News from within and outside the area.
27th December 2020 - Kirklees Valley LNR , Bury, G. Manchester - A brisk walk looking for birds. We did note a couple of eruptions of Tremella foliacea and also saw a few tiers of Postia subcaesia. A few Elder trees were adorned with Auricularia auricula-judae and the odd specimen of Daedaleopsis confragosa was on Willow.

20th December 2020 - Gorton Reservoirs, Reddish, G. Manchester - After a fix of football we had a swift walk and spied a few birds. As this was an area not visited for years I decided to record just a few fungi, we shall return next year in the season proper. Today we saw:- Didymocyrtis slaptoniensis; Rhopographus filicinus; Auricularia auricula-judae; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Exidia glandulosa; Stereum hirsutum; Trametes gibbosa; Hypholoma fasciculare; Chondrostereum purpureum; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Schizophyllum commune; Coprinellus micaceus; Vuilleminia comedens; Exidia nucleata and Xylaria hypoxylon. All common things but new records for us for the area.

18th December 2020 - Abney Hall, Stockport, G. Manchester - A short cycle and walk to clear the head. The few fungi I noted were:- Pluteus cervinus; Mycena filopes; Mycena tenerrima; Tubaria furfuracea; Xylaria carpophila; Phloeomana speirea; Schizophyllum commune; Coprinellus micaceus and Stereum subtomentosum.
17th December 2020 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - I led another walk for the carers today, we finished with tea and mince pies. It was a leisurely stroll and we did manage to pick out and discuss a few common fungi, these were:- Daedaleopsis confragosa; Fomitopsis betulina; Mycena filopes; Mycena tenerrima; Phloeomana speirea; Hypholoma fasciculare; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Calcarisporium arbuscula; Vuilleminia comedens; Auricularia auricula-judae; Byssomerulius corium; Xylaria longipes; Stereum hirsutum; Trametes versicolor; Ganoderma australe; Flammulina velutipes; Tubaria furfuracea; Hypocrea pulvinata and Nectra cinnabarina.

11th December 2020 - Springwater Park, Bury, G. Manchester - A day off work and a look at a new place. The rain was falling, the skies gnawingly grey but we had a few hours and clocked up 49 species, which were:- Armillaria gallica; Phragmidium bulbosum; Calycina herbarum; Crepidotus cesatii; Pucciniastrum epilobii; Leptosphaeria doliolum; Coleroa robertiani; Russula ochroleuca; Leotia lubrica; Laccaria laccata; Ganoderma australe; Daldinia concentrica; Sarcomyxa serotina; Arrhenia retiruga; Exidia nucleata; Tubaria furfuracea; Rhytisma acerinum; Fomitopsis betulina; Annulohypxylon multiforme; Dacrymyces stillatus; Hypholoma fasciculare; Mycena tenerrima; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Stereum rugosum; Taphrina betulina; Hyphodontia sambuci; Exidia recisa; Trametes gibbosa; Postia subcaesia; Xylaria carpophila; Trametes versicolor; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Flammulina velutipes; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Rhopographus flicinus; Seifertia azalea; Coprinellus micaceus; Phloeomana speirea; Bjerkandera adusta; Chondrostereum purpureum; Xylaria hypoxylon; Cylindrobasidium laeve; Byssomerulius corium; Nectria cinnabarina; Crepidotus mollis; Stereum hirsutum; Mycena olida; Mycena flavoalba and Auricularia auricula-judae.

9th December 2020 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - I was leading another walk today, again with a few carers from work. In tow hours we gasbagged, stretched the legs and indulged in a break. Along the way we even saw a few fungi with one lady insisting I listen in English as well as Latin, fair do's me thinks:- The Deceiver (Laccaria laccata); Brown Roll Rim (Paxillus involutus); Soft Slipper (Crepidotus mollis); Candlesnuff Fungus (Xylaria hypoxylon); Yellowing Knight (Tricholoma scalpturatum); Orange Jelly (Dacrymyces stillatus); Crystal Brain (Exidia nucleata); Elder White Wash (Hyphodontia sambuci); Jew’s Ear (Auricularia auricular-judae); Hazel Wood Wart (Hypoxylon fuscum); Angels Bonnets (Myena arcangeliana); Sulphur Tuft (Hypholoma fasciculare); Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor); Smoky Bracket (Bjerkandera adusta); Snowy Waxcap (Cuphophyllus virgineus) and Silver Leaf Fungus (Chondrostereum purpureum); Hairy Curtain Crust (Stereum hirsutum); Coral Spot (Nectria cinnabarina) and Pointed Club (Clavaria acuta). 
8th December 2020 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - A fresh couple of clumps of Hygrocybe reidii brightened yet another grotty day.
7th December 2020 - Sale Water Park, G. Manchester - 25 years me and the missus had been together today so what better way to spend it than shrooming, birding and holding hands on a fine walk. Species seen today reached a total of 76, these being:- Stictis stellata; Peziza repanda; Agaricus bitorquis; Anthostomella rubicola; Resinomycena saccharifera; Parasola conopilus; Tremella mesenterica; Crepidotus cesatii; Mycena filopes; Phragmidium violaceum; Belonidium sulphureum; Leptosphaeria acuta; Cylindrobasidium laeve; Lepista nuda; Dacrymyces stillatus; Melanotus horizontalis; Hypocrea pulvinata; Fomitopsis betulina; Taphrina alni; Albugo candida; Phloeomana speirea; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Coprinus comatus; Coprinopsis atramentaria; Trametes gibbosa; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Bjerkandera adusta; Exidia recisa; Stereum rameale; Laccaria laccata; Clitocybe nebularis; Mensularia radiata; Exidia glandulosa; Schizophyllum amplum; Crepidotus mollis; Postia subcaesia; Coprinopsis lagopus; Stereum hirsutum; Kuehneromyces mutabilis; Ganoderma australe; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Peniophora quercina; Vuilleminia comedens; Mycena pseudocorticola; Diaporthe samaricola; Phoma samararum; Mycena tenerrima; Coprinellus micaceus; Chondrostereum purpureum; Datronia mollis; Schizopora paradoxa; Lycoperdon perlatum; Hypholoma fasciculare; Hypxylon fuscum; Calcarisporium arbuscula; Hyphodontia sambuci; Pleurotus ostreatus; Flammulina velutipes; Stereum subtomentosum; Stereum gausapatum; Tubaria furfuracea; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Auricularia auricula-judae; Nectria cinnabarina; Royoporus badius; Peniophora lycii; Exidia nucleata; Pluteus romellii; Rhytisma acerinum; Byssomerulius corium; Xylaria hypoxylon; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Daldinia concentrica; Trametes versicolor and the myxos Lycogala epidendrum and Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa.
6th December 2020 - Hollins Vale LNR, Bury, G. Manchester - Another mooch, more fungi seen,:- Claviceps purpurea; Hypholoma fasciculare; Ascocoryne sarcoides; Phragmidium violaceum; Melanotus horizontalis; Crepidotus cesatii; Leptosphaeria doliolum; Calycina herbarum; Cuphophyllus pratensis; Stereum gausapatum; Pucciniastrum epilobii; Cuphophyllus virgineus; Clavulinopsis corniculata; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Mycena filopes; Exidia thurietiana; Bjerkandera adusta; Nectria cinnabarina; Stereum hirsutum; Exidia recisa; Byssomerulius corium; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Chondrostereum purpureum; Xylaria hypoxylon; Trochila ilicina and Dacrymyces stillatus.
6th December 2020 - Chapelfield LNR, Bury, G. Manchester - An early morning walk at a small reserve, fungi seen were:- Arrhenia retiruga; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Trametes versicolor; Auricularia auricula-judae; Lepista nuda; Vuilleminia comedens; Peniophora quercina; Mycena pseudocorticola; Laccaria laccata; Stereum hirsutum; Coprinellus micaceus; Xylaria hypoxylon; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Phloeomana speirea; Chlorophyllum rachodes; Scleroderma citrinum; Exidia recisa; Fomitopsis betulina; Rhopographus filicinus; Hypholoma fasciculare; Mycena filopes; Crepidotus cesatii; Hemimycena tortuosa and Galerina clavata.
5th December 2020 - Platt Fields, Fallowfield, G. Manchester - A walk before a trip to the football, it was a nice morn, crisp, clear and clement. The few fungi seen were:- Pucciniastrum epilobii; Nectria cinnabarina; Puccinia lagenophorae; Rhytisma acerinum; Cuphophyllus pratensis; Xylaria hypoxylon; Cordyceps militaris; Exidia nucelata; Tubaria furfuracea; Trametes versicolor; Chondrostereum purpureum; Inonotus hispidus; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Hyphodontia sambuci; Lyophyllum decastes; Cuphophyllus virgineus; Coniophora puteana; Clavulina cinerea; Clavulinopsis helvola; Arrhenia rickenii and Tricholoma scalpturatum.

4th December 2020 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - Another dinner time walk, the sleet was falling, it was the coldest day of the winter thus far. I managed to spy 3 fungi, these were:- Lactarius britannicus; Galerina clavata and Aleuria aurantia.

3rd December 2020 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - A check of the lawn outside work, Gliophorus laetus and Cordyceps militaris in attendance.
2nd December 2020 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - A dinner break walk, I ended up in a cul-de-sac and found a few lawns and bits of debris, the fungi listed were:- Lactarius blennius; Clavulina rugosa; Cuphophyllus virgineus; Gliophorus psittacina; Bjerkandera adusta; Fomitopsis betuilna; Coprinellus micaceus; Meripilus giganteus; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Chondrostereum purpureum; Lepista nuda; Clavulinopsis corniculata and Trametes versicolor.  Just around the corner I found this year's Christmas Fly Agarics (Amanita muscaria) - I was chuffed.
1st December 2020 - Heaton Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - A new clump of Coprinopsis atramentaria was seen on a roadside patch of grass and Coprinipsis lagopus was noted on some old woodchip.
30th November 2020 - Gatley Carrs, Stockport, G. Manchester - A ride out and a short walk in the murk. I aimed for 25 species of fungus and came up with 44, these were:- Calyptella capula; Torula herbarum; Crepidotus cesatii; Tremella mesenterica; Leptosphaeria doliolum; Periconia byssoides; Merismodes anomola; Ascocoryne cylichnium; Rutstroemia firma; Bisporella citrina; Mycoacia uda; Typhula setipes; Xylaria hypoxylon; Rhytisma acerinum; Phloeomana speirea; Nectria cinnabarina; Resupinatus applicatus; Hypoxylon petriniae; Trametes gibbosa; Trametes versicolor; Hypholoma fasciculare; Coprinellus micaceus; Mycena tenerrima; Fomitopsis betulina; Exidia nucleata; Bjerkandera adusta; Lycoeprdon pyriforme; Chondrostereum purpureum; Hyphodontia sambuci; Dacrymyces stillatus; Auricularia auricula-judae; Exidia recisa; Byssomerulius corium; Geastrum triplex; Daldinia concentrica; Datronia mollis; Stereum subtomentosum; Postia subcaesia; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Phragmidium violaceum; Calycina herbarum; Lachnella alboviolascens and Lachnella villosa.
29th November 2020 - Chesham Wood LNR, Bury, G. Manchester - A new place to roam, it was grey, damp and we ended up mucky but a few fungi were added to the local list, these were:- Byssomerulius corium; Mycena olida; Mycena galericulata; Mycena filopes; Crepidotus cesatii; Datronia mollis; Bjerkandera adusta; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Stereum rugosum; Taphrina betulina; Fomitopsis betulina; Rhopographus filicinus; Clitocybe geotropa; Xylaria carpophila; Exidia nucleata; Nectria cinnabarina; Stereum hirsutum; Auricularia auricula-judae; Rhytisma acerinum; Phloeomana speirea; Hypoxylon petriniae; Hypholoma fasciculare; Xylaria hypoxylon; Trametes versicolor; Exidia thurietiana; Ganoderma australe; Phragmidium rubi-idaei; Phragmidium violaceum and Hyphodontia sambuci.
28th November 2020 - Denton Cemetary, Tameside, G. Manchester - Gliophorus psittacinus; Laccaria laccata; Lactarius torminosus; Lactarius glyciosmus; Coprinellus micaceus; Lepista nuda; Cuphophyllus pratensis; Auricularia auricula-judae; Clitocybe geotropa; Cuphophyllus virgineus; Geoglossum umbratile and Galerina vittiformis were the only fungi seen on a grotty day.
28th November 2020 - Hulmes Wood, Tameside, G. Manchester - A wander in the rain, there wasn't much about, the fungi recorded were:- Daldinia concentrica; Ganoderma australe; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Stereum hirsutum; Chondrostereum purpureum; Puccinia lagenophorae; Hypholoma fasciculare; Clitocybe geotropa; Bjerkandera adusta; Fomitopsis betulina; Nectria cinnabarina; Coprinellus micaceus; Byssomerulius corium; Xylaria hypoxylon; Coniophora puteana; Mycena tenerrima; Kretzchmaria deusta; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Trametes gibbosa; Neobulgaria pura; Macroconia leptosphaeriae; Leptosphaera doliolum; Crepidotus cesatii; Tremella aurantia; Crepidotus mollis; Dendryphion comosum; Phragmocephala atra; Calycina herbarum and Hypoxylon fragiforme.
26th November 2020 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - A lone specimen of Coprinus comatus was a little battered, a single specimen of Melanoleuca freisii and Uromyces pisi-sativi on Black Medick were the 3 fungi identified today.
25th November 2020 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Wandering homeward after work, a clump of Coprinopsis atramentaria were at different stages and a few examples of Clavulina rugosa were standing proud from the mossy substrate. Mycena filopes was poking up through leaf litter and on the mossy bark of an Oak tree I saw Mycena pseudocorticola and Mycena meliigena. The other species seen were Trametes versicolor on a log and Galerina clavata was on a lawn.
24th November 2020 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - Otidea onotica was seen whilst wanderinmg homeward - tis a lovely thing.

23rd November 2020 - Fletcher Moss, G. Manchester - Another trip out to record some fungi. It was slow going but the end list consisted of 64 species, these being:- Crepidotus cesatii; Crepidotus lundellii; Phragmidium bulbosum; Phragmidium rubi-idaei; Macroconia leptosphaeriae; Leptosphaera doliolum; Xylaria polymorpha; Arrhenia retiruga; Diaporthe samaricola; Phoma samararum; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Calyptella capula; Laccaria laccata; Tubaria furfuracea; Exidia nucleata; Lyophyllum decastes; Phlebia radiata; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Ganoderma applanatum; Phellinus igniarius; Nectria cinnabarina; Coniophora puteana; Royoporus badius; Trametes gibbosa; Sarcomyxa serotina; Stereum rugosum; Stereum subtomentosum; Flammulina velutipes; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Ganoderma australe; Fomitopsis betulina; Stereum hirsutum; Exidia glandulosa; Byssomerulius corium; Sarcoscypha austriaca; Datronia mollis; Dacrymyces stillatus; Pleurotus ostreatus; Trochila ilicina; Pholiota gummosa; Pucciniastrum epilobii; Clitocybe nebularis; Mycena tenerrima; Auricularia auricula-judae; Cylindrobasidium laeve; Chondrostereum purpureum; Kuehneromyces mutabilis; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Bjerkandera adusta; Heterobasidion annosum; Hypholoma fasciculare; Uromyces viciae-fabae; Trichaptum abietinum; Puccinia aegopodii; Hypoxylon petriniae; Rhytisma acerinum; Crepidotus mollis; Trametes versicolor; Daldinia concentrica; Coprinellus micaceus; Mycena filopes; Hypoxylon fuscum; Xylaria hypoxylon and Phloeomana speirea.

22nd November 2020 - Lymm Dam, Warrington, Cheshire - Another short walk on the road to building up the stamina. Fungi seen were:- Mycena galericulata; Phloeomana speirea; Coprinellus disseminatus; Galerina vittiformis; Mycena flavoalba; Clitocybe geotropa; Vuilleminia comedens; Auricularia auricula-judae; Cuphophyllus virgineus; Arrhenia retiruga; Xylaria longipes; Oxyporus populinus; Mycena capillares; Rhizomarasmius setosus; Hyphodontia sambuci; Peniophora quercina; Mycena tenerrima; Coprinopsis atramentaria; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Rhytisma acerinum; Stereum rugosum; Calocera pallido-spathulata; Crepidotus cesatii; Stereum hirsutum; Sarcomyxa serotina; Trametes versicolor; Lactarius blennius; Trametes gibbosa; Hypholoma fasciculare; Coprinellus micaceus; Royoporus badius; Ganoderma australe; Phlebia tremellosa; Kuehneromyces mutabilis; Phlebia radiata; Xylaria hypoxylon; Kretzschmaria deusta; Crepidotus mollis; Bjerkandera adusta and Lycoperdon pyriforme.
21st November 2020 - Romiley, Stockport, G. Manchester - Gill nipped in a garden centre, I checked the periphery of the car park and saw the following fungi:- Arrhenia rickenii; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Clitocybe nebularis; Exidia nucleata; Lactarius glyciosmus; Crepidotus mollis; Tricholoma scalpturatum and Trametes versicolor.

21st November 2020 - Poise Brook, Stockport, G. Manchester - Another short walk with the good lady who was not out of isolation too. We were tired but had a stretch to ease us back into the flow. Fungi seen were:- Ascocoryne cylichnium; Crepiodotus cesatii; Mycena filopes; Crepidotus luteolus; Hygrocybe ceracea; Cystoderma amianthinum; Mensularia radiata; Xylaria carpophila; Coprinellus micaceus; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Trametes gibbosa; Bjerkandera adusta; Exidia nucleata; Hypholoma fasciculare; Kuehneromyces mutabilis; Trametes versicolor; Ganoderma australe; Tremella foliacea; Mycena tenerrima; Helvella crispa; Rickenella fibula; Psilocybe semilanceata; Gliophorus psittacina; Cuphophyllus virgineus; Hyphodontia sambuci; Auricularia auricula-judae; Flammulina velutipes; Panellus stipticus; Nectria cinnabarina; Xylaria hypoxylon; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Taphrina tosquinetii; Rhopographus filicinus and Coprinopsis atramentaria.

20th November 2020 - Brookfields Park, Stockport, G. Manchester - A short trip out in the drizzle. I enjoyed it and saw a few fungi too:- Rhizomarasmius setosus; Lactarius blennius; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Xylaria hypoxylon; Tricholoma scalpturatum; Tricholoma terreum; Hypholoma fasciculare; Clitocybe geotropa; Meripulis giganteus; Chondrostereum purpureum; Exidia nucleata; Xylaria carpophila; Russula ochroleuca; Peniophora quercina; Calocera cornea; Coniophora puteana; Stereum hirsutum; Ganoderma australe; Kuehneromyces mutabilis; Exidia glandulosa; Coprinellus micaceus; Rhodocollybia butyracea; Datronia mollis; Puccinia aegopodii; Mycena olida; Schizopora paradoxa; Neobulgaria pura; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Helvella lacunosa; Russula nobilis; Inocybe geophylla; Auricularia auricula-judae; Clavulina rugosa and Phlebia radiata.
19th November 2020 - Cheadle Hulme Golf Club, Stockport, G. Manchester - A pootle on a local golf course, it was lovely, The sun shining, the fresh air bracing, the quiet enjoyed. Several fungi picked out were:- Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Rhodocollybia butyracea; Mycena galopus; Phloeomana speirea; Mycena tenerrima; Xylaria hypoxylon; Rhytisma acerinum; Trametes versicolor; Russula betularum; Lactarius tabidus; Vuilleminia comedens; Stereum hirsutum; Tubaria furfuracea; Lepista nuda; Bjerlandera adusta; Cuphophyllus virgineus; Lactarius deterrimus; Mycena filopes; Crepidotus cesatii; Clavulinopsis helvola; Russula puellaris; Russula aeruginea; Lactarius fulvissimus and Clitocybe fragrans.
19th November 2020 - Ladybrook Valley Cycleway, Stockport, G. Manchester - A continuation of the short trip out, Auricularia auricula-judae; Hyphodontia sambuci; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Nectria cinnabarina; Peniophora quercina; Chondrostereum purpureum; Coprinopsis atramentaria and Hypholoma fasciculare were the only fungi spied.
19th November 2020 - Wright's Wood, Stockport, G. Manchester - A short trip after 10 days isolating due to falling foul of the virus. The small woodland was flooded but I did see and appreciate:- Bisporella sulfurina; Exidia nucleata; Fomitopsis betulina; Stereum rameale and Byssomerulius corium.
9th November 2020 - Abney Hall, Stockport, G. Manchester - Cycling homeward and in this local park I saw 5 fungi to record, these were:- Cylindrobasdium laeve; Crepidotus mollis; Crepidotus cesatii; Mycena acicula and Mycena galericulata.
9th November 2020 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - A short cycle and a look around a few car park edges near a local gym. The area was small but still priduced the following fungi:- Xylaria hypoxylon; Hypholoma fasciculare; Bjerkandera adusta; Cuphophyllus virgineus; Scleroderma verrucosum; Tubaria furfuracea; Coprinus comatus; Exidia nucleata; Trametes versicolor; Agrocybe erebia; Lyophyllum decastes; Ganoderma australe; Parasola plicatilis; Geoglossum cookeanum; Xanthoriicola physciae; Galerina clavata and Psathyrella multipedata.
8th November 2020 - Poynton Pool, Stockport, Cheshire - A walk with the good lady and aching all over, the lurgy has got me but we cracked on and clocked up 111 species, these bring:- Stropharia caerulea; Lepista nuda; Parasola conopila; Pholiota alnicola; Cheilymenia granulata; Arrhenia retiruga; Crepidotus cesatii; Illosporiopsis christiansenii; Mycena arcangeliana; Mycena flavoalba; Entoloma rhodopolium; Otidea onotica; Crepidotus luteolus; Parasola plicatilis; Lachnum apalum; Mycena olida; Hemimycena tortuosa; Hymenoscyphus herbarum; Phragmidium violaceum; Bisporella sulfurina; Nectria episphaeria; Russula nobilis; Kretchsmaria deusta; Claviceps purpurea; Helvella crispa; Sphaeropsis sapinea; Phacidium multivalve; Clavulina cinerea; Melampsora hypericorum; Tricholoma scalpturatum; Pucciniastrum epilobii; Coprinus comatus; Amanita muscaria; Cystoderma amianthinum; Bolbitius titubans; Peniophora incarnata; Tricholoma fulvum; Hyphodontia sambuci; Dacrymyces stillatus; Laccaria amethystea; Paxillus involutus; Neoboletus luridiformis; Lactarius tabidus; Clavulina rugosa; Oxyporus populinus; Diaporthe samaricola; Phoma samararum; Coprinopsis atramentaria; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Fomitopsis betulina; Schizopora paradoxa; Gliophorus psittacina; Pleurotus ostreatus; Flammulina velutipes; Psilocybe semilanceata; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Cuphophyllus virgineus; Puccinia lagenophorae; Seifertia azalea; Belonidium sulphureum; Ganoderma australe; Torula herbarum; Tremella mesenterica; Peniophora quercina; Vuilleminia comedens; Hymenochaete rubiginosa; Mycena galericulata; Mycena inclinata; Tubaria furfuracea; Laccaria laccata; Abortiporus biennis; Nectria cinnabarina; Clitocybe fragrans; Lepista flaccida; Exidia plana; Inocybe geophylla; Scizophyllum commune; Clitocybe geotropa; Coprinellus disseminatus; Armillaria gallica; Phlebia radiata; Bjerkandera adusta; Hypholoma fasciculare; Postia subcaesia; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Grifola frondosa; Rhodocollybia butyracea; Trametes gibbosa; Trametes versicolor; Clitocybe nebularis; Coprinellus micaceus; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Xylaria carpophila; Taphrina tosquinettii; Trochila ilicina; Stereum hirsutum; Pluteus cervinus; Chondrostereum purpureum; Byssomerulius corium; Xylaria longipes; Eichleriella deglubens; Auricularia auricula-judae; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma; Puccinia aegopodii; Xylaria hypoxylon; Crepidotus mollis; Rhytisma acerinum; Phloeomana speirea; Mycena tenerrima; Exidia nucleata and Rhizomarasmius setosus.
6th November 2020 - Werneth Low area, Stockport, G. Manchester - A walk with the good lady, the area was far from heaving but the sun was glorious and we eventually totted up 80 species of fungi, these were:- Xylaria hypoxylon; Auricularia auricula-judae; Hyphodontia sambuci; Mycena tenerrima; Bjerkandera adusta; Physisporinus vitreus; Clitocybe nebularis; Phloeomana speirea; Laccria laccata; Lactarius glyciosmus; Stereum hirsutum; Schizopora paradoxa; Vuilleminia comedens; Peniophora quercina; Russula ochroleuca; Amanita muscaria; Microsphaera alphitoides; Paxillus involutus; Phlebia radiata; Scleroderma citrinum; Stereum gausapatum; Rutstroemia firma; Dacrymyces stillatus; Trametes versicolor; Mycena pseudocorticola; Trochila ilicina; Phacidium multivalve; Mycena galopus; Mycena galericulata; Gliophorus irrigatus; Gliophorus laetus; Diaporthe samaricola; Phoma samararum; Belonidium sulphureum; Coprinus comatus; Lactarius turpis; Rhodocollybia butyracea; Chalciporus piperatus; Lactarius tabidus; Amanita rubescens; Laccaria amethystea; Russula betularum; Tricholoma fulvum; Leccinum scabrum; Gymnopus peronatus; Lycoperdon perlatum; Taphrina betulina; Peniophora incarnata; Tremella mesenterica; Psilocybe semilanceata; Stropharia semiglobata; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Lepista flaccida; Tremella foliacea; Rhytisma acerinum; Rhopographus filicinus; Cuphophyllus pratensis; Claviceps purpurea; Mycena capillares; Cuphophyllus virgineus; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Phragmidium rubi-idaei; Phragmidium violaceum; Pucciniastrum vaccinii; Crepidotus variabilis; Crepidotus cesatii; Clavulinopsis helvola; Leptosphaeria doliolum; Russula mustelina; Mycena galopus var. nigra; Inocybe cincinnata var. major; Hymenoscyphus caudatus; Clitocybe metachroa; Mycena filopes; Eichleriella deglubens; Clavaria acuta; Mycena olida; Arrhenia retiruga; Entoloma conferendum and Nectria cinnabarina.
5th November 2020 - Heaton Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Cycling home and a woodchip pile was holding a small gathering of Coprinopsis lagopus and nearby a Silver Birch had some good patches of Melampsoridium betulinum.
4th November 2020 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - The urban lawn outside work is about 50ft by 40ft - today I saw - Meadow Waxcap (Cuphophyllus pratensis); Blackening Waxcap (Hygrocybe conica); Honey Waxcap (Hygrocybe reidii); Heath Waxcap (Gliophorus laetus); Snowy Waxcap (Gliophorus laetus); Yellow Slippy Waxcap (Gloioxanthomyces vitellinus) and Scarlet Caterpillar Fungus (Cordyceps militaris). There are also 3 species of club fungus, an Arrhenia which turned out to be Arrhenia rickenii, some Galerinas, a few Entolomas and one or two Mycenas - some microscopy will clear up the others, I'll do the rest another day!
3rd November 2020 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - A quick dinnertime pootle and little to report although it was nice to see Dermaloma cuniefolium and Gloioxanthomyces vitellinus.  On an old Hawthorn stump I noted a good gathering of Mycena galericulata and nearby a few Clitocybe fragrans.
2nd November 2020 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - A quick dinnertime walk, the following fungi were seen:- Coprinopsis atramentaria; Armillaria gallica; Lactarius pubescens; Amanita muscaria; Cortinarius trivialis; Clavulina rugosa; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Psilocybe cyanescens; Hypholoma fasciculare; Gymnopilus penetrans; Gymnopus dryophilus; Melanoleuca polioleuca; Tricholoma populinum; Inocybe sindonia and Leratiomyces ceres.
2nd November 2020 - Cheadle Heath, Stockport, G. Manchester - A dinnertime stroll with the missus, gardens and roadsides held:- Rickenella fibula; Cortinarius hemitrichus; Clitocybe fragrans; Leccinum scabrum; Coprinus comatus and Laccaria amethystea.
1st November 2020 - Philips Park, Bury, G. Manchester - A walk with the missus, fungi were far from prolific but we are a good team and ended up with a list of 115 species recorded, these were:- Mycena flavoalba; Mycena smithiana; Mycena filopes; Mycena leptocephala; Mycena pura; Mycena olida; Mycena tenerrima; Mycena arcangeliana; Mycena galopus; Mycena capillaris; Mycena galericulata; Mycena inclinata; Phloeomana speirea; Leratiomyces ceres; Hypholoma fasciculare; Meripilus giganteus; Rhytisma acerinum; Nectria cinnabarina; Clitocybe nebularis; Vuilleminia comedens; Exidia nucleata; Xylaria hypoxylon; Stereum hirsutum; Macrotyphula fistulosa var. contorta; Spinellus fusiger; Trametes versicolor; Laccaria laccata; Helvella crispa; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Trametes gibbosa; Rhizomarasmius setosus; Xylaria carpophila; Clavulina cinerea; Auricularia auricula-judae; Bjerkandera adusta; Pucciniastrum epilobii; Rhopographus filicinus; Psathyrella piluliformis; Stereum gausapatum; Byssomerulius corium; Crepidotus mollis; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Oudemansiella mucida; Coprinellus micaceus; Marasmius hudsonii; Armillaria gallica; Mensularia radiata; Postia subcaesia; Chondrostereum purpureum; Ganoderma applanatum; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Neobulgaria pura; Bulgaria inquinans; Leotia lubrica; Polyporus leptocephala; Albugo candida; Fomitopsis betulina; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Kuehneromyces mutabilis; Fisulina hepatica; Schizophyllum commune; Melampsoridium betulinum; Claviceps purpurea; Peniophora quercina; Stereum rugosum; Puccinia violae; Trochila ilicina; Phacidium multivalve; Scleroderma citrinum; Torula herbarum; Rickenella swartzii; Dacrymyces stillatus; Fistulina hepatica; Cudoniella acicularis; Hyphodontia sambuci; Melampsora hypericorum; Ganoderma australe; Stereum rameale; Schizopora paradoxa; Leccinum scabrum; Clitocybe geotropa; Lactarius glyciosmus; Peniophora limitata; Belonidium sulphureum; Pleurotus ostreatus; Lepista nuda; Clavulina rugosa; Coprinus comatus; Microsphaera alphitoides; Puccinia circaeae; Pucciniastrum circaeae; Gliophorus psittacina; Exidia plana; Diaporthe samaricola; Hypomyces aurantius; Phragmidium violaceum; Phlebia radiata; Crepidotus variabilis; Crepidotus epibryus; Crepidotus cesatii; Crepidotus lundellii; Ascocoryne cylichnium; Pluteus nanus; Pholiota alnicola; Panellus stipticus; Panaeolus acuminatus; Psilocybe cyanescens; Leptosphaeria doliolum; Phragmocephala atra; Hymenoscyphus caudatus; Clitocybe phyllophila; Flammulina velutipes; Bisporella citrina and Phoma samararum.
31st October 2020 - Winnigton Avenue 94 FC, Winnington, Cheshire - Prior to today's Non-League Football we had a quick roam near the ground. Laccaria laccata; Lactarius blennius and Tubaria furfuracea were found under Beech whilst a good troop of Inocybe geoghylla was seen under Horse Chestnut. The only other things seeb were Meripilus giganteus and Trametes gibbosa.
30th October 2020 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - A quick pootle at the side of a football pitch on the way home, I found:- Leptosphaeria doliolum; Crepidotus lundellii; Crocicreas coronatum; Mycena smithiana; Belonidium sulphureum; Hypoxylon petriniae; Mycena arcangeliana; Rhizomarasmius setosus; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Mycena tenerrima; Exidia nucleata; Gloeophyllum sepiarium; Calocera cornea; Puccinia glechomae; Phloeomana speirea and Daldinia concentrica.
30th October 2020 - Heaton Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - A cycle and a walk to work, tis Friday and I was fagged but a small troop of Amanita muscaria brightened my wanderings as did a tumbled Leccinum scabrum and a lovely display of Aleuria aurantia. A nice troop of Pholiotina rugosa was impressive too.   These small miracles keep me going, thank you Mother Nature!
29th October 2020 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Walking home, pushing the bike in teeming rain and some pathside woodchip held Gymnopilus penetrans; Hypholoma fasciculare; Psilocybe cyanescens and a nice gathering of Lycoperdon pyriforme.
28th October 2020 - Gorsey Bank, Stockport, G. Manchester - Pluteus cervinus was growing from a Sycamore stump, a gathering of Mycena pseudocorticola was on a mossy Lime trunk and a cluster of Coprinellus micaceus was found on the trunk of a living Birch tree. Mycena flavoalba and Mycena aetites were growing in the grass.
28th October 2020 - Heaton Mersey Park, Stockport, G. Manchester - Cycling home again, a few species spied. Schizophyllum commune; Fomitopsis betulina; Hypholoma fasciculare; Flammulina velutipes; Stereum subtomentosum and Nectria cinnabarina.
27th October 2020 - Abney Hall, Stockport, G. Manchester - Cycling home via a different route today, Amanita muscaria; Coprinus comatus; Schizophyllum commune; Laccaria laccata; Mycena pseudocorticola; Leccinum scabrum; Clitocybe nebularis and Lycoperdon pyriforme were the few fungi seen.
25th October 2020 - Arley Hall, Cheshire - 2 more sold out walks and 2 groups of lovely folk. The combined fungal list at the day's end and after microscopy was 113 species, these were:- Xylaria longipes; Trichoderma viride; Ganoderma australe; Pucciniastrum epilobii; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Phallus impudicus; Trichomolopsis rutilans; Trametes gibbosa; Laccaria amethystea; Gymnopus confluens; Fomitopsis betulina; Scleroderma citrinum; Russula ochroleuca; Scleroderma areolatum; Chlorophyllum rachodes; Rhodocollybia butyracea; Russula betularum; Stereum rugosum; Bjerkandera adusta; Coprinellus micaceus; Mycena galericulata; Amanita rubescens; Hyphodontia sambuci; Hygrocybe insipida; Lactarius glyciosmus; Hygrocybe reidii; Mycena pura; Lactarius tabidus; Paxillus involutus; Clitopilus prunulus; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Taphrina betulina; Russula fragilis; Boletus edulis; Melampsora euphorbiae; Inocybe geophylla; Pholiota squarrosa; Gliophorus laetus; Lepista flaccida; Clitocybe odora; Lactarius turpis; Cuphophyllus pratensis; Leccinum scabrum; Helvella crispa; Loreleia marchantiae; Vuilleminia comedens; Stereum hirsutum; Laccaria laccata; Rhytisma acerinum; Hypholoma fasciculare; Gliophorus psittacina; Cuphophyllus virgineus; Coprinus comatus; Macrotyphula fistulosa var. contorta; Mycena inclinata; Xylaria hypoxylon; Coniophora puteana; Inocybe lilacina; Stereum rameale; Geastrum triplex; Lepiota aspera; Belonidium sulphureum; Torula herbarum; Exidia nucleata; Diaporthe samaricola; Phoma samararum; Peniophora quercina; Agaricus arvensis; Stereum gausapatum; Dacrymyces stillatus; Albugo candida; Clitocybe fragrans; Gloeophyllum sepiarum; Nectria cinnabrina; Mycena olida; Clitocybe nebularis; Grifola frondosa; Laetporus sulphureus; Phloeomana speirea; Bisporella sulfurina; Trametes versicolor; Seifertia azalea; Amanita muscaria; Rickenella fibula; Trochila ilicina; Phacidium multivalve; Trametes hirsuta; Chondrostereum purpureum; Lycoperdon perlatum; Auricularia auricula-judae; Hygrocybe conica; Mycena arcangeliana; Chalciporus piperatus; Phragmidium violaceum; Clavulinopsis laeticolor; Crepidotus luteolus; Ascocoryne cylichnium; Crepidotus cesatii; Mycena polyadelpha; Hygrocybe ceracea; Mycena aetites; Galerina mniophila; Phragmidium rubi-idaei; Russula amoenolens; Clavulinopsis helvola; Leptosphaeria acuta; Melanoleuca freisii; Melanoleuca polioleuca; Tremella mesenterica; Hymenoscyphus herbarum; Russula atropurpurea; Russula velenovskyi and Lepista nuda.
23rd October 2020 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Strolling home pushing the bike, a few fungi seen down a short stretch. Cortinarius flexipes; Coprinus comatus; Tricholoma scalpturatum; Exidia nucleata; Phloleomana speirea; Stereum gausapatum; Inocybe fuscidula agg and Mycena filopes were the species identified.
23rd October 2020 - Heaton Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - A check of some roadside Birches and a small troop of Leccinum scabrum and a couple of Laccaria laccata were the only things seen.
22nd October 2020 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - A few fungi seen in the dinnerbreak - Lactarius pubescens; Tricholoma scalpturatum; Cortinarius hemitrichus; Cystoderma amianthinum; Geoglossum cookeanum and Chalciporus piperatus.
18th October 2020 - Carsington Water, Derbyshire - A walk looking for fungi and a few other things. The fungal list tallied up to 136 species, these were:- Coprinus comatus; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Marasmius oreades; Psilocybe semilanceata; Phlebia tremellosa; Meripilus giganteus; Taphrina tosquinetii; Lactarius pyrogalus; Tubaria dispersa; Dermoloma cuneifolium; Hygrocybe conica; Gymnopus dryophila; Pluteus salicinus; Ganoderma applanatum; Puccinia lagenophorae; Rickenella swartzii; Laccaria amethystea; Cuphophyllus virgineus; Cuphophyllus pratensis; Mycena galopus; Mycena inclinata; Lepista nuda; Helvella crispa; Xylaria longipes; Sphaeropsis sapinea; Rhopographus filicinus; Russula sanguinaria; Rhodocollybia butyracea; Mycena sanguinolenta; Trichaptum abietinum; Ischnoderma benzoinium; Rhytisma acerinum; Puccinia glechomae; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Leccinum scabrum; Hebeloma crustuliniforme; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Collybia cookei; Hyphodontia sambuci; Auricularia auricula-judae; Vuilleminia comedens; Peniophora quercina; Peniophora limitata; Tremella mesenterica; Flammulina velutipes; Byssomerulius corium; Chondrostereum purpureum; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Daldinia concentrica; Pluteus romellii; Coniophora puteana; Inonotus hispidus; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma; Phellinus pomaceus; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Mensularia radiata; Exidia nucleata; Heterobasidion annosum; Skeletocutis amorpha; Pluteus cervinus; Fomitopsis betulina; Trametes gibbosa; Polyporus leptocephalus; Microsphaera alphitoides; Laccaria laccata; Claviceps purpurea; Lepista saeva; Microbotryum violaceum; Taphrina betulina; Hypoxylon petriniae; Stereum hirsutum; Trochila ilicina; Phacidium multivalve; Clitocybe nebularis; Postia subcaesia; Mycena galericulata; Mycena tenerrima; Polyporus durus; Mycena arcangeliana; Nectria cinnabarina; Armillaria gallica; Coprinellus micaceus; Rhizomarasmius setosus; Phloeomana speirea; Belonidium sulphureum; Torula herbarum; Tubaria furfuracea; Naucoria escharioides; Mycena pseudocorticola; Trametes versicolor; Pucciniastrum epilobii; Sawadea bicornis; Diaporthe samaricola; Phoma samararum; Hypholoma fasciculare; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Erysiphe heraclei; Dacrymyces stillatus; Coprinellus disseminatus; Calocera cornea; Crepidotus mollis; Coprinopsis atramentaria; Xylaria hypoxylon; Puccinia behenis; Phragmidium violaceum; Parasola leiocephala; Leptosphaeria doliolum; Melanoleuca freisii; Crepidotus luteolus; Crepidotus cesatii; Mycena filopes; Psathyrella pseudogracilis; Rutstroemia firma; Inocybe cincinnata var. cincinnata; Mycena capillaris; Galerina clavata; Clavulinopsis laeticolor; Diatrypella quercina; Physisporinus vitreus; Entoloma jubatum; Crepidotus lundellii; Hygrocybe coccinea; Mycena leptocephala; Hygrocybe chlorophana; Tricholoma scalpturatum; Mycena flavoalba; Stropharia pseudocyanea; Melanoleuca polioleuca; Dendryphion comosum; Clitocybe dealbata; Agaricus campestris; Coprobia granulata; Hymenoscyphus caudatus; Hymenoscyphus scutula; Lycoperdon lividum and Psathyrella candolleana.
17th October 2020 - Lostock Gralam FC, Cheshire - Whilst watching some Non-League Footy I noted a small collected of Coprinus comatus by the pitch.
15th October 2020 - Woolston Park, Warrington, Cheshire - 2 walks, 5 hours and a new site visited. The final tally was 103 species, these were:- Stropharia coronilla; Leccinum scabrum; Tricholoma fulvum; Laccaria laccata; Xylaria hypoxylon; Scleroderma citrinum; Taphrina betulina; Coprinus comatus; Stereum rameale; Hypholma fasciculare; Trochila ilicina; Phacidium multivalve; Lactarius turpis; Schizopora paradoxa; Helvella crispa; Vuilleminia comedens; Mycena tenerrima; Coprinellus micaceus; Inocybe geophylla; Microsphaera alphitoides; Coprinellus disseminatus; Coprinopsis atramentaria; Phleomana speirea; Nectria cinnabarina; Cortinarius hemitrichus; Auricularia auricula-judae; Hyphodontia sambuci; Flammulina velutipes; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma; Trametes versicolor; Byssomerulius corium; Bjerkandera adusta; Tubaria furfuracea; Belonidium sulphureum; Sawadea bicornis; Diaporthe samaricola; Phoma samararum; Lacrymaria lacrymabunda; Pucciniastrum epilobii; Puccinia lagenophorae; Melampsora betulinum; Scleroderma verrucosum; Heterobasidion annosum; Peniophora quercina; Armillaria ostoyae; Claviceps purpurea; Postia subcaesia; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Ganoderma australe; Lepista saeva; Geastrum triplex; Armillaria gallica; Meripilus giganteus; Trametes gibbosa; Clitocybe geotropa; Inocybe geophylla var lilacina; Stereum hirsutum; Stereum gausapatum; Exidia nucleata; Fomitopsis betulina; Crepidotus mollis; Clitocybe nebularis; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Agrocybe erebia; Pluteus cervinus; Mycena arcangeliana; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Hypoxylon fuscum; Hypoxylon petriniae; Mycena polygramma; Clavulina cinerea; Rickenella fibula; Hygrocybe insipida; Leratiomyces ceres; Clavulina rugosa; Calocera cornea; Chalcoporus piperatus; Amanita muscaria; Ganoderma applanatum; Laetiporus sulphureus; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Mycena acicula; Phragmidium violaceum; Puccinia behenis; Crepidotus cesatii; Parasola kuehneri; Galerina vittiformis; Clavulinopsis helvola; Psathyrella corrugis; Nectria leptosphaeria; Leptosphaera doliolum; Torula herbarum; Mycena flavescens; Rhizomarasmius setosus; Inocybe soluta; Agaricus langei; Tricholoma ustale; Inocybe muricellata; Entoloma pleopodium; Calycina herbarum; Hymenoscyphus calyculus and Mycena flavoalba.
14th October 2020 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Walking home and Frommeëlla tormentillae was observed on the leaves of Tormentil.
14th October 2020 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - A walk in my dinner break and a few fungi seen, these were:- Coprinus comatus; Hypholoma fasciculare; Dermoloma cuneifolium; Tubaria dispersa and Chondrostereum purpureum.
13th October 2020 - Gorsey Bank, Stockport, G. Manchester - Near a sycamore stump I found a small cluster of Agrocybe erebia - a cracking fungus I have a genuine liking for.
11th October 2020 - Arley Hall, Cheshire - 2 more walks led today, the 10th year I have been pootling here, by heck indeed. It was slow going today, the fungi are being real gits this year but with several pairs of eyes and some perseverance the end tally was 87 species; these bring:- Microsphaera alphitoides; Bolbitius titubans; Tubaria furfuracea; Psilocybe cyanescens; Armillaria gallica; Phloeomana speirea; Bisporella sulfurina; Hygrocybe conica; Melampsora euphorbiae; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Mycena acicula; Sawadaea bicornis; Schizopora paradoxa; Mycena galericulata; Coprinus comatus; Rickenella fibula; Claviceps purpurea; Belonidium sulphureum; Calocera cornea; Coprinellus micaceus; Byssomerulius corium; Grifola frondosa; Lepiota aspera; Armillaria mellea; Cudoniella acicularis; Scleroderma citrinum; Lacrymaria lacrymabunda; Loreleia marchantiae; Mycena galopus; Meripilus giganteus; Hygrocybe reidii; Chlorophyllum rachodes; Clitocybe odora; Lycoperdon perlatum; Trametes hirsuta; Chondrostereum purpureum; Trametes versicolor; Stereum rugosum; Fistulina hepatica; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Inonotus hispidus; Daldinia concentrica; Parasola conopilus; Russula ochroleuca; Ganoderma australe; Taphrina betulina; Seifertia azalea; Lactarius turpis; Tricholoma fulvum; Pholiota squarrosa; Clitopilus prunulus; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Amanita muscaria; Chalciporus piperatus; Laccaria laccata; Xylaria longipes; Fomitopsis betulina; Laetiporus sulphureus; Xylaria hypoxylon; Auricularia auricula-judae; Nectria cinnabarina; Exidia nucleata; Mycena tenerrima; Leccinum scabrum; Hyphodontia sambuci; Rhytisma acerinum; Geastrum triplex; Hypholoma fasciculare; Phacidium multivalve; Trochila ilicina; Stereum gausapatum; Mycena pseudocorticolor; Stereum hirsutum; Hygrocybe insipida; Inocybe flocculosa agg; Ascocoryne sarcoides; Mycena olida; Crepidotus applanatus; Ascocoryne cylichnium; Puccinia behenis; Psathyrella corrugis; Rutstroemia luteovirescens; Torula herbarum; Rhizomarasmius setosus; Clavulinopsis helvola; Leptosphaeria doliolum and Gliophorus psittacina.
9th October 2020 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Walking home and a few fungi noted:- Geastrum triplex; Hypholoma fasciculare; Crepidotus mollis var calolepis; Datronia mollis; Xylaria hypoxylon and Claviceps purpurea.
9th October 2020 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - Very busy at work but I did check the lawn outside work much to the bemusement of one of the Board Members.  A few usual suspects were making an appearance as well as Gliophorus laetus now popping up in good numbers.   Nearby and some ornamental Silver Birch were giving rise to Tricholoma scapturatum and a lone Lactarius pubescens.  Parasola plicatilis; Clavulinopsis helvola and Galerina vittiformis were also added. It may not seem like much but I think every fungus is glorious and gladdens my ticker no end.
8th October 2020 - Adswood Park, Stockport, G. Manchester - A walk to post a Nettle Book and cutting through this local park reveal 32 specimens of Coprinus comatus; a small cluster of Pholiota gummosa and nearby a swathe of Psathyrella candolleana and a small gathering of Lacrymaria lacrymabunda.
8th October 2020 - Cheadle Cemetary and park, Stockport, G. Manchester - A super quick bike ride saw me pick out only a gandful of fungi, these were:- Leratiomyces ceres; Tubaria furfuracea; Bjerkandera adusta; Chondrostereum purpureum; Armillaria mellea; Rhytisma acerinum; Trametes versicolor and Hypholoma fasciculare.
7th October 2020 - Bruntwood Park, Stockport, G. Manchester - Another walk for the carers and after a wicked downpour the slies cleared and we had a good 2 hour walk and (after microscopy) registered 53 species, these being:- Mycena galericulata; Mycena leptocephala; Mycena galopus; Mycena flavoalba; Mycena olida; Mycena inclinata; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Bjerkandera adusta; Trametes gibbosa; Claviceps purpurea; Sphaeropsis sapinea; Schizophyllum commune; Puccinia aegopodii; Hebeloma crustuliniforme; Stereum rugosum; Chondrostereum purpureum; Abortiporus biennis; Trametes versicolor; Meripilus giganteus; Pholiota gummosa; Pleurotus ostreatus; Stereum hirsutum; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Tubaria furfuracea; Puccinia distincta; Armillaria mellea; Fomitopsis betulina; Calocera cornea; Laccaria laccata; Stereum rameale; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Auricularia auricula-judae; Datronia mollis; Hypholoma fasciculare; Cuphophyllus virgineus; Marasmius rotula; Heterobasidion annosum; Ganoderma australe; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Exidea nucleata; Leccinum scabrum; Mycena tenerrima; Tricholoma fulvum; Russula sanguinaria; Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca; Amanita muscaria; Parasola leiocephala; Russula praetervisa; Pholiota alnicola; Arrhenia retiruga; Psathyrella corrugis; Marasmiellus vaillantii and Melanospora lagenaria.
6th October 2020 - Hollyhedge Park, Sharston, G. Manchester - I was dropped off to watch a football match but was very early so decided to have a mooch for some fungi. I only found a few, these were:- Crepidotus cesatii; Rhytisma acerinum; Puccinia lagenophorae; Exidia nucleata; Mycena tenerrima; Trametes versicolor; Vuilleminia coryli; Macrotyphula fistulosa var. contorta; Marasmius oreades and Microsphaera alphitoides.
6th October 2020 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - A short walk during my dinner break, on the lawn outside work I spied a couple of Blackening Waxcaps (Hygrocybe conica); a cluster of Parrot Waxcaps (Gliophorus psiattacinus) and a brace of Earthy Powdercaps (Cystoderma amianthinum).  The nearby park saw a single Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria) growing beneath a Beech tree and a tatty old specimen under a Birch.  The Nettle Mildew (Erysiphe urticae) was on a few leaves of the host plant and a fine assault of Honey Fungus (Armillaria mellea) was ornamenting a Sycamore trunk.
5th October 2020 - Alexander Park, Stockport. G. Manchester - A swift walk with the good lady and a fleeting pass through this local park. Only 3 species recorded:- Ganoderma australe; Meripilus giganteus and Daldinia concentrica - we were rather quick.

4th October 2020 - Redisher Woods, Bury, G. Manchester - An early morning walk looking for fungi and slow going it was but, we stuck at it and came up with 93 species, these were:- Paecilomyces farinosus; Phragmidium violaceum; Ganoderma australe; Lachnum apalum; Tricholoma sciodes; Lophiostoma alpigenum var juncinum; Ascocoryne sarcoides; Leptostroma juncacearum; Typhula spathulata; Clavulinopsis laeticolor; Panaeolus acuminatus; Tremella mesenterica; Clavulinopsis helvola; Tubaria furfuracea; Crepidotus cesatii; Psathyrella corrugis; Crepidotus variabilis; Naucoria escharioides; Imleria badia; Trichoderma viride; Trametes gibbosa; Exidia plana; Lactarius tabidus; Tricholoma sulphureum; Mycena inclinata; Psilocybe semilanceata; Mycena galericulata; Calocera cornea; Armillaria ostoyae; Kuehneromyces mutabilis; Puccinia circaeae; Melanotus horizontalis; Sawadaea bicornis; Pucciniastrum epilobii; Puccinia violae; Erysiphe heraclei; Belonidium sulphureum; Paxillus involutus; Psathyrella piluliformis; Scleroderma areolatum; Laccaria amethystea; Schizopora paradoxa; Puccina menthae; Russula fragilis; Phlebia radiata; Phlebia tremellosa; Pucciniastrum circaeae; Claviceps purpurea; Amanita fulva; Russula betularum; Tricholoma fulvum; Trochila ilicina; Peniophora incarnata; Leotia lubrica; Lactarius quietus; Rickenella swartzii; Cordyceps militaris; Gliophorus psittacina; Stropharia semiglobata; Rickenella fibula; Cystoderma amianthinum; Cuphophyllus pratensis; Peniophora quercina; Stereum gausapatum; Roridomyces roridus; Rhopographus filicinus; Typhula quisquilliaris; Amanita muscaria; Nectria cinnabarina; Russula ochroleuca; Laccaria laccata; Trametes versicolor; Stereum hirsutum; Pholiota squarrosa; Armillaria gallica; Mycena tenerrima; Exidia nucleata; Phloeomana speirea; Fomitopsis betulinus; Hypholoma fasciculare; Xylaria hypoxylon; Scleroderma citrinum; Phacidium multivalve; Microsphaera alphitoides; Calocera pallido-spathulata; Rhytisma acerinum; Coprinopsis stercorea; Russula cyanoxantha; Rhizomarasmius setosus; Hebeloma crustuliniforme; Hygrocybe chlorophana; Hemimycena tortuosa and Daedaleopsis confragosa.

3rd October 2020 - Chadderton, G. Manchester - Whilst watching Chadderton FC I noted 4 fungi at the side of the pitch, these were:- Inocybe geophylla; Inocybe geophylla var. lilacina; Xerula radicata and Laccaria laccata. I also witnessed 4 goals too!
2nd October 2020 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - A dinnertime stroll and a break from my work station.  A few fungi were seen before the showers came, these were:- Trametes gibbosa; Armillaria mellea; Porpolomopsis calyptriformis; Hypholoma fasciculare; Pholiota squarrosa; Rickenella fibula; Laccaria laccata; Clavulinopsis luteoalba; Parasola leiocephala; Inocybe cincinnata var. cincinnata; Cuphophyllus pratensis and Seifertia azalea.
1st October 2020 - Bewsey Woods, Warrington, Cheshire - 2 more walks for Green Angels with some lovely folk in the mix. Again tough going due to the recent dry patch but at the end of 3 hours and some microscopy the end tally was 65 species, these were:- Psathyrella corrugis; Phoma samararum; Marasmius vaillantii; Mycena filopes; Xerula radicata; Parasola leiocephala; Radulomyces molaris; Diatrype bullata; Crepidotus luteolus; Puccinia behenis; Pluteus cervinus; Ganoderma australe; Amanita fulva; Stereum gausapatum; Calocera cornea; Grifola frondosa; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Sawadaea bicornis; Albugo candida; Coprinus comatus; Stereum hirsutum; Hypholoma fasciculare; Rhytisma acerinum; Belonidium sulphureum; Kuehneromyces mutabilis; Xylaria hypoxylon; Exidia nucleata; Hyphodontia sambuci; Stereum rameale; Auricularia auricula-judae; Datronia mollis; Calvatia gigantea; Trochila ilicina; Phacidium multivalve; Pucciniastrum epilobii; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Inonotus hispidus; Nectria cinnabarina; Polyporus squamosus; Postia subcaesia; Scleroderma areolatum; Stereum rugosum; Laccaria laccata; Inocybe geophylla; Mycena galericulata; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Laetiporus sulphureus; Trametes gibbosa; Bjerkandera adusta; Russula ochroleuca; Fomitopsis betulina; Helvella crispa; Trametes versicolor; Microsphaera alphitoides; Coprinellus disseminatus; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Mycena tenerrima; Marasmius rotula; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Sphaerotheca epilobii; Schizopora paradoxa; Phloeomana speirea; Hebeloma velutipes and the myxo Reticularia lycoperdon.
29th September 2020 - Etherow CP, Stockport, G. Manchester - Another short fungal mooch with the carers from work. A fine bunch of folk with glorious weather but too dry for masses of myco specimens. These walks though are designed to get people out, closer to nature and just having a chinwag in the fresh air, having said that we did see:- Bisporella citrina; Rhytisma acerinum; Albugo candida; Inocybe asterospora; Stereum hirsutum; Xylaria longipes; Coleroa robertiani; Kuehneromyces mutabilis; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Tricholoma fulvum; Xylaria hypoxylon; Mycena galericulata; Mycena tenerrima; Phloeomana speirea; Laccaria laccata; Botryobasidium aureum; Nectria cinnabarina; Trametes versicolor; Mycena arcangeliana; Amanita muscaria; Lactarius pubescens; Coprinopsis lagopus; Coprinellus micaceus and Lyophyllum decastes.
28th September 2020 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - A brace of Amanita muscaria were seen today, I can't remember seeing them in this area before, then again, the brain is rather frazzled.
27th September 2020 - Combs Reservoir, Derbyshire - A pootle at another new area with fungi not playing ball. In truth we weren't really looking as the conditions were arid but we still recorded:- Stereum hirsutum; Rhytisma acerinum; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Taphrina betulina; Mensularia radiata; Microsphaera alphitoides; Sawadaea bicornis; Ganoderma australe; Gliophorus psittacinus; Hypholoma fasciculare; Mycena arcangeliana; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Taphrina tosquinetii; Hygrocybe chlorophana; Eryisphe heraclei; Hebeloma helodes and Kuehneromyces mutabilis.
27th September 2020 - Pooles CP, Buxton, Derbyshire - Still too try for any seriouys fungi hunting but whilst checking out a new area we did find the following 41 species:- Armillaria gallica; Melanoleuca polioleuca; Psathyrella prona; Stropharia caerulea; Leptosphaeria purpurea; Crepidotus cesatii; Leptosphaeria doliolum; Ganoderma applanatum; Xylaria hypoxylon; Mycena arcangeliana; Phloeomana speirea; Polyporus leptocephalus; Rhytisma acerinum; Bjerkandera adusta; Entoloma rhodopolium; Hypholoma fasciculare; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Trametes versicolor; Leotia lubrica; Fomes fomentarius; Xylaria longipes; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Oudemansiella mucida; Nectria cinnabarina; Crepidotus mollis; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma; Inocybe geophylla; Coprinellus micaceus; Hygrocybe conica; Taphrina alni; Gliophorus psittacinus; Claviceps purpurea; Erysiphe heraclei; Stropharia semiglobata; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Calocera viscosa; Pucciniastrum circaeae; Fomitopsis betulinus; Hypocrea pulvinata; Melanospora lagenaria and Belonidium sulphureum.
23rd September 2020 - Bewsey Woods, Warrington, Cheshire - 2 walks led with limited numbers. After the recent dry spell we knew we would struggle finding fungi but after 3 hours mooching I think 61 species was just fine. The end list was:- Inocybe geophylla; Mycena arcangeliana; Monilinia fructigena; Xanthoriicola physciae; Russula amoenolens; Leptosphaeria doliolum; Crepidotus cesatii; Clavulina coralloides; Xerula radicata; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Postia subcaesia; Agaricus augustus; Microsphaera alphitoides; Calocera cornea; Diatrype stigma; Russula ochroleuca; Stereum gausapatum; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Amanita rubescens; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma; Peniophora quercina; Vuilleminia comedens; Phloeomana speirea; Hyphodontia sambuci; Hypoxylon petriniae; Datronia mollis; Pucciniastrum epilobii; Belondium sulphureum; Mycoacia uda; Sawadaea bicornis; Fomitopsis betulina; Laccaria laccata; Nectria cinnabarina; Trametes gibbosa; Hypholoma fasciculare; Puccinia lagenophorae; Lactarius pyrogalus; Polyporus leptocephalus; Mycena acicula; Scleroderma verrucosum; Xylaria hypoxylon; Polyporus squamosus; Grifola frondosa; Byssomerulius corium; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Auricularia auricula-judae; Schizopora paradoxa; Calvatia gigantea; Marasmius rotula; Xylaria longipes; Trochila ilicina; Phacidium multivalve; Kuehneromyces mutabilis; Inonotus hispidus; Rhytisma acerinum; Stereum hirsutum; Trametes versicolor; Mollisia cinerella; Russula ionochlora and Ganoderma australe.
21st September 2020 - Fletcher Moss, G. Manchester - The fungus season has officially gone on 'snooze' mode. I started looking today and gave up after an hour and just had a pleasant stroll - it is way too dry. What I did see during the opening 60 minutes spell was:- Puccinia menthae; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Coprinopsis lagopus; Agrocybe rivulosa; Schizopora paradoxa; Microsphaera alphitoides; Hypoxylon petriniae; Ganoderma applantaum; Rhytisma acerinum; Heterobasidion annosum; Ganoderma australe; Hypholoma fasciculare; Kuehneromyces mutabilis and Trametes versicolor - a poor do for sure.
20th September 2020 - Crompton Moor, G. Manchester - A small gathering and the hunt was on for any fungi in quite disheartening dry conditions. The seasons are all to cock, all you can do is book in and try one's best. 42 species was the total, these were:- Pholiota flammans; Leccinum versipelle; Trichaptum abietinum; Stereum sanguinolentum; Phaeolus schweinitzii; Hypholoma capnoides; Postia caesia; Trochila ilicina; Lycoperdon excipuliformis; Russula betularum; Microspahera alphitoides; Amanita muscaria; Laccaria laccata; Amanita vaginata; Trametes versicolor; Hypoxylon fuscum; Amanita fulva; Xylaria hypxylon; Amanita rubescens; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Theleophora terrestris; Entoloma rhodopolium; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Lactarius glyciosmus; Leccinum variicolor; Melampsoridium betulinum; Paxillus involutus; Sawadaea bicornis; Puccinia lagenophorae; Claviceps purpurea; Pucciniastrum epilobii; Rhytisma salicinum; Phoma samararum; Coleroa robertiani; Kuehneromyces mutabilis; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Tricholoma fulvum; Rhytisma acerinum; Polyporus leptocephalus; Pluteus cervinus and Fomitopsis betulina.

16th September 2020 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Cycling to work and 15 Shaggy Ink Caps (Coprinus comatus) were looking dapper on a dew kissed verge and a hefty specimen of the Ink-Stain Bolete (Cyanoboletus pulverulentus) beneath a Beech tree was lovely to see.

Riding homeward I saw a small troop of the White Fibrecap (Inocybe geophylla) and some fresh Smoky Bracket (Bjerkandera adusta) - nice.

15th September 2020 - Cheadle Heath, Stockport, G. Manchester - Walking to football and Agaricus arvensis and Paxillus involutus were both growing at the roadside.
14th September 2020 - Mirrlees Fields, Stockport, G. Manchester - A walk assessing the general area striving to defy the building plans that seem to be pending. The ground was baked but we did find a handful of fungi:- Meripilus giganteus; Stereum hirsutum; Microsphaera alphitoides; Erysiphe heraclei; Vuilleminia comedens; Scleroderma citrinum; Peniophora quercina; Leccinum scabrum; Taphrina tosquinetii; Inocybe geophylla; Inocybe geophylla var lilacina; Bolbitius titubans; Claviceps purpurea; Crepidotus cesatii; Paxillus obscurisporus and Diatrype quercina.
12th September 2020 - Harthill Cookery School, Cheshire - The last ever event at The Harthill Cookery School before its pending closure. The weather was stunning and the ground too dry for fungi but we did manage a small list, these were:- Melampsoridium betulinum; Imleria badia; Scleroderma citrinum; Fomitopsis betulina; Neoerysiphe galeopsidis; Pholiota flammans; Kretzschmaria deusta; Rhopographus filicinus; Hyphodontia sambuci; Ganoderma australe; Phallus impudicus; Paxillus involutus; Erysiphe urticae; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Daldinia concentrica; Coprinellus micaceus; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Polyporus squamosus; Stereum hirsutum; Amanita rubescens; Trametes gibbosa; Neoboletus luridiformis; Rhytisma acerinum; Erysiphe heraclei; Polyporus leptocephalus; Trametes versicolor; Heterobasidion annosum; Sawadaea bicornis; Phacidium multivalve; Trochila ilicina; Puccinia lagenophorae; Pluteus cervinus; Galerina vittiformis; Russula graveolens and Melampsora euphorbiae.

9th September 2020 - Woodbank Park, Stockport, G. Manchester - A few fungi noted today whilst nattering with some carers from work.  Lacrymaria lacrymabunda; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Bjerkandera adusta; Mycena galopus; Stereum hirsutum; Rhytisma acerinum; Schizophyllum commune; Inocybe geophylla; Exidia plana; Scleroderma areolatum and Mycena tenerrima; Tubaria furfuracea; Seifertia azaleae; Auricularia auricula-judae; Microsphaera alphitoides were all admired and discussed.

I later added Clavulinopsis luteoalba; Inocybe rimosa and Russula amoenolens.

8th September 2020 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - More microscopy with a good hour spent just to confirm Inocybe fuscidula agg - sometimes it goes like that!
7th September 2020 - Abney Hall, Stockport, Cheshire - Cycling home after meeting up with a lady regarding trying to get a new area on the map and hopefully increase its biodiversity. I wanted to see 10 fungi whilst waltzing through this local park, the species seen were:- Lepiota cristata; Clitopilus prunulus; Lactarius glyciosmus; Mycena galopus; Agaricus xanthoderma; Pucciniastrum epilobii; Puccinia violae; Byssomerulius corium; Seifertia azaleae and Melanoleuca verrucipes.
6th September 2020 - Melverley Meadows NR, Shropshire - The 2nd location of the day and one done at a pleasant pace with fungi not really on the radar. We did manage to see a few however, these were:- Calocybe carnea; Gymnopilus penetrans; Clavulina cinerea; Amanita ceciliae; Agaricus arvensis; Paxillus involutus; Peniophora quercina; Erysiphe heraclei; Laccaria laccata; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Amanita rubescens; Macrolepiota procera; Trametes versicolor; Rickenella fibula; Lactarius pyrogalus; Claviceps purpurea and Stereum hirsutum.

6th September 2020 - Brown Moss, Shropshire - Me and the missus had a lovely gemtle walk and even found a place to have tea and cake, ooh magic. The fungi were slow going but fairly steady, the end tally of 77 was very pleasing indeed. The species listed were:- Trechispora stevensonii; Conocybe pubescens; Sporormiella minima; Cheilymenia granulata; Cercophora coprophila; Xerocomellus cisalpinus; Crepidotus applanatus; Xerocomus subtomentosus; Parasola leiocephala; Tubaria furfuracea; Abortiporus biennis; Russula amoenolens; Melanospora lagenaria; Schizopora paradoxa; Agaricus arvensis; Sawadaea bicornis; Lepiota cristata; Mycena galopus; Marasmius rotula; Russula nigricans; Psathyrella candolleana; Hypocrea pulvinata; Hyphodontia sambuci; Auricularia auricula-judae; Xylaria longipes; Rhytisma acerinum; Puccinia aegopodii; Lasiosphaeria ovina; Phlebia tremellosa; Melampsoridium betulinum; Rhodocollybia maculata; Trametes gibbosa; Gymnopus confluens; Boletus edulis; Lactarius tabidus; Amanita rubescens; Leccinum scabrum; Erysiphe heraclei; Peniophora quercina; Gymnopus dryophila; Imleria badia; Byssomerulius corium; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Ganoderma australe; Fomes fomentarius; Fomitopsis betulina; Nectria cinnabarina; Ganoderma applanatum; Pucciniastrum circaeae; Coprinellus micaceus; Russula ochroleuca; Clavulina coralloides; Stereum gausapatum; Bjerkandera adusta; Trametes versicolor; Polyporus leptocephalus; Rhopographus filicinus; Trichoderma viride; Calocera cornea; Mycena pura; Xerocomellus pruinatus; Amanita fulva; Lactarius turpis; Trochila ilicina; Phacidium multivalve; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Postia subcaesia; Paxillus involutus; Stereum hirsutum; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Scleroderma areolatum; Scleroderma citrinum; Vuilleminia comedens; Microsphaera alphitoides; Coprinus foetidella and the myxos Fuligo septica and Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa.

3rd September 2020 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - 23 specimens of Agaricus xanthoderma weer found growing beneath a Field Maple - they were ruddy lovely and the first of the year.
2nd September 2020 - Gatley Carrs, Stockport, G. Manchester - Some stonking specimens of Geastrum triplex were gushed over and some old Hymenochaete rubiginosa was seen below a rolled log.  
31st August 2020 - Hulmes Wood, Tameside, G. Manchester - A quick brisk walk with the mind on exploring a new area. A few fungi were recorded along the way, these were:- Fistulina hepatica; Clavulina coralloides; Scleroderma areolatum; Rhytisma acerinum; Stereum hirsutum; Hypoxylon fuscum; Vuillemina coryli; Claviceps purpurea; Microsphaera alphitoides; Hymenoscyphus albidus and Hypoxylon petriniae.
30th August 2020 - Fernilee Reservoir, Derbyshire - A walk with a couple of friends and the fungi was slow going (I am sire some pesky foragers didn't help). We did eventually (after microscopy) knock up 78 species with a few examples slipping through the net. The end list was:- Mycena olida; Cortinarius delibutus; Lactarius tabidus; Hymenoscyphus albidus; Pulvinula convexella; Crepidotus cesatii; Mycena arcangeliana; Crepidotus variabilis; Claviceps purpurea; Taphrina betulina; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Lactarius aurantiacus; Nectria cinnabarina; Trichoderma viride; Xerocomellus pruinatus; Gymnopus peronatus; Xylaria longipes; Russula violeipes; Phallus impudicus; Kuehneromyces mutabilis; Polyporus leptocephalus; Neoboletus luridiformis; Russula ochroleuca; Oxyporus populinus; Neobulgaria pura; Tylopilus felleus; Mycena galopus; Rickenella fibula; Chondrostereum purpureum; Laccaria laccata; Trochila ilicina; Stereum rugosum; Schizopora paradoxa; Fomes fomentarius; Royoporus badius; Pleurotus ostreatus; Peziza badia; Leccinum scabrum; Amanita rubescens; Clitopilus prunulus; Scleroderma areolatum; Hypocrea pulvinata; Scleroderma citrinum; Lactarius quietus; Mycena acicula; Amanita crocea; Trametes versicolor; Amanita fulva; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Stereum hirsutum; Fomitopsis betulina; Suillus grevellei; Leotia lubrica; Russula claroflava; Rhytisma acerinum; Exidia thurietiana; Xylaria hypoxylon; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Ganoderma australe; Cantharellus cibarius; Dacrymyces stillatus; Calocera cornea; Sawadaea bicornis; Erysiphe heraclei; Calocera pallido-spathulata; Nectria episphaeria; Hypoxylon howeanum; Datronia mollis; Microsphaera alphitoides; Vuilleminia comedens; Rhopographus filicinus; Pucciniastrum circaeae; Puccinia circaeae; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Psathyrella candolleana; Mycena hiemalis; Bisporella sulfurina and the myxo Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa.

26th August 2020 - Chadkirk Chapel, Stockport, G. Manchester - A mooch for some fungi with only 36 species seen, these were:- Russula violeipes; Marasmius torquescens; Marasmius hudsonii; Mycena corynephora; Crepidotus cesatii; Parasola leiocephala; Puccinia behenis; Agrocybe rivulosa; Fomitopsis betulina; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Ganoderma australe; Claviceps purpurea; Stereum gausapatum; Sawadaea bicornis; Microsphaera alphitoides; Rhytisma acerinum; Peniophora quercina; Puccinia veronicae; Belonidium sulphureum; Phacidium multivalve; Lactarius blennius; Albugo candida; Sphaerotheca epilobii; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Bjerkandera adusta; Xylaria longipes; Trametes gibbosa; Auricularia auricula-judae; Gymnopus peronatus; Amanita fulva; Rickenella fibula; Stereum hirsutum; Xerocomellus pruinatus; Exidia thurietiana and Schizopora paradoxa.

23rd August 2020 - Styal CP, Cheshire - A short walk done and not much happening on the fungal front, to be fair though we were hardly looking and too tired to be bothered. What we did list was fairly common stuff on a rather grey and flat day. The small list was:- Conocybe apala; Erysiphe heraclei; Claviceps purpurea; Polyporus leptocephalus; Stereum hirsutum; Xylaria polymorpha; Puccinastrum epilobii; Rhopographus filicinus; Seifertia azaleae; Gymnopus peronatus; Scleroderma citrinum; Scleroderma arealoatum; Pucciniastrum circaeae; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Puccinia aegopodii; Sawadaea bicornis; Microsphaera alphitoides; Rhytisma acerinum and Golovinomyces sordidus.
16th August 2020 - Little Budworth CP, Cheshire - The second short fungal wander of the day and again the myco-world wasn't playing ball. The species seen were:- Heterobasidion annosum; Amanita citrina; Amanita fulva; Pleurotus ostreatus; Taphrina betulina; Fomes fomentarius; Hypholoma fasciculare; Rhopographus filicinus; Calocera cornea; Kretzschmaria deusta; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Scleroderma areolatum; Bolbitius titubans; Calocera viscosa; Rickenella fibula; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Scleroderma citrinum; Meripilus giganteus; Phacidium multivalve; Ganoderma australe; Phallus impudicus; Auricularia auricula-judae; Datronia mollis; Xylaria longipes; Stereum hirsutum; Trametes versicolor and the myxo Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa.

16th August 2020 - Hob Hey Wood, Cheshire - The first of a couple of short fungus pootles indicated a tough day with the ground to dry to give a decent return. The species name on the day were:- Scleroderma areolatum; Pucciniastrum circaeae; Puccinia veronicae; Hypoxylon petriniae; Hyphodontia sambuci; Bisporella sulfurina; Phacidium multivalve; Trametes versicolor; Bjerkandera adusta; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Daldinia concentrica; Polyporus squamosus; Schizopora paradoxa; Psathyrella candolleana; Stereum hirsutum; Nectria cinnabarina; Laccaria laccata; Lactarius quietus; Stereum rugosum; Xylaria hypoxylon; Auricularia auricula-judae; Mycena tenerrima; Rhopographus filicinus; Microspaheria alphitoides; Lactarius pyrogalus; Marasmius rotula; Conocybe apala; Cyanoboletus pulverulentus; Phallus impudicus; Sawadaea bicornis; Microsphaera alphitoides; Parasola megasperma; Russula sororia; Crepidotus cesatii; Crepidotus lundelii; Hygrocybe insipida and the myxo Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa.

We did have a Xerocomellus we couldn't agree on and a few more that eluded naming after my scope went twang - bugger.

9th August 2020 - Burton Leonard Lime Quarry, N. Yorkshire - Phragmidium sanguisorbae was seen on Salad Burnet.
9th August 2020 - Staveley NR, N. Yorkshire - Fungi seen today were:- Puccinia punctiliformis; Puccinia poarum; Bolbitius titubans; Rhytisma acerinum; Sawadaea bicornis; Sphaerotheca epilobii; Erysiphe heraclei and Puccinia aegopdi.
8th August 2020 - Tame Valley, Denton, G. Manchester - A walk with my mate STP Stu before some football and a few fungi seen, these were:- Gymnopus confluens; Russula nobilis; Laccaria laccata; Hypholoma fasciculare; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Sphaerotheca epilobii; Abortiporus biennis and Marasmius rotula.

6th August 2020 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - On my way to work and some great plates of Meripilus giganteus were pushing out from a tree stump and nearby Coprinopsis lagopus was feeding away on woodchip.  As I did a spot of gardening in my dinnerbreak I saw a few Honey Waxcaps (Hygrocybe reidii) on the lawn - the were smelling delicious.

5th August 2020 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Melampsoridium betulinum; Puccinia poarum and Mycena tenerrima were the only fungi seen whilst roaming home after work.
5th August 2020 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - A walk in the dinner hour - Pholiota squarrosa; Amanita rubescens; Armillaria mellea; Lactarius fulvissimus and Laccaria laccata were the few fungi seen.

2nd August 2020 - Holly Wood WT, Derbyshire - With soil as dry as a bone fungi were absent but we did manage to note:- Rhytisma acerinum; Erysiphe heraclei; Marasmius rotula; Volvopluteus gloiocephalus and Entomophthora muscae. The latter species had wiped out several swarms of fly that had all died on various cow-pats. Also on the said dung was Cheilymenia granulata.

2nd August 2020 - Hoe Grange Quarry WT, Derbyshire - Phragmidium sanguisorbae was seen for the first time this year.
1st August 2020 - Nutsford Vale, Levenshulme, G. Manchester - Lactarius deterrimus; Claviceps purpurea and Microsphaera alphitoides were the only fungi seen on a quick walk.
30th July 2020 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - A different route home and underneath Hazel I spied Lactarius pyrogalus and Chalciporus pipertaus with Russula fragilis nearby. A specimen of Paxillus involutus was past its best but Tricholoma scalpturatum was fruiting in decent abundance. Psathyrella candolleana was in a small group poking up from some recently mown turf.
29th July 2020 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - Whilst gardening duties were being undertaken at work Hygrocybe conica and Rickenella fibula were seen on the lawn and Hypholoma fasciculare was growing from the base of an old Hawthorn.

27th July 2020 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - A ride home and a quick pootle along a short hedgerow. There was nothing much happening except for a few specimens of Laccaria laccata and Inocybe geophylla but I did see the mildews:- Erysiphe urticae; Sawadaea bicornis; Sphaerotheca epilobii; Erysiphe heraclei; Microsphaera alphitoides and the rust fungus Puccinia pulverulenta.

Inocybe griseolilacina was later keyed out as was Clavulinopsis helvola.


26th July 2020 - Mere Sands Wood, Lancashire - What should have been a group meet-up ended up with just me and the missus - darn this COVID scare. We pootled along, expecting little and ended up with a very early season tally of 86 species. The list was:- Agaricus silvaticus; Lanzia echinophila; Crepidotus cesatii; Tarzetta cupularis; Marasmius vaillantii; Inocybe asterospora; Polydesmia pruinosa; Mycena rhenana; Mycena filopes; Pluteus romellii; Russula amoenolens; Puccinia lagenopharae; Kuehneromyces mutabilis; Phacidium multivalve; Trochila ilicina; Lepiota cristata; Russula claroflava; Stereum gausapatum; Russula cyanoxantha; Lactarius quietus; Pluteus cervinus; Xylaria longipes; Rhytisma acerinum; Phallus impudicus; Ganoderma australe; Psathyrella candolleana; Calocera cornea; Ganoderma applanatum; Coprinellus micaceus; Amanita rubescens; Gymnopilus penetrans; Rhopographus filicinus; Schizopora paradoxa; Russula nigricans; Laccaria amethystea; Lactarius blennius; Trametes gibbosa; Hymenopellis radicata; Schizophyllum commune; Hygrocybe conica; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Coprinopsis atramentaria; Stereum hirsutum; Nectria episphaeria; Leccinum scabrum; Fomes fomentarius; Lactarius vietus; Lactarius tabidus; Russula betularum; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Pluteus salicinus; Amanita fulva; Rickenella fibula; Nectria cinnabarina; Amanita muscaria; Bolbitius titubans; Laetiporus sulphureus; Dacrymyces stillatus; Leratiomyces ceres; Trametes versicolor; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Auricularia auricula-judae; Mycena galopus; Stereum rameale; Melanotus horizontalis; Exidia glandulosa; Paxillus involutus; Hypholoma fasciculare; Polyporus leptocephalus; Mycena acicula; Phloeomana speirea; Mycena tenerrima; Erisyphe heraclei; Calyptella capula; Microsphaera alphitoides; Microbotryum violaceum; Fomitopsis betulina; Mycena inclinata; Kuehneola uredinis; Agrocybe praecox; Crepidotus versutus; Tubaria furfuracea; Coprinellus disseminatus; Lactarius fulvissimus; Inocybe agardhii and the myxo Fuligo septica.

25th July 2020 - Wythenshawe Park, G. Manchester - A short walk and a few fungi eventually sussed. The final few named and shamed were:- Bjerkandera adusta; Rhytisma acerinum; Amanita rubescens; Meripilus giganteus; Bolbitius titubans; Trametes versicolor; Abortiporus biennis; Panaeolina foenisecii; Ganoderma australe; Paxillus involutus; Hymenopellis radicata; Rickenella fibula; Marasmius rotula; Hortiboletus rubellus; Russula amoenolens; Russula grisea and Mycena rhenana.

22nd July 2020 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - A few specimens of Amanita rubescens were now showing and a cluster of Coprinellus micaceus were growing from the bottom of a wall, there be wood buried somewhere.

20th July 2020 - Etherow CP, Stockport, G. Manchester - 51 fungal species were seen today:- Neoboletus luridiformis; Bjerkandera adusta; Laccaria amethystea; Phacidium multivalve; Trochila ilicina; Paxillus involutus; Coprinellus micaceus; Trametes versicolor; Rhytisma acerinum; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Kuehneromyces mutabilis; Mycena galopus; Amanita rubescens; Polyporus squamosus; Oxyporus populinus; Phloeomana speirea; Postia subcaesia; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Crepidotus mollis; Hyphodontia sambuci; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Rhopographus filicinus; Fomes fomentarius; Phallus impudicus; Polyporus leptocephalus; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Puccinia circaeae; Microbotryum stellariae; Auricularia auricula-judae; Mycena acicula; Laetiporus sulphureus; Hypocrea pulvinata; Hypholoma fasciculare; Laccaria laccata; Trichaptum abietinum; Suillus grevellei; Russula nobilis; Fomitopsis betulina; Crepidotus cesatii; Crepidotus variabilis; Melanospora lagenaria; Coprinellus disseminatus; Tarzetta cupularis; Gymnosporangium confusum; Hymenoscyphus albidus; Mycena amicta; Mycena stylobates; Russula foetens; Pluteus chrysophaeus; Xerocomellus cisalpinus and Puccinia veronicae.
18th July 2020 - Cringle Park, Levenshulme, G. Manchester - A short walk in the rain around a small urban park, the fungi identified were:- Amanita fulva; Bjerkandera adusta; Marasmiellus vaillantii; Marasmius rotula; Hypholoma fasciculare; Stereum gausapatum; Panaeolina foenisecii; Tubaria conspersa; Entoloma rhodopolium; Hymenoscyphus albidus and Xerocomellus rubellus.
16th July 2020 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - A few more fungi seen on the way home:- Paxillis involutus; Marasmiellus ramealis; Leccinum scabrum and Inocybe geophyllla.

15th July 2020 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - A wander home hopping on and off the bike. It was a foul day but beneath the trees brightness was had via a few fungi, these being:- Xerocomellus cisalpinus; Psathyrella candolleana; Paxillus involutus; Pulvinula convexella; Crepidotus cesatii; Mycena filopes and Coprinellus disseminatus. Every specimen was checked via the microscope and I was fagged at the end of the squinting investigations. An Inocybe was carefully keyed out until I got down to a choice of 4 - the spores fitted closely to I. flocculosa which is considered an aggregate of further undiscovered species - cripes.

14th July 2020 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Cycling home and one patch of Inocybe dulcamara has gone crazy with over 100 specimens of all shapes and sizes. Nearby I found the first batch of Laccaria laccata for the season - a grand old friendly favourite for sure.
14th July 2020 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - A dinnertime walk, I grabbed a couple of fungi for further investigation, there were:- Agaricus bitorquis; Tubaria dispersa and Psathyrella bipellis.
13th July 2020 - Ladybrook Valley Cycleway, Stockport, G. Manchester - A few fungi were noted whilst wandering about to stretch the legs, these were:- Kuehneromyces mutabilis; Pluteus salicinus; Phloeomana speirea and Gymnopus confluens.
12th July 2020 - Brockadale NR, W. Yorkshire - Today's fungal list consisted of:- Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Fomitopsis betulina; Fomes fomentarius; Auricularia auricula-judae; Nectria cinnabarina; Microbotryum lychnidis-dioicae; Coprinellus disseminatus; Tricholomella constricta and Coprinellus micaceus.
9th July 2020 - Bruntwood Park, Stockport, G. Manchester - A carers walk, a few fungi were noted, these being:- Mycena capillaripes; Panaeolina foenisecii; Hypomyces aurantius; Marasmius rotula; Bjerkandera adusta; Trametes gibbosa; Byssomerulius corium; Stereum hirsutum; Vuilleminia comedens; Schizopora paradoxa; Polyporus leptocephalus; Puccinia punctiformis; Pleurotus ostreatus; Auricularia auricula-judae; Kretzschmaria deusta; Calocera cornea; Russula heterophylla; Ganoderma australe and Abortiporus biennis.
8th July 2020 - Abney Hall, Stockport, G. Manchester - Melanoleuca verrucipes was seen growing on some woodchip with the rather more common Coprinopsis lagopus.
8th July 2020 - Didsbury, Stockport, G. Manchester - Oodles of Bird's Nest Fungi (Cyathus striatus) were freshly emerged and still had their unkempt caps on.

6th July 2020 - Wright's Wood, Stockport, G. Manchester - A few fungi whilst bug-hunting, these were:- Mycena acicula; Marasmius rotula (is there a relationship between these two species); Laetiporus sulphureus; Scutellinia trechispora; Psathyrella pseudogracilis; Parasola leiocephala and Kuehneromyces mutabilis.

5th July 2020 - Alkincoats Park, Colne, Lancashire - A walk in the wind, fungi were not playing today but we did pick out:- Crepidotus mollis; Ganoderma australe; Crepidotus cesatii; Melampsora hypericorum and the myxo Fuligo septica.
4th July 2020 - Fletcher Moss, G. Manchester - A walk in the miserable rain produced a few fungi:- Caloboletus radicans; Parasola conopilus; Coprinellus disseminatus; Parasola plicatilis; Crepidotus cesatii; Lachnum virgineum; Stereum rugosum; Erysiphe heraclei; Nectria cinnabarina; Byssomerulius corium; Trochila ilicina; Phacidium multivalve; Entomophthora muscae; Ganoderma australe; Stereum hirsutum; Calocera cornea; Bolbitius titubans; Claviceps purpurea; Marasmius rotula; Mycena acicula; Fomitopsis betulina; Trametes gibbosa; Bkerkandera adusta; Crepidotus mollis; Pluteus cervinus; Stereum subtomentosum; Pleurotus ostreatus; Auricularia auricula-judae; Hyphodontia sambuci; Kuehneromyces mutabilis; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pebdulae and the myxo Fuligo septica.
3rd July 2020 - Heaton Mersey Orchard, Stockport, G. Manchester - A long standing and dwindling woodchip pile gave rise to the rather common Coprinopsis lagopus.
1st July 2020 - Heaton Mersey Meadow, Stockport, G. Manchester - A bit of rain, a bit of microscopy and the head frazzled. I did work out Phloeomana speirea found on a twig and a swathe of Inocybe dulcmara underneath Salix.
28th June 2020 - Hartington Meadows, Derbyshire - A couple of rusts were all that was seen, these being:- Puccinia urticata and Phragmidium sanguisorbae.
21st June 2020 - Ainsdale Sands, Lancashire - Marasmius oreades was now up and looking good.
20th June 2020 - Lindow Common, Wilmslow, Cheshire - A bug hunt was had but we saw some fresh Hypholoma fasciculare; Xylaria hypoxylon and Kretzschmaria deusta - it is still a case of slowly does it!
19th June 2020 - Hob Hey Wood, Cheshire - Fungi seen today were:- Puccinia veronicae; Stereum gausapatum; Auricularia auricula-judae; ; Puccinia urticata; Stereum hirsutum; Nectria cinnabarina and Phallus impudicus.
14th June 2020 - Flint Castle to Greenfield Docks - A good walk looking at all sorts but only 3 fungi seen, these were:- Microsphaera alphitoides; Puccinia poarum and Puccinia urticata.
8th June 2020 - Fletcher Moss, Stockport, G. Manchester - Whilst looking at bugs in a Nettle patch I saw Calyptella capula on the dead stems and Puccinia urticata on the living leaves.
7th June 2020 - Alkrington Woods, Stockport, G. Manchester - A walk at a new place for us, whilst looking at all sorts of wildlife we noted a few fungi, these were:- Trametes gibbosa; Hypocrea pulvinata; Trametes versicolor; Fomitopsis betulina; Ganoderma australe; Puccinia pulverulenta; Polyporus squamosus and Bauhinus marginalis.
5th June 2020 - Brookfields Park, Stockport, G. Manchester - Pleurotus ostreatus; Puccinia poarum; Hypoxylon fragiforme and Stereum hirsutum were the only things seen whilst looking at plant life.
5th June 2020 - Cheadle, Stockport, G. Manchester - Laetiporus sulphureus was seen growing from a somewhat healthy looking Black Locust tree.
27th May 2020 - Bramhall Park, Stockport, G. Manchester - Agrocybe rivulosa was on woodchip and Puccinia pulverulenta on Willowherb.
20th May 2020 - Gatley Carrs, Stockport, G. Manchester - Bauhinus marginalis was picked out whilst looking for flies.
17th May 2020 - Carrington Moss, G. Manchester - Only a few fungi were seen whilst looking at bugs, these were:- Seifertia azaleae; Puccinia pulverulenta; Fomitopsis betulina and Annulohypoxylon multiforme.
13th May 2020 - Mirrlees Fields, Stockport, G. Manchester - An early wander looking at bugs, birds and blooms. I did note Vuilleminia comedens; Peniophora quercina and Polyporus squamosus.
9th May 2020 - Stanley Green, Stockport, G. Manchester - Puccinia pulverulenta and Vuilleminia comedens were 2 new fungus for a new site to get on thne fungal map.
8th May 2020 - Chorlton WP, G. Manchester - Melampsorella symphyti was seen on the leaves of Comfrey.
8th May 2020 - Timperley Storage Basin, G. Manchester - Melampsora epitea was found on the leaves of Spindle - it was a new one for me.
3rd May 2020 - The Carrs, Wilmslow, Cheshire - Urocystis anemones was not to be seen on the leaves on Wood Anemone.
2nd May 2020 - Fletcher Moss, Didsbury, G. Manchester - Calocybe gambosa was now in fruit and accompanied by Lyophyllum decastes, Polyporus squamosus and some fresh Auricularia auricula-judae.
29th April 2020 - Ladybrook Cycle Trail, Stockport, G. Manchester - A new area to start recording from. Just 3 species were seen to start the list off, these were:- Puccinia punctiformis; Trametes versicolor and Bjerkandera adusta.
28th April 2020 - River Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire - Monolinia johnsonii was seen on the leaves of Hawthorn.
26th April 2020 - Ladybrook Valley, Interest Trail, Stockport, G. Manchester - Microbotryum violaceum was frequent on an early morning pootle.
22nd April 2020 - Poynton Pool, Stockport, Cheshire - 3 rusts were noted whilst birding, these were:- Puccinia tumida; Puccinia aegopodii and Melampsora hypericorum.
17th April 2020 - Chorlton Ees NR, G. Manchester - A few fungi noted were:- Hypoxylon fuscum; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Ganoderma australe; Melampsorella symphyti; Entyloma ficariae; Trametes versicolor and the myxo Enteridium lycoperdon.
15th April 2020 - Sale WP, G. Manchester - Several specimens of Peziza micropus were seen on what was presumed to be an old Willow log.
12th April 2020 - Fletcher Moss, G. Manchester - Some fresh Flammulina velutipes was on show and the Onion Rust (Puccinia allii) was found at the side of the river.
9th April 2020 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Puccinia urticata is now starting to appear on Nettle leaves.

3rd April 2020 - Bruntwood Park, Stockport, G. Manchester - A few regular fungi were seen but the best was 2 fine examples of the Velvet Shield (Pluteus umbrosus) it is a real fave of mine.

2nd April 2020 - Heaton Moor Common, Stockport, G. Manchester - A quick pootle after work for exercise and sanity. Fungi seen were:- Calloria neglecta; Uromyces hyacinthi; Enteridium lycoperdon; Kretzscmaria deusta; Stereum hirsutum and Melampsora allii-populina.
1st April 2020 - Bramhall Park, Stockport, G. Manchester - Whilst on the 2-wheeled contraption I hopped off and checked for a few fungi, the outcome was:- Ganoderma australe; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Entyloma ficariae; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Trametes gibbosa and Gloeophyllum sepiarium.
30th March 2020 - Ladybrook Valley, Interest Trail, Stockport, G. Manchester - A bike ride, a quick pootle and home - fungi seen were:- Daedaleopsis confragosa; Mensularia radiata; Melampsora allii-populina; Entyloma ficariae; Stereum hirsutum; Auricularia auricula-judae; Kretzchmaria deusta; Exidia nucleata and Trametes versicolor.
20th March 2020 - Lee Valley Country Park (Southern half), Essex - Looking at the birds but fungi noted were:- Puccinia malvacearum; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Ganoderma australe; Datronia mollis; Polyporus squamosus plus the ubiquitous myxo Enteridium lycoperdon.
19th March 2020 - Tittesworth Reservoir, Staffordshire - A new place and on a birding wander but of course, a few fungi were seen and recorded, these were:- Rhopographus filicinus; Peniophora quercina; Auricularia auricula-judae; Hyphodontia sambuci; Trichaptum abietinum; Stereum hirsutum; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Daldinia concentrica; Trametes versicolor; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Puccinia lapsanae; Fomitopsis betulina; Heterobasidion annosum; Bjerkandera adusta; Xylaria hypoxylon; Sarcoscypha austriaca; Taphrina betulina plus the myxo Enteridium lycoperdon.
16th March 2020 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Uromyces ficariae was seen for the first time this year - it keeps the old noggin ticking.
14th March 2020 - Aqualate Mere, Staffordshire - A few fungi were seen whilst watching the birdies. The list was:- Phellinus pomaceus; Schizopora paradoxa; Puccinia lagenophorae; Stereum gausapatum; Kretzschmaria deusta; Uromyces hyacinthi; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Trametes versicolor; Exidia glandulosa; Fomes fomentarius and the myxo Enteridium lycoperdon.
14th March 2020 - Doxey Marshes, Staffordshire - The white rotting fungus Phellinus igniarius was doing its bit with a few Willows highly weakened. The only other fungi seen were Stereum hirsutum and Bjerkandera adusta but we were sidetracked by the birds.
2nd March 2020 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Uromyces dactylidis is now out as is Melampsora allii-populina - rust-tastic! Gloeophyllum sepiarium was noted on an old fence.
2nd March 2020 - Cheadle Heath Nomads, Stockport, G. Manchester - More work on the nature area, by heck doing it all on my todd is taking ages. Fungi seen were:- Kretzchmaria deusta; Leptosphaeria acuta; Phragmidium bulbosum and Entyloma ficariae.
1st March 2020 - Carrington Moss, G. Manchester - A few fungi were recorded whilst looking for birds, there being:- Taphrina betulina; Fomitopsis betulina; Sarcoscypha austriaca; Coprinellus micaceus; Pucciniastrum epilobii; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Auricularia auricula-judae; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Exidia nucleata; Seifertia azaleae; Nectria cinnabarina; Rhytisma acerinum; Lycoperdon perlatum and Rhopographus filicinus.
23rd February 2020 - Ball Grove NR to Wycoller CP, Colne, Lancashire - Fungi now start to go on the back-burner as I indulge in other areas of natural history - the few species seen today on a birding walk were:- Tubaria furfuracea; Coprinellus micaceus; Auricularia auricula-judae; Hyphodontia sambuci; Hypoxylon petriniae; Daldinia concentrica; Xylaria hypoxylon and Trametes gibbosa.
22nd February 2020 - Goodwood Field, Sale, G. Manchester - A walk arouind a field prior to some Non-League Action - Albugo candida; Exidia plana; Rhytisma acerinum; Sphaeopsis sapinea and Torula herbarum were a few fungi seen.
16th February 2020 - Wythenshawe Park, G. Manchester - A walk to clear the head, the few fungi seen were:- Calvatia gigantea; Stereum hirsutum; Byssomerulius corium; Heterobasidion annosum; Sphaeropsis sapinea; Schizopora paradoxa; Vuilleminia comedens; Exidia glandulosa; Peniophora quercina; Tremella foliacea; Aurucularia auricula-judae; Coprinellus micaceus; Flammulina velutipes; Puccinia lapsanae; Geastrum triplex; Xylaria hypoxylon; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Bjerkandera adusta; Trametes versicolor; Exidia nucleata; Exidia plana; Dacrymyces stillatus; Chondrostereum purpureum; Ganoderma australe; Melampsora euphorbiae; Xanthoriicola physciae; Anthrinium phaeospermum and Daedaleopsis confragosa.
11th February 2020 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - On a windy day I cycled home and spent a short while beneath some whispering Willows. There was little to see except a tucked away example of Mycena tenerrima and some Ganoderma australe. Nearby was a small Silver Birch stump bore some Trametes versicolor and a cluster of Coprinellus micaceus on the buried roots.
10th February 2020 - Cheadle Heath Nomads, Stockport, G. Manchester - A bit of work at the local footy ground, a few fungi seen:- Tubaria furfuracea; Xylaria carpophila; Auricularia auricula-judae; Trametes versicolor; Cylindrobasidium laeve; Byssomerulius corium; Coleroa robertiana and Nectria cinnabrina.
2nd February 2020 - Talacre, Flintshire - Whilst doing a spot of birding we noted a few fungi, these were:- Mycena tenerrima; Tulostoma brumale; Puccinia arenariae; Claviceps purpurea; Puccinia smyrnii; Oidium euonymi-japonici; Flammulina velutipes; Illosporiopsis christiansenii; Coleosporium tussilaginis and Puccina malvacaerum.
31st January 2020 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Polyporus leptocephalus was the last fungus of the month seen and recorded.
30th January 2020 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - A dinnertime walk, Fomitopsis betulina; Galerina clavata; Arthinium phaeospermum; Polyporus brumalis; Trametes versicolor; Byssomerulius corium; Melampsora euphorbiae; Chondrostereum purpureum and Uromyces hyacinthi were the few fungi seen.
29th January 2020 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Puccinia veronicae was on the leaves of Wood Speedwell - it is a new one for the year - they all count.
27th January 2020 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Terana caerula was doing well on a few dead Gorse branches - always a joy to see.
27th January 2020 - Fletcher Moss, G. Manchester - A walk with one eye on the fungi, species seen were:- Daldinia concentrica; Exidia glandulosa; Bjerkandera adusta; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Albugo candida; Trametes versicolor; Heterobasidion annosum; Calyptella capula; Calloria neglecta; Fomitopsis betulina; Stereum hirsutum; Dacrymyces stillatus; Auricularia auricula-judae; Cylindrobasidium laeve; Phloeomana speirea; Datronia mollis; Sarcomyxa serotina; Sarcoscypha austriaca; Hyphodontia sambuci; Vuilleminia comedens; Phoma samararum; Phomopsis pterophila; Lyophyllum decastes; Xylaria hypoxylon; Chondrostereum purpureum; Mycena tenerrima; Trametes gibbosa; Phellinus igniarius; Ganoderma australe; Coprinellus micaceus; Peniophora quercina; Schizopora paradoxa; Nectria cinnabarina; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma; Stereum subtomentosum; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Hypoxylon petriniae; Cudoniella clavus; Postia subcaesia; Leptosphaeria acuta; Torula herbarum; Flammulina velutipes; Mycena amicta; Crepidotus cesatii; Stereum rugosum; Illosporiopsis christiansenii; Mollisia ligni; and Crepidotus mollis.
25th January 2020 - Marbury CP, Cheshire - A birding wander with only a few fungi noted, the best was Polyporus brumalis, a veritable favourite of mine and a new addition to the annual tally.
19th January 2020 - Sale WP, G. Manchester - A walk in the fog, a few fungi seen and recorded:- Trametes gibbosa; Stereum hirsutum; Calloria neglecta; Pleurotus ostreatus; Auricularia auricula-judae; Xylaria hypoxylon; Byssomerulius corium; Exidea nucleata; Stictis stellata; Trametes versicolor; Sarcoscypha austriaca; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma; Fomitopsis betulina; Coprinellus micaceus; Datronia mollis; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Ganoderma australe; Chondrostereum purpureum; Tubaria furfuracea; Nectria cinnabarina; Cylindrobasidium laeve; Bjerkandera adusta; Kuehneromyces mutabilis; Cudoniella clavus; Hyphodontia sambuci; Coprinopsis atramentaria; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Crepidotus cesatii; Crepidotus luteolus; Phoma samararum; Phomopsis pterophila; Mycena filopes; Crepidotus cesatii; Mycena tenerrima and Crepidotus mollis.
18th January 2020 - Bingley St Ives, W. Yorkshire - It is always nice to visit somewhere new and even though we got a good trot on we managed to ID a few fungi, these being:- Stereum hirsutum; Stereum rameale; Stereum gausapatum; Stereum rugosum; Stereum sanguinolentum; Auricularia-auricula-judae; Exidia nucleata; Rhytisma acerinum; Xylaria hypoxylon; Trametes versicolor; Rhopographus filicinus; Hypoxylon howeanum; Trichaptum abietinum; Exidia glandulosa; Taphrina betulina; Fomitopsis betulina; Sphaeropsis sapinea; Fomes fomentarius; Seifertia azaleae; Xylaria carpophila; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Pleurotus ostreatus; Mycema tenerrima; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Trametes gibbosa; Hyphodontia sambuci; Phragmidium violaceum; Ganoderma australe; Leptosphaeria acuta; Lophodermium pinastri; Calcarisporium arbuscula and Dacrymyces stillatus.
12th January 2020 - Philips Park, Bury, G. Manchester - A second walk ofthe day, primarily for the exercise but, as always, we recorded a few fungi, these being:- Panellus stipticus; Merismodes anomola; Psathyrella piluliformis; Dacrymyces stillatus; Sarcoscypha austriaca; Seifertia azaleae; Xylaria carpophila; Trametes versicolor; Tubaria furfuracea; Coprinellus micaceus; Trametes gibbosa; Auricularia auricula-judae; Flammulina velutipes; Exidia nucleata; Stereum gausapatum; Xylaria hypoxylon; Stereum hirsutum; Kretzschmaria deusta; Exidia recisa; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Puccina caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Crepidotus variabilis; Stereum rugosum; Cylindrobasidion laeve and Hyphodontia sambucii.
12th January 2020 - Redisher Woods, Bury, G. Manchester - A walk under dishwater skies, the few fungi seen were:- Diplodia ilicicola; Illosporiopsis christiansenii; Stropharia semiglobata; Byssomerulius corium; Exidia thuretiana; Dacrymyces stillatus; Auricularia auricula-judae; Peniophora quercina; Claviceps purpurea; Trametes versicolor; Sarcomyxa serotina; Hypholoma fasciculare; Piptoporus betulina; Exidia glandulosa; Tubaria furfuracea; Exidia nucleata; Stereum hirsutum; Phacidium multivalve; Phragmidium violaceum; Mycena tenerrima and Rhopographus filicinus.
10th January 2020 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Calyptella capula was seen on an old Nettle stem along with Leptosphaeria acuta and the ubiquitous Bracken Map (Rhopographus filicinus) on, of course, Bracken.
10th January 2020 - Heaton Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Otidea onitica was seen tucked away besides a leaf covered path.
8th January 2020 - Heaton Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Clavulinopsis luteoalba was noted to be still fruiting on a lawn outside work.
7th January 2020 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Peziza micropus was seen for the first time this year.

7th January 2020 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - A walk in the dinner break, Geoglossum fallax; Hygrocybe reidii; Coprinellus micaceus; Coniophora puteana; Xylaria carpophila; Chondrostereum purpureum and Melampsora euphorbiae were all noted to be still producing spore-producing bodies.

4th January 2020 - Astbury Mere, Cheshire - A pre-footy walk, we had our main peepers on the birds but recorded a few fungi along the way:- Stereum hirsutum; Mycena tenerrima; Datronia mollis; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Trametes gibbosa; Flammulina velutipes; Tubaria furfuracea; Hyphodontia sambuci; Auriscalpium vulgare; Dacrymyces stillatus; Rhytisma acerinum; Sphaeropsis sapinea; Exidia nucleata; Auricularia auricula-judae; Sarcoscypha austriaca; Xylaria hypoxylon; Diatrype stigma; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma; Trametes versicolor; Crepidotus luteolus; Phragmidium violaceum; Crepidotus cesatii; Diatrype bullata; Hypoxylon fragiforme and Byssomerulius corium.
3rd January 2020 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Only a few fungi seen due to being on the bike, these were:- Bjerkandera adusta; Tubaria furfuracea; Crepidotus mollis; Sarcoscypha austriaca; Geastrum triplex; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma; Phragmocephala atra; Crepidotus cesatii; Crocicreas cyathoideum; Leptosphaeria purpurea and Torula herbarum.
2nd January 2020 - Knott End, Lancashire - A spot of birding and a quick mooch for a few fungal examples. The few species uncovered were:- Xylaria hypoxylon; Clitocybe fragrans; Mycena pura; Rhodocollybia butyracea; Sphaeropsis sapinea; Peniophora incarnata; Byssomerulius corium; Auricularia auricula-judae; Nectria flavoviridis; Gnomonia cerastris; Resupinatus applicatus; Periconia byssoides; Mycena filopes; Dendryphion comosum; Belonidium sulphureum; Tremella mesenterica; Mycena galericulata and Stereum hirsutum.
1st January 2020 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - A few fungi were seen as I headed to some Non-League Football. Species noted were:- Trametes versicolor; Xylaria hypoxylon; Puccinia caricina-ribesii; Tubaria furfuracea; Flammulina velutipes; Rhytisma acerinum; Daldinia concentrica; Puccinia hieracii; Galerina clavata; Cumminsiella mirabilissima and Stereum hirsutum were the few common species seen to get the new recording year under way.