News from within and outside the area.
31st December 2019 - Mere Sands Wood, Lancashire - The final wander of the year, we were just intent on stretching the legs but noted a few final fungi anyway. Coprinellus micaceus; Hypholoma fasciculare; Tremella foliacea; Baeospora myosura and Fomes fomentarius were the pick of the crop with the final fungus ofthe year seen being Auriscalpium vulgare - lovely.
31st December 2019 - Marshside RSPB, Lancashire - Claviceps purpurea was everywhere with some real stonking examples on show. The wet ground must be a factor as everywhere else this year this species has struggled. Several weeks later the Claviceps parasite Gibberella gordonii was identified on some specimens I was keeping in a box.
30th December 2019 - Burton Mere RSPB, The Wirral - Daedalea quercina was in its usual spot and now of stonking proportions - nice!
27th November 2019 - Chorlton Water Park, G.Manchester - A few fungi were noted, the most interesting being:- Bjerkandera fumosa and Arthrinium phaeospermum.
25th December 2019 - Poynton Pool, Stockport, Cheshire - Exidia recisa was nice to see and Byssomerulius corium was looking superb as it grew down a fallen twig.
23rd December 2019 - Fletcher Moss, G. Manchester - Another bike ride, a few fungi were seen when I had a stroll around this interesting area. Species seen were:- Lophodermium pinastri; Bjerkandera adutsa; Hyphodontia sambuci; Ascocoryne cylichnium; Crepidotus cesatii; Bjerkandera adusta; Hyphodontia sambuci; Exidia glandulosa; Stereum gausapatum; Sarcomyxa serotina; Byssomerulius corium; Auricularia auricula-judae; Trametes gibbosa; Postia subcaesia; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma; Ganoderma australe; Sarcoscypha austriaca; Pleurotus ostreatus; Stereum hirsutum; Dacrymyces stillatus; Fomitopsis betulinus; Chondrostereum purpureum; Stereum subtomentosum; Vuilleminia comedens; Peniophora quercina; Trametes versicolor; Heterobasidion annosum; Xylaria carpophila; Xylaria hypoxylon; Hypoxylon petriniae; Daldina concentrica; Rhytisma acerinum and Datronia mollis.
22nd December 2019 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Out on the bike, Cuphophyllus virgineus was seen growing in a tucked away area and Diatrype bullata was found growing on a Populus branch,
16th December 2019 - Edgeley, Stockport, G. Manchester - A wander around the street whilst waiting for the bike to be fixed and on a lawn were numerous clumps of Clavulinopsis corniculata - they were in tip-top condition too.
15th December 2019 - Newchurch Common, Cheshire - A birding walk but, as per, a few fungi were noted:- Clitocybe nebularis; Vuilleminia comedens; Xylaria hypoxylon; Peniophora incarnata; Tremella mesenterica; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Trametes versicolor; Dacrymyces stillatus; Fomitopsis betulinus; Ganoderma australe; Hyphodontia sambuci; Clavulina rugosa; Rutstroemia firma; Tubaria furfuracea; Nectria cinnabarina; Schizopora paradoxa; Exidia glandulosa; Byssomerulius corium; Trochila ilicina; Chondrostereum purpureum; Pleurotus ostreatus; Coprinellus micaceus; Stereum hirsutum; Flammulina velutipes; Hypholoma fasciculare; Lepista flaccida; Taphrina betulina; Fuscoporia ferruginosa; Phragmidium violaceum; Crepidotus cesatii; Mycena polygramma and Sphaeropsis sapinea.
9th December 2019 - Cheadle Heath Nomads, Stockport, G. Manchester - A bit of tidying up and Auricularia auricula-judae; Melanoleuca polioleuca and Xylaria carpophila were all recorded on the National Database.
8th December 2019 - Chadkirk Chapel, Stockport, G. Manchester - A short walk to keep things moving, there was very little about to be fair but we didn't dawdle. Pleurotus ostreatus was in fine tiers cerawling up the side of an Oak and a few common species were found in and around some fallen Beech logs. Some Nettle stems held Nectria leptosphaeriae; Leptosphaeria doliolum; Dendryphion comosum and Calycina herbarum.
7th December 2019 - Scout Dike and Royd Moor Reservoir, Barnsley, S. Yorkshire - A pre-footy walk, 10K covered and the weather was fair. Fungi are now on the fizzle, the species seen were:- Cuphophyllus pratensis; Illosporiopsis christiansenii; Trochila ilicina; Mycena pura; Rhopographus filicinus; Stereum rugosum; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Postia subcaesia; Sphaeropsis sapinea; Heterobasidion annosum; Hyphodontia sambuci; Coniophora puteana; Clitocybe nebularis; Lepista flaccida; Clitocybe fragrans; Xylaria hypoxylon; Rhytisma acerinum; Trametes versicolor; Bjerkandera adusta; Xylaria carpophila; Stereum hirsutum; Nectria cinnabarina; Peniophora quercina; Trichaptum abietinum; Dacrymyces stillatus; Exidia glandulosa; Vuilleminia comedens; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Gymnopilus penetrans; Mycena galericulata; Baeospora myosura; Pucciniastrum epilobii; Flammulina velutipes; Phragmidium violaceum; Lachnum apala; Crepidotus cesatii; Tubaria dispersa; Deconica montana; Phlebia rufa; Galerina vittiformis; Phlebia rufa and Clavulinopsis laeticolor.
6th December 2019 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, Cheshire - Otidea onotica was seen to be growing in several nice clusters at the side of a path.
5th December 2019 - River Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - Peziza micropus was seen on some woodchip - it was behind a fence so avoiding the main brunt of the frosts.
4th December 2019 - Gorsey Bank, Stockport, Cheshire - Gnomonia cerastris was found whilst looking at a few Sycamore leaves.
3rd December 2019 - River Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - Typhula variabilis was identified on the dead leaves of Pendulous Sedge. It took me three goes on the scope - these things are sent to test us.
1st December 2019 - Poynton Pool, Stockport, Cheshire - A chance to stretch the legs with 45 species of fungi noted along the way:- Vuilleminia comedens; Mycena pura; Peniophora incarnata; Meripilus giganteus; Sphaeropsis sapinea; Dacrymyces stillatus; Ganoderma australe; Xylaria carpophila; Melampsora hypericum; Auricularia auricula-judae; Hyphodontia sambuci; Rhytisma acerinum; Exidia nucleata; Stereum hirsutum; Trochila ilicina; Phlebia radiata; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Nectria cinnabarina; Flammulina velutipes; Trametes gibbosa; Trametes versicolor; Hypholoma fasciculare; Phloeomana speirea; Xylaria hypoxylon; Coprinellus micaceus; Polyporus leptocephalus; Clitocybe nebularis; Byssomerulius corium; Datronia mollis; Chondrostereum purpureum; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Postia subcaesia; Bjerkandera adusta; Lepista sordida; Lepista flaccida; Coniophora puteana; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Illosporiopsis christiansenii; Torula herbarum; Lepista nuda; Bisporella sulfurina; Mycena galericulata; Crepidotus cesatii; Phragmidium violaceum and Seifertia azalea.
29th November 2019 - Skipton Woods, NW Yorkshire - Whilst walking along we saw a few fungi to be recorded, it all helps no matter how common the species. The small list comprised of:- Trichaptum abietinum; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Datronia mollis; Exidia nucleata; Heterobasidion annosum; Mycena gelericulata; Trametes versicolor; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Sarcomyxa serotina; Xylaria hypoxylon; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Clitocybe geotropa; Stereum hirsutum; Stereum gausapatum; Auricularia auricula-judae and Hyphodontia sambuci.
29th November 2019 - Ben Rhydding NR, NW Yorkshire - A few fungi were seen on a short visit, these were:- Daedaleopsis confragosa; Xylaria hypoxylon; Rhytisma acerinum; Exidia thurietiana; Auricularia auricula-judae and Nectria cinnabarina.
25th November 2019 - Alexander Park, Stockport, G.Manchester - A walk to take the bike in for repairs, I strolled back in the rain and noted a few fungi, these were:- Illosporiopsis christiansenii; Bjerkandera adusta; Stereum hirsutum; Meripilus giganteus; Pholiota squarrosa; Mycena haematopus; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Clitocybe nebularis; Trametes gibbosa and Daldinia concentrica.
24th November 2019 - Werneth Low, G.Manchester - A morning walk before an afternoon of punkery, the few fungi seen were:- Tremella foliacea; Pucciniastrum epilobii; Auricularia auricula-judae; Xylaria hypoxylon; Stereum hirsutum; Mycena galericulata; Hyphodontia sambuci; Stereum rugosum; Vuilleminia comedens; Phloeomana speirea; Scleroderma areolatum; Peniophora quercina; Stereum gausapatum; Rutstroemia firma; Scleroderma citrinum; Dacrymyces stillatus; Phlebia radiata; Postia subcaesia; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Rhytisma acerinum; Mycena polyadelpha; Lachnum apalum; Phragmidium violaceum; Crepidotus variabilis; Dendryphion comosum; Uromyces viciae-fabae; Ascocoryne cylichnium; Leptosphaeria doliolum; Mycena filopes; Exidia glandulosa and Mycena arcangeliana.

18th November 2019 - Chorlton Water Park, G.Manchester - A walk doing a base-line survey, whilst discussing matters we noted a few fungi, these were:- Vuilleminia coryli; Lepiota aspera; Lepista flaccida; Clitocybe nebularis; Chlorophyllum rachodes; Geastrum triplex; Phloeomana speirea; Chondrostereum purpureum; Stereum hirsutum; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Dacrymyces stillatrus; Nectria cinnabarina; Vuilleminia comedens; Trametes versicolor; Bjerkandera adusta; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Hypoxylon petriniae; Puccina caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Cuphophyllus virgineus; Peniophora quercina; Xylaria hypoxylon; Auricularia auricula-judae; Phragmocephala atra; Torula herbarum; Ascocoryne sarcoides; Crepidotus cesatii and Rhytisma acerinum.

16th November 2019 - Oswestry Old Racecourse Common, Shropshire - A wander with a few friends was decent indeed with 86 species named, these being:- Sarcomyxa serotina; Rhopographus filicinus; Typhula quisquiliaris; Taphrina betulina; Rhodocollybia butyracea; Rhytisma acerinum; Hyphodontia sambuci; Stereum rugosum; Xylaria hypoxylon; Tubaria furfuracea; Laccaria laccata; Clitocybe fragrans; Mycena pura; Macrotyphula fistulosa; Macrotyphula fistulosa var. contorta; Mycena sanguinolenta; Trochila ilicina; Vuilleminia coryli; Typhula erythropus; Lycoperdon perlatum; Sclerodrma citrinum; Gymnopus peronatus; Gymnopus confluens; Clitocybe nebularis; Lepista flaccida; Hypholoma fasciculare; Mycena epipterygia; Amanita muscaria; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Nectria cinnabarina; Exidia thurietiana; Fomitopsis betulina; Paxillus involutus; Stereum hirsutum; Russula atropurpurea; Russula betularum; Russula nigricans; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Cystoderma amianthinum; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Pholiota squarrosa; Exidia nucleata; Gliophorus psittacina; Cudoniella acicularis; Ganoderma australe; Rhizomarasmius setosus; Russula ochroleuca; Tricholoma sulphureum; Baeospora myosura; Lactarius glyciosmus; Flammulina velutipes; Schizopora paradoxa; Dacrymyces stillatus; Phaeolus schweinitzii; Calocera viscosa; Tricholomopsis rutilans; Postia caesia; Clavulina rugosa; Postia ptychogaster; Trametes versicolor; Bjerkandera adusta; Calocera cornea; Stereum gausapatum; Tremella foliacea; Mycena capillares; Lepista nuda; Belonidium sulphureum; Puccinia glechomatis; Vuilleminia comedens; Auricularia auricula-judae; Leptosphaeria doliolum; Phragmidium violaceum; Crepidotus cesatii; Crepidotus variabilis; Crepidotus luteolus; Crepidotus epibryus; Bisporella citrina; Galerina vittiformis; Ascocoryne sarcoides; Diatrype disciformis; Steccherinum ochraceum; Peniophora cinerea; Clitocybe metachroa; Ascocoryne cylichnium; Schizophyllum commune and Rutstroemia firma.
15th November 2019 - Abney Hall, Stockport, G.Manchester - A half day at work and a short pootle through this local area on my way home. Species seen were:- Mycena meliigena; Mycena filopes; Mycena pseudocorticola; Mycena tenerrima; Mycena arcangeliana; Stictis stellata; Marasmius epiphylloides; Xylaria hypoxylon; Clitocybe nebularis; Lepista flaccida; Agaricus arvensis; Trochila ilicina; Datronia mollis; Hyphodontia sambuci; Trametes versicolor; Clitocybe geotropa; Melanotus horizontalis; Agrocybe rivulosa; Psathyrella candolleana; Exidia nucleata; Vuilleminia comedens; Heterobasidion annosum; Auricularia auricula-judae; Stereum gausapatum and Chondrostereum purpureum.
14th November 2019 - Gorsey Bank, Stockport, G.Manchester - A small patch of moss on an old wall, Arrhenia retiruga and Arrhenia rickenii were in attendance - I like this lovely little things.
13th November 2019 - River Mersey, Stockport, G.Manchester - Walking home and some woodchip held Psilocybe cyanescens; Hypholoma fasciculare; Galerina marginata and Melanoleuca freisii. The latter species came down to one of two, the cheilocystidia here had swollen middles and thin tapering necks with apical incrustations.
9th November 2019 - Bolton Abbey, N. Yorkshire - A 2 hour walk with the Mid Yorkshire Fungus Group, a lovely bunch indeed and all done in decent weather for a change. Myself and Gill nattered away, I tried to keep a list and lost it on the way home, these are the 55 species that I could remember and ones added after microscopy:- Mycena arcangeliana; Mycena inclinata; Phloeomana speirea; Mycena galericulata; Mycena galopus; Mycena pura; Heterobasidion annosum; Xylaria hypoxylon; Xylaria carpophila; Rhizomarasmius setosus; Mycena capillaris; Gymnopilus penetrans; Hypholoma fasciculare; Calocera visosa; Russula ochroleuca; Rhodocollybia butyracea; Trametes versicolor; Stereum gausapatum; Stereum hirsutum; Stereum rugosum; Helvella crispa; Nectria cinnabarina; Inocybe geophylla; Laccaria laccata; Pholiota squarrosa; Laccaria amethystea; Gymnopus confluens; Gymnopus peronatus; Lepista flaccida; Lepista nuda; Clitocybe geotropa; Clitocybe nebularis; Hyphodontia sambuci; Pseudohydnum gelatinosum; Dacrymyces stillatus; Exida thurietiana; Exidia nucleata; Exidia glandulosa; Rutstroemia firma; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Rhopographus filicinus; Biscogniauxia nummularia; Rhytisma acerinum; Xylaria longipes; Baeospora myosura; Clitocybe fragrans; Macrocystidia cucumis; Sarcomyxa serotina; Leptosphaeria doliolum; Crepidotus cesatii; Crepidotus luteolus; Mycena heimalis; Pluteus phlebophorus; Cudoniella acicularis; Lyophyllum rancida; Schizopora flavipora and the myxos Trichia varia and Lycogala epidendrum.
6th November 2019 - River Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - A look at some Nettle stems on the way home, 8 species were recognised after microscopy, these were:- Belonidium sulphureum; Torula herbarum; Phragmocephala atra; Calycina herbarum; Crocicreas cyathoideum; Nectria leptosphaeriae; Didymosphaeria conoidea and Periconia byssoides.
3rd November 2019 - Dibbinsdale NR, The Wirral - A walk with a few friends, there were no great swathes of fungi but we did just fine with a little effort and some local knowledge via Tony Carter of the NWFG. The 95 species seen were:- Geastrum triplex; Calyptella capula; Fomitopsis betulinus; Macrotyphula fistulosa; Xylaria hypoxylon; Rhytisma acerinum; Roridomyces roridus; Trametes versicolor; Marasmius hudsonii; Mycena tenerrima; Clitocybe geotropa; Hypholoma fasciculare; Scleroderma verrucosum; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Ganoderma australe; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Helvella crispa; Tricholoma sulphureum; Laccaria proxima; Stereum gausapatum; Schizopora paradoxa; Laccaria laccata; Rhodocollybia butyracea; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Bjerkandera adusta; Hypocrea pulvinata; Laccaria amethystea; Auricularia auricula-judae; Otidea onotica; Coniophora puteana; Chondrostereum purpureum; Datronia mollis; Trametes gibbosa; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Mycena inclinata; Mycena galopus; Rhopographus filicinus; Xylaria longipes; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Pucciniastrum epilobii; Puccinia aegopodii; Clitocybe nebularis; Coprinellus micaceus; Armillaria gallica; Cuphophyllus virgineus; Leotia lubrica; Lactarius pyrogalus; Dacrymyces stillatus; Lepista flaccida; Lepista nuda; Hyphodontia sambuci; Chlorophyllum rachodes; Exidia nucleata; Phloeomana speirea; Gliophorus psittacina; Hygrophorus nemoreus; Nectria cinnabarina; Stereum subtomentosum; Postia subcaesia; Marasmius rameale; Clavulina rugosa; Clavulina cinerea; Daldinia concentrica; Puccinia veronicae; Craterellus cornucopioides; Melampsoridium betulinum; Ganoderma applanatum; Paxillus involutus; Coprinopsis spleaiophila; Torula herbarum; Periconia byssoides; Phragmidium violaceum; Crepidotus epibryus; Crepidotus variabilis; Crepidotus cesatii; Clavulinopsis luteoalba; Marasmius setosus; Russula fellea; Mycena capillaris; Mycena olida; Hygrocybe insipida; Hyphoderma setigerum; Postia stiptica; Mollisia fusca; Ascocoryne sarcoides; Crepidotus luteolus; Psathyrella microrhiza; Cantharellus tubaeformis; Leptosphaeria acuta; Lachnella villosa; Hemimycena tortuosa; Peniophora laeta; Mycena arcangeliana; Mycena filopes and the myxo Lycogala epidendrum.
31st October 2019 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - Walking to work and a few species noted:- Coprinus comatus; Trametes gibbosa; Agaricus xanthoderma; Meripilus giganteus and Armillaria gallica kept the nonse ticking over.
27th October 2019 - Fallowfield Loop, G. Manchester - 23 folk turned up for the last walk of the season at an area not ideal for fungal hunting but one that needs scanning to get the few species around on the national map. We scrambled around for 2 hours, after the walk and some afternoon microscopy the list was 44 species, these were:- Parasola auricoma; Crepidotus luteolus; Ascocoryne cylichnium; Pseudopeziza trifolii; Leptosphaeria doliolum; Phragmidium violaceum; Galerina marginata; Crepidotus mollis; Stereum hirsutum; Trametes versicolor; Rhytisma acerinum; Albugo candida; Puccinia poarum; Hypoxylon petriniae; Melampsoridium betulinum; Puccina caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Xylaria hypoxylon; Armillaria gallica; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Pucciniastrum epilobii; Aleuria aurantia; Leratiomyces ceres; Phloeomana speirea; Mycena galopus var. candida; Exidia plana; Scleroderma areolatum; Auricularia auricula-judae; Tubaria dispersa; Melanotus horizontalis; Mycena arcangeliana; Cordyceps militaris; Rhodocollybia butyracea; Nectria cinnabarina; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Clitocybe fragrans; Hyphodontia sambuci; Pholiota gummosa; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Datronia mollis; Hygrophorus hypothejus; Ganoderma australe; Mycena tenerrima; Laccaria laccata and Coprinus comatus.
26th October 2019 - Harthill Cookery School, Cheshire - 2 walks, one in lashing rain, the second in the chill, we did the best we could, the end tally was 82 species, these being:- Rhodocollybia butyracea; Cystoderma amianthinum; Hypholoma fasciculare; Mycena pura; Scleroderma citrinum; Calocera viscosa; Fomitopsis betulina; Clitocybe fragrans; Mycena inclinata; Exidia nucleata; Rhytisma acerinum; Cuphophyllus virginea; Demoloma cuneifolium; Psilocybe semilanceata; Russula fellea; Trametes gibbosa; Trametes versicolor; Russula cyanoxantha; Laccaria laccata; Laccaria proxima; Laccaria amethystea; Psilocybe cyanescens; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Russula nigricans; Stereum rugosum; Stereum gausapatum; Stereum hirsutum; Ganoderma australe; Gymnopilus penetrans; Melampsoridium betulinum; Agaricus arvensis; Agaricus sylvaticus; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Macrotyphula fistulosa var. contorta; Auricularia auricula-judae; Hyphodontia sambuci; Clitocybe nebularis; Bjerkandera adusta; Xylaria hypoxylon; Postia subcaesia; Armillaria gallica; Gliophorus irrigata; Lepista nuda; Stereum subtomentosum; Rhodocollybia maculata; Dacrymyces stillatus; Coprinellus micaceus; Mycena tenerrima; Russula ochroleuca; Chlorophyllum rachodes; Mycena galericulata; Pucciniastrum epilobii; Russula betularum; Lactarius tabidus; Lactarius turpis; Amanita muscaria; Rickenella fibula; Coprinellus disseminatus; Nectria cinnabarina; Hygrocybe reidii; Schizopora paradoxa; Rhopographus filicinus; Polyporus squamosus; Lepista flaccida; Paxillus involutus; Xerocomellus pruinatus; Stropharia semiglobata; Phragmocephala atra; Crepidotus cesatii; Rutstroemia firma; Hymenoscyphus fagineus; Clavulinopsis helvola; Galerina clavata; Lactarius fulvissimus; Tricholoma ustale; Hygrocybe ceracea; Melanoleuca polioleuca; Parasola conopila; Clavulinopsis laeticolor; Pleurotus dryinus; Mycena aetites and Puccinia lagenophorae.

20th October 2019 - Arley Hall, Cheshire - I was leading two more walks today, the same route was taken both times, the end result of the combined walks was 93 species, these being:- Stereum hirsutum; Tremella foliacea; Stereum gausapatum; Mycena galericulata; Grifola frondosa; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Lepiota cristata; Rickenella swartzii; Rickenella fibula; Peniophora quercina; Vuilleminia comedens; Rhytisma acerinum; Gliophorus psittacina; Laccaria laccata; Clitocybe nebularis; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Agaricus xanthodermus; Hyphodontia sambuci; Trochila ilicina; Hypholoma fasciculare; Nectria cinnabarina; Xylaria hypoxylon; Bjerkandera adusta; Dacrymyces stillatus; Exidia nucleata; Auricularia auricula-judae; Stereum areolatum; Calocera pallido-spathulata; Meripilus giganteus; Lactarius quietus; Amanita muscaria; Chalciporus piperatus; Russula praetervisa; Inocybe geophylla; Helvella crispa; Gloeophyllum sepiarium; Lepista sordida; Lacrymaria lacrymabunda; Mycena inclinata; Geastrum triplex; Clitocybe fragrans; Lycoperdon perlatum; Lactarius glyciosmus; Gliophorus laetus; Leccinum scabrum; Lactarius turpis; Lactarius tabidus; Taphrina betulina; Coprinellus micaceus; Postia caesia; Datronia mollis; Ganoderma australe; Scleroderma citrinum; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Pucciniastrum epilobii; Rhodocollybia butyracea; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Pholiota squarrosa; Cuphophyllus virgineus; Russula claroflava; Paxillus involutus; Calocybe carnea; Hygrocybe conica; Cystoderma amianthinum; Cuphophyllus pratensis; Russula betularum; Erysiphe urticae; Collybia cookei; Lasiosphaeria ovina; Melanotus horizontalis; Trametes versicolor; Phloeomana speirea; Daldinia concentrica; Albugo candida; Pluteus cervinus; Coprinus comatus; Mycena arcangeliana; Rhizomarasmius setosus; Armillaria mellea; Parasola plicatilis; Clavulina rugosa; Crepidotus cesatii; Clavulinopsis helvola; Melanoleuca polioleuca; Torula herbarum; Lepista flaccida; Mycena flavoalba; Galerina vittiformis; Bisporella sulfurina; Russula atropurpurea; Russula versicolor and Stereum rameale.

19th October 2019 - Mere Sands Wood, Lancashire - A nice sold out walk and after a pre-walk mooch, a few hours with some grand folk and some late evening microscopy the total was 127 species with many usual specimens missing. The list was:- Laccaria amethystea; Tricholoma sulphureum; Russula fragilis; Russula nobilis; Erysiphe heraclei; Geastrum triplex; Rhopographus filicinus; Fomitopsis betulina; Postia subcaesia; Mycena galopus; Mycena haematopus; Mycena filopes; Ganoderma applanatum; Exidia plana; Pluteus romellii; Clitocybe nebularis; Amanita citrina; Puccinia glechomatis; Gymnopus confluens; Lycoperdon perlatum; Otidea bufonia; Trochila ilicina; Rhizomarasmius setosus; Macrotyphula juncea; Peniophora quercina; Vuilleminia comedens; Rhodocollybia butyracea; Mycena arcangeliana; Tubaria furfuracea; Stereum gausapatum; Cystolepiota bucknallii; Lepista flaccida; Puccina caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Psathyrella piluliformis; Grifola frondosa; Calocera viscosa; Pholiota squarrosa; Coprinellus disseminatus; Collybia cookei; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Auricularia auricula-judae; Hyphodontia sambuci; Kuehneromyces mutabilis; Trametes gibbosa; Ganoderma australe; Macrotyphula fistulosa; Datronia mollis; Heterobasidion annosum; Baeospora myosura; Gymnopilus penetrans; Auriscalpium vulgare; Rhytisma acerinum; Bjerkandera adusta; Lyophyllum decastes; Bulgaria inquinans; Sphaeropsis sapinea; Belonidium sulphureum; Paxillus involutus; Phallus impudicus; Scleroderma areolatum; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Stereum hirsutum; Mycena galericulata; Lepista nuda; Calocera cornea; Trichaptum abietinum; Skeletocutis amorpha; Phlebia tremellosa; Trichoderma viride; Trametes versicolor; Xylaria hypoxylon; Fistulina hepatica; Hypholoma fasciculare; Tremella foliacea; Melanotus horizontalis; Chondrostereum purpureum; Daldinia concentrica; Nectria cinnabarina; Armillaria gallica; Laccaria laccata; Ischnoderma benzoinum; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Schizophyllum commune; Cystoderma amianthinum; Lacatrius torminosus; Phloeomana speirea; Coprinellus micaceus; Pluteus cervinus; Scleroderma citrinum; Melampsoridium betulinum; Lactarius vietus; Polyporus leptocephalus; Lactarius tabidus; Flammulina velutipes; Russula ochroleuca; Fomes fomentarius; Cortinarius hemitrichus; Parasola conopilus; Coprinus comatus; Pucciniastrum epilobii; Albugo candida; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Helvella crispa; Exidia nucleata; Lactarius blennius; Dendryphion comosum; Leptosphaeria acuta; Crocicreas cyathoideum; Melanoleuca polioleuca; Crepidotus variabilis; Phyllachora junci; Erysiphe artemisiae; Crepidotus cesatii; Schizopora paradoxa; Phragmidium violaceum; Tricholoma imbricatum; Dacrymyces stillatus; Mycena tenerrima; Puccinia behenis; Ascocoryne sarcoides; Tarzetta cupularis; Panellus stipticus; Lactarius fulvissimus; Mycena olida; Hymenoscyphus fagineus; Inocybe sindonia and Echinoderma aspera.
18th October 2019 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - A small bit of grass was checked in urban Stockport simply because it had a couple of Siver Birch growing on it. The return was Paxillus involutus; Tricholoma argyraceum; Cortinarius hemitrichus; Hygrocybe conica; Geoglossum cookeanum; Inocybe sindonia; Inocybe cincinnata var. cincinnata and Lactarius pubescens.
17th October 2019 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Inocybe flocculosa agg. was seen whilst wandering homeward.
16th October 2019 - Bewsey Woods, Warrington, Cheshire - A walk leading members of The Green Angels, Land Trust. We strolled along and totted up a list of 64 species, these being:- Exidia nucleata; Chondrostereum purpureum; Rhytisma acerinum; Xylaria hypoxylon; Trametes versicolor; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Mycena tenerrima; Auricularia auricula-judae; Hyphodontia sambuci; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Coprinellus disseminatus; Coprinellus micaceus; Hypoxylon petriniae; Dacrymces stillatus; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Belonidium sulphureum; Schizopora paradoxa; Hypholoma fasciculare; Trametes gibbosa; Bjerkandera adusta; Ganoderma australe; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Crepidotus mollis; Calcarisporium arbuscula; Stereum hirsutum; Nectria cinnabarina; Radulomyces molaris; Vuilleminia comedens; Peniophora quercina; Datronia mollis; Leotia lubrica; Royoporus badius; Clitocybe gibba; Mycena polygramma; Scleroderma areolatum; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Mycena inclinata; Stereum sanguinolentum; Laccaria laccata; Scleroderma citrinum; Gymnopus confluens; Phallus impudicus; Grifola frondosa; Rutstroemia firma; Clitocybe nebularis; Pucciniastrum epilobii; Armillaria mellea; Trochila ilicina; Russula ochroleuca; Helvella crispa; Tricholoma scalpturatum; Clavulina rugosa; Xylaria polymorpha; Crepidotus cesatii; Leptosphaeria doliolum; Torula herbarum; Hymenoscyphus fagineus; Calocera pallido-spathulata; Ascocoryne cylichnium; Postia subcaesia; Phloeomana speirea; Inocybe margaritispora; Rhodocollybia butyracea and Mycena olida.
15th October 2019 - River Mersey, Stockport, G.Manchester - Walking home and the eyes were distracted by more fungi. The few species seen were:- Helvella crispa; Hypholoma fasciculare; Xylaria hypoxylon; Inocybe geophylla; Lepista nuda and Lactarius glyciosmus - tis nice to see things on the doorstep.
13th October 2019 - Tatton Park, Cheshire - The annual walk was set to be done in horrendous rain, we got lucky and avoided all droplets and along the way a fine group were treated to 99 species. The list comprised of:- Psathyrella hydrophila; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Mycena pseudocorticola; Daldina concentrica; Gymnopus peronatus; Gymnopilus penetrans; Skeletocutus amorpha; Stereum sanguinolentum; Erysiphe urticae; Flammulina velutipes; Chondrostereum purpureum; Boletus edulis; Mycena galopus var. candida; Sphaeropsis sapinea; Postia subcaesia; Dacrymyces stillatus; Cuphophyllus pratense; Bolbitius titubans; Mycena inclinata; Coniophora puteana; Rickenella fibula; Ampulloclitocybe clavipes; Amanita rubescens; Neoboletus luridiformis; Mycena tenerrima; Pluteus cervinus; Russula fellea; Neobulgaria pura; Schizophyllum commune; Meripilus giganteus; Auricularia auricula-judae; Postia stiptica; Russula nobilis; Russula ochroleuca; Helvella crispa; Scleroderma citrinum; Coprinellus micaceus; Trametes gibbosa; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Ganoderma australe; Datronia mollis; Laccaria amethystea; Exidia plana; Exidia nucleata; Polyporus leptocephalus; Mycena pura; Lycoperdon perlatum; Oudemansiella mucida; Calocera cornea; Vuilleminia comedens; Scleroderma areolatum; Phloeomana speirea; Hypholoma fasciculare; Trametes versicolor; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Mycena haematopus; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Schizopora paradoxa; Armillaria gallica; Mycena galericulata; Calocera pallido-spathulata; Stereum hirsutum; Grifola frondosa; Lepista flaccida; Macrolepiota procera; Albugo candida; Rhodocollybia butyracea; Gymnopus confluens; Xylaria hypoxylon; Tubaria furfuracea; Clitocybe nebularis; Nectria cinnabarina; Bjerkandera adusta; Stereum subtomentosum; Lactarius turpis; Laccaria laccata; Inocybe geophylla; Cystoderma amianthinum; Rhytisma acerinum; Pholiota squarrosa; Armillaria mellea; Mycena arcangeliana; Parasola leiocephala; Mycena leptocephala; Mycena olida; Pluteus podospileus; Rhizomarasmius setosus; Rutstroemia firma; Galerina vittiformis; Xerocomellus cisalpinus; Pluteus phlebophorus; Coprinellus domesticus; Lachnum apalum; Hymenoscyphus fagineus; Hygrocybe insipida; Russula ionochlora; Phragmidium violaceum; Lenzites betulina and Melampsoridium betulinum.
12th October 2019 - Coombes Valley RSPB, Staffordshire - Me and the missus cracked on, it was another fungal foray at this choice reserve with the fine volunteer Alison and a couple of colleagues allowing me to do my fungalised stuff. 26 of us set off, by the end I was filthy and frazzled, after microscopy later in the day the list was finalised at 127 species:- Erysiphe heraclei; Puccinia lagenophorae; Amanita muscaria; Psathyrella hydrophila; Chalciporus piperatus; Lactarius glyciosmus; Hypholoma fasciculare; Rhytisma acerinum; Trochila ilicina; Phacidium multivalve; Pholiota squarrosa; Bulgaria inquinans; Xylaria hypoxylon; Dacrymyces stillatus; Paxillus involutus; Byssomerulius corium; Cordyceps militaris; Clitocybe nebularis; Exidia nucleata; Hyphodontia sambuci; Peniophora quercina; Clitocybe gibba; Nectria cinnabarina; Mycena acicula; Bisporella sulfurina; Vuilleminia comedens; Diatrype quercina; Amanita fulva; Trametes versicolor; Laccaria amethystea; Mycena galericulata; Naucoria escharioides; Claviceps purpurea; Roridomyces roridus; Fomitopsis betulina; Mycena pura; Armillaria ostoyae; Laccaria laccata; Neobulgaria pura; Trametes gibbosa; Cudoniella acicularis; Phallus impudicus; Datronia mollis; Stereum hirsutum; Polyporus leptocephalus; Auricularia auricula-judae; Daldinia concentrica; Russula ochroleuca; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Bjerkandera adusta; Tubaria furfuracea; Gliophorus irrigatus; Coprinopsis atramentaria; Grifola frondosa; Mensularia radiata; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Postia subcaesia; Lactarius tabidus; Lactarius pyrogalus; Russula nigricans; Imleria badia; Schizopora paradoxa; Cortinarius delibutus; Russula atropurpurea; Rhopographus filicinus; Ganoderma australe; Rhodocollybia butyracea; Leotia lubrica; Stereum rameale; Phloeomana speirea; Scleroderma citrinum; Rickenella fibula; Albugo candida; Clavulina cinerea; Clavulina coralloides; Lactarius quietus; Armillaria mellea; Melampsoridium betulinum; Calyptella capula; Russula cyanoxantha; Laetiporus sulphureus; Amanita rubescens; Coprinellus micaceus; Mycena arcangeliana; Cantharellus cibarius; Kuehneromyces mutabilis; Marasmius rameale; Cortinarius hemitrichus; Tricholoma fulvum; Belonidium sulphureum; Puccinastrum epilobii; Taphrina betulina; Mycena inclinata; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Stereum gausapatum; Lepista flaccida; Leccinum scabrum; Entoloma rhodopolium; Crepidotus cesatii; Clavulinopsis helvola; Cuphophyllus virgineus; Phragmidium violaceum; Hypomyces aurantius; Puccinia variabilis; Crepidotus variabilis; Clavaria fragilis; Ascocoryne sarcoides; Arrhenia retiruga; Panellus stipticus; Galerina clavata; Lachnum apalum; Marasmius setosus; Clavaria incarnata; Leptosphaeria doliolum; Rutstroemia firma; Lycoperdon nigrescens; Helvella crispa; Pluteus cervinus; Calocera cornea; Laccaria proxima; Postia stiptica; Phragmocephala atra; Psathyrella pseudogracilis; Hemimycena tortuosa; Bisporella citrina and Hygrocybe ceracea.
11th October 2019 - River Mersey/Gorsey Bank, Stockport, G. Manchester - Cycling home and a few fungi seen and to record. Mycena leptocephala; Armillaria gallica; Rhytisma salicinum; Hypholoma fasciculare; Laccaria laccata; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Mycena galericulata; Cortinarius hemitrichus; Hebeloma fragilipes and Puccinia distincta were the species nailed.

11th October 2019 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester -I found the grey-orange and glutinous Heath Waxcap (Hygrocybe laeta); the slippery lemon-yellow imp that is Glistening Waxcap (Gloioxanthomyces vitellinus); the virginal purity of Snowy Waxcap (Cuphophyllus virgineus); the appetising peach of Meadow Waxcap (Cuphophyllus pratensis); the unmistakably scented Honey Waxcap (Hygrocybe reidii); the distinct subtlety of Earthy Powdercap (Cystoderma amianthinum) and the sinister assassin known as the Scarlet Caterpillar Fungus (Cordyceps militaris) - and all on a bit of mossy grass about 30ft by 20ft in the middle of urban Stockport - fantastic.

9th October 2019 - Moore NR, Cheshire - The annual pootle for a bunch of home-schooled kids and the parents was done today at this reliable haunt. We went on a sun-laden jaunt, saw a bit of this, that and t'other and came up with 65 fungal species. The group are wonderful company and the kids a right appreciative bunch, the list was:- Stereum hirsutum; Phloeomana speirea; Byssomerulius corium; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Psathyrella candolleana; Mycena galericulata; Rhytisma acerinum; Xylaria hypoxylon; Cortinarius hemitrichus; Amanita muscaria; Tricholoma scalpturatum; Tubaria dispersa; Melampsora euphorbiae; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Erysiphe heraclei; Gloeophyllum sepiarium; Gliophorus irrigatus; Russula ochroleuca; Gliophorus psittacina; Scleroderma verrucosum; Stereum areolatum; Laccaria laccata; Stereum rameale; Hyphodontia sambuci; Auricularia auricula-judae; Mycena tenerrima; Dacrymyces stillatus; Lactarius glyciosmus; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Trametes versicolor; Nectria cinnabarina; Coprinellus micaceus; Mensularia radiata; Mycena arcangeliana; Paxillus involutus; Ganoderma australe; Scleroderma citrinum; Hypholoma fasciculare; Chondrostereum purpureum; Gymnopilus junonius; Rhopographus filicinus; Mycena pura; Lepista flaccida; Cordyceps militaris; Bjerkandera adusta; Fomitopsis betulinus; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Ossicaulis lignatilis; Taphrina betulina; Armillaria gallica; Entoloma rhodopolium; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Lactarius tabidus; Laccaria proxima; Clitocybe nebularis; Exidia nucleata; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma; Chlorophyllum rhacodes; Cystoderma amianthinum; Ascocoryne sarcoides; Crepidotus cesatii; Tremella mesenterica; Mycena filopes; Inocybe cincinnata and Hygrocybe conica.
6th October 2019 - Nutsford Vale CP, Greater Manchester - A free walk with a small group who were shown what a struggle fungi hunting can sometimes be, especially in a young urban area prone to flooding. This was an initial assessment though, we dug in, myself and Gill were treated to a wonderful 3 course lunch afterwards and the company was real nice. After microscopy the list crawled to 45 species, these were:- Ganoderma applanatum; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Rhytisma acerinum; Phloeomana speirea; Mycena tenerrima; Pucciniastrum epilobii; Xylaria hypoxylon; Exidia thuretiana; Lepista sordida; Belonidium sulphureum; Tricholomopsis rutilans; Naucoria escharioides; Lacrymaria lacrymabunda; Helvella crispa; Crepidotus mollis; Auricularia auricula-judae; Albugo tragopogonis; Coprinus comatus; Nectria cinnabarina; Cortinarius hemitrichus; Albugo candida; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Lyophyllum decastes; Bjerkandera adusta; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Chondrostereum purpureum; Tricholoma scalpturatum; Stereum hirsutum; Exidia nucleata; Melampsoridium betulinum; Melampsora euphorbiae; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Sphaerotheca epilobii; Lepiota cristata; Scleroderma areolatum; Phragmidium bulbosum; Xylaria polymorpha; Leptosphaeria doliolum; Crepidotus cesatii; Marasmius setosus; Pluteus romellii; Inocybe sindonia; Mycena filopes; Tapesia fusca and Lachnum apalum.
5th October 2019 - Lifeboat Road, Formby, Lancashire - A sold out walk to lead, we had to work hard for what we found but come the end I had done enough to please all and send a few myco loopy. After microscopy the list was 92 species:- Botryobasidium aureum; Russula fragilis; Postia subcaesia; Coprinopsis atramentaria; Trametes versicolor; Gliophorus psittacina; Otidea bufonia; Lepiota cristata; Amanita citrina; Stereum hirsutum; Paxillus involutus; Mycena acicula; Belonidium sulphureum; Mycena arcangeliana; Nectra cinnabarina; Helvella lacunosa; Tulostoma brumale; Leratiomyces ceres; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Xylaria longipes; Coprinellus micaceus; Phloeomana speirea; Ganoderma applanatum; Pluteus cervinus; Taphrina alni; Mycena tenerrima; Heterobasidion annosum; Erysiphe urticae; Coniophora puteana; Parasola conopilus; Vascellum pratense; Bovista plumbea; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Exidia nucleata; Calocera cornea; Rhytisma acerinum; Lepiota alba; Gymnopilus penetrans; Cystoderma amianthinum; Rickenella fibula; Tricholoma terreum; Dacymyces stillatus; Inocybe geophylla; Sphaeropsis sapinea; Crepidotus mollis; Tricholoma scalpturatum; Calocera pallido-spathulata; Helvella crispa; Xylaria hypoxylon; Russula sanguinaria; Lycoperdon excipuliforme; Agaricus sylvaticus; Russula sardonia; Lycoperdon perlatum; Hebeloma crustuliniforme; Inocybe geophylla var. lilacina; Mycena galopus; Mycena epipterygia; Lepista flaccida; Russula caerulea; Geastrum triplex; Gymnopus androsaceus; Hygrocybe conica; Tricholoma sulphureum; Chondrostereum purpureum; Russula emetica; Cortinarius trivialis; Gymnopus peronatus; Leucoagaricus leucothites; Parasola plicatilis; Melanoleuca freisii; Melanoleuca brevipes; Leptosphaeria doliolum; Lactarius hepaticus; Geastrum fimbriatum; Lactarius deliciosus; Lanzia luteovirescens; Galerina clavata; Mycena olivaceomarginata; Inocybe sindonia; Arrhenia spathulata; Cortinarius hemitrichus; Galerina vittiformis; Hygrocybe ceracea; Mycena filopes; Geoglossum umbratile; Tremella mesenterica; Stropharia coronilla; Mycena leptocephala; Mycena heimalis; Radulomyces confluens and the myxo Tubifera ferruginosa.
2nd October 2019 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, Cheshire - A walk in the dinner break, Amanita muscaria; Clavulinopsis helvola; Clavulinopsis laetocolor; Inocybe phaeoleuca; Meriplius giganteus; Gliophorus psittacina; Coniophora puteana and Byssomerulius corium kept the mind ticking.
2nd October 2019 - Cheadle Heath, Stockport, Cheshire - A pop in a neighbour's house to look at some ascomycetes growing on some straw, the result was Peziza vesiculosa.

30th September 2019 - Hollymount Orchard (and area), Lancashire - A base-line survey was conducted via the fine man that is Dan Hasler of the nationwide Orchard Project. After surveying the orchard and local area the end list of 49 species was as thus:-

Orchard area - Daedaleopsis confragosa; Trochila ilicina; Nectria cinnabarina; Auricularia auricula-judae; Xylaria hypoxylon; Exidia thuretiana; Calocera cornea; Rhytisma acerinum; Chondrostereum purpureum; Gymnosporangium sabinae; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Melampsoridium betulinum; Mycena tenerrima; Mycena arcangeliana; Phloeomana speirea; Stereum gausapatum; Postia caesia; Bisporella sulfurina; Puccinia aegopodii; Puccina malvacaerum; Hemimycena tortuosa; Crepidotus cesatii; Phragmidium violaceum; Trichoderma viride and Laccaria laccata.

Cul-de-Sac area - Gliophorus psittacinus; Dermaloma cuneifolium; Hygrocybe conica; Rhytisma acerinum; Mycena olida; Lactarius pubescens; Ramariopsis subtilis; Trichoglossum hirsutum; Clavulinopsis helvola and Galerina vittiformis.

Hollymount Lane - Hypholoma fasciculare; Stropharia caerulea; Tricholoma ustale; Tricholoma scalpturatum; Mycena aetites; Russula nigricans; Russula fellea; Coprinus comatus; Leotia lubrica; Boletus edulis; Grifola frondosa; Lactarius blennius; Russula nobilis; Cortinarius anomalus and Helvella crispa.

29th September 2019 - Crompton Moor, G. Manchester - A walk in purely awful weather with the 30 people booked on cancelling and just not turning up and leaving just 9 brave souls to have a 3 hour roam. We got blown about and wet but after the walk and some microscopy the end list was 82 species, I can't complain. The culprits identified were:- Ampulloclitocybe clavipes; Russula fragilis; Mycena pura; Trametes versicolor; Russula ochroleuca; Leccinum cyaneobasileucum; Dacrymyces stillatus; Nectria cinnabarina; Laccaria amethystea; Lactarius quietis; Cordyceps militaris; Hypholoma fasciculare; Stereum sanguinolentum; Postia caesia; Calocera viscosa; Heterobasidion annosum; Calocera pallidospathulata; Exidia thuretiana; Suillus luteus; Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca; Phaeolus schweinitzii; Taphrina alni; Puccinia lagenophorae; Belonidium sulphureum; Hypholoma capnoides; Rhizina undulata; Cortinarius alboviolaceus; Cortinarius pholideus; Dasyscyphus apalus; Phyllacora junci; Asccoryne sarcoides; Lachnellula willkommii; Crepidotus luteolus; Crepidotus variabilis; Phragmidium violaceum; Radulomyces molaris; Marasmius setosus; Mycena galericulata; Mycena metata; Galerina vittiformis; Phragmocephala atra; Lactarius rufus; Clavulina cinerea; Rhytisma acerinum; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Fomitopsis betulina; Xylaria hypoxylon; Polyporus leptocephalus; Stereum gausapatum; Tricholoma fulvum; Xerula radicata; Amanita muscaria; Hebeloma crustuliniforme; Hypocrea pulvinata; Phloeomana speirea; Lactarius glyciosmus; Laccaria laccata; Stereum hirsutum; Neobulgaria pura; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Puccinia caricina var ribesii pendulae; Lactarius deliciosus; Pucciniastrum epilobii; Paxillus involutus; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Coprinellus micaceus; Cortinarius hemitrichus; Melampsoridium betulinum; Russula betularum; Lactarius tabidus; Leotia lubrica; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Rickenella fibula; Rhodocollybia butyracea; Lycoperdon nigrescens; Lactarius turpis; Daldinia concentrica; Leccinum versipelle; Claviceps purpurea; Amanita fulva; Mycena amicta and the myxo Lycogala terrestre.
27th September 2019 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, Cheshire - A dinnertime walk checking pathways and the local churchyard. Fungi seen were:- Chlorophyllum rhacodes; Rickenella fibula; Laccaria laccata; Clavulina rugosa; Arrhenia rickenii; Galerina vittiformis; Mycena flavescens and Lactarius britannicus.
23rd September 2019 - Snittersfield Bushes, Warwickshire - A short walk, a few fungi were seen:- Mycena galericulata; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Puccinia circaeae; Puccinia glechomatis; Phlebia tremellosa; Stereum hirsutum; Daldinia concentrica; Botryobasidium aureum; Hypoxylon petriniae; Hymenochaete rubiginosa; Marasmius rotula; Phacidium multivalve; Trochila ilicina; Lycoperdon perlatum; Coprinus comatus and Fomitopsis betulina.
23rd September 2019 - Wappenbury Wood, Warwickshire - Fungi are strugglimng in this neck of the woods, today we scratched around and came up with a lowly list, the species seen were:- Rhytisma acerinum; Fomitopsis betulinus; Calocera cornea; Fomes fomentarius; Gymnopus dryophilus; Stereum hirsutum; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Trametes versicolor; Hypoxylon petriniae; Coprinellus micaceus; Stereum rugosum; Schizopora paradoxa; Daldinia concentrica; Trochila ilicina; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Hypholoma fasciculare; Pluteus cervinus; Auricularia auricula-judae; Marasmius rotula; Peniophora quercina; Hypoxylon fuscum; Agaricus arvensis; Bjerkandera adusta; Phacidium multivalve; Hapalopilus nidulans and the myxo Fuligo septica.
22nd September 2019 - Welches Meadow NR, Warwickshire - Polyporus squamosus was in decent nick, other than that, bugger all was seen.
22nd September 2019 - Stockwood Park, Bedfordshire - Very dry ground, after a good breakfats, a mooch in the museum and ornamental garden we had a wander around the hard-baked park. 4 species were seen, these being:- Ganoderma resinaceum; Ganoderma australe; Gymnopus fusipes and Meripilus giganteus.
22nd September 2019 - Batford Springs NR, Hertfordshire - A few fungi noted whilst exploring a new place, these were:- Lacrymaria lacrymabunda; Puccinia glechomatis and Laetiporus sulphureus.
19th September 2019 - Tatton Park, Cheshire - A walk with a few carers from work with the aim being to relax, distract stressed minds and enjoy the great outdoors. Of course we had a look for a few fungi in the 2 hours before tea and cake and found the following few species:- Leccinum scabrum; Volvariella bombycina; Hypholoma fasciculare; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Scleroderma citrinum; Xerocomellus cisalpinus; Amanita rubescens; Rhytisma acerinum; Trochila ilicina; Russula ochroleuca; Phacidium multivalve; Ganoderma australe; Botryobasidium aureum; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Datronia mollis; Laccaria laccata; Calocera cornea; Macrolepiota procera; Trametes gibbosa; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Stereum hirsutum; Auricularia auricula-judae; Hyphodontia sambuci; Suillus luteus; Erysiphe urticae; Mycena tenerrima; Kretzchmaria deusta and Lepiota cristata.
17th September 2019 - River Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - 6 fresh specimens of Geastrum triplex were seen on the way home - magic.
16th September 2019 - Marbury CP, Cheshire - A walk with my mates Ant and Ian, we did alright and clocked up 116 species, these were:- Psathyrella pseudogracilis; Marasmius setosus; Mycena filopes; Hymenoscyphus fructigenus; Ascocoryne sarcoides; Crepidotus cesatii; Bisporella sulfurina; Ramaria stricta; Torula herbarum; Puccinia arenariae; Pluteus podospileus; Erysiphe urticae; Calocera viscosa; Parasola conopilus; Laccaria proxima; Puccinia punctiformis; Erysiphe heraclei; Stereum rameale; Clitopilus prunulus; Leccinum scabrum; Stereum gausapatum; Schizopora paradoxa; Postia ptychogaster; Paxillus involutus; Stereum subtomentosum; Polyporus squamosus; Taphrina alni; Armillaria mellea; Lyophyllum connatum; Scleroderma areolatum; Agaricus sylvaticus; Datronia mollis; Hyphodontia sambuci; Albugo candida; Mycena tenerrima; Phloeomana speirea; Mycena acicula; Lasiosphaeria ovina; Phellinus ferruginosus; Phellinus pomaceus; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Auricularia auricula-judae; Ganoderma applanatum; Xylaria hypoxylon; Trametes gibbosa; Byssomerulius corium; Tremella foliacea; Laccaria laccata; Bolbitius titubans; Chondrostereum purpureum; Marasmius rotula; Ganoderma australe; Hypholoma fasciculare; Exidia nucleata; Calocera cornea; Trametes versicolor; Hortiboletus engelii; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Fomitopsis betulinus; Phragmidium violaceum; Gymnopus confluens; Gymnopus penetrans; Phacidium multivalve; Trohila ilicina; Russula ochroleuca; Phallus impudicus; Xylaria longipes; Vuilleminia comedens; Stereum hirsutum; Coprinellus micaceus; Pucciniastrum epilobii; Entoloma rhodopolium; Polyporus leptocephalus; Inocybe geophylla; Inocybe geophylla var. lilacina; Puccina circaeae; Pucciniastrum circaeae; Rhytisma acerinum; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Agaricus augustus; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Daldinia concentrica; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma; Calocera pallido-spathulata; Sphaeropsis sapinea; Exidia thuretiana; Tricholoma fulvum; Lactarius glyciosmus; Kuehneromyces mutabilis; Vuilleminia coryli; Scleroderma citrinum; Rhopographus filicinus; Taphrina betulinum; Nectria cinnabarina; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Peniophora quercina; Meripilus giganteus; Peziza badia; Puccinia veronicae; Gymnopus dryophila; Stereum rugosum; Hebeloma crustuliniforme; Phlebia radiata; Peziza varia; Crocicreas cyathoideum; Crepidotus luteolus; Inocybe sindonia; Hymenoscyphus scutula; Claviceps purpurea and the myxo's Tubifera ferruginosa; Fuligo septica; Entiridium lycoperdon and Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa.

15th September 2019 - Ainsdale NE, Lanchashire - A walk with few friends, fungi were the main aim, 114 species was the end total, these were:- Inocybe dunensis; Armillaria mellea; Lepiota ochraceofulva; Russula xeramplina; Inocybe mixtilis; Mycena leptocephala; Pluteus cervinus; Amanita vaginata; Skeletocutis amorpha; Claviceps purpurea; Rhopographus filicinus; Melanoleuca brevipes; Calocybe carnea; Deconica coprophila; Tricholomopsis rutilans; Trichaptum abietinum; Cortinarius flexipes var. flexipes; Cortinarius decipiens; Coprinopsis niveus; Cystolepiota seminuda; Rhytisma acerinum; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Pucciniastrum epilobii; Fomitopsis betulina; Amanita muscaria; Lactarius tabidus; Melampsoridium betulinum; Russula velonovskyi; Paxillus involutus; Chalciporus piperatus; Laccaria laccata; Clavulina coralloides; Schizopora paradoxa; Inocybe geophylla; Tricholoma fulvum; Rhodocollybia butyracea; Marasmius oreades; Leccinum scabrum; Russula ochroleuca; Rickenella fibula; Russula fragilis; Hypholoma fasciculare; Tubaria dispersa; Mycena galopus; Belonidium sulphureum; Leratiomyces ceres; Nectria cinnabarina; Lepiota cristata; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Gymnopus peronatus; Sphaeropsis sapinea; Laccaria amethystea; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Cordyceps ophioglossoides; Bovista aestivalis; Scleroderma areolatum; Boletus edulis; Amanita fulva; Helvella lacunosa; Lactarius quietus; Amanita rubescens; Roridomyces roridus; Peniophora quercina; Vuilleminia comedens; Lycoperdon nigrescens; Calocera pallido-spathulata; Rhodocollybia maculata; Phragmidium violaceum; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Chroogomphus rutilans; Russula persicina; Lactarius controversus; Suillus luteus; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Entoloma serrulatum; Psathyrella ammophila; Lactarius deliciosus; Russula sanguinaria; Amanita citrina var. alba; Bolbitius titubans; Neotiella rutilans; Suillus granulatus; Helvella macropus; Stereum hirsutum; Heterobasidion annosum; Elaphomyces granulatus; Russula caerulea; Lactarius vietus; Ampulloclitocybe clavipes; Gymnopus confluens; Gymnopilus penetrans; Tubaria furfuracea; Trametes versicolor; Scopuloides rimosa; Psathyrella candolleana; Mycena filopes; Sidera vulgaris; Russula nitida; Galerina vittiformis; Inocybe fuscidula agg; Lachnum virgineum; Entoloma griseocyaneum; Piloderma bicolor; Inocybe flocculosa var flocculosa; Postia stipticus; Peniophorella pubera; Hemimycena delectabilis; Hebeloma crustuliniforme; Clitocybe agrestris; Entoloma sericeum and the myxos Lycogala epidendrum; Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa; Fuligo septica and Mucilago crustacea.

14th September 2019 - Parrs Wood Environmental Centre, Didsbury, G. Manchester - Whilst looking at bugs I noted a few fungi:- Postia caesia; Laccaria laccata; Puccinia allii and Polyporus leptocephalus.
10th September 2019 - River Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - Cycling home and the colony of Agrocybe rivulosa were counted with 398 individual fruitbodies totted up. A few clumps of Hypholoma fasciculare were growing from an old slepper used as a pathside support and a cluster of Laccaria laccata were appearing in all shapes and sizes beneath a Rowan. Melampsoridium betulinum was growing on the leaves of Silver Birch.
8th September 2019 - Moore NR, Cheshire - A general walk, a few fungi were seen:- Peniophora quercina; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Monilinia johnsonii; Lycoperdon excipuliforme; Trametes versicolor; Russula ochroleuca; Laccaria laccata; Scleroderma citrinum; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Fomitopsis betulinus; Scleroderma verrucosum; Phragmidium violaceum; Hypholoma fasciculare; Gliophorus psittacina; Trochila ilicina; Stereum hirsutum; Claviceps purpurea; Puccinia tanaceti; Erysiphe heraclei; Leccinum scabrum; Hyphodontia sambuci; Auricularia auricular-judae; Microbotryum violaceum; Pucciniastrum circaeae; Exidia nucleata; Rhytisma acerinum; Hypoxylon howeanum; Ganoderma australe; Agaricus augustus; Phacidium multivalve; and Rhopographus filicinus.
7th September 2019 - Cheadle Heath, Stockport, G. Manchester - Abortiporus biennis was seen growing along a local roadside - there were many clumps - it is a pretty thing. Also were a few patches of Psathyrella candolleana - lovely!
6th September 2019 - Etherow CP, Stockport, G. Manchester - A walk leading a bunch of ex-carers, the rain fell, we took things easy in the 2 hours out of doors and found the following fungi:- Clavulina cinerea; Tricholoma sciodes; Russula vesca; Lactarius pyrogalus; Rhytisma acerinum; Mycoacia uda; Mycena galericulata; Mycena tennerima; Phloeomana speirea; Mycena galopus; Rhopographus filicinus; Trametes versicolor; Peniophora quercina; Vuilleminia comedens; Laccaria laccata; Ganoderma australe; Leotia lubrica; Oxyporus populinus; Xylaria hypoxylon; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Scleroderma areolatum; Taphrina tosquinetii; Pucciniastrum circaeae; Trochila ilicina; Exidia nucleata; Crocicreas cyathoideum; Hemimycena tortuosa; Inocybe melliolens and Phragmidium violaceum.
1st September 2019 - Parrs Wood Environmental Centre, Didsbury, G. Manchester - A wander a round a local patch, 22 fungi seen:- Puccinia menthae; Trochila ilicina; Skeletocutis amorpha; Postia stiptica; Postia caesia; Tricholomopsis rutilans; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Hypholoma fasciculare; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Claviceps purpurea; Rhytisma acerinum; Stereum hirsutum; Albugo candida; Erysiphe heraclei; Puccinia malvacaerum; Gymnosporangium sabinae; Paxillus involutus; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Ganoderma australe; Marasmius rotula; Scleroderma citrinum and Cyathus striatus.
30th August 2019 - River Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - Some new woodchip was checked, the first coloniser was Agrocybe rivulosa of course.
28th August 2019 - Dunham Massey, Cheshire - Tea and cake again, well it is my birthday - a short stroll was taken and a few fungi were seen:- Trametes gibbosa; Trametes versicolor; Stereum hirsutum; Scleroderma citrinum; Nectria cinnabarina; Calocera cornea; Schizopora paradoxa; Coniophora puteana; Hypholoma fasciculare; Lactarius quercus; Stereum gausapatum; Amanita rubescens; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Marasmius rotula; Ganoderma australe; Scleroderma areolatum; Rhytisma acerinum; Macrolepiota procera; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Laetiporus sulphureus; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Schizophyllum commune; Vuilleminia comedens; Rhopographus filicinus; Gymnopus peronatus; Russula atropurpurea; Russula parazurea; Russula velonovskyi and Russula amoenolens
26th August 2019 - Oswestry, Shropshire - Tea and cake at a friends house, a new fungus for us was seen in the garden, Chlorophyllum brunneum - bonus.
26th August 2019 - Ifton Meadows LNR, Shropshire - A walk with a good friend and back to his for tea and cake afterwards whilst sat in the glorious sun. The list was far from large but we did see a few quality species. The 39 species noted were:- Daldinia concentrica; Claviceps purpurea; Pluteus cervinus; Phragmidium violaceum; Pluteus chrysophaeus; Scleroderma areolatum; Pucciniastrum circaeae; Thelephora terrestris; Hypoxylon fuscum; Amanita fulva; Peniophora quercina; Laccaria laccata; Melampsoridium betulinum; Leccinum versipelle; Stereum hirsutum; Boletus edulis; Leccinum scabrum; Hypoxylon petriniae; Rhopographus filicinus; Schizopora paradoxa; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Scleroderma citrinum; Taphrina alni; Lacrymaria lacrymabunda; Polyporus tuberaster; Marasmius rotula; Trichoderma viride; Amanita rubescens; Puccinia glechomatis; Erysiphe heraclei; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma; Puccinia veronicae; Trochila ilicina; Rhytisma acerinum; Botryobasidium aureum; Puccinia arenariae; Ganoderma resinaceum; Russula atropurpurea; and Lepiota oreadiformis.
23rd August 2019 - St John's Church, Heaton Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - The first Deceiver's (Laccaria laccata) of the year were seen but nowt else.
18th August 2019 - Fernilee Reservoir, Derbyshire - 3 of us set of on the prowl for fungi, the end total (after microscopy of course) was 76 species, these were:- Dialonectria episphaeria; Cistella fugiens; Xerocomus ferrugineus; Lactarius piperatus; Agaricus arvensis; Xerocomellus pruinatus; Crepidotus variabilis; Leptosphaeria doliolum; Polyporus durus; Psathyrella pseudogracilis; Cantharellus cibarius; Boletus edulis; Suillus grevellei; Ganoderma australe; Rhytisma acerinum; Gymnopus confluens; Neoboletus luridiformis; Gymnopus dryophila; Trochila ilicina; Phacidium multivalve; Scleroderma citrinum; Stereum hirsutum; Amanita rubescens; Trametes versicolor; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Rickenella fibula; Scleroderma areolatum; Russula cyanoxantha; Gymnopus peronatus; Imleria badia; Fomitopsis betulina; Leccinum scabrum; Taphrina betulina; Paxillus involutus; Russula claroflava; Hypholoma fasciculare; Amanita fulva; Diatrype stigma; Megacollybia platyphylla; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Stereum rugosum; Calocera pallido-spathulata; Mycena sanguinolenta; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Amanita crocea; Vuilleminia comedens; Calocera viscosa; Heterobasidion annosum; Dacrymyces stillatus; Trichaptum abietinum; Skeletocutis amorpha; Xylaria hypoxylon; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Tylopilus felleus; Kuehneromyces mutabilis; Neobulgaria pura; Coprinellus micaceus; Cudoniella acicularis; Belonidium sulphureum; Claviceps purpurea; Xylaria longipes; Postia subcaesia; Chalciporus piperatus; Hypoxylon fuscum; Crepidotus autochthonus; Clavulinopsis fusiformis; Marasmius vaillantii; Mycena olida; Panaeolus acuminatus; Russula velenovskyi; c/f Inocybe sororia; Inocybe praetervisa; Lactarius camphoratus and the myxo Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa.
15th August 2019 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, Cheshire - The local churchyard came up with a trio of species, with Russulas farinipes; Russulas amoenolens; Russula parazurea and Rickenella fibula all appreciated.
12th August 2019 - Fletcher Moss, G. Manchester - A wander with my mate Ant, very few fungi recorded but Collybia confluens was new for the year and 4 figure totals of Lacrymaria lacrymabunda was a winderful sight. Lepiota cristata and Russula sororia were both growing beneath some Silver Birch and that was it. Kuehneromyces mutabilis was found in a good clump, also on a Birch log. Parasola plicatilis was added later.
11th August 2019 - Ainsdale Sands, Lancashire - Looking for flowers, Taphrina alni; Marasmius oreades and Psathyrella amophila were the few fungi noted.
11th August 2019 - Mere Sands Wood, Lancashire - We need to get back in the shrooming groove and so had a pootle around this favoured reserve and clocked up a list of 67 species, these were:- Crepidotus cesatii; Tremella aurantia; Russula amoenolens; Russula cyanoxantha; Clitocybe gibba; Auricularia auricula-judae; Amanita rubescens; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Erysiphe heraclei; Crepidotus mollis; Mycena galopus; Lepiota cristata; Trichaptum abietinum; Sphaeropsis sapinea; Puccinia circaeae; Dacrymyces stillatus; Vuilleminia comedens; Puccinia poarum; Claviceps purpurea; Schizopora paradoxa; Tricholomopsis rutilans; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Hypoxylon fuscum; Hypoxylon howeanum; Diatrype stigma; Bjerkandera adusta; Tremella foliacea; Trametes gibbosa; Exidia nucleata; Melampsoridium betulinum; Xylaria longipes; Pleurotus ostreatus; Hyphodontia sambuci; Ganoderma australe; Rhytisma acerinum; Rhopographus filicinus; Phallus impudicus; Fomes fomentarius; Hypocrea pulvinata; Scleroderma areolatum; Fomitopsis betulina; Taphrina betulina; Mycena tenerrima; Tricholoma fulvum; Marasmius rotula; Chondrostereum purpureum; Polyporus leptocephalus; Hypholoma fasciculare; Scleroderma citrinum; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Amanita fulva; Rickenella fibula; Nectria cinnabarina; Schizophyllum commune; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Bovista plumbea; Datronia mollis; Puccinia menthae; Calocera cornea; Daldinia concentrica; Polyporus squamosus; Bolbitius titubans; Stereum hirsutum; Trametes versicolor; Mycena amicta and Annulohypoxylon multiforme.
8th August 2019 - River Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - Hygrocybe conica; Laetiporus sulphureus; Amanita rubescens; Hypomyces chrysospermus and Russula amoenolens were seen whilst pootling in my break.
5th August 2019 - River Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - Whilst leading a bug and bloom hunt I threw a few fungi in the mix, these were:- Puccinia poarum; Scleroderma areolatum; Rhytisma acerinum; Tarzetta catinus; Inocybe dulcamara and Claviceps purpurea.
3rd August 2019 - Dalton Bank NR, West Yorkshire - Still looking and bugs, birds and blooms we did note a few fungi, these were:- Scleroderma verrucosum; Calocera pallido-spathulata; Stereum sanguinolentum; Stereum hirsutum; Fomitopsis betulina; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Bovista plumbea; Scleroderma citrinum; Amanita rubescens; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Phallus impudicus; Phacidium multivalve; Trochila ilicina; Russula ochroleuca; Marasmius oreades; Xylaria longipes and the myxo Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa.
30th July 2019 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, Cheshire - The time has arrived for me to start prowling in my dinner break and looking for fungi. Today I found two, at the side of a wall was a lone Agaricus arvensis, in thick litter beneath a patch of Nettles was a small gathering of Lepiota lilacea - very nice and the lengthy microscopy all helps me get tuned back in (in a small way at least).
21st July 2019 - Gatley Carrs, Stockport, Cheshire - Golovinomyces sordidus; Erysiphe heraclei and Uromyces geranii were the only fungi seen.
20th July 2019 - Fletcher Moss, G. Manchester - A couple of hours produced the following 36 fungal species:- Peroneutypa scoparia; Hypocrea pulvinata; Puccinia aegopodii; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Bjerkandera adusta; Daldinia concentrica; Heterobasidion annosum; Ganoderma australe; Mycoacia uda; Fomitopsis betulinus; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Exidia nucleata; Byssomerulius corium; Schizopora paradoxa; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma; Claviceps purpurea; Stictis stellata; Microsphaera alphitoides; Xylaria longipes; Resupinatus applicatus; Mycena tenerrima; Mycena acicula; Trametes versicolor; Lasiosphaeria ovina; Marasmius rotula; Psathyrella candolleana; Phloeomana speirea; Hyphodontia sambuci; Auricularia auricula-judae; Puccinia pulverulenta; Coprinopsis lagopus; Calocera cornea; Stereum hirsutum; Marasmiellus vaillantii; Agrocybe rivulosa and Rhytisma acerinum.
13th July 2019 - Lakethwaite, Cumbria - Onygena equina and Puccinia urticata were 2 fungi seen whilst looking for flowers.
12th July 2019 - River Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - Scleroderma areolatum and Taphrina alni were 2 species suggesting the season proper is really not that far away.
12th July 2019 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, Cheshire - Sawadaea tulasnei was seen growing on the leaves of Norway Maple.
6th July 2019 - Collard Hill, Somerset - Macrolepiota procera and Phragmidium sanguisorbiae were 2 fungi noted.
5th July 2019 - Radipole Lake RSPB, Dorset - Taphrina tosquinetii and Paxillus involutus were the 2 fungal examples noted.
4th July 2019 - Dean Hill, Ulwell, Dorset - Macrolepiota procera was a surprise find on a sizzling bug-filled day.
29th June 2019 - Portland Bill, Dorset - Puccinia smyrnii was seen on Alexanders.
28th June 2019 - Slop Bog, Dorset - Many specimens of Coprinopsis nivea, in all stages, were seen sprouting from some cow dung.
27th June 2019 - Willow and Wetlands Centre, Somerset - The first specimen of Taphrina alni was found the this year - always a lovely moment.
24th June 2019 - River Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - After all the rain it was no surprise to see Mucilago crustacea on grass.
22nd June 2019 - Abbot's Moss, Cheshire - 2 Blushers (Amanita rubescens); Bracken Map (Rhopographus filicnus) and a few Birch Polypores (Fomitopsis betulinus) and that was our lot on a day bug-hunting.
17th June 2019 - Fletcher Moss, G. Manchester - Cycling and covered in muck but I did see some fungi:- Pasthyrella candolleana; Daldinia concentrica; Stereum hirsutum; Calocera cornea; Auricularia auricula-judae; Pleurotus ostreatus; Coprinellus disseminatus; Calocybe gambosa and the myxo Lycogala terrestre.
16th June 2019 - Roman Lakes, Stockport, Cheshire - A few fungi were noted as I led a wildlife walk:- 8 specimens of Amanita rubescens; a cluster of Agrocybe rivulosa; a encrusting of Annulohypoxylon multiforme and the rash of Puccinia urticata plus a mottling of Melampsora hypericorum. The punky arrangement of Seifertia azalaea was also enjoyed.
13th June 2019 - River Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - Pucinnia poarum was spied for the first time this year.
10th June 2019 - Gatley Carrs, Stockport, Cheshire - Parasola plicatilis was identified after a touch of microscopy - the fact it was growing on woodchip threw me - these fungi just don't play by the rules.
7th June 2019 - Rainham Marsh RSPB, Essex - Puccinia phragmitis was the only fungus seen on a rather busy pootle.
6th June 2019 - Barton Hills, Bedfordshire - A couple of micro fungi kept the peepers just clued in, Puccinia thymi and Microbotryum lychnidis-dioicae were the species identified.
6th June 2019 - Wyke Slough NR, Warwickshire - Whilst lkooking for bugs we spied a few rust fungi:- Puccinia urticata and Triphtagmium ulmariae.
2nd June 2019 - Godmanchester NR, Cambridgeshire - A few more fungi, Puccinia malvacaerum; Puccinia phragmitis; Puccinia urticata; Puccinia punctiformis; Phragmidium tuberculatum and Microbotryum lychnidis-dioicae kept the head ticking.
31st May - Draycote Water, Warwickshire - A few fungi were seen today, Polyporus squamosus; Paxillus involutus; Marasmius oreades; Puccinia punctiformis; Trametes versicolor; Daedaleopsis confragosa and Agrocybe cylindracea were the species named and shamed.
26th May 2019 - Astley and Chat Mosses, G. Manchester - A few micro fungi seen whilst looking for birds were:- Puccinia urticata; Puccinia vincae and Melampsorella symphyti. A old Fomitopsis betulinus was seen too.
25th May 2019 - Freshfield Dune Heath NR, Lancashire - Triphragmium ulmariae was on the leaves of Meadowsweet.
25th May 2019 - Cheadle Heath Nomads FC, Stockport, G. Manchester - Whilst building a logpile we noted 48 specimens of Agaricus xanthodermus; some Daldinia concentrica and Hypoxylon petriniae on Ash logs and some Nectria cinnabarina on a few branches.
20th May 2019 - Etherow CP, Stockport, G. Manchester - Bauhinus marginalis was back in its usual spot.
18th May 2019 - Chadkirk Chapel, Stockport, Cheshire - Synchitrium taraxaci was seen on Dandelions leaves.
16th May 2019 - River Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - Puccinia punctiformis and Puccinia malvacaerum were 2 rusts noted.
8th May 2019 - Cale Green Park, Stockport, Cheshire - Puccinia vincae was noted in its usual place on a day that was quite miserable.
6th May 2019 - Millers Dale, Derbyshire - A few fungi were picked out today whilst we wandered looking for all things wild. Trametes gibbosa; Bjerkandera adusta; Triphragmium ulmariae; Microbotryum violaceum; Puccinia sessilis; Uromyces dactylidis; Uromyces ficariae and Urocystis anemones were the odd things picked up.
25th April 2019 - Gatley Carrs, Stockport, Cheshire - Entyloma ficariae; Uromyces ficariae; Puccinia lagenophorae; Gloeophyllum sepiarium; Ganoderma australe; Uromyces muscari; Bauhinus marginalis; Melampsora allii-populina and Kretzschmaria deusta were the few fungi seen today.
24th April 2019 - River Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - Monilinia johnsonii was seen on Hawthorn leaves - it keeps the numbers rolling.
23rd April 2019 - River Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - Puccinia pulverulenta was now on the leaves of Willowherb.
13th April 2019 - Marshside RSPB, Lancashire - A couple of fungi at the seaside, both on as dead log, namely Datronia mollis and Enteridium lycoperdon.
8th April 2019 - Fletcher Moss, G. Manchester - Calocybe gambosa; Coprinopsis atramentaria; Lyophyllum decastes; Exidia plana; Exidia nucleata; Coprinellus micaceus; Fomes fomentarius; Pleurotus ostreatus and Hypoxylon petriniae were fungi noted whilst on the prowl for bugs.
7th April 2019 - Sandwell Valley, West Midlands - Calocybe gambosa; Coprinellus micaceus; Trametes versicolor and Daedaleopsis confragosa were a few fungi seen today whilst, once again, watching the birdies.
6th April 2019 - Ham Wall RSPB, Somerset - Another birding walk, a few fungi seen:- Puccinia sessilis; Coprinopsis atramentaria; Bolbitius titubans; Puccinia urticata and Fomitopsis betulinus.
5th April 2019 - Woodchester Park NT, Gloucestershire - Some plastic covered straw bales were spied and lo and behold a few cracking examples of Schizophyllum commune were noted bursting through the packaging - it is what they do.
5th April 2019 - Slimbridge WWT, Gloucestershire - Coprinellus disseminatus was noted whilst on a birding wander.
4th April 2019 - Compton Verney, Warwickshire - We were having a trip down Bristol but my interest hasd been piqued by a fungus sighting at a place on the way to our destination. We veered off, had a good look in rainy conditions and eventual found 15 Cedar Cups (Geopora sumneriana) - crikey that was hard work but sincere thanks to David Champion for his advice - very, very kind.
1st April 2019 - River Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - Another fungus for the year, Cumminsiella mirabilissima was on the leaves of Mahonia.
31st March 2019 - Leverhulme Park Nature Reserve, Bolton, Lancashire - A short walk today after Mother's Day duties were seen too. A few rusts were noted these included:- Entyloma ficariae; Uromyces dactylidis; Uromyces ficariae; Puccinia urticae and Bauhinus marginalis. Coprinellus micaceus was the only other fungus seen.
30th March 2019 - Rother Valley CP, Sheffield, W. Yorkshire - Enteridium lycoperdon and Daedaleopsis confragosa were the only things seen today, both on Salix sp. To be fair we are looking at other areas of the natural world at the moment.
18th March 2019 - Fletcher Moss, G. Manchester - Phragmidium fragariae was seen on Barren Strawberry and is a new species for the area - nice. Exidia plana and Mycena tenerrima were fungal extras.
18th March 2019 - River Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - Melampsora allii-populina was frequent and seems to have gone mad and appeared from nowhere over the past few days.
17th March 2019 - Worsbrough CP, W. Yorkshire - 2 rusts on Lesser Celandine were Uromyces ficariae and Uromyces dactylidis. Phellinus igniarius was frequent and the years first Melampsora allii-populina was picked out.
14th March 2019 - Heaton Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - A fine clump of Coprinellus domesticus was seen whilst walking home.
12th March 2019 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, Cheshire - Melamspora euphorbiae was seen today, things are ticking over.
11th March 2019 - Parkgate, The Wirral - Another new fungus for the annual list, Puccinia smyrnii was the suspect sussed.
11th March 2019 - Burton Mere RSPB, The Wirral - A new fungus for the year, Daedalea quercina was the species seen.
3rd March 2019 - Flixton/William Wroe Golf Course, G. Manchester - Around a garden we found Daldinia concentrica; Bjerkandera adusta; Ganoderma australe; Hypoxylon petriniae; Trochila laurocerasi whilst roaming a nearby golf course we came across:- Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Nectria cinnabarina; Auricularia auricula-judae; Datronia mollis; Dacrymyces stillatus; Sarcoscypha austriaca and Stereum hirsutum.
27th February 2019 - River Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - 2 new fungi noted for the year, Uromyces dactylidis and Calcarisporium arbuscula - on we go!
17th February 2019 - Parrs Wood Environmental Centre, Didsbury, G. Manchester - A mooch and a few fungi seen:- Gymnopilus penetrans; Geastrum triplex; Skeletocutis amorpha; Puccinia malvacaerum; Puccinia lapsanae and Kretzchmaria deusta were enjoyed and shared with a few local faces doing their bit for this fine area.
12th February 2019 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, Cheshire - Melampsora hypericorum was noted and is the 152nd fungus of the year.
12th February 2019 - Gorsey Bank, Stockport, Cheshire - Puccinia lapsanae was the only fungus today - it keeps the annual list rolling.
11th February 2019 - Reddish Vale CP, G. Manchester - Only 1 fungi seen today, Daldinia fissa on burnt Gorse.
9th February 2019 - Fletcher Moss, Didsbury, G. Manchester - Puccinia vincae and a fine swathe of Polyporus brumalis were the only notable species on a brisk walk in the wind.
6th February 2019 - Gorsey Bank, Stockport, Cheshire - Trechispora farinacea was seen growing on the underside of an old Ganoderma australe.
4th February 2019 - Bruntwood Park, Stockport, Cheshire - Bulgaria inquinans and Coleroa robertiana were the only two fungi noted today!
1st February 2019 - River Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - A walk home, 3 fungi identified with the microscope:- Stictis stellata; Hypoderma hederae and Anthostomella rubicola.
28th January 2019 - River Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - A birding walk but I did get a new fungus for the year - Puccinia veronicae.
27th January 2019 - Gatley Carrs, Stockport, Cheshire - A short walk:- Kretzchmaria deusta; Hymenochaete rubiginosa; Geastrum triplex; Sarcoscypha austriaca; Gloeophyllum sepiarium; Exidia nucleata; Xylaria hypoxylon; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Phloeomana speirea; Chondrostereum purpureum; Hyphodontia sambuci; Auricularia auricula-judae; Trametes versicolor; Tremella mesenterica; Crepidotus cesatii and Ganoderma australe were the few fungi seen.
26th January 2019 - Loynton Moss NR, Staffordshire - A small reserve worthy of a vist in warmer climes. Today we noted a few fungi for the record:- Fomes fomentarius; Arrhenia retiruga; Pleurotus ostreatus; Taphrina betulina; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Fomitopsis betulinus; Nectria cinnabarina; Hypoxylon petriniae; Daldinia concentrica; Tremella mesenterica; Puccinia glechomatis; Auricularia auricula-judae; Xylaria hypoxylon; Byssomerulius corium; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Bjerkandera adusta and Exidia nucleata.
26th January 2019 - Aqualate Mere NR, Staffordshire - A few fungi seen on a nice wander with the good lady:- Hymenochaete rubiginosa; Fomes fomentarius; Stereum hirsutum; Trametes versicolor; Dacrymyces stillatus; Exidia recisa; Tremella mesenterica; Laetiporus sulphureus; Rhopographus filicinus; Ganoderma applanatum; Auricularia auricula-judae; Phlebia radiata; Bulgaria inquinans; Stereum gausapatum; Nectria cinnabarina; Bjerkandera adusta; Pilobolus crystallinus var. crystallinus; Phragmidium violaceum; Cheilymenia granulata; Crepidotus cesatii; Crepidotus luteolus and Phellinus pomaceus.

21st January 2019 - Abney Hall, Stockport, Cheshire - A bike ride, a few fungi seen, the best being:- Leratiomyces ceres; Arrhenia retiruga; Hypholoma fasciculare; Belonidium sulphureum; Mycena meliigena; Mycena pseudocorticola; Cyphella ferruginea and Mycena tenerrima.

20th January 2019 - Astley and Chat Mosses, G. Manchester - A birding wander but seeing that this was a new area for us we decided to count and record the fungi. Schizophyllum commune; Chondrostereum purpureum; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Pleurotus ostreatus; Auricularia auricula-judae; Fomitopsis betulina; Xylaria hypoxylon; Trametes versicolor; Tubaria furfuracea; Stereum hirsutum; Claviceps purpurea; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Bjerkandera adusta; Rhopographus filicinus; Byssomerulius corium; Trametes gibbosa; Exidia plana and Dacrymyces stillatus.

16th January 2019 - River Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - A few fungi seen on the way home:- Pleurotus ostreatus; Auricularia auricula-judae; Annulohypoxylon multiforme and Tubaria furfuracea plus after microscopy I added Leptosphaeria doliolum; Stictis stellata; Crepidotus luteolus and Hemimycena pseudocrispula.

14th January 2019 - River Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - Kuehneromyces mutabilis; Melanotus horizontalis and Coprinellus micaceus were the only things noted today.
13th January 2019 - Poynton Pools and area; Stockport, Cheshire - A wander in the blustery wind, fungi spotted were:- Coprinopsis atramentaria; Xylaria hypoxylon; Rhytisma acerinum; Bjerkandera adusta; Xylaria carpophila; Helvella crispa; Flammulina velutipes; Nectria cinnabarina; Exidia plana; Exidia nucleata; Calloria neglecta; Tubaria furfuracea; Mycena galericulata; Cylindrobasidium laeve; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Peniophora quercina; Stereum gausapatum; Lepista sordida; Condrostereum purpureum; Trametes gibbosa; Stereum hirsutum; Trciholoma scalpturatum; Ganoderma australe; Schizophyllum commune; Mycena tenerrima; Phacidium multivalve; Polyporus brumalis; Trametes versicolor; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Ascocoryne sarcoides; Rosellinia aquila; Bovista nigrescens; Lachnum apalum; Stropharia caerulea; Panellus mitis; Coprinellus micaceus and Phyllachora junci.
11th January 2019 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - An urban wander - fungi seen were:- Hypholoma fasciculare; Arrhenia retiruga; Galerina clavata; Lachnella villosa; Clavulina rugosa and Arrhenia rickenii.
10th January 2019 - River Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - Gloeophyllum sepiarium was growing on decorticated wood thast was supporting a pathway.
10th January 2019 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, Cheshire - Albugo candida was seen growing on Hedge Mustard.
9th January 2019 - River Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - Tricholoma scalpturatum was growing beneath a pathside Birch.
6th January 2019 - Cheadle Heath, Stockport, Cheshire - Torula herbarum was on some old Nettle stems in the garden.
5th January 2019 - Eastham CP, The Wirral - The second location of the day, birds were sought, we did throw in a few fungal specimens, these being:- Daldinia fissa; Peniophora incarnata; Bisporella sulfurina; Schizopora paradoxa; Hypocrea aureoviridis; Crepidotus epibryus; Coniophora puteana; Ascotremella faginea and Uromyces muscari.
5th January 2019 - Brotherton Park and Dibbinsdale Local Nature Reserve, The Wirral - A wander, a few fungi noted at a new place. The list was small but it all helps to put things on the map. Species seen were:- Stereum hirsutum; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Fomitopsis betulinus; Xylaria hypoxylon; Trametes versicolor; Sarcoscypha austriaca; Flammulina velutipes; Chondrostereum purpureum; Phlebia tremellosa; Bjerkandera adusta; Trametes gibbosa; Kretzschmaria deusta; Ganoderma australe; Daldinia concentrica; Gliophorus psittacinus; Rhytisma acerinum; Cuphophyllus pratensis; Mensularia radiata; Pleurotus ostreatus; Hyphodontia sambuci; Auricularia auricula-judae; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca; Clavulinopsis fusiformis and Seifertia azalea.
4th January 2019 - Fletcher Moss, G. Manchester - A walk with a mate, and after a few hours 48 fungi were clocked up:- Trametes versicolor; Daldinia concentrica; Chondrostereum purpureum; Crepidotus moliis; Stereum hirsutum; Coprinopsis atramentaria; Ganoderma australe; Tubaria furfuracea; Phloeomana speirea; Arrhenia retiruga; Mycena tenerrima; Dacrymyces stillatus; Xylaria longipes; Kretzschmaria deusta; Coprinellus micaceus; Hyphodontia sambuci; Auricularia auricula-judae; Exidia plana; Trichoderma viride; Stereum gausapatum; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma; Flammulina velutipes; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Phoma samararum; Datronia mollis; Byssomerulius corium; Sarcomyxa serotina; Phragmidium violaceum; Phlebia tremellosa; Melanotus horizontalis; Sarcoscypha austriaca; Volvopluteus gloiocephalus; Ganoderma applanatum; Bjerkandera adusta; Xylaria hypoxylon; Rhytisma acerinum; Inonotus hispidus; Exidia nucleata; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Nectria cinnabarina; Hypholoma fasciculare; Heterobasidion annosum; Nectria peziza; Hemimycena tortuosa; Bisporella sulfurina; Tremella mesenterica; Peziza micropus and Crepidotus cesatii.
3rd January 2019 - Carsington Water, Derbyshire -A birding wander - a few fungi noted and recorded to keep things ticking. The list was:- Flammulina velutipes var. lactea; Flammulina velutipes; Pleurotus ostreatus; Hyphodontia sambuci; Auricularia auricula-judae; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Stereum hirsutum; Trametes versicolor; Xylaria hypoxylon; Rhopographus filicinus; Bjerkandera adusta; Hypholoma fasciculare; Tubaria furfuracea; Daldinia concentrica; Peniophora quercina; Royoporus badius; Clitocybe fragrans; Stereum rugosum; Tremella foliacea and Chondrostereum purpureum.
2nd January 2019 - River Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - More birding but a few fungi seen:- Terana caerulea; Trichoderma viride; Stereum hirsutum; Xylaria hypoxylon; Daldinia concentrica; Tubaria furfuracea; Flammulina velutipes; Datronia mollis; Phoma samararum; Diaporthe samaricola; Oidium euonymi-japonici; Phloeomana speirea; Trochila ilicina; Chondrostereum purpureum; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Mycena filopes; Uromyces viciae-fabae and Rhytisma acerinum.
1st January 2019 - Bathpool Park, Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire - Destination 2 of the day, 24 fungi were seen:- Cylindrobasidium laeve; Nectria cinnabarina; Xylaria hypoxylon; Hyphodontia sambuci; Rhopographus filicinus; Trametes versicolor; Taphrina betulina; Peniophora quercina; Vuilleminia comedens; Exidia glandulosa; Stereum hirsutum; Coprinopsis lagopus; Diatrype stigma; Exidia nucleata; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Fomitopsis betulinus; Flammulina velutipes; Melanotus horizontalis; Bjerkandera adusta; Chondrostereum purpureum; Trametes gibbosa; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Crepidotus versutus and Xylaria carpophila.
1st January 2019 - Knypersley Reservoir, Biddulph, Staffordshire - Myself, wife and daughter set out to have a walk and chose this new spot to us to do a bit of birding. As per, we ended up with a fungus list, the 40 species seen were:- Dacrymyces stillatus; Xylaria hypoxylon; Chondrostereum purpureum; Trametes versicolor; Bjerkandera adusta; Stereum hirsutum; Coprinellus micaceus; Trochila ilicina; Phacidium multivalve; Xylaria carpophila; Meripilus giganteus; Nectria cinnabarina; Trametes gibbosa; Auricularia auricula-judae; Fomitopsis betulinus; Rhopographus filicinus; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Exidia plana; Schizophyllum commune; Melanotus horizontalis; Hyphodontia sambuci; Polyporus brumalis; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Tubaria furfuracea; Rhytisma acerinum; Byssomerulius corium; Hypoxylon petriniae; Exidia nucleata; Pluteus cervinus; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Cudoniella acicularis; Daldina concentrica; Hypholoma fasciculare; Phragmidium violaceum; Ascocoryne sarcoides; Flammulina velutipes; Crepidotus cesatii; Mycena galericulata; Postia subcaesia and Crepidotus mollis.