FUNGAL SIGHTINGS
 
News from within and outside the area.
 
23rd January 2022 - Dorchester NR, Runcorn, Cheshire - Fomitopsis betulinus; Fomes fomentarius; Daedaleopsis confragosa and Cylindrobasidium laeve were the few fungi seen at a small, tucked away reserve.
 
23rd January 2022 - Norton Priory, Runcorn, Cheshire - A second walk of the day, the few fungi noted were:- Schizopora paradoxa; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Coleroa robertiani; Stereum rugosum; Fomitopsis betulinus; Trametes versicolor; Xylaria hypoxylon and Melampsora hypericorum
 
23rd January 2022 - Wigg Island, Runcorn, Cheshire - A birding walk with a few fungi noted:- Stereum hirsutum; Fomitopsis betulinus; Ganoderma applanatum; Crepidotus mollis; Pleurotus ostreatus; Flammulina velutipes and Trametes gibbosa.
 
16th January 2022 - Arnfield Reservoir/Swallows Wood, Derbyshire - A pre-gig walk and a scrummy breakfast to finish. Fungi seen today were:- Xanthoriicola physciae; Crepidotus cesatii; Sarcoscypha austriaca; Phragmocephala atra; Marchandiomyces aurantiacus; Lachnum apalum; Pucciniastrum epilobii; Nectria cinnabarina; Inonotus hispidus; Auricularia auricula-judae; Stereum rugosum; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Exidia plana; Stereum hirsutum; Trametes gibbosa; Bjerkandera adusta; Byssomerulius corium; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Exidia recisa; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Tubaria furfuracea; Puccinia veronicae; Taphrina betulina; Xylaria longipes; Heterobasidion annosum; Fomitopsis betulinus; Xylaria carpophila; Xylaria hypoxylon; Trametes versicolor; Rhytisma acerinum and Postia caesia.
 
13th January 2022 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - Only 3 fungi seen today, these were:- Diatrype stigma; Bisporella sulfurina and Schizopora paradoxa.
 
12th January 2022 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - a walk around the urban streets in the dinner break, a nice selection of fungi were seen, these were:- Geoglossum fallax; Cuphophyllus pratensis; Gliophorus psittacina; Trochila ilicina; Phacidium multivalve; Melampsora euphorbiae; Belonidium sulphureum; Calloria neglecta; Bjerkandera adusta; Coleroa robertiani; Exidia nucleata; Rhytisma acerinum; Coprinellus micaceus; Trametes versicolor; Chondrostereum purpureum; Tubaria furfuracea; Clavulina rugosa; Polyporus brumalis; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Pleurotus ostreatus; Flammulina velutipes; Daldinia concentrica; Byssomerulius corium; Melanotus horizontalis; Helvella crispa; Phloeomana speirea; Leptosphaeria acuta and Dacrymyces stillatus.
 
9th January 2022 - Carsington Water, Derbyshire - A birding walk with the aim just to stretch the legs. 8 miles done, a few fungi were noted:- Daedaleopsis confragosa; Hypoxylon fuscum; Stereum hirsutum; Auricularia auricula-judae; Hyphodontia sambuci; Taphrina betulina; Phlebia radiata; Hypoxylon petriniae; Mycena flavescens; Crepidotus cesatii and Tremella foliacea.
 
5th January 2022 - Cheadle Heath Nomads, Stockport, G. Manchester - Puccinia lagenophorae was noted whilst planting some apple and pear trees.
 
5th January 2022 - Brookfields Park, Stockport, G. Manchester - Cycling through on the way home and few fungi were noted, these being:- Clitocybe geotropa; Cuphophyllus virgineus; Phlebia radiata; Crepidotus luteolus and Rhodocollybia butyracea.
 
5th January 2022 - Ladybrook Valley Cycleway, Stockport, G. Manchester - A few more fungi were added to the early annual tally, these were:- Tremella mesenterica; Coprinopsis atramentaria; Peniophora lycii and Phloeomana speirea.
 
4th January 2022 - Gorsey Bank, Stockport, G. Manchester - Arrhenia rickenii was just about hangig on, a few more frosts and that will be it for a while.
 
4th January 2022 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - A new spot for Cobalt Crust (Terana caerulea) was nice with the latest specimen growing on Hazel. Rhopographus filicinus; Arrhenia retiruga; Diaporthe samaricola; Phoma samararum and Tricholoma scalpturatum were also new for the year.
 
4th January 2022 - Woodbank Park, Stockport, G. Manchester - A few fungi during a morning mooch:- Puccinia kusanoi; Vuilleminia comedens; Exidia plana; Schizophyllum commune; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Trametes versicolor; Stereum hirsutum; Datronia mollis; Ganoderma australe; Rhytisma acerinum; Tubaria furfuracea; Daldinia concentrica; Nectria inventa; Exidia nucleata; Byssomerulius corium; Auricularia auricula-judae; Crepidotus luteolus; Bulgaria inquinans; Ganoderma applanatum; Trametes gibbosa; Xylaria carpophila; Kretzschmaria deusta; Auricularia mesenterica; Bjerkandera adusta; Stereum rugosum; Xylaria hypoxylon; Sarcomyxa serotina; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Flammulina velutipes; Chondrostereum purpureum; Plicaturopsis crispa; Phragmidium violaceum; Ascocoryne cylichnium; Scutellinia crinita and Leptosphaeria acuta.
 
3rd January 2022 - Allerton Tower, Merseyside - A few fungi to finish the day and the last stop off point, these were:- Bjerkandera adusta; Trametes versicolor; Sphaeropsis sapinea; Seifertia azalea and Mycena tenerrima.
 
3rd January 2022 - Clarke Gardens and area, Allerton, Merseyside - A pot of tea and a slice of cake, fungi nearby were:- Laccaria amethystea; Coniophora puteana; Clavulina rugosa; Russula fragilis; Entoloma conferendum and Seifertia azalea.
 
3rd January 2022 - Eric Hardy Nature Reserve, Merseyside - A pootle in the woods with slutch aplenty and a few fungi noted, these being:- Schizopora paradoxa; Peniophora quercina; Bjerkandera adusta; Flammulina velutipes; Hapalopilus nidulans; Xylaria hypoxylon; Laccaria laccata; Hypoxylon petriniae; Tubaria furfuracea; Coprinellus micaceus; Stereum hirsutum; Nectria cinnabarina; Mensularia radiata; Byssomerulius corium; Exidia plana; Hypoxylon fuscum; Trametes versicolor; Hyphodontia sambuci; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma; Phellinus ferruginosus; Chondrostereum purpureum; Pleurotus ostreatus; Psathyrella corrugis; Crepidotus cesatii.
 
3rd January 2022 - Woolton Wood/Camp Hill, Merseyside - Trametes gibbosa was spotted as we strolled on to our first mooching destination.
2nd January 2022 - Wright's Wood NR, Stockport, G.Manchester - We are under the weather and fed up with the madness. A short walk to a wood we know was had. It is a small place, no-one goes there only a few folk who look after it. Alas it seems though when trees are felled and logs are left in a pile, the log burner brigade are quick to pounce and forget about the struggle of nature. We had a short mooch despite receiving this aggravating news - the few fungi seen in 60 minutes were:- Mycena arcangeliana; Flammulina velutipes; Lepista flaccida; Crepidotus cesatii; Ascocoryne cylichnium; Mollisia fusca; Melanoleuca polioleuca; Leptosphaeria doliolum; Crocicreas cyathoideum; Leptosphaeria acuta; Fomitopsis betulina; Datronia mollis; Chondrostereum purpureum; Puccinia caricina ribesii-pendulae; Calloria neglecta; Auricularia auricula-judae; Nectria cinnabarina; Bjerkandera adusta; Rhytisma acerinum; Polyporus durus; Exidia nucleata; Handkea excipuliforme; Postia caesia; Hypoxylon petriniae; Trichoderma viride; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Byssomerulius corium; Tubaria furfuracea; Geastrum triplex; Trametes versicolor; Hyphodontia sambuci; Diatrype bullata and Stereum hirsutum.
 
1st January 2022 - Cheadle Heath, Stockport, G.Manchester - The lurgy has had me, so no roaming today. A quick potter in the garden though did reveal Dendryphion comosum on an old Epilobium stem.