News from within and outside the area.
14 December 2008 - Abney Hall, Cheshire - A quick wander located Exidia nucleata; Clitocybe nebularis; Flammulina velutipes; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Nectria cinnabarina; Mycena galericulata; Bjerkandera adusta; Stereum hirsutum; Chrondrostereum purpureum; Scutellinia scutellata; Trametes versicolour; Xylaria hypoxylon; Hygrocybe pratensis
16 November 2008 - Tatton Park, Cheshire - With everybody busy it was myself, lovely wife Gillian and John Taylor of the NWFG and Fungal Friends who set out with hopes of finding very little and yet turned up a sizeable list with the wood encrusting species contributing greatly to the final count. 61 species were seen with more to add I hope after a bit of necessary homework. The list was:- Hygrocybe nivea; Ischnoderma benzoinum; Hypholoma fasciculare; Clitocybe nebularis; Macrolepiota rhacodes; Gymnopilus penetrans; Hirschioporus abietinus; Phaelous schweinitizii; Piptoporus betulinus; Bulgar inquinans; Paneolus rickenii; Meripilus giganteus; Macrolepiota procera; Psilocybe semilanceata; Entoloma conferendum; Flammulina velutipes; Rhytisma acerinum; Clitocybe fragrans; Stropharia semiglobata; Diatrype disciformis; Lactarius blennius; Schizophyllum commune; Bisporella citrinum; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Physosporinus sanguinolentus; Bjerkandera adusta; Stereum hirsutum; Xylaria hypoxylon; Mycena galericulata; Mycena inclinata; Dacrymyces stillatus; Calocera cornea; Trametes versicolour; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Auricularia auricula-judae; Ganoderma australe; Exidea glandulosa; Scutellinia scutellata; Datronia mollis; Hapalopilus nidulans; Pholiota squarrosa; Ascocoryne sarcoides; Collybia butyracea; Trametes gibbosa; Coniophora puteana; Phlebia radiata; Mycena galopus; Calocera pallido-spathulata; Coprinus micaceus; Amillaria ostoyae; Cordyceps militaris; Lepista nuda; Mollisia cinerea; Eutypa spinosa; Chondrostereum purpureum; Hypocrea rufa (imperfect stage), Trichoderma viride (perfect stage), Tremella mesenterica, Parasola plicatilis. After the walk my wife and I ate an Oyster Mushroom omlette when at home - nice!

31 October 2008 - 2 November 2008 - Nunsmere Hall, Cheshire - On the private grounds of this classy hotel we wined and dined on various mushroom dishes of Chanterelle, Oyster Mushrooms, Ceps, Puffballs and Truffles and I led a foray on the Saturday in three nicely timed segments. Mark Huntley the hotel manager and family all took a hands on approach which was greatly appreciated and helped make the 3 day stay a pleasure. After initial worries of a barren period the final total reached a respectable 59 with one or two nice finds. The list was:- Postia subcaesia; Boletus edulis; Scleroderma citrinum; Heterobasidion annosum; Hypholoma fasciculare; Mycena pura; Handkea excipuliformis; Tricholoma fulvum; Laetiporus sulphureus; Rickenella fibula; Cystoderma amianthinum; Collybia maculata; Xylaria longipes; Hirschioporus abietinus; Stropharia caerulea; Lactarius pubescens; Geastrum triplex; Chalciporus Piperatus; Gomphidius glutinosus; Piptoporus betulinus; Collybia butyracea; Clitocybe nebularis; Ganoderma australe; Scleroderma areolatum; Scleroderma verrucosum; Leccinum scabrum; Coprinus micaceus; Amanita muscaria; Cortinarius hemitrichus; Trametes versicolour; Xylaria hypoxylon; Hypxylon fragiforme; Hypoxylon multiforme; Auricularia auricula-judae; Stereum hirsutum; Daldinia concentrica; Exidea nucleata; Dacrymyces stillatus; Nectria cinnabarina; Phallus impudicus; Bjerkandera adusta; Lepista nuda; Polyporus varius; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Russula ochroleuca; Trochila ilicina; Mycena swartzii; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Rhytisma acerinum; Coprinus comatus; Bisporella citrina; Crepidotus variabilis; Mycena galericulata; Mycena galopus; Boletus badius; Lactarius turpis; Lactarius quietus and Laccaria laccata.

30 October 2008 - Tatton Park, Cheshire - With a few young carers from work myself and two staff headed to this fine area for a foray hopefully awash with waxcaps and other late fruiting delights. Not so and the best of a shabby haul were some cracking Oyster Mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) of which I took about a third to eat. Other specimens were Ischnoderma benzoinum; Pleurotus pulmonarius; Hygrocybe pratensis and Bulgaria inquinans.
28 October 2008 - Puddletown Forest; Dorset - After the brief visit a couple of days before we came back and added the following species:- Heterobasidion annosum; Paxillus involutus; Collybia maculata; Bjerkandera adusta; Russula sardonia; Postia caesia; Lycoperdon perlatum; Inocybe geophylla; Inocybe geophylla var. Lilacina; Russula nobilis; Hygrocybe nivea; Amanita muscaria; Leccinum varicolour; Panellus stipticus; Pluteus cervinus; Boletus badius; Trichomolopsis rutilans; Dacrymyces stillatus; Calocera viscosa; Mycena galopus; Leptoglossum retirugum
26 October 2008 - Puddletown Forest; Dorset - A quick mooch located Amanita rubescens; Collybia butyracea; Mycena pura; Lycoperdon perlatum; Hypholoma fasciculare; Laccaria amethystea; Mycena galopus var. Candida; Trametes versicolor; Scleroderma citrinum; Sparassis crispa; Clitocybe nebularis; Lepista nuda; Russula ochroleuca; Laccaria laccata
26 October 2008 - Kingston Lacy; Dorset - Tagging along with the Dorset Fungus Group seemed an ideal opportunity to see how others deliver the goods during a good old foray. The rain poured but the show went on and the following species gave high reward on a light hearted ramble:- Lepista flaccida; Grifola frondosa; Mycena rosea; Gymnopolis penetrans; Stropharia cereula; Xerula radicata; Lacrymaria lacrymabunda ; Macrolepiota procera; Agaricus xanthoderma; Bjerkandera adusta; Polyporus squammosus; Xylaria hypoxylon; Stereum hirsutum; Trametes gibbosa; Trametes versicolour; Phleogena faginea; Aleuria aurantia; Coprinus picaceus; Lactarius quietus; Hypholoma fasciculare; Lepista nuda; Auricularia auricula-judae; Agaricus placomyces; Mycena epipterygia var. splendidipes
25 October 2008 - Rufus Stone, New Forest, Hampshire - Just the 3 of us struggled to make a list and the 63 species found didn't meet our high expectations. The species found were:- Ganoderma australe; Trametes versicolour; Xylaria hypoxylon; Stereum hirsutum; Coprinus micaceus; Pluteus cervinus; Pluteus leoninus; Hypholoma fasciculare; Clavulina cristata; Collybia butyracea; Laccaria laccata; Cordyceps militaris; Tricholoma fulvum; Clavulina cinerea; Mycena crocata; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Laccaria amethysea; Phlebia radiata; Hygrocybe laeta; Daldinia quercina; Craterellus cornucopioides; Polyporus varius; Panellus stipticus; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Lactarius blennius; Trochila ilicina; Phallus impudicus; Russula ochroleuca; Mycena rosea; Lactarius chrysoreus; Rickenella fibula; Biscogniauxia nummularia; Pleurotus ostreatus; Oudemansiella mucida; Neobulgaria pura; Phleogena faginea; Bjerkandera adusta; Meripilus giganteus; Scleroderma citrinum; Hydnum rufescens; Russula nobilis; Clitocybe nebularis; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Amanita citrina var. alba; Lycoperdon foetidum; Exidea nucleata; Mycena inclinata; Amanita citrina; Chlorosplenium aeruginascens; Trametes gibbosa; Crepdotus mollis; Xerula radicata; Piptoporus betulinus; Hypoxylon multiforme; Lecinum scabrum; Mycena pura; Pleurotus cornucopiae; Stropharia semiglobata; Lycoperdon perlatum; Diatrype disciformis; Hymenochaete rubiginosa; Cantharellus infundibuliformis; Coprinus patouillardii

19 October 2008 - Ainsdale Natural England, Lancashire - 23 of us set off on a foray that didn't produce the amount of species Ainsdale is capable of turning up but provided quite enough to get on with. The final count on the day was 46 with a few to mull over taken home. The list was:- Clitocybe nebularis; Coprinus micaceus; Hirschioporus abietinus; Xylaria longipes; Crepidotus mollis; Rhytisma acerinum; Russula ochroleuca; Stereum hirsutum; Hypholoma fasciculare; Hypoxylon multiforme; Xylaria hypoxylon; Trametes versicolour; Daldinia concentrica; Dacrymyces stillatus; Exidia nucleata; Pholiota squarrosa; Nectria cinnabarina; Mycena galericulata; Gymnopilus penetrans; Mycena galopus; Pluteus cervinus; Crepdotus variabilis; Geastrum triplex; Rickenella fibula; Lactarius tabidus; Russula sardonia; Lycoperdon perlatum; Octospora rutilans; Cystoderma amianthinum; Hygrocybe nigrescens; Leccinum scabrum; Calvatia excipuliformis; Stropharia aeruginosa; Collybia butyracea; Amanita citrina; Piptoporus betulinus; Tricholomopsis rutilans; Laccaria amethystina; Lepista flaccida; Clitocybe fragrans; Cordyceps ophioglossoides; Lactarius turpis; Scutellinia scutellata; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Cudoniella acicularis, Postia subcaesia. 2 myxomycetes were also noted with the popping orange pimples of Lycogala epidendrum amusing all and Tubifera ferruginea located later on. I thought I had reached the set target of 50 but repetitions on the list were found - hey ho but at least I returned home with the brolly! Thanks to Mike for organising the event and to everyone who attended and lasted the 3 hour foray - really good company!

Russula xerampelina was found on the way home outside a garden near Mere Sands Wood. A really crabby smelling Russula this and one that turns green with a Ferrous Sulphate addition. Definitely one to watch out for!

18 October 2008 - Etherow CP, Cheshire - 20 people in total and an end total of 69 species was the result of a good day indeed. The weather held up until the last half hour when a bit of light rain tried to dampen our spirits - silly clouds. The list was as thus:- Meripilus giganteus; Trametes gibbosa; Bjerkandera adusta; Rhytisma acerinum; Coprinus comatus; Coprinus atramentarius; Ganoderma australe; Auricularia auricula-judae; Leotia lubrica; Lactarius glyciosmus; Laccaria amethystina; Hypholoma fasciculare; Scleroderma verrucosum; Laccaria laccata; Coprinus micaceus; Helvella crispa; Stereum hirsutum; Mycena galericulata; Mycena galopus; Stereum rugosum; Marasmius ramealis; Clavariadelphus junceus; Clavulina cristata; Calocera viscosa; Trametes versicolour; Xylaria hypoxylon; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Crepidotus variabilis; Crepidotus mollis; Neobulgaria pura; Gymnopilus junious; Calocera viscosa; Gymnopilus penetrans; Dacrymyces stillatus; Scleroderma areolatum; Nectria cinnabarina; Calocera pallido-spathulata; Heterobasidion annosum; Phallus impudicus; Cudoniella acicularis; Hyphodontia sambuci; Piptoporus betulinus; Lactarius quietus; Amanita fulva; Cordyceps militaris; Galerina mutabilis; Xylaria longipes; Exidia nucleata; Pluteus cervinus; Lactarius blennius; Collybia butyracea; Pholiota squarrosa; Rickenella fibula; Aleuria aurantia; Diatrype disciformis; Hygrocybe psittacina; Mycena swartzii; Inocybe geophyla; Daldinia concentrica; Scleroderma citrinum; Mollisia cinerea; Auricularia mesenterica; Cortinarius hemitrichus; Lactarius pubescens; Clitopilus prunulus; Tricholoma fulvum; Collybia confluens; Leccinum scabrum; Amanita muscaria
12 October 2008 - Moore NR, Cheshire - Tony Carter from the North West Fungus Group joined the walk today and it was decided that it would be a joint leadership which I felt really benefitted the whole day. Between us I think we did good by the attendants and created a list of 77 species with one or two pretty decent finds on it. 15 of us set off at 11pm and the list was as follows:- Rhytisma acerinum; Scleroderma verrucosum; Coprinus comatus; Hygrocybe conica; Cystoderma amianthium; Coprinus plicatilis; Piptoporus betulinus; Trametes versicolour; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Laccaria laccata; Xylaria hypoxylon; Chondrostereum purpureum; Hypoxylon multiforme; Amanita muscaria; Nectria cinnabarina; Gymnopilus junonius; Russula ochroleuca; Diatrype disciformis; Coprinus micaceus; Lactarius glyciosmus; Ganoderma australe; Hygrocybe pratensis; Lycoperdon perlatum; Hygrocybe irrigata; Hygrocybe psittacina; Clavulinopsis helvola; Clitocybe nebularis; Schizopora paradoxa; Scleroderma citrinum; Pholiota squarrosa; Mycena ascendens; Pluteus cervinus; Collybia butyracea; Mycena arcangeliana; Bjerkandera adusta; Dacrymyces stillatus; Mollisia cinerea; Mycena galopus; Psathyrella conopilus; Clitocybe fragrans; Scutellinia scutellata; Mycena galericulata; Laetiporus sulphureus; Auricularia auricula-judae; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Hypholoma fasciculare; Xylaria longipes; Lepista flaccida; Mycena pura; Boletus badius; Datronia mollis; Tricholoma fulvum; Polyporus varius; Stereum hirsutum; Coniophora puteana; Lactarius turpis; Coprinus disseminatus; Paxillus involutus; Resupinatus applicatus; Cortinarius hemitrichus; Russula atropurpurea; Chamaemyces fracidus; Lactarius pubescens; Rickenella fibula; Bovista plumbea; Bolbitius vittelinus; Clitocybe gibba; Clitocybe metachroa; Psathyrella microrrhiza; Panaeolus papilionaceus; Hygrocybe ceracea; Hygrocybe miniata; Hygrocybe reidii; Inocybe cookei; Entoloma rhodopolium; Entoloma papillatum; Psathyrella pseudogracilis - the final 12 species were added after Tony had done a bit of microscopy work - cheers.

11 October 2008 - Marbury CP, Cheshire - Leading 2 beginners walks around the Marbury area left me no time to really list but a total of 54 species were seen and spoke about. Both walks lasted approximately 2 hours with 37 attending the first and 27 on the second. A few of the Friends of Anderton and Marbury (FOAM) also joined in and greatly contributed to a day that was friendly and delightful to be a part of. The list comprised of:- Coprinus plicatilis; Scleroderma verrucosum; Volvariella speciosa; Stropharia aurantiaca; Amanita muscaria; Aleuria aurantia; Collybia butyracea; Hypholoma fasciculare; Lactarius turpis; Trametes versicolour; Piptoporus betulinus; Paxillus involutus; Amanita rubescens; Tricholoma fulvum; Auricularia auricula-judae; Coprinus micaceus; Mycena galericulata; Mycena galopus; Mycena arcangeliana; Ganoderma australe; Bjerkandera adusta; Hyphodontia sambuci; Galerina mutabilis; Pleurotus ostreatus; Laccaria laccata; Russula ochroleuca; Pluteus cervinus; Scutellinia scutellata; Scleroderma citrinum; Scleroderma areolatum; Calocera viscosa; Xylaria hypoxylon; Xylaria fragiforme; Rhytisma acerinum; Stereum hirsutum; Nectria cinnabarina; Chrondostereum purpureum; Xylaria polymorpha; Daldinia concentrica; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Bulgar inquinans; Clitocybe nebularis; Boletus badius; Lactarius quietus; Lepista flaccida; Merulius tremellosus; Clavulina cinerea; Coprinus atramentarius; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Lactarius glyciosmus; Collybia erythropus; Mycena rosea; Stereum sanguinolentum; Clitocybe gibba

10 October 2008 - Torkington Park, Hazel Grove, Stockport - 1 troop of Gymnopilus junonius held 40 fruiting bodies which was quite a satisfying sight.
4 October 2008 - Nunsmere Hall, Cheshire - After a night at the hall we met up with Mark Huntley and did a brief reccie of the grounds before the proposed walk takes place there at the end of the month. Not a huge list but the potential is there. The 27 species located and named were - Leccinum Scabrum; Amanita muscaria; Russula ochroleuca; Phallus impudicus; Collybia confluens; Collybia maculata, ; Lactarius torminosus; Hypoxylon multiforme; Stereum hirsutum; Coprinus comatus; Rickenella fibula; Scleroderma citrinum; Scleroderma areolatum; Helvella lacunosa; Rhytisma acerinum; Lactarius blennius; Amanita excelsa; Cystoderma amianthinum; Russula aeruginea
1 October 2008 - Chadkirk Chapel, Cheshire - Wind and rain were forecast and in truth we only got the wind (the meteorological kind thank goodness). 18 people were in attendance primarily made up of the enthusiastic Friends of Etherow Country Park - cheers to Wayne for his recruitment programme for that - oh and the lift back into Stockport - ta mate). So on a knackered ankle (the effects of age and skate-boarding stupidity) we all set off and in 3 hours came up with a list of 40. These were - Calocera cornea; Stereum hirsutum; Pleurotus ostreatus; Trametes versicolour; Laccaria amethystina; Russula ochroleuca; Galerina mutabilis; Scutellinia scutellata; Crepidotus mollis; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Lactarius blennius; Scleroderma verrucosum; Hypholoma fasciculare; Biscogniauxia nummularia; Bulgaria inquinans; Nectria cinnabarina; Pholiota squarrosa; Macrolepiota rhacodes; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Leotia lubrica; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Coprinus micaceus; Daldinia concentrica; Postia subcaesia; Xylaria hypoxylon; Dacrymyces stillatus; Flammulina velutipes; Russula atropurpurea; Clavulina cristata; Auricularia auricula-judae; Stropharia aurantiaca; Coprinus comatus; Russula nigricans; Calocera pallido-spathulata; Xylaria polymorpha; Bisporella citrina; Phallus impudicus; Mycena pura; Coprinus lagopides; Pseudocraterellus undulatus
27 September 2008 - Marbury CP, Cheshire - A reccie visit was made to meet up with Francis Findlay and friend of Friends of Anderton and Marbury (FOAM) and to spy out any potential areas that will be good for the two forthcoming walks at the park. In the allotted 2 hour tour we came up with Oudemansiella mucida; Phallus impudicus; Russula atropurpurea; Hypholoma fasciculare; Xylaria hypoxylon; Galerina mutabilis; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Merulius tremellosus; Amanita rubescens; Piptoporus betulinus; Trametes versicolour; Scutellinia scutellata; Russula ochroleuca; Xylaria polymorpha; Stereum hirsutum; Laccaria laccata; Scleroderma verrucosum; Rhtyisma acerinum; Trochila ilicina; Mycena galericulata; Amanita muscaria; Aleuria aurantia; Bulgaria inquinans; Rickenella fibula; Nectria cinnabarina; Coprinus micaceus; Bjerkandera adusta; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Ganoderma australe, Mycena arcangeliana. 31 species and a few extra were also seen that needed further examination to be sure of ID but with a gig that night and a busy following day I opted to leave them behind.
14 September 2008 - Etherow CP, Cheshire - 14 were in attendance and the 3 and a half hour stroll produced the following 35 species:- Trametes gibbosa; Ganoderma australe; Bjerkandera adusta; Rhytisma acerinum; Laccaria amethystina; Clavulina cristata; Auricularia auricula-judae; Leotia lubrica; Russula nigricans; Laccaria laccata; Scleroderma areolatum; Helvella crispa; Tricholoma fulvum; Mycena galericulata; Laccaria tortilis; Stereum hirsutum; Clavulina cinerea; Trametes versicolour; Bisporella citrina; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Scutellinia scutellata; Hypholoma fasciculare; Scleroderma citrinum; Calocera viscosa; Russula ochroleuca; Heterobasidion annosum; Pluteus cervinus; Cordyceps militaris; Hyphodontia sambuci; Piptoporus betulinus; Lactarius pubescens; Leccinum scabrum; Paxillius involutus; Clitopilus prunulus; Geastrum triplex. A lowly list for the site and obviously down to the dubious seasons and the recent tree-felling.
13 September 2008 - Chadkirk Chapel, Cheshire - Well what a bloody long day. I arrived at the site at 9.45am and did a reccie before the actual foray started. Not too bad and at 1.30pm myself and 74 other people (yes 74) headed to the woods. A guy from the press took a few snaps and quickly disappeared and the walk began. Where on earth this walk had been advertised was beyond me and the group was just too large to cater for. A megaphone would have been handy but I was stuck with it and tried my best. Sincere apologies to those that got fed up with the slow progress as I tried to meet everyone's needs. Booking will be essential in future and if such desire is obvious then more walks will have to be arranged. Anyway the list of 50 species was as follows:- Agrocybe rivulosa; Rhytisma acerinum; Ganoderme australe; Laccaria amethystina; Clavulina coralloides; Xylaria hypoxylon; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Hypholoma fasciculare; Mycena galopus; Exidea nucleata; Auricularia auricula-judae; Rickenella fibula; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Calocera cornea; Coprinus micaceus; Trametes versicolour; Nectria cinnabarina; Xylaria polymorpha; Chondrostereum purpureum; Stropharia aurantiacum; Meripilus giganteus; Bulgaria inquinans; Boletus badius; Tubaria furfuracea; Laccaria laccata; Russula atropurpurea; Russula nigricans; Collybia maculata; Polyporus badius; Boletus pulverulentus; Phallus impudicus; Helvella lacunosa; Scleroderma verrucosum; Daldinia concentrica; Lactarius blennius; Pleurotus ostreatus; Leotia lubrica; Clavulina cinerea; Mycena galericulata; Grifola frondosa; Coniophora puteana; Piptoporus betulinus; Pluteus salicinus; Ciboria batschiana; Amanita rubescens; Stereum hirsutum; Coprinus disseminatus; Coprinus lagopides. A few specimens are being sent to Micheal Jordan for final identification one of which may just be a real rarity - watch this space. Thanks to warden John for the two cups of tea (I needed those), to Liz Moore for giving some assistance and Jan and Dick Brown for the support and great company during and after the walk - really appreciated. Scutellinia scutellata added after ID confirmed by M. Jordan. The specimen was found growing on burnt wood which was a bit of a red herring and threw me totally. And added also after another ID by MJ was Pseudocraterellus undulatus.

6 September 2008 - Tatton Park, Cheshire - In warm sunshine myself and family strolled around Tatton Park trying to get to grips with a few species before leading a few public walks over the coming weeks. Time is indeed a drawback as I have more than one passion and seem to never, ever stop. The fungal knowledge is suffering but what can one do - these 24 hour days are what we've got and we have to make the most of them. Todays list of 56 species was as follows :- Nectria cinnabarina; Rhytisma acerinum; Heterobasidion annosum; Auricularia auricula-judae; Cordyceps militaris; Coprinus micaceus; Bolbitius titubans var. titubans; Amanita rubescens; Amanita fulva; Hygrocybe reidii; Russula ochroleuca; Hypholoma fasciculare var. fasciculare; Ganoderma australe; Russula atropurpurea; Calocera cornea; Trametes versicolor; Pleurotus pulmonarius; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Laccaria laccata; Xerula radicata; Dacrymyces stillatus; Scleroderma areolatum; Fistulina hepatica; Pluteus cervinus; Psilocybe semilanceata; Hygrocybe nigrescens; Hygrocybe pratensis var. pratensis; Gymnopilus junonius; Exidia glandulosa; Russula nigricans; Meripilus giganteus; Helvella atra; Boletus rubellus; Russula nobilis; Boletus badius; Clavulina coralloides; Daldinia concentrica; Rickenella fibula; Mycena galopus; Calocera viscosa; Macrolepiota procera var. procera; Bjerkandera adusta; Postia caesia; Postia stiptica; Trametes gibbosa; Mycena galericulata; Polyporus squamosus; Xylaria polymorpha; Oudemansiella mucida; Russula heterophylla; Diatrype disciformis; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Peniophora quercina; Scleroderma citrinum; Russula sororia, Hapalopilus nidulans

31 August 2008 - Lyme Park, Cheshire - Whilst the young un' got her purple belt at grading in the open air myself and good lady decided a 3 hour stroll looking for a few specimens would be nice. The list was paltry but a few nice species raised the spirits on a misty, rainy day :- Rhytisma acerinum, Nectria cinnabarina; Trametes versicolour; Stereum hirsutum; Russula atropurpurea; Boletus badius; Rickenella fibula; Postia stiptica; Coprinus micaceus; Xylaria polymorpha; Piptoporus betulinus; Paxillus involutus; Hygrocybe conica; Hygrocybe nivea; Kuehneromyces mutabilis; Amanita excelsa; Trametes gibbosa; Calocera viscosa and Psilocybe semilanceata.
28 August 2008 - Moore NR; Cheshire - Scleroderma citrinum; Trametes versicolour; Piptoporus betulinus; Amanita rubescens; Hygrocybe psittacina; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Macrolepiota procera, Amanita muscaria; Hygrocybe conica and Paxillus involutus were the fungi found plus a couple of myxomycetes namely Muculago crustacea, Fuligo septica and Stemonitis axifera.
25 August 2008 - Dunham Massey NT; Cheshire - Plenty to keep one occupied with the list comprising of Clitopilus prunulus; Russula atropurpurea; Daldinia concentrica; Marasmius rotula; Stereum hirsutum; Scleroderma citrinum; Bjerkandera adusta; Trametes versicolour; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Coprinus micaceus; Scleroderma areolatum; Fistulina hepatica; Laetiporous sulphureum; Ganoderma australe; Auricularia auricular-judae; Russula mairei; Russula heterophylla.
24 August 2008 - Etherow CP; Cheshire - Nowt much doing really. Numerous Jelly Babies (Leotia lubrica) and tufts of White Coral Fungus (Clavulina cristata) was about it with a few other bits and bobs thrown in. It hasn't happened here yet so hopefully the first walk of the year here should be bursting.
10 August 2008 - Minstead; New Forest; Hampshire - A great spot from the car was Hericeum cirrhatum (Tiered Tooth) which was in glorious condition and hopefully a good photograph has been had.
10 August 2008 - IBM Hursley; Hampshire - Joining the Hampshire Fungus Group we feasted our eyes upon the following species:- Conocybe lactea; Suillius grevellei (Larch Bolete); Marasmius oreades; Boletus albidus; Marasmius rotula; Boletus satanoides; Psathyrella candolleana; Collybia dryophila; Laccaria laccata (The Deceiver); Xerocermus communis; Dacrymyces stillatus; Boletus cisalpinus; Mycena seynii; Xerula radicata; Xerula pudens; Rigidoporus ulmarius; Agaricus augustus; Lactarius acerimus; Ganoderma resinaceum; Podoscypha multizonata. Not a bad do!
31 July 2008 - Anderton NR; Cheshire - 3 Amanita rubescens; 1 Amanita muscaria and 20 Hydnum rufescens were notable and all growing with Silver Birch.
30 July 2008 - Mere Sands Wood; Lancashire - Gymnopilus penetrans; Boletus badius; Paxillus involutus; Hypholoma fasciculare; Piptoporus betulinus; Tyromyces caesius; Laccaria laccata; Scleroderma verrucosum; Scleroderma citrinum; Trametes versicolour and Amanita fulva made the fungi wander worthwhile.
22 July 2008 - Davenport; Stockport; Cheshire - A single Leccinum scabrum was earlier than usual as were several fruiting bodies of Clavaria vermicularis (White Spindles). Also 2 specimens of Volvariella gloiocephala were found on wood chip.
22 July 2008 - Hazel Grove; Stockport; Cheshire - 10 Russula pectinatoides was seen growing in a churchyard as seen the previous year. Boletus pulverulentus; Agaricus bitorquis and Melanoleuca polioleuca were all later confirmed finds by Michael Jordan.
12 July 08 - Petty Pool Wood; Cheshire - Puccinia urticata (Nettle Clustercup Rust) was noted whilst admiring several species of Hoverfly.
12 July 08 - Delamere Forest; Cheshire - Phallus impudicus; Gymnopilus penetrans; Piptoporus betulinus; Stereum hirsutum and the slime mould Fuligo septica were the only finds on a brief visit.
15 June 2008 - Etherow CP; Cheshire - A species of Eyelash Fungus was noted and seemed early in the season despite the odd weather conditions.
13 February 2008 - Etherow CP; Cheshire - Daldinia concentrica and the slime mold Trichia botrytis were uncovered whilst on the look out for life beneath logs.
11 February 2008 - Abney Hall; Cheshire - Coprinus micaceus and Bulgar inquinans are all that were seen on this marvellously sunny day.
19 January 2008 - Chorlton WP; G. Manchester - Auricularia mesenterica and Pleurotus ostreatus were fresh enough on a grey day.
5 January 2008 - Mere Sands Wood; Lancashire - Gymnopilus penetrans; 3 Lepista nuda; Heterobasidion annosum; Mycena galopus and 2 cracking Auriscalpium vulgare kept the fungal flow going.
4 January 2008 - Moore NR; Cheshire - Clitocybe fragrans; Daedaleopsis confragosa; an abundance of Tremella mesenterica and Hypoxylon multiforme boosted the embryonic year list.
3 January 2008 - Tatton Park; Cheshire - Datronia mollis; Hirschioporus abietinus; Ischnoderma benzoinum; Hypholoma fasciculare; Pleurotus cornucopiae and Phaeolus schweinitzii.
2 January 2008 - Marbury CP; Cheshire - Xylaria hypoxylon; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Auricularia auricular-judae; Bjerkandera adusta; Trametes versicolor; Exidea nucleata; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Trametes gibbosa; Bulgar inquinans; Flammulina velutipes; Panellus serotinus; Crepidotus variabilis; Tremella mesenterica; Nectria cinnabarina; Rhytisma acerinum; Piptoporus betulinus; Phlebia radiata and Calocera viscosa all provided fungal interest.