus; Erysiphe polygonii; Microsphaera alphitoides; Laccaria laccata; Stereum subtomentosum; Puccinia menthae; Botryobasidium aureum; Chondrostereum purpureum; Trametes versicolor; Hypholoma fasciculare; Scleroderma areolatum; Crepidotus mollis; Cerioporus leptocephalus; Mycena galericulata; Ganoderma australe; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Postiia subcaesia; Hypoxylon petriniae; Fomitopsis betulinus; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Royoporus badius and Daldinia concentica.
 
23rd September 2021 - Otterspool, Liverpool, Merseyside - Puccinia aegopodii and Puccinia lapsanae were the only two species seen whilst stretching the ham shanks.
 
23rd September 2021 - Speke Hall, Liverpool, Merseyside - Way too dry for serious fungal mooching but whilst meeting up with staff at this fine place we had a pre-catch up pootle and found:- Plasmopara nivea; Leccinum scabrum; Laccaria laccata; Bolbitius titubans; Microsphaera alphitoides; Melampsoridium betulinum; Stereum rameale; Stereum hirsutum; Rhytisma acerinum; Sawadaea bicornis; Trametes versicolor; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Taphrina betulina; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Ganoderma australe; Scleroderma citrinum; Rhopographus filicinus; Inocybe geophylla; Hypholoma fasciculare; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Polyporus squamosus; Peniophora quercina; Crepidotus mollis; Fomitopsis betulinus; Trametes gibbosa; Psathyrella candolleana; Auricularia auricula-judae; Hyphodontia sambuci; Trochila ilicina; Russula nigricans; Phallus impudicus; Erysiphe heraclei; Podosphaera epilobii; Panaeolus foenisecii; Uromyces geranii; Albugo candida and of course, Claviceps purpurea.
 
19th September 2021 - Thacka Beck, Penrith, Cumbria - The only fungal examples seen at this site were:- Puccinia aegopodii; Puccinia lagenophorae; Erysiphe heraclei and Claviceps purpurea.
 

19th September 2021 - Loweswater, Cumbria - Several fungi were noted as we marched along at another new and impressive area. The species seen were:- Russula laurocerasi; Russula cyanoxantha f. peltereaui; Asterophora parasitica; Craterellus sinuosus; Marasmius rotula; Puccinia circaeae; Pucciniastrum circaeae; Otidea onotica; Paxillus involutus; Cantharellus cibarius; Hypholoma fasciculare; Russula nigricans; Phragmidium violaceum; Crepidotus mollis; Calocera viscosa; Stereum hirsutum; Calocera cornea; Dacrymyces stillatus; Scleroderma citrinum; Heterobasidion annosum; Trametes versicolor; Phallus impudicus; Puccinia violae; Clitopilus prunulus; Skeletocutis amorpha; Claviceps purpurea; Armillaria ostoyae; Erysiphe urticae; Golovinomyces sordidus; Stropharia semiglobata; Hyphodontia sambuci; Belonidium sulphureum; Rhytisma acerinum; Puccinia aegopodii and the myxo Tubifera ferruginosa.

 
18th September 2021 - Harris Park, Cockermouth, Cumbria - A post match walk before the rain came. This urban park produced:- Protomyces macrosporus; Taphrina tosquinetii; Sawadaea bicornis; Rhytisma acerinum; Puccinia aegopodii; Vuilleminia comedens; Microsphaera alphitoides; Lactarius vietus and Melampsora hypericorum.
 
17th September 2021 - Silloth, Cumbria - Despite not being an area you would expect to find any fungi we tripped across:- Puccinia malvacaerum; Melanoleuca verrucipes and Coprinopsis lagopus.
 
17th September 2021 - Crosscanonby area, Cumbria - A cracking circular walk in more stunning weather. Fungi were not on the cerebral register but we did record Daedaleopsis confragosa and Erysiphe polygonii. I later confirmed Cuphophyllus pratensis var.pallida.
 
17th September 2021 - Siddick Ponds, Workington, Cumbria - Phragmidium sanguisorbae; Claviceps purpurea; Tubaria dispersa; Paxillus involutus and Puccinia menthae.
 
17th September 2021 - Harrington Meadows area, Workington, Cumbria - A few fungi picked out on an early morning walk were:- Claviceps purpurea; Microbotryum violaceum; Abortoporus biennis; Cerioporus leptocephalus and Scleroderma areolatum.
 
16th September 2021 - Bassenthwaite Lake, Cumbria - A final walk along an edge of this hefty body of water with the ground bone dry and the sun still shining with healthy power. The few species seen were:- Rhytisma acerinum; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Fomitiopsis betulinus and Xanthoporia radiata.
 
16th September 2021 - Dubwath Silver Meadows, Cumbria - A lovely area that is not designed for fungal mooching but we did see the odd species:- Taphrina alni; Cerioporus leptocephalus; Claviceps purpurea; Rhytisma acerinum and Daedaleopsis confragosa.
 
16th September 2021 - Dodd Wood, Cumbria - A long head down walk with the aim to cover all the area and record waht we see. A few fungi were thrown into the mix, these were:- Heterobasidion annosum; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Hypholoma fasciculare; Puccinia circaeae; Melampsoridium betulinum; Microsphaera alphitoides; Calocera viscosa; Scleroderma citrinum; Stereum hirsutum; Amanita muscaria; Suillus luteus; Amanita rubescens; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Laccaria amethystea; Russula nobilis; Russula fellea; Russula nigricans; Laccaria laccata; Russula ochroleuca; Peziza badia; Sawadaea bicornis; Rhytisma acerinum and Melanotus horizontalis.
 
12th September 2021 - Calderstones Park, Merseyside - A post football pootle with a trip to the cafe had as well as a nice stretch of the legs. Still too dry for fungi but we did see:- Agrocybe erebia; Cyanoboletus pulverulentus; Scleroderma verrucosum; Crepidotus luteolus; Seifertia azalea; Pluteus cervinus; Lacrymaria lacrymabunda; Peniophora laeta; Amanita rubescens; Pleurotus ostreatus; Stereum hirsutum; Datronia mollis; Bolbitius titubans; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Gymnopilus junonius; Nectria cinnabarina; Amanita fulva; Tubaria furfuracea; Rhytisma acerinum; Microsphaera alphitoides; Agaricus arvensis; Puccinia menthae; Fomitopsis betulina; Melampsoridium betulinum; Hypholoma fasciculare; Claviceps purpurea; Trametes versicolor; Bjerkandera adusta; Trametes gibbosa and Ganoderma australe.
 
6th September 2021 - Cheadle Heath Nomads, Stockport, G. Manchester - Whilst gardening for wildlife at the local footy ground Scleroderma areolatum and Panaeolus foenisecii were found and identified after microscopy.
 
5th September 2021 - Hafod Wood, Wrexham - A good batch of Lactarius controversus was nice to see at an extremely dry area. A trail of Scleroderma verrucosum were also seen as well as the Rose Rust (Phragmidium mucronatum).
 
5th September 2021 - Oswestry Old Racecourse area, Oswestry, Shropshire - We aimed for one place, couldn't find it and ended up at an area we last visited a couple of years ago. I was planning on doing some bug-hunting but got sidetracked by the fungi. Despite it being bone dry we saw:- Russula chloroides; Amanita crocea; Amanita muscaria; Amanita rubescens; Amanita excelsa var. spissa; Paxillus involutus; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Lactarius quietus; Gymnopus peronatus; Imleria badia; Phallus impudicus; Trametes versicolor; Lycoperdon perlatum; Chlorophyllum rhacodes; Rhytisma acerinum; Hypholoma fasciculare; Sawadaea bicornis; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Claviceps purpurea; Oudemansiella mucida; Clitocybe odora; Armillaria gallica; Pluteus cervinus; Pleurotus ostreatus; Stereum hirsutum; Vuilleminia comedens; Fomitopsis betulinus; Hypocrea pulvinata; Postia caesia; Cerioporus leptocephalus; Mycena pura; Melampsoridium betulinum; Marasmius rotula; Hypoxylon fuscum; Scleroderma areolatum; Russula fellea; Hymenopellis radicata; Pucciniastrum Pucciniastrum circaeae; Puccinia circaeae; Erysiphe circaeae; Kretzchmaria deusta; Scleroderma citrinum; Peniophora quercina; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Nectria cinnabarina; Russula velenovskyi and the myxo Fuligo septica.
 
2nd September 2021 - Bruntwood Park, Stockport, G. Manchester - After a nice pub lunch we had a short walk at this local park. In just over an hour we found:- Meripilus giganteus; Trametes gibbosa; Abortiporus biennis; Trametes versicolor; Hymenopellis radicata; Pucciniastrum Pucciniastrum circaeae; Polyporus squamosus; Hypholoma fasciculare; Ganoderma australe; Agaricus xanthodermus; Russula sanguinaria; Tricholomopsis rutilans; Lactarius deterrimus; Leccinum cyaneobasileucum; Claviceps purpurea; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Erysiphe circaeae; Paxillus involutus and the myxos Tubifera ferruginosa and Fuligo septica.
 
1st September 2021 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Scarletina Bolete (Neoboletus luridiformis) was now in fruit at the side of a path near some tree roots - it is a quite cracking species but a shame there seems to be another name change and it now goes under the tab of Neoboletus praestigiator. Call it what you will, it is still a beauty.
 
1st September 2021 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Podosphaera epilobii was the 340th species recorded for the year on the ever-efficient and reliable Fungus Conservation Trust database.
 
31st August 2021 - Etherow CP, Stockport, G. Manchester - A short walk with a few carers and in the bone dry conditions, in-between chatting, we found a few fungi, these being:- Rhytisma acerinum; Lactarius pubescens; Lactarius pyrogalus; Clitopilus prunulus; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Trametes versicolor; Laccaria laccata; Paxillus involutus; Kuehneromyces mutabilis; Kretzchmaria deusta; Scleroderma areolatum; Coprinellus disseminatus; Mycoacia uda; Taphrina alni; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Postia subcaesia; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Hemimycena tortuosa; Pucciniastrum circaeae; Inocybe muricellata; Russula exalbicans and Puccinia circaeae.
 
29th August 2021 - Viridor Woods, Wigan, G. Manchester - A meet up with my brother and a good morning walk looking to see what we could see. Fungi were scattered here and there and needed a bit of tracking down, the end list though was fine and gets the eye back in for the season ahead. The 54 species seen were:- Bisporella citrina; Marasmiellus vaillantii; Hebeloma crystuliniforme; Inocybe sororia; Otidea alutacea; Microsphaera alphitoides; Leccinum duriusculum; Phragmidium violaceum; Parasola leiocephala; Dialonectria episphaeria; Crepidotus luteolus; Belonidium sulphureum; Periconia byssoides; Torula herbarum; Inocybe fuscidula var. bisporigera; Lactarius controversus; Lactarius britannicus; Leccinum scabrum; Hypholoma fasciculare; Tricholomoopsis rutilans; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Lactarius quietus; Coprinellus disseminatus; Royoporus badius; Trametes versicolor; Mycena filopes; Polyporus tuberaster; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Tricholoma fulvum; Scleroderma areolatum; Laccaria amethystea; Amanita rubescens; Erysiphe heraclei; Tricholoma scalpturatum; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Psathyrella candolleana; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Hyphodontia sambuci; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Lepiota cristata; Postia subcaesia; Inocybe geophylla var. lilacina; Inocybe geophylla; Coprinus comatus; Laccaria laccata; Crepidotus mollis; Mycena acicula; Taphrina alni; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma; Cerioporus leptocephalus; Russula aeruginea; Russula atropurpurea; Russula velenovskyi and Vuilleminia comedens.
 
25th August 2021 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - Rhytisma acerinum; Scleroderma verrucosum; Tricholoma scalpturatum; Fomitopsis betulinus and Hygrocybe conica were added to a general list during a walk with the kids from work.
 
23rd August 2021 - Maine Road FC, Chorlton, G. Manchester - A pre-footy pootle around the practice pitch, Lactarius britannicus; Laccaria laccata and Paxillus involutus were named and shamed.
 
22nd August 2021 - Cheadle Heath, Stockport, G. Manchester - A nice troop of Agaricus xanthodermus were in the back garden along with a few specimens of Chlorophyllum rhacodes.
 
22nd August 2021 - Moreton Corbet Castle; Shropshire - Whilst checking out the remains of this castle and the surrounding area we saw:- Puccinia aegopodii; Agaricus xanthodermus and Agaricus arvensis.
 
22nd August 2021 - Prees Heath, Shropshire - A few fungi at this reserve we usually visit for butterflies. The species picked out were:- Lycoperdon perlatum; Fomitopsis betulinus; Hypocrea pulvinata; Scleroderma areolatum; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Amanita rubescens; Imleria badia; Lycoperdon excipuliforme; Rhytisma salicinum; Gymnopus dryophilus; Mycena galopus; Bovista plumbea; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Marasmius rotula; Taphrina betulina; Fomes fomentarius; Lactarius quietus; Hygrocybe acutoconica; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Erysiphe heraclei; Vuillemina comedens; Claviceps purpurea; Rickenella fibula; Marasmiellus vaillantii; Russula exalbicans; Russula aeruginua and Scleroderma citrinum.
 
22nd August 2021 - Grinshill Nature Reserve, Shropshire - A walk up and down and all around and a few fungi recorded:- Lactarius fulvissimus; Crepidotus cesatii; Erysiphe polygoni; Phragmidium violaceum; Mycena stylobates; Mycena tennerima; Mycena filopes; Cyanoboletus pulverulentus; Resupinatus trichotus; Pluteus salicinus; Dacrymyces stillatus; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Trametes versicolor; Rhytisma acerinum; Trochila ilicina; Stereum hirsutum; Mycena galopus; Mycena sanguinolenta; Gymnopilus penetrans; Scleroderma citrinum; Rhopographus filicinus; Fomes fomentarius; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Mycena pura; Paxillus involutus; Hypholoma fasciculare; Xylaria carpophila; Gymnopus peronatus; Vuilleminia comedens; Tubaria furfuracea; Amanita fulva; Sawadaea bicornis; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Claviceps purpurea; Trichaptum abietinum; Erysiphe heraclei; Phallus impudicus; Auricularia auricula judae; Melampsora hypericorum; Puccinia aegopodii and Hypomyces chrysospermus.
 
20th August 2021 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - Another dinnertime stroll, it is amazing what one can see whilst roaming the streets.  Today's fungi noted and recorded were:- Chlorophyllum brunneum; Rickenella fibula; Russula amoenolens; Chalciporus rubinellus; Amanita rubescens; Boletus edulis; Lactarius blennius; Rickenella swartzii; Clitopilus prunulus; Marasmius rotula; Schizophyllum commune; Meripilus giganeteus; Panaeolus foenisecii; Hypomyces chrysospermus and Erysiphe urtica. 
 
19th August 2021 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Inocybe flocculosa agg; Agaricus xanthodermus and Marasmius vaillantii were spied whilst pootling homeward after work.
 
19th August 2021 - Heaton Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Scattered specimens of Lepiota cristata were noted alongside some Hazel trees with Paxillus involutus nearby and a troop of Tricholoma scalpturatum. A lone Leccinum scabrum was a first for the year.
 
19th August 2021 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - A quick dinnertime stroll to the shops and on the way I noted a specimen of Hygrocybe conica, a cluster of Marasmius rotula and some fresh eruptions of Meripulis giganteus.
 
16th August 2021 - Cheadle Heath Nomads, Stockport, G. Manchester - A small clump of Coprinus comatus was spied after a morn of digging for nature.
 
15th August 2021 - Sherdley Park, St Helens, Merseyside - Pootling about the park after an Ice Cream was very much enjoyed. As well as a few bugs we saw the following fungi:- Hortiboletus rubellus; Pleurotus ostreatus; Datronia mollis; Ganoderma australe; Meripilus giganteus; Sawadaea bicornis; Lycoperdon excipuliforme; Mycena galopus; Claviceps purpurea; Laccaria laccata; Amanita rubescens; Erisyphe heraclei; Agrocybe praecox; Parasola plicatilis; Marasmius vaillantii; Inocybe rimosa; Agaricus campestris and Xerocomellus porosporus.
 
15th August 2021 - Pex Hill Nature Reserve, Widnes, Cheshire - Scleroderma citrinum; Psathyrella candolleana and Paxillus involutus were the only two fungi seen at a new place to us.
 
14th August 2021 - Airlift Hill, Warrington, Cheshire - A bug and flower walk and only one rust fungus seen, Coleosporium tussilaginis along with Claviceps purpurea..
 
12th August 2021 - River Mersey, Stockport, G.Manchester - Inocybe dulcamara was keyed out and confirmed to be back in its usual spot.
 
12th August 2021 - Heaton Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Beneath a Copper Beech I found a small gathering of Hortiboletus engelii - they were nice things indeed.
 
10th August 2021 - Cheadle Heath, Stockport, G. Manchester - Tremella mesenterica was seen on an old log and Inocybe duriuscula was growing pitchside and keyed out using a couple of keys.
 
10th August 2021 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - A couple of new fungi added to the year list, these were:- Agaricus xanthodermus and Uromyces polygoni-aviculare.
 
8th August 2021 - Lindow Common, Wilmslow, Cheshire - A short walk to clear the noggin, the few fungal specimens seen were:- Daedaleopsis confragosa; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Stereum hirsutum; Amanita fulva; Scleroderma areolatum; Gymnopus dryophilus; Tubaria furfuracea; Scleroderma citrinum; Claviceps purpurea; Amanita rubescens; Crepidotus cesatii; Stereum gausapatum; Marasmius vaillantii; Capitotricha bicolor and Microsphaeria alphitoides.
 
7th August 2021 - Parrs Wood, Stockport, G. Manchester - Panaeolus foenisecii was seen growing in an area of mown grass.
 
5th August 2021 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Puccinia pulverulenta and Scleroderma areolatum were the only 2 fungi seen walking home.
 
5th August 2021 - Heaton Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Coprinellus disseminatus was producing many sporophores and Scleroderma verrucosum was seen at the side of a path.
 
2nd August 2021 - Denton Town, Tameside - Abortiporus biennis; Psathyrella candolleana; Puccinia pulverulenta; Urocystis ranunculi and Rhytisma acerinum were noted whilst pottering at this local-ish club.
 
1st August 2021 - Farley Moor, Derbyshire - We are slowly getting back in the fungal groove, today we noted:- Seifertia azalea; Sawadaea bicornis; Bjerkandera adusta; Calocera pallido-spathulata; Exobasidium vaccinii; Rhytisma salicinum; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Amanita fulva; Fomes fomentarius; Erysiphe heraclei; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Russula ochroleuca; Hypocrea pulvinata; Fomitopsis betulina; Trichaptum abietinum; Pulvinula convexella; Tremella foliacea and Taphrina betulina.
 
29th July 2021 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Inocybe geophylla was seen growing near Hawthorn.
 
28th July 2021 - Corbar Woods, Buxton, Derbyshire - Phallus impudicus; Amanita rubescens; Pleurotus ostreatus; Polyporus leptocephalus; Trametes gibbosa and Pucciniastrum circaeae were a few fungi seen whilst roaming a new area.
 
26th July 2021 - Marbury CP, Cheshire - Whilst leading a general bugs and blooms walk I added on a few fungal growths, these were:- Meripilus giganteus; Amanita fulva; Scleroderma citrinum; Stereum rugosum; Trametes versicolor; Fomitopsis betulina; Pluteus cervinus; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Ganoderma australe; Phallus impudicus; Erysiphe heraclei; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma and Microsphaeria alphitoides.
 
24th July 2021 - Haughton Dale NR, G. Manchester - Prior to a Non-League game, short walk with fine gent Rob Nicholson from the Denton Town committee. We saw a few fungi:- Auricularia auricula judae; Ganoderma australe; Hyhodontia sambuci; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Sawadaea bicornis; Kretzchmaria deusta; Scleroderma areolatum and Puccinia veronicae.
 
19th July 2021 - Heaton Mersey, Stockport, G.Manchester - Hypomyces chrysospermus was seen destoying a Bolete - this fungus wastes no time getting stuck in.
 
18th July 2021 - Wheata Woods, Sheffield, South Yorkshire - A few fungi seen were:- Lactarius blennius; Russula nobilis; Heterobasidion annosum; Fomitopsis betulina; Hypocrea pulvinata; Fomes fomentarius; Russula velutipes; Frommeella tormentillae; Caloboletus calopus and the myxo Fuligo septica.
 
18th July 2021 - Greno Wood, Sheffield, South Yorkshire - and Calocera cornea were the 3 fungi seen on a sweltering walk.
 
11th July 2021 - Langsett Reservoir, South Yorkshire - Phallus impudicus; Suillus grevellei; Amanita rubescens; Hypholoma fasciculare; Heterobasidion annosum and the myxo Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa kept our peepers in the groove.
 

11th July 2021 - Rocher Plantation, South Yorkshire - A stretch of the pins, Mycena acicula was now peeping from the undergrowth and a small example of Polyporus leptocephalus was poking out from a Salix trunk. Phragmidium mucronatum was later identified via the scope.

 

11th July 2021 - Agden Bog/Reservoir area, South Yorkshire - Amanita fulva; Amanita rubescens; Amanita excelsa var. spissa; Rhytisma acerinum; Coprinellus micaceus; Parasola leiocephala; Phallus impudicus; Annulohypoxylon multiforme and the myxo Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa were now all giving hint of the pending fungal season.

 
8th July 2021 - River Mersey, Stockport, G.Manchester - Gymnosporangium clavariforme and Tubaria dispersa were seen walking home from work.
 
7th July 2021 - Heaton Mersey, Stockport, G.Manchester - Agrocybe pediades was seen popping up on its lonesome on some close cropped turf.
 
6th July 2021 - Cheadle Heath Nomads, Stockport, G. Manchester - Lacrymaria lacrymabunda was seen in a small troop at pitchside.
 
4th July 2021 - Hic Bibi NR, Coppull, Lancashire - Daedaleopsis confragosa; Gymnosporangium clavariforme and Psathyrella candolleana were the only fungi seen during a lovely walk at a new reserve.
 
3rd July 2021 - Parrs Wood, Stockport, G. Manchester - A wonderfully perfect Inonotus hispidus was seen on a small Apple tree, Skeletocutis amorpha was on an old log; Gymnosporangium sabinae was on Pear leaves and Puccinia malvacearum was on the leaves of Hollyhock.
 
2nd July 2020 - Staveley NR, N. Yorkshire - Microsphaeria alphitoides; Sawadaea bicornis; Puccinia punctiformis; Triphragmium ulmariae; Ganoderma australe and Coprinellus disseminatus were the only fungi seen on a general wildlife walk.
 
29th June 2021 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - Laetiporus sulphureus was growing on a Cherry Tree.
 
28th June 2021 - Cheadle Heath Nomads, Stockport, G. Manchester - Microsphaeria alphitoides and Sawadaea bicornis were seen whilst gardening at the local footy ground.
 
28th June 2021 - Cheadle Heath, Stockport, G. Manchester - Puccinia antirrhini was seen on the leaves of Snapdragon, a new species for us and another new one for the garden.
 
27th June 2021 - Burtonwood Services, Warrington, Cheshire - Stopping off for a splash and Puccinia pulverulenta; Puccinia punctiformis and Puccinia poarum were alll seen along a grassy hedgerow.
 
26th June 2021 - Denton Town, Tameside - Coprinopsis lagopus and Golovinomyces sordidus were the only 2 fungi seen whilst doing some work at this fine club.
 
20th June 2021 - Liverpool Loop Line area, Knotty Ash, Liverpool - A pre-footy stroll produced:- Trametes versicolor; Albugo candida and Polyporus squamosus.
 
17th June 2021 - Heaton Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Erysiphe cruciferarum was seen on the leaves of Garlic Mustard and Sawadaea bicornis was seen on Sycamore leaves.
 
16th June 2021 - Bewsey Woods, Warrington - Polyporus squamosus, Entomophthora muscae and Puccinia punctiformis were 2 fungi seen whilst looking for bugs and blooms.
12th June 2021 - Bewsey Woods, Warrington - A few fungi noted today whilst leading a walk were:- Triphragmium ulmariae; Monilinia johnsonii; Ganoderma australe; Stereum hirsutum; Puccinia pulverulenta; Puccinia magnusiana; Parasola auricoma; Phragmidium tuberculatum and Plasmopara nivea.
 
11th June 2021 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Puccinia poarum was now adorning the leaves of Colt's-Foot.
 
10th June 2021 - Gatley Carrs, Stockport, G. Manchester - A couple of rust fungi - Puccinia urticata and Puccinia punctiformis - that was the lot today.
 
6th June 2021 - Stanley Green, Stockport, G. Manchester - Bug hunting time but we saw a couple of rusts, these were:- Puccinia pulverulenta; Puccinia urticata; Kuehneola uredinis and Puccinia punctiformis.
 
31st May 2021 - Cheadle Heath, Stockport, G. Manchester - Puccinia urticata was on a few Nettle leaves in the back garden.
 
31st May 2021 - Denton Town, Tameside - A couple of fungi seen whilst gardening:- Puccinia lagenophorae and Uromyces hyacinthi.
 
30th May 2021 - Blacka Moor, Sheffield, South Yorkshire - A few fungi were recorded at this new area for us, we may as well spread the sightings. Species seen were:- Trichaptum abietinum; Seifertia azalea; Fomes fomentarius; Fomitopsis betulina; Taphrina betulina; Rhopographus filicinus; Polyporus squamosus; Hypocrea pulvinata; Uromyces hyacinthi; Kuehneola uredinis; Daldinia concentrica; Puccinia punctiformis; Chondrostereum purpureum and Annulohypoxylon multiforme.
 
28th May 2021 - Middlewood Way, Stockport, G. Manchester - A carers wildlife walk, we noted a few fungi, these being:- Calocybe gambosa; Kretzschmaria deusta; Fomitopsis betulinus; Melampsora hypericorum; Coprinellus micaceus and Coprinellus disseminatus.
 
27th May 2021 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - Polyporus squamosus was seen in a stage of rottenness, I felt the same way - it was just one of those days.
 
24th May 2021 - Woolston Park, Warrington, Cheshire - Leading a Nosey Nature walk and due to the shabby conditions I threw in a couple of fungi to keep the numbers flowing. The species seen were:- Geastrum triplex; Coprinopsis atramentaria; Coprinellus micaceus; Calocybe gamobosa; Bjerkandera adusta; Trametes versicolor; Stereum hirsutum; Puccinia punctiformis; Crepidotus mollis; Exidia nucleata; Vuilleminia coryli; Diaporthe samaricola; Phoma samararum; Uromyces hyacinthi; Auricularia auricula-judae; Monilinia johnsonii; Puccinia pulverulenta; Parasola leiocephala; Hypoxylon petriniae; Peziza varia and the myxo Reticularia lycoperdon.
 
23rd May 2021 - Windy Bank, Leigh, G. Manchester - Today's few fungi seen were:- Puccinia punctiformis; Monilinia johnsonii; Bolbitius titubans; Schizophyllum commune; Ganoderma applanatum; Fomitopsis betulina; Fomes fomentarius; Hypholoma fasciculare; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Exidia glandulosa; Gymnopus dryophilus; Synchytrium taraxaci and Peniophora quercina.
 
20th May 2021 - Heaton Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Albugo tragopogonis was a new addition to the year list.
 
18th May 2021 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - 49 specimens of Calocybe gambosa were seen along with a nice cluster of Agrocybe rivulosa. Coprinellus disseminatus was seen growing at the base of a Salix tree.
 
16th May 2021 - Withnell LNR, Chorley, Lancashire - Polyporus brumalis was still hanging on in an area with little fungi on show.
 
16th May 2021 - Blainscough Wood LNR, Coppull, Lancashire - Uromyces hyacinthi; Entyloma ficariae and Puccinia sessilis were the only fungi recorded at this tucked away area.
15th May 2021 - Denton Town, Tameside - Whilst attending another Non-League game I spied Peziza micropus and Parasola kuehneri.
 
14th May 2021 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Puccinia punctiformis was now showing for the first time this year.
 
12th May 2021 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Melampsora symphyti and Puccinia urticata were 2 fungi seen whilst roaming home after work.
 

11th May 2021 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Species 200 of the year to be recorded on CATE was found today, namely Protomyces pachydermus - a new one for us and new for the county - nice.

 
10th May 2021 - Cheadle Heath Nomads, Stockport, G. Manchester - A couple of fungi were seen, these were:- Puccinia distincta; Parasola leiocephala and Uromyces hyacinthi.
 
9th May 2021 - Bishop Monkton Railway Cutting NR, Harrogate, N. Yorkshire - Auricularia auricula-judae; Scutellinia crinita and Puccinia urticata were noted at this small reserve.
 
9th May 2021 - Ripon City Wetlands, Ripon, N. Yorkshire - Puccinia urticata; Melampsora allii-populina; Plasmopara nivea and Puccinia aegopodii were the only fungi seen whilst birding and bug-hunting.
 
2nd May 2021 - Jackhouse NR, Hyndburn, Lancashire - Hypoxylon fuscum; Phellinus pomaceus; Bauhinus marginalis; Uromyces hyacinthi; Puccinia lapsanae and Fomitopsis betulinus were the few fungi recorded whilst wandering a new area.
 
1st May 2021 - Bramhall, Hazel Grove, G. Manchester - Gardening for a friend and Puccinia lapsanae and Puccinia violae were noted whilst pootling at ground level.
 
29th April 2021 - Fletcher Moss, Didsbury, G. Manchester - Only 4 fungi seen today, these were:- Entyloma ficariae; Monilia johnsonii; Lyophyllum decastes and Melampsora symphyti.
 
22nd April 2021 - Fletcher Moss, Didsbury, G. Manchester - Puccinia urticata; Melampsora allii-populina; Entyloma ficaria; Puccinia vincae and Monilia johnsonii were the few fungi seen whilst wandering with a group of carers from work.
 
18th April 2021 - River Dove, Doveridge, Staffordshire - Uromyces ficariae was on Lesser Celandine leaves and Schizophyllum commune was growing from a plastic sealed hay bale.
18th April 2021 - Hilton Gravel Pits, Derbyshire - Puccinia violae and Microbotryum violaceum were seen whilst wandering the twisting pathways of this tucked away reserve.
18th April 2021 - Willington Wetlands, Derbyshire - Uromyces dactylidis and Inonotus hispidus were the only fungi seen on a birding walk.
17th April 2021 - Cheadle Heath Nomads, Stockport, G. Manchester - Another new fungus for the year, Puccinia urticata was on Nettle and away from water too.
 
16th April 2021 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Puccinia pulverulenta was now seen on the leaves of Willowherb - it keeps the cranial juices ticking.
 
11th April 2021 - Cromford Canal, Cromford, Derbyshire - Uromyces dactylidis was seen and added to the annual fungi tally.
9th April 2021 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Melampsora allii-populina is back on Ramsons leaves - it may be ready to rum wild,
 

8th April 2021 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - A walk home, Puccinia aegopodii and Cumminsiella mirabilissima were 2 new fungi for the annual list.

 
31st March 2021 - The Heatons Centre, Stockport, G. Manchester - Puccinia lapsanae; Puccinia distincta and Seifertia azalea were 3 fungi seen in the works garden.
 
30th March 2021 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - Reticularia lycoperdon was seen on an old tree stump.
 
29th March 2021 - Cheadle Heath Nomads, Stockport, G. Manchester - Coprinellus micaceus and Coprinellus disseminatus were both seen growing from buried wood.
 

28th March 2021 - Styal CP, Cheshire - A 2 hour walk, taking in the scenery and stretching the legs. A few fungi were recorded, these being:- Lachnum virgineum; Botryobasidium aureum; Hypomyces rosellus; Xanthoriicola physciae; Lachnella alboviolascens; Pleurotus ostreatus; Kretzschmaria deusta; Peziza micropus; Coprinellus disseminatus; Dacrymyces stillatus and Seifertia azalea.

We also saw the myxomycete Reticularia lycoperdon and after a week of looking at a twing Helminthosporium velutinum was nailed.

23rd March 2021 - Nob End, Bolton, G. Manchester - Red and orange examples of Sarcoscypha austriaca were noted along with Flammulina velutipes; Uromyces muscari and Pleurotus ostreatus.

Metatrichia floriformis was confirmed after much debate and being fooled by a photo of the spore mass.

 
23rd March 2021 - Elton Reservoir, Bury, G. Manchester - Puccinia lapsanae was seen for the first time this year.
 

22nd March 2021 - Cheadle Heath Nomads, Stockport, G. Manchester - A morn spent tidying nup and building brash piles. Fungi noted were:- Coprinopsis atramentaria; Coprinellus micaceus; Auricularia auricula-judae; Stereum hirsutum; Xylaria carpophila; Puccinia distincta; Hypoxylon petriniae; Entyloma ficaria; Uromyces muscari; Cylindrobasidum laeve; Nectria cinnabarina; Calloria neglecta and Exidia nucleata.

Trichia contorta was confirmed after microscopy and on-line help.

 
21st March 2021 - Poynton Pool area, Stockport, Cheshire - A birding wander but we did see Peniophora incarnata and an old Bovista nigrescens.
 
17th March 2021 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - Polyporus brumalis was represented by several examples on a Silver Birch log. 
 
15th March 2021 - Etherow CP, Stockport, G. Manchester - A few regular fungi were recorded on a pleasant early morning stroll, these were:- Sarcoscypha austriaca; Lachnum apalum; Phragmidium violaceum; Crepidotus cesatii; Oxyporus populinus; Exidia glandulosa; Vuilleminia comedens; Peniophora quercina; Diatrype stigma; Rhopographus filicinus; Xylaria carpophila; Stereum gausapatum; Trametes gibbosa; Calloria neglecta; Flammulina velutipes; Auricularia auricula-judae; Stereum hirsutum; Botryobasidium aureum; Kretzschmaria deusta; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Trametes versicolor; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Fomes fomentarius; Chondrostereum purpureum; Tubaria furfuracea and Cylindrobasidium laeve.
 

14th March 2021 - Haughton Dale NR, G. Manchester - A good wander with the missus before the rain fell. Cylindrobasidium laeve; Tremella mesenterica; Ganoderma applanatum; Vuilleminia coryli; Stereum sanguinolentum; Exidia glandulosa; Exidia plana and Lachnum apala were named and shamed with help needed via kind and helpful asco-man Peter Roberts to name Appendiculella calostroma and Dictyosporium toruloides.

After a week waiting for spores to develop I added Colpoma quercinum as well. Even longer was the spore production by Lachnellula occidentalis - I got there in the end.

 
11th March 2021 - Fletcher Moss, G. Manchester - An early morning bike ride, fungi seen were:- Peniophora lycii; Peniophora quercina; Cylindrobasidium laeve; Phragmocephala atra; Leptosphaeria acuta; Stictis stellata; Pleurotus ostreatus; Exidia plana; Ganoderma applanatum; Dialonectria episphaeria and Lachnella alboviolascens.
 
8th March 2021 - Abney Hall, Stockport, G. Manchester - Peniophora lycii and Kretzschmaria deusta were just 2 fungi seen as I cycled homeward.
 
8th March 2021 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - A few fungi seen on a brief trip out. Echinosphaeria canescens; Calloria neglecta; Trametes versicolor; Leptosphaeria acuta; Hypoxylon petriniae; Mycena tenerrima; Rosellinia mammiformis and Nectria galligena were the species seen,.
 
22nd February 2021 - Cheadle Heath, Stockport, G. Manchester - Pootling in the garden and Auricularia auricula-judae; Coleroa robertiani and Leptosphaeria acuta were seen whilst removing plant debris.
 
19th February 2021 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - A few fungo on dead wood, these were:- Nectria cinnabarina; Lachnum virgineum; Botryobasidium aureum; Merismodes anomala and Echinosphaeria canescens.
15th February 2021 - Haughton Dale NR/Hulme Wood, G. Manchester - A very early morning walk, a couple of old Inonotus hispidus were seen as well as some Hypoxylon fuscum - it keeps the eye in.
 

13th February 2021 - Gatley Carrs, Stockport, G. Manchester - A short walk with the wind biting at the privates. Botryobasidium aureum; Lachnum virgineum; Ruzenia spermoides and Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma were the few fungi seen.

 
11th February 2021 - Cheadle Heath, Stockport, G. Manchester - Several upright boards used as a fence were sporting numerous examples of Melanotus horizontalis.
 
4th February 2021 - Ladybrook Cycleway, Stockport, G. Manchester - A quick pootle on the bike, it was nice to find a new patch of Terana caerulea - a lovely encrusting growth. Also listed after microscopy were:- Calloria neglecta; Crepidotus cesatii; Sarcoscypha austriaca; Leptosphaeria doliolum and Arthrinium phaeospermum. Ocellaria ocellata was added with Peter Thompson coming to the rescue - nice one mate.
 
31st January 2021 - Reddish Vale CP, Stockport, G. Manchester - A few fungus recorded today were:- Trametes gibbosa; Flammulina velutipes; Xylaria longipes; Exidia glandulosa; Xylaria carpophila; Sarcoscypha austriaca; Marchandiomyces aurantiacus and Daldinia fissa.
 
29th January 2021 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Merismodes anomala and Mycena tenerrima were seen under a Salix log and Tubaria furfuracea was doing well on a nearby woodchip pile. Parorbiliopsis minuta was added after discussions with the ever knowledgeable asco-man Peter Thompson.
 
24th January 2021 - Northenden, G. Manchester - Whilst continuing our long walk we also added a new rust fungus to the annual tally, Melampsora hypericorum.
 

24th January 2021 - Didsbury Gold Course, G. Manchester - A handful of fungi were seen as we indulged in a lengthy walk, these being:- Athelia arachnoidea; Illosporiopsis christiansenii; Rhodocollybia butyracea; Leptosphaeria acuta; Calloria neglecta and Arrhenia retiruga. Truncatella angustata was a lovely extra that completely threw me, thank goodness Mr Thompson of the Ascomycetes book is kind enough to help - great stuff.

 
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.