News from within and outside the area.

30th December 2022 - Sale WP, G. Manchester - My daughter found a fungus the other day which was considered a first for Britain by the very knowledgeable Brian Douglas and the bryophilous fungal guru George Greiff. The latter considered it spot on the mark but to be safe we returned for more examples which Katie duly found. I sent three specimens, one has to submit vouchers apparently so that a record can be input and confirmed. The fungus by the way was Neottiella albocincta - I had never heard of it but it is a great way to end the years tally of 651 species.


29th December 2022 - Warburton's Wood, Kingsley, Cheshire - A few fungi were seen whilst birding and checking out a new site. Stereum rugosum; Stereum subtomentosum; Hypoxylon fuscum; Trametes versicolor; Chondrostereum purpureum; Daldinia concentrica; Auricularia auricula-judae; Crepidotus mollis and Flammulina velutipes were the few species recorded.
27th December 2022 - Sale WP, G. Manchester - A walk with the lasses before dinner at a garden centre. 39 fungi were found, mainly due to the eagle eyes of my daughter. The 40 species listed were:- Mycena arcangeliana; Stereum hirsutum; Phlebia radiata; Xylaria hypoxylon; Exidia nucleata; Sarcoscypha austriaca; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Daldinia concentrica; Hyphodontia sambuci; Trametes versicolor; Fomitopsis betulina; Phloeomana speirea; Phlebia tremellosa; Trichoderma viride; Hypocrea rufa; Ganoderma australe; Crepidotus mollis; Nectria cinnabarina; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Auricularia auricula-judae; Ascocoryne cylichnium; Mycena tenerrima; Pleurotus ostreatus; Cylindrobasidium laeve; Mycena pseudocorticola; Cerioporus leptocephalus; Hypoxylon petriniae; Chondrostereum purpureum; Phellinus pomaceus; Dacrymyces stillatus; Peniophora quercina; Peniophora lycii; Tubaria furfuracea; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Cumminsiella mirabilissima; Trochila ilicina; Crepidotus cesatii; Flammulina velutipes; Flammulina elastica and Diatrype bullata.
25th December 2022 - Poynton Pool, Stockport, Cheshire - The usual Christmas Day walk, fungi seen whilst feeding the birds included:- Dacrymyces stillatus; Rhytisma acerinum; Oidium euonymi-japonici; Mycena arcangeliana; Ganoderma australe; Daldinia concentrica; Kretzschmaria deusta; Cerioporus leptocephalus; Xylaria carpophila; Seifertia azalea; Exidia nucleata; Bisporella sulfurina; Albugo candida; Agaricus xanthodermus; Tubaria furfuracea; Fomitopsis betulina; Peniophora incarnata; Auricularia aurucula-judae; Hyphodontia sambuci; Flammulina velutipes; Xylaria hypoxylon; Stereum rugosum; Crepidotus mollis; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Chondrostereum purpureum; Trametes gibbosa; Nectria cinnabarina; Stereum hirsutum; Bjerkandera adusta; Panellus stipticus; Phlebia radiata; Schizophyllum commune and Vuillemina comedens.
24th December 2022 - River Mersey, Stockport, G.Manchester - Walking along the river in warm and sunny weather and on a fallen log fresh eruptions of Pleurotus ostreatus and Chondrostereum purpureum were lovely to see. The lichen parasite Illosporiopsis christiansenii was also noted. Some carved acorns held several tiers of Gloeophyllum sepiarium.
19th December 2022 - Abney Hall, Stockport, G.Manchester - A quick pootle on the bike, the few fungi seen were:- Chromocyphella muscicola; Mycena pseudocorticola; Trametes gibbosa and Trametes versicolor.
17th December 2022 - Spike Island, Widnes, Cheshire - A general wander in the ice. We saw only a few fungi, these being:- Schizophyllum amplum; Crepidotus mollis; Puccinia smyrnii; Hyphodontia sambuci; Auricularia auricula-judae; Chondrostereum purpureum and Flammulina velutipes.
11th December 2022 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - I found a fungus on Red Dogwood, Peter Thompson confirmed it as Clypeosphaeria mamillana - nice. This was the 646th species I had recorded on the FCT Database this year - I have no complaints.

10th December 2022 - Chadkirk Chapel, Stockport , G. Manchester - A few fungi were seen beneath the snow - these were:- Crepidotus luteolus; Mycena polyadelpha; Tubaria furfuracea; Marasmius epiphylloides and Clavulina rugosa.

6th December 2023 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - A dinnertime stroll, 7 species of fungus seen, these were:- Agaricus xanthodermus; Calocera cornea; Geoglossum fallax; Clavulina rugosa; Amanita rubescens; Lactarius turpis and Helvella crispa were lovely to see prior to some impending frosts.
3rd December 2022 - Reddish Vale CP , Stockport , G. Manchester - A walk to stretch the legs and ease the back pain, we just strolled and didn't look for anything but couldn't help noticing:- Fomitopsis betulina; Tremella mesenterica; Peniophora quercina; Royoporus badia; Coprinellus micaceus and Mycena tenerrima.
1st December 2022 - Heaton Mersey Orchard, Stockport , G. Manchester - A pause whilst cycling home, a check of the Nettle beds and Periconia byssoides; Calycina herbarum; Leptosphaeria doliolum; Dendryphion comosum; Nectria leptosphaeriae; Belonidium sulphureum and Crocicreas cyathoideum.
28th November 2022 - Alexander Park, Stockport, G. Manchester - Walking back from a shopping trip and Meripilus giganteus; Trametes versicolor; Mycena olida; Flammulina velutipes; Exidia nucleata; Crepidotus mollis; Coniophora puteana; Calocera cornea and Rhytisma acerinum were the only fungi seen.
27th November 2022 - Nantwich Lake, Nantwich, Cheshire - The last walk of the weekend, a quick one with the only fungi noted being:- Auricularia auricula-judae; Stereum hirsutum; Daedaleopsis confragosa and Stereum subtomentosum. We were now officially fagged out.

27th November 2022 - Granville CP, Telford, Shropshire - An early morning walk, a small mix of fungi were enjoyed:- Lachnum apalum; Ascocoryne sarcoides; Crepidotus luteolus; Hygrocybe ceracea; Hygrocybe quieta; Geastrum fimbriatum; Mycena filopes; Mycena flavoalba; Galerina vittiformis; Paxillus involutus; Tricholoma fulvum; Calocera cornea; Lactarius turpis; Rhodocollybia butyracea; Lactarius torminosus; Lactarius glyciosmus; Auricularia auricula-judae; Exidia nucleata; Coprinellus micaceus; Nectria cinnabarina; Resupinatus trichotis; Schizopora paradoxa; Stereum gausapatum; Gliophorus psittacina; Lepista saeva; Hygrocybe conica; Tubaria furfuracea; Hypholoma fasciculare; Cuphophyllus pratensis; Agaricus xanthodermus; Rhytisma acerinum; Stereum hirsutum; Xylaria hypoxylon; Bovista plumbea; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Tricholoma sulphureum; Mycena rosea; Dacrymyces stillatus; Phlebia radiata; Trametes versicolor; Bjerkandera adusta; Hypoxylon fuscum; Mycena tenerrima; Phloeomana speirea and Coniophora puteana.

26th November 2022 - Severn Valley CP , Bridgnorth, Shropshire - An early walk, a snack in the cafe and football was the order of the day. The walk produced the following 69 species of fungi:- Hygrocybe quieta; Hygrocybe coccinea; Cheilyminia granulata; Mycena leptocephala; Marasmius epiphyllus; Marasmius epiphylloides; Lactarius serifluus; Typhula anceps; Crepidotus cesatii; Lachnum apalum; Mycena flavoalba; Stereum hirsutum; Scleroderma verrucosum; Stereum gausapatum; Xylaria hypoxylon; Vuilleminia comedens; Mycena filopes; Clitocybe nebularis; Lactarius deliciosus; Mycena haematopus; Tricholoma scalpturatum; Phloeomana speirea; Dacrymyces stillatus; Byssomerulius corium; Rhizomarasmius setosus; Clitocybe gibba; Helvella crispa; Fomitopsis betulina; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Lepiota cristata; Paxillus involutus; Coprinellus micaceus; Kuehneromyces mutabilis; Bjerkandera adusta; Tricholoma stiparophyllum; Rhytisma acerinum; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Bisporella citrina; Armillaria mellea; Exidia recisa; Exidia glandulosa; Rutstroemia firma; Mycena tenerrima; Hypoxylon fuscum; Puccinia aegopodii; Nectria cinnabarina; Chondrostereum purpureum; Microsphaera alphitoides; Stereum subtomentosum; Agaricus xanthodermus; Inocybe lilacina; Puccinia glechomatis; Belonidium sulphureum; Hyphodontia sambuci; Gloeophyllum sepiarium; Clitocybe fragrans; Gymnopus dryophilus; Gliophorus psittacinus; Hygrocybe conica; Cuphophyllus virgineus; Cuphophyllus pratensis; Hygrocybe russocoriacea; Tubaria furfuracea; Lyophyllum decastes; Laccaria laccata; Bolbitius titubans; Calocera pallido-spathulata; Scleroderma areolatum and the myxo Diderma hemisphaericum.
25th November 2022 - Telford Town Park , Telford, Shropshire - The last walk of the day, a small collection of fungi was seen, these being:- Xylaria hypoxylon; Tubaria furfuracea; Leratiomyces ceres; Lactarius pubescens; Puccinia lagenophorae; Clitocybe nebularis; Chondrostereum hirsutum; Pholiota squarrosa; Agaricus xanthodermus; Exidia recisa; Fomitopsis betulina; Stereum hirsutum; Rhopographus filicinus; Hapalopilus nidulans; Crepidotus mollis and Mycena galericulata.
25th November 2022 - Dothill NR, Telford, Shropshire - A midday walk, more fungi were noted, the list was as thus:- Volvariella gloiocephala; Laccaria proxima; Scleroderma citrinum; Diaporthe samaricola; Phoma samarorum; Bolbitius titubans; Mensularia radiata; Byssomerulius corium; Auricularia auricula-judae; Chondrostereum purpureum; Clavaria acuta; Protomyces macrosporus; Nectria cinnabarina; Microsphaera alphitoides; Xylaria hypoxylon; Trametes versicolor; Peniophora quercina; Vuilleminia comedens; Stereum hirsutum; Clitocybe nebularis; Rhodocollybia butyracea; Exidia nucleata; Daldinia concentrica and Hypoxylon petriniae.
25th November 2022 - Apley Woods NR, Telford, Shropshire - A morning wander and a few fungi were listed, these were:- Diaporthe samaricola; Phoma samarorum; Hypholoma fasciculare; Calocera viscosa; Lepista flaccida; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Coprinopsis atramentaria; Agaricus xanthodermus; Postia subcaesia; Nectria cinnabarina; Vuilleminia comedens; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Microsphaera alphitoides; Mycena filopes; Stereum hirsutum; Exidia nucleata; Trametes versicolor; Bjerkandera adusta; Byssomerulius corium; Ganoderma australe; Rhytisma acerinum; Hyphodontia sambuci; Auricularia auricula-judae; Mycena pseudocorticola; Xylaria hypoxylon; Rhizomarasmius setosus; Gymnopus peronatus; Agaricus langei; Phlebia tremellosa; Clitocybe nebularis; Coprinellus disseminatus; Coniophora puteana; Chondrostereum purpureum and Schizophyllum amplum.
24th November 2022 - Heaton Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Alternating between pushing the bike and pedalling away I noted 2 more fungi on the way to work - a nice clump of Leccinum scabrum and a rather flaccid specimen of Lactarius turpis - the latter looked how I felt - bah.
23rd November 2022 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - Another quick saunter, it was raining so I didn't hang about, I did see Tricholoma scalpturatum and Mycena pseudocorticola - a fungus a day keeps the doctor at bay, 2 makes things even better.
22nd November 2022 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - A swift dinnertime stroll - I saw Clavaria acuta and Tricholoma fulvum - the season is at the arse end of matters.
21st  November 2022 - Hyde Chapel, Tameside - A final mooch of the day, fungi seen in a small area were:- Aleuria aurantia; Grifola frondosa; Hydropisphaera peziza; Clavulinopsis helvola; Clavulinopsis luteoalba; Arrhenia rickenii; Hygrocybe ceracea; Galerina clavata; Cuphophyllus pratensis; Cuphophyllus virginea; Mycena acicula; Cystoderma amianthinum; Gliophorus psittacinus; Mycena olida; Gliophorus laetus; Hygrocybe reidii; Rickenella fibula; Clitocybe fragrans; Rhytisma acerinum and Clavulinopsis corniculata.
21st  November 2022 - Werneth, Tameside - A friends garden produced Arthrinium phaeospermum; Coleroa robertiani; Cuphophyllus pratensis and Arrhenia acerosa.
21st  November 2022 - Gower Hey Wood, Tameside - A walk with my mate Ant Marriott - and despite the season done we still found enough to keep us occupied. The 50 species recorded after microscopy were:- Mycena tenerrima; Mycena pseudocorticola; Mycena smithiana; Mycena meliigena; Mycena filopes; Mycena polygramma; Mycena pterigena; Mycena olida; Mycena flavoalba; Phloeomana speirea; Auricularia auricula-judae; Stereum hirsutum; Schizopora paradoxa; Trametes versicolor; Xylaria hypoxylon; Exidia nucleata; Leotia lubrica; Hypoxylon petriniae; Hyphodontia sambuci; Mycoacia uda; Coleroa robertiani; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Agrocybe erebia; Scleroderma verrucosum; Scleroderma areolatum; Rhytisma acerinum; Byssomerulius corium; Dacrymyces stillatus; Trametes gibbosa; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Chondrostereum purpureum; Daldinia concentrica; Peniophora laeta; Paxillus involutus; Laccaria proxima; Rhopographus filicinus; Fomitopsis betulina; Peniophora limitata; Lycoperdon perlatum; Stereum gausapatum; Russula ochroleuca; Clavulina rugosa; Phragmidium violaceum; Ascocoryne cylichnium; Endophragmia atra; Crepidotus subverrucisporus; Crepidotus cesatii; Crepidotus variabilis; Nitschkia confertula and Typhula gyrans.
19th November 2022 - Rostherne, Cheshire - A look in a churchyard, some grassland and a small wooded area and the end result after a couple of hours was 48 species, there were:- Ganoderma australe; Crepidotus cesatii; Parasola conopila; Lachnum apalum; Calcarisporium arbuscula; Phyllachora junci; Hymenoscyphus rokebyensis; Mycena flavoalba; Panaeolus acuminatus; Rosselinia britannica; Mycena epipterygia var. pelliculosa;Trametes versicolor; Byssomerulius corium; Rhodocollybia butyracea; Stereum rameale; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Microsphaera alphitoides; Nectria cinnabarina; Hyhpholoma fasciculare; Hyphodontia sambuci; Peniophora lycii; Phragmidium violaceum; Trochila ilicina; Mycena galopus; Calocera pallido-spathulata; Baeospora myosura; Rhizomarasmius setosus; Mycena tenerrima; Stereum hirsutum; Mycena smithiana; Mycena pura; Illosporiopsis christiansenii; Macrolepiota procera; Mycena bulbosa; Daldinia concentrica; Bisporella citrina; Laetiporus sulphureus; Exidia plana; Vuilleminia comedens; Meripilus giganteus; Collybia cookei; Rhopographus filicinus; Schizopora paradoxa; Lepista nuda; Rickenella swartzii; Cystoderma amianthinum; Tubaria furfuracea and Rhytisma acerinum.
18th November 2022 - Heaton Mersey Common NR, Stockport, G. Manchester - A dinner break from work, a quick stroll with the following fungi recorded:- Mycena tenerrima; Coprinellus micaceus; Peniophora quercina; Rutstroemia firma; Vuilleminia comedens; Trametes gibbosa; Xylaria hypoxylon; Stereum hirsutum; Chondrostereum purpureum; Coniophora puteana; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Peniophora limitata; Exidia nucleata; Hyphodontia sambuci; Hypoxylon petriniae; Protomyces macrosporus and Coprinopsis atramentaria.

16th November 2022 - Chorlton WP, G. Manchester - A chance to catch up with my mate Ratty and have a late fungal mooch was not to be sniffed at. We set off, pootled and following a good walk and some focused microscopy ended up with a list of 116 species. The list comprised of:- Hymenoscyphus repandus; Peroneutypa scoparia; Lachnum virgineum; Crinipellis scabella; Psilachnum chrysostigmum; Lachnella alboviolascens; Chromocyphella muscicola; Melanospora lagenaria; Mycena leptocephala; Diatrypella quercina; Helvella lacunosa; Mycena flavoalba; Crepidotus caspari; Rhodocybe gemina; Clavaria acuta; Stereum subtomentosum; Rhytisma acerinum; Xylaria hypoxylon; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Exidia nucleata; Vuilleminia coryli; Nectria cinnabarina; Auricularia auricula-judae; Hyphodontia sambuci; Tricholoma sulphureum; Leotia lubrica; Cuphophyllus virgineus; Pleurotus ostreatus; Fomitopsis betulina; Tricholoma stiparophyllum; Mycena tenerrima; Lactarius pyrogalus; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Coprinellus disseminatus; Macrotyphula fistulosa var. contorta; Inocybe geophylla; Hypoxylon petriniae; Postia subcaesia; Mycena acicula; Stereum hirsutum; Byssomerulius corium; Trametes versicolor; Fomes fomentarius; Bjerkandera adusta; Schizopora paradoxa; Stereum rugosum; Phloeomana speirea; Leccinum scabrum; Mycena galopus; Clavulina coralloides; Clavulina rugosa; Gloeophyllum sepiarium; Laccaria proxima; Scleroderma verrucosum; Chondrostereum purpureum; Crepidotus mollis; Polyporus squamosus; Hypoxylon fuscum; Stictis stellata; Microsphaera alphitoides; Golovinomyces sordida; Helvella crispa; Peniophora quercina; Mycena pseudocorticola; Inonotus obliquus; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Stereum rameale; Peniophora lycii; Erysiphe urticae; Protomyces macrosporus; Hypholoma fasciculare; Phacidium multivalve; Calocera pallido-spathulata; Rhizomarasmius setosus; Botryobasidium aureum; Mycoacia uda; Geastrum triplex; Clitocybe nebularis; Exidia recisa; Exidia plana; Tubaria furfuracea; Arrhenia retiruga; Puccinia aegopodii; Belonidium sulphureum; Eichleriella deglubens; Coniophora puteana; Ganoderma australe; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Erysiphe heraclei; Calyptella capula; Tremella mesenterica; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Hypoxylon fragorme; Coprinellus micaceus; Mycena galericulata; Bjerkandera fumosa; Trametes gibbosa; Hypocrea rufa; Trichoderma viride; Hypocrea pulvinata; Periconia byssoides; Endophragmia atra; Leptosphaeria acuta; Calycina herbarum; Arthrinium phaeospermum; Lepista flaccida; Crepidotus luteolus; Phragmidium bulbosum; Puccinia behenis; Puccinia tanaceti; Lachnum apalum; Peniophora limitata; Hysterographium fraxini; Ascocoryne sarcoides; Parasola leiocephala and Nitschkia confertula.

13th November 2022 - Dunham Massey, Cheshire - A gentle stroll with my good lady and the daughter was very much needed. It was ridiculously warm and we strolled at leisure. The area was dry and rather barren but we managed a list of 54 species, these being:- Panaeolus acuminatus; Panaeolus papilionaceus; Lachnum apalum; Mycena smithiana; Clavulinopsis helvola; Hygrocybe coccinea; Hygrocybe ceracea; Hygrocybe chlorophana; Mycena pura; Xerocomellus pruinatus; Pluteus cervinus; Schizopora paradoxa; Microsphaera alphitoides; Galerina clavata; Cuphophyllus pratensis var. pallida; Gliophorus psittacinus; Cuphophyllus virgineus; Stropharia semiglobata; Cuphophyllus pratensis; Clitocybe nebularis; Tremella foliacea; Chlorophyllum rachodes; Mycena galericulata; Psathyrella piluliformis; Phlebia radiata; Daldinia concentrica; Bjerkandera adusta; Scleroderma citrinum; Coniophora puteana; Rhopographus filicinus; Calocera cornea; Stereum subtomentosum; Sarcomyxa serotina; Trametes gibbosa; Phlebia tremellosa; Laccaria laccata; Rhytisma acerinum; Coprinellus micaceus; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Chondrostereum purpureum; Vuilleminia comedens; Trametes versicolor; Schizophyllum commune; Xylaria hypoxylon; Ganoderma australe; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Peniophora quercina; Rhodocollybia butyracea; Bulgaria inquinans; Stereum hirsutum; Laetiporus sulphureus; Mycena inclinata; Bolbitius titubans and Agaricus campestris.

12th November 2022 - Woodbank Park, Stockport, G. Manchester - A final walk of the season was led, a full house and in just under two hours and a short reccie 61 species were recorded, these being:- Arrhenia rickenii; Clavulinopsis helvola; Phyllactinia betulae; Mycena aetites; Inocybe praetervisa; Scutellinia olivascens; Parasola conopilea; Trametes versicolor; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Lactarius blennius; Ganoderma australe; Trametes gibbosa; Xylaria hypoxylon; Rhytisma acerinum; Lycoperdon perlatum; Mycena heamatopus; Stereum hirsutum; Auricularia mesenterica; Bjerkandera adusta; Botryobasidium aureum; Microsphaera alphitoides; Coprinellus disemminatus; Seifertia azalea; Laccaria laccata; Amanita rubescens; Laccaria amethystea; Hypoxylon petriniae; Daldinia concentrica; Exidia nucleata; Plicaturopsis crispa; Phragmidium violaceum; Puccinia kusanoi; Stereum rugosum; Hyphodontia sambuci; Melampsora euphorbiae; Puccinia lagenophorae; Coprinopsis atramentaria; Puccinia malvacaerum; Phlebia tremellosa; Meripilus giganteus; Hypholoma fasciculare; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Tricholoma ustale; Rhodocollybia butyracea; Fomitopsis betulina; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Russula ochroleuca; Russula nobilis; Schizopora paradoxa; Tubaria furfuracea; Bisporella sulfurina; Crepidotus mollis; Bulgaria inquinans; Russula atropurpurea; Stereum gausapatum; Mycena tenerrima; Gymnopus confluens; Kretzschmaria deusta; Auricularia auricula-judae; Armillaria gallica and the myxo Lycogala epidendrum.

11th November 2022 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - Pushing the bike up a testing hill and my eyes spies the miniature fungus dust of Pucciniastrum epilobii and a few huffs and puffs on a whopping specimen of Boletus edulis.
9th November 2022 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - A walk in the dinner break, a few different nooks and crannies explored, the few fungi seen were:- Hygrocybe reidii; Tricholoma fulvum; Amanita muscaria; Chalciporus piperatus; Cuphophyllus virgineus; Cuphophyllus pratensis and Helvella crispa.

7th November 2022 - Brown Moss, Shropshire - The penultimate walk of the year leading the delightful folk of the Audlem Wildlife and Ecology Group. With grand company and kind weather we pootled along and saw 105 species of fungi, these were:- Sphaerostilbella berkeleyana; Hymenoscyphus imberbis; Postia ptychogaster; Cheilymenia granulata; Ascocoryne sarcoides; Panaeolus acuminatus; Galerina vittiformis; Gymnopilus junonius; Inocybe lanuginosa; Lactarius rufus; Mycena vitilis; Mycena aetites; Crepidotus cesatii; Clavulinopsis helvola; Ascocoryne cylichnium; Crepidotus luteolus; Leptosphaeria doliolum; Mycena filopes; Lachnella villosa; Lachnum apalum; Hypholoma fasciculare; Xylaria hypoxylon; Microsphaera alphitoides; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Laccaria amethystea; Fomes fomentarius; Lactarius quietus; Ganoderma australe; Laccaria laccata; Amanita fulva; Fomitopsis betulina; Stereum hirsutum; Russula betularum; Laetiporus sulphureus; Mycena galericulata; Mycena tenerrima; Lactarius tabidus; Vuilleminia comedens; Phlebia tremellosa; Trochila ilicina; Russula ochroleuca; Imleria badia; Rhodocollybia butyracea; Tricholoma sulphureum; Rhytisma acerinum; Phlebia radiata; Stereum rameale; Helvella crispa; Clitocybe nebularis; Amanita rubescens; Rhizomarasmius setosus; Hyphodontia sambuci; Coprinellus micaceus; Trametes versicolor; Thelephora terrestris; Scleroderma areolatum; Lepista flaccida; Russula fragilis; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Paxillus involutus; Peniophora quercina; Tremella mesenterica; Lepista nuda; Stereum gausapatum; Lactarius glyciosmus; Belonidium sulphureum; Mycena bulbosa; Mycena pseudocorticola; Rhopographus filicinus; Melanotus horizontalis; Mycena arcangeliana; Scleroderma citrinum; Lycoperdon perlatum; Exidia glandulosa; Theleophora pencillata; Phloeomana speirea; Nectria cinnabarina; Mycena capillaris; Chondrostereum purpureum; Exidia nucleata; Bisporella sulfurina; Bjerkandera adusta; Pucciniastrum epilobii; Coprinopsis atramentaria; Phragmidium violaceum; Plicaturopsis crispa; Melampsoridium betulinum; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Hypocrea rufa; Lactarius turpis; Bulgaria inquinans; Hymenochaete rubiginosa; Rickenella fibula; Gliophorus laetus; Laccaria proxima; Clitocybe fragrans; Stereum sanguinolentum; Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca; Russula claroflava; Pleurotus ostreatus; Pluteus cervinus; Mycena galopus; Scleroderma verrucosum and Schizopora paradoxa.

We also saw a large Pholiota on Betula pendula - I didn't take a sample to check the spores - it is more than likely Pholiota limonella but could be Pholiota adiposa - oh bugger.

6th November 2022 - Alan Newton Way. Stockport, G.Manchester - After receiving a request for an ID at a local spot I was intrigued to find that a raritry may have been found and one we had never seen. After receiving instructions from Ralph Atheron we finished our walk at Rimrose Valley CP and headed to the destination that was close to home. 15 specimens of the Golden Bootleg (Phaeolepiota aurea) were seen under Beech and after filling our peepers we decided to record other other fungi with the same host, we saw:- Pholiota squarrosa; Ganoderma australe; Meripilus giganteus; Coprinellus micaceus; Gymnopus confluens; Clavulina rugosa; Lycoperdon perlatum; Xylaria hypoxylon; Mycena pura; Rhodocollybia butyracea; Bjerkandera adusta; Amanita rubescens; Byssomerulius corium; Schizophyllum commune; Gymnopilus junonius and Armillaria mellea. For a 30 minute pop in I'd call that Fagus-Fantastic!

6th November 2022 - Rimrose Valley CP, Sefton, Merseyside - A late fungal walk and it was hard going. The rain didn't help matters but I was accompanied by a lovely crowd and after some microscopy the list reached 62 species:- Oxyporus populinus; Mycoacia uda; Hemimycena crispula; Marasmius oreades; Mycena filopes; Calycina herbarum; Nectria pseudopeziza; Lepista flaccida; Puccinia aegopodii; Lactarius glyciosmus; Mycena tenerrima; Rhytisma acerinum; Phloeomana speirea; Fomitopsis betulina; Belonidium sulphureum; Nectria cinnabarina; Hyphodontia sambuci; Peniophora quercina; Lacrymaria lacrymabunda; Cerioporus leptocephalus; Postia subcaesia; Agaricus arvensis; Auricularia auricula-judae; Stereum hirsutum; Taphrina betulina; Lyophyllum decastes; Trametes gibbosa; Chondrostereum purpureum; Xylaria hypoxylon; Golovinomyces sordida; Mycena arcangeliana; Schizophyllum amplum; Byssomerulius corium; Coprinus comatus; Trametes versicolor; Scleroderma verrucosum; Tricholoma scalpturatum; Sphaerotheca epilobii; Puccinia menthae; Entoloma rhodopolium; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Crepidotus mollis; Lepiota cristata; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Rhizomarasmius setosus; Calyptella capula; Tubaria furfuracea; Dendryphion comosum; Leptosphaeria doliolum; Leptospahaeria acuta; Phragmidium violaceum; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma; Puccinia tanaceti; Bisporella sulfurina; Lachnum apalum; Lachnella villosa; Torula herbarum; Crepidotus caspari; Flammulina velutipes; Crepidotus cesatii; Psathyrella microrhiza and Resupinatus trichotis.

Resupinatus - upper and lower surfaces.

Big thanks to Tony Carter for chipping in with some microscopy - it helps no end, especially at the back end of the season when the noggin is frazzled.

5th November 2022 - Cheadle and Gatley Cemetery , Stockport, G. Manchester - A 45 minute pootle before some Non-League Football produced 14 species, these were:- Agaricus xanthodermus; Peniophora quercina; Chondrostereum purpureum; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Rhytisma acerinum; Exidia nucleata; Leotia lubrica; Pholiota squarrosa; Xylaria hypoxylon; Cuphophyllus virgineus; Rickenella swartzii; Laccaria laccata; Melampsora euphorbiae and Trochila laurocerasi.
4th November 2022 - Heaton Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - A push of the bike into work via another different route - the frosts are here and I only saw Leccinum scabrum; Lactarius turpis and Paxillus involutus.  I was glad to get in the office and fight off the chill.
3rd November 2022 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - I walked a different route on my dinner break, I saw the following species:- Erysiphe urticae; Amanita muscaria; Mycena pseudocorticola; Lactarius tabidus; Amanita rubescens; Lactarius turpis; Paxillus involutus; Clitopilus prunulus; Armillaria mellea; Pholiota squarrosa; Gliophorus psittacina; Aurcularia auricula-judae and Helvella crispa.
2nd November 2011 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - Leratiomyces ceres, Hygrocybe conica and Cuphophyllus virgineus were growing in the grass outside work, at one time there were more species but encouraged footfall has shown that fungi are quite sensitive souls.
1st November 2022 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - Clavulina rugosa; Laccaria laccaria; Clitocybe fragrans; Mycena olida; Rickenella fibula; Puccinia lagenophorae; Leratiomyces ceres; Armillaria mella and Mycena pseudocorticola were the first fungi seen of a new month.

31st October 2022 - Bramhall Park, Stockport, Cheshire - I should have stopped in today but the fungus season is nearly done and so I thought I would have a pootle at a local park. Evidence was clear that people had been in taking fungi, it was hard work to fund much but after 3.5 hours I clocked up a list of 100 species, these being:- Hygrocybe ceracea; Galerina clavata; Mycena olida; Crepidotus cesatii; Ascocoryne cylichnium; Clavulinopsis helvola; Lachnum apalum; Ruzenia spermoides; Lactarius camphoratus; Erysiphe urticae; Melampsoridium betulinum; Trichaptum abietinum; Tricholoma fulvum; Lactarius glyciosmus; Phragmidium violaceum; Phragmidium rubi-idae; Marasmius rotula; Trichoderma viride; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Stereum gausapatum; Calocera cornea; Pleurotus ostreatus; Crepidotus mollis; Pholiota squarrosa; Tricholoma ustale; Lactarius blennius; Laccaria amethystea; Seifertia azalea; Cuphophyllus virgineus; Melanotus phillipsii; Mycena bulbosa; Rickenella fibula; Pucciniastrum epilobii; Armillaria mellea; Coprinopsis atramentaria; Ganoderma applanatum; Mensularia radiata; Datronia mollis; Phlebia radiata; Hyphodontia sambuci; Stereum rameale; Coprinellus micaceus; Phlebia tremellosa; Schizopora paradoxa; Peniophora quercina; Puccinia aegopodii; Ganoderma australe; Meripilus giganteus; Microsphaera alphitoides; Tricholoma sulphureum; Hypholoma fasciculare; Phaelous schweinitzii; Laccaria laccata; Rhodocollybia butyracea; Lepiota cristata; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Amanita muscaria; Postia caesia; Spinellus fusiger; Mycena inclinata; Nectria cinnabarina; Albugo candida; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Auricularia auricula-judae; Exidia glandulosa; Dacrymyces stillatus; Tremella foliacea; Taphrina betulina; Gymnopilus penetrans; Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca; Clitocybe nebularis; Lepista nuda; Clitocybe odora; Stereum hirsutum; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Kretzschmaria deusta; Mycena capillaris; Rhizomarasmius setosus; Psathyrella piluliformis; Armillaria gallica; Collybia cookei; Phloeomana speirea; Bjerkandera adusta; Chondrostereum purpureum; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Trametes gibbosa; Stereum subtomentosum; Xylaria longipes; Phacidium multivalve; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Mycena galericulata; Heterobasidion annosum; Xylaria hypoxylon; Mycena tenerrima; Trametes versicolor; Fomitopsis betulina; Rhytisma acerinum; Exidia nucleata; Protomyces macrosporus and the myxo Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa

30th October 2022 - Consall NR, Staffordshire - I am staggering along to the end of the season with a jaded edge and much to do forcing my overly busy hand. Today I led a walk for 3 hours in the field before heading to some Non-League football and then a gig, the species list (after more microscopy) was 90 species:- Clitocybe metachroa; Clitocybe rivulosa; Tricholoma lascivum; Dasyscyphus niveus; Tricholoma cingulatum; Lachnella alboviolascens; Lachnum apalum; Mycena filopes; Marasmiellus ramealis; Crepidotus cesatii; Inocybe cincinnata var cincinnata; Russula betularum; Nectria peziza; Crepidotus luteolus; Lactarius fulvissimus; Lactarius britannicus f. pseudofulvissimus; Amanita rubecsens; Nectria cinnabarina; Bisporella sulfurina; Russula claroflava; Hypholoma fasciculare; Stereum gausapatum; Hymenochaete rubiginosa; Hyphodontia sambuci; Russula fragilis; Russula atropurpurea; Mycena bulbosa; Lactarius torminosus; Tricholoma fulvum; Lactarius glyciosmus; Leccinum scabrum; Lactarius quietus; Rhopographus filicinus; Typhula quisquiliaris; Mycena epipterygia; Phloeomana speirea; Amanita muscaria; Amanita citrina var. alba; Clitocybe gibba; Tubaria furfuracea; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Armillaria ostoyae; Hebeloma crustuliniforme; Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca; Phlebia tremellosa; Mycena capillaris; Rhizomarasmius setosus; Exidia nucleata; Auricularia auricula-judae; Clitocybe nebularis; Mycena pura; Lepista flaccida; Russula sanguinaria; Lactarius deterrimus; Lepista nuda; Fomitopsis betulina; Imleria badia; Rickenella fibula; Collybia cookei; Lycoperdon perlatum; Lactarius pyrogalus; Phaeolus schweinitzii; Coprinellus micaceus; Plicaturopsis crispa; Suillus grevellei; Scleroderma citrinum; Clavulina cinerea; Gymnopilus penetrans; Phacidium multivalve; Russula ochroleuca; Heterobasidion annosum; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Paxillus involutus; Rhodocollybia butyracea; Flammulina velutipes; Chondrostereum purpureum; Laccaria laccata; Trametes versicolor; Stereum rugosum; Xylaria hypoxylon; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Puccinia poarum; Armillaria gallica; Dacrymyces stillatus; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Golovinomyces sordida; Stereum hirsutum; Helvella crispa; Melampsoridium betulinum and Melanotus horizontalis.

27th October 2022 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - A different route walking home with a few fungi noted yet again. Daldinia contentrica; Mycena tenerrima; Hypholoma fasciculare; Tricholoma scalpturatum; Helvella crispa; Lactarius controversus and Rhizomarasmius setosus a joy as ever.
26th October 2022 - Gorsey Bank, Stockport, G. Manchester - A lovely find today was beneath some Lime trees with a small cluster of Lepiota fuscovinacea confirmed after some intense microscopy.
26th October 2022 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Walking home and after some serious microscopy the following species were identified:- Periconia digitata; Mycena galericulata; Lachnum apalum and Pterula caricis-pendulae.
25th October 2022 - Heaton Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Otidea onotica was seen for the first time this season, it is always a pleasure.
24th October 2022 - Parrs Wood Environmental Centre, Didsbury, G. Manchester - a private walk for members of the centre and a couple of friends. We had a lovely time with tea and biscuits provided too (smashing) - the list comprised of 61 species, these were:- Ramariopsis kunzei; Xerocomellus cisalpinus; Puccinia variabilis; Ascocoryne cylichnium; Crepidotus caspari; Clavulinopsis helvola; Arrhenia rickenii; Marasmius hudsonii; Mycena flavoalba; Sawadea bicornis; Cyathus striatus; Parasola kuehneri; Rhizomarsmius setosus; Trametes versicolor; Agaricus xanthodermus; Crepidotus mollis; Ramaria stricta; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Gymnospangium sabinae; Melampsora euphorbiae; Stropharia inuncta; Lycoperdon excipuliforme; Armillaria gallica; Exidia nucleata; Coprinellus micaceus; Stereum sanguinolentum; Chlorophyllum rachodes; Lepista nuda; Mycena galopus; Lepista flaccida; Mycena galericulata; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Tubaria furfuracea; Coprinellus disemminatus; Armillaria mellea; Phacidium multivalve; Trochila ilicina; Erysiphe heraclei; Hypoxylon petriniae; Postia subcaesia; Skeletocutis amorpha; Auricularia auricula-judae; Leratiomyces ceres; Nectria cinnabarina; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Stereum hirsutum; Amanita muscaria; Xylaria hypoxylon; Lactarius turpis; Amanita crocea; Paxillus involutus; Hebeloma crustuliniforme; Puccinia lagenophorae; Illosporiopsis christiansenii; Rickenella fibula; Clavulina rugosa; Dacrymyces stillatus; Rhystisma acerinum; Laccaria laccata; Hypholoma fasciculare and Lactarius pyrogalus.

23rd October 2022 - Sefton Park, Merseyside - A lovely walk with a fine bunch of jovial folk. We spied a few species after the walk whilst on the way back to the car and after microscopy the end list was 102 species, these being:- Chondrostereum purpureum; Exidia plana; Armillaria ostoyae; Ganoderma australe; Trametes gibbosa; Meripilus giganteus; Russula atropurpurea; Rhytisma acerinum; Sphaeropsis sapinea; Bulgaria inquinans; Stereum hirsutum; Trichoderma viride; Laccaria laccata; Lactarius camphoratus; Mycena pura; Russula fragilis; Amanita rubescens; Lactarius blennius; Pholiota squarrosa; Marasmius rotula; Tubaria furfuracea; Armillaria gallica; Russula cyanoxantha; Russula nigricans; Rutstroemia luteovirescens; Hypholoma fasciculare; Puccinia lagenophorae; Clavulina rugosa; Xylaria hypoxylon; Marasmius oreades; Gliophorus irrigatus; Laetiporus sulphureus; Lepista nuda; Lactarius quietus; Scleroderma verrucosum; Phragmidium violaceum; Lepista flaccida; Chlorophyllum rachodes; Clitocybe nebularis; Mycena galopus; Hebeloma crustuliniforme; Gymnopus confluens; Xylaria longipes; Phloeomana speirea; Leratiomyces ceres; Rhodocollybia butyracea; Gliophorus psittacina; Scleroderma citrinum; Laccaria amethystea; Helvella crispa; Lactarius turpis; Seifertia azalea; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Lycoperdon nigrescens; Trochila ilicina; Phacidium multivalve; Calocera cornea; Armillaria mellea; Naucoria escharioides; Peniophora quercina; Amanita crocea; Coprinus comatus; Lyophyllum decastes; Lepiota aspera; Melampsora euphorbiae; Albugo candida; Mycena tenerrima; Leccinum scabrum; Microsphaera alphitoides; Melamspora hypericorum; Datronia mollis; Schizopora paradoxa; Russula ochroleuca; Rickenella fibula; Vuilleminia comedens; Kretzschmaria deusta; Dacrymyces stillatus; Schizophyllum commune; Dichomitus campestris; Lactarius fulvissimus; Clavulinopsis helvola; Hygrocybe quieta; Clavulinopsis luteoalba; Mycena aetites; Mycena flavoalba; Psathyrella multipedata; Galerina clavata; Russula amoenolens; Parasola leptocephala; Hygrocybe ceracea; Baeospora myosura; Mycena metata; Xerocomellus chrysenteron; Russula foetens; Rhizomarasmius setosus; Auricularia auricula-judae; Collybia cookei; Marasmius torquescens; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Tricholoma ustale; Russula farinipes and Stereum rameale.

22nd October 2022 - Arley Hall, Cheshire - 2 more sold out walks were led, the folk were appreciative of my approach (he says hopefully) and the combined tally of species was 130. The list comprised of:- Rutstroemia firma; Clavulinopsis helvola; Mycena aetites; Russula amoenolens; Galerina clavata; Melanoleuca polioleuca; Crepidotus cesatii; Clavaria flavipes; Ascocoryne cylichnium; Stropharia caerulea; Coprinopsis lagopus; Mycena metata; Panaeolus acuminatus; Lepiota castanea; Lepiota boudieri; Hygrocybe insipida; Russula nitida; Tubaria furfuracea; Russula claroflava; Meripulus giganteus; Pluteus cervinus; Russula betularum; Russula atropurpurea; Tricholoma fulvum; Bjerkandera adusta; Postia stiptica; Laccaria amethystea; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Trametes gibbosa; Gymnopus peronatus; Postia subcaesia; Calocera viscosa; Phallus impudicus; Ganoderma australe; Tremella mesenterica; Daldinia concentrica; Calocera cornea; Schizopora paradoxa; Scleroderma verrucosum; Inocybe geophylla; Taphrina betulina; Vuilleminia comedens; Gymnopilus penetrans; Laetiporus sulphureus; Coprinellus micaceus; Mycena pura; Mycena galopus; Amanita fulva; Boletus edulis; Psathyrella multipedata; Puccinia aegopodii; Dacrymyces stillatus; Leratiomyces ceres; Loreleia marchantiae; Calocybe carnea; Lepista flaccida; Chlorophyllum rachodes; Xerocomellus cisalpinus; Lepista nuda; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Pholiota squarrosa; Mycena acicula; Lycoperdon nigrescens; Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca; Clitopilus prunulus; Psilocybe semilanceata; Lactarius turpis; Cystoderma amianthinum; Lactarius glyciosmus; Chalciporus piperatus; Amanita muscaria; Russula cyanoxantha; Lactarius tabidus; Russula ochroleuca; Laccaria laccata; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Spinellus fusiger; Fomitopsis betulina; Fistulina hepatica; Phlebia radiata; Mycena tenerrima; Heterobasidion annosum; Trichaptum abietinum; Exidia nucelata; Bisporella sulfurina; Nectria cinnabarina; Microsphaera alphitoides; Gloeophyllum sepiarium; Phacidium multivalve; Trochila ilicina; Armillaria gallica; Kuehneromyces mutabilis; Pucciniastrum epilobii; Trametes versicolor; Xylaria longipes; Hyphodontia sambuci; Ramaria stricta; Paxillus involutus; Peniophora quercina; Stereum hirsutum; Mycena olida; Lepiota aspera; Clitocybe geotropa; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Geastrum triplex; Agaricus xanthodermus; Leccinum scabrum; Amanita rubescens; Cuphophyllus virgineus; Seifertia azalea; Rhizomarasmius setosus; Clitocybe nebularis; Rhopographus filicinus; Phloeomana speirea; Auricularia auricula-judae; Inocybe geophylla var. lilacina; Gliophorus irrigatus; Gliophorus psittacina; Lacrymaria lacrymabunda; Rhytisma acerinum; Mycena galericulata; Coprinus comatus; Lepiota cristata; Stereum gausapatum; Mycena inclinata; Stereum rameale; Rhodocollybia butyracea; Xylaria hypoxylon; Erysiphe urticae and Hypholoma fasciculare.

21st October 2022 - Heaton Mersey Park, Stockport, G. Manchester - Cycling home, a quick walk and I saw thge following fungi:- Hypholoma fasciculare; Xylaria hypoxylon; Arrhenia rickenii; Mycena leptocephala and Exidia nucleata.
21st October 2022 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - The lawn outside work now has two benches on it and the effects are noticeable. The waxcaps have all but disappeared, all I saw was a small group of Gliophorus laetus; a couple of Hygrocybe conica and nearby a few examples of Cystoderma amianthinum.
19th October 2022 - Formby NT, Lancashire - A delightful walk with the carers from work, we saw a few fungi whilst nattering, these were:- Pluteus atromarginatus; Rutstroemia luteovirescens; Geoglossum cookeanum; Melanoleuca cinereifolia; Russula sanguinaria; Nectria cinnabarina; Lepiota cristata; Inocybe geophylla var. lilacina; Rhytisma acerinum; Trichaptum abietinum; Russula caerulea; Amanita muscaria; Gymnopilus penetrans; Lycoperdon excipuliforme; Rickenella fibula; Lycoperdon perlatum; Paxillus involutus; Lactarius deliciosus; Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca; Heterobasidion annosum; Suillus granulatus; Tricholoma terreum; Mycena galopus; Lactarius glyciosmus; Xylaria hypoxylon; Chondrostereum purpureum; Armillaria ostoyae; Hypholoma fasciculare; Coniophora puteana and Leccinum scabrum.

16th October 2022 - Tatton Park, Cheshire - Another sold out walk but no selling out of the ethics. Conservation over cosumption and at a place ravaged by people taking shrooms, various edibles and even wood it is more important than ever to spread the word about looking after nature and not just thinking of self. The spcies seen today were nicely varied and the group that gathered were lovely folk. The list of 155 was comprised of:- Russula parazurea; Russula atropurpurea; Physisporinus vitreus; Russula amoenolens; Galerina vittiformis; Cystolepiota seminuda; Entoloma serrulatum; Lactarius fulvissimus; Pluteus semibulbosus; Psathyrella pseudogracilis; Melanoleuca polioleuca; Lachnum apalum; Ascocoryne sarcoides; Crepidotus cesatii; Pluteus chrysophaeus; Mycena flavescens; Hymenoscyphus rokebyensis; Crepidotus versutus; Clavulinopsis luteoalba; Tremella mesenterica; Mycena amicta; Coprinellus domesticus; Leccinum schistophilum; Oudemansiella mucida; Psathyrella piluliformis; Mycena bulbosa; Pluteus romellii; Rickenella fibula; Lycoperdon perlatum; Mycena haematopus; Gymnopilus junonius; Phlebia tremellosa; Exidia nucleata; Phaeolus schweinitzii; Bisporella sulfurina; Vuilleminia comedens; Rhizomarasmius setosus; Bolbitius titubans; Chlorophyllum rachodes; Auricularia auricula-judae; Chondrostereum purpureum; Schizophyllum commune; Nectria cinnabarina; Cordyceps militaris; Russula cyanoxantha; Paxillus involutus; Laccaria laccata; Scleroderma citrinum; Amanita muscaria; Fomes fomentarius; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Fistulina hepatica; Leccinum scabrum; Boletus edulis; Gymnopus peronatus; Stropharia semiglobata; Mycena olida; Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca; Rhytisma acerinum; Coprinellus disseminatus; Xerocomellus pruinatus; Lactarius blennius; Coprinellus micaceus; Cyanoboletus pulverulentus; Tubaria furfuracea; Stereum gausapatum; Stereum rugosum; Stereum hirsutum; Xylaria longipes; Stereum rameale; Xylaria hypoxylon; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Calocera cornea; Calocera viscosa; Calocera pallido-spathulata; Mycena galopus var. candida; Mycena galericulata; Hypholoma fasciculare; Bulgaria inquinans; Schizopora paradoxa; Albugo candida; Seifertia azalea; Mycena tenerrima; Microsphaera alphitoides; Macrolepiota procera; Lepiota cristata; Trametes versicolor; Armillaria gallica; Mycena inclinata; Meripilus giganteus; Helvella crispa; Mycena galopus; Phloeomana speirea; Grifola frondosa; Clitocybe nebularis; Pluteus cervinus; Rhodocollybia butyracea; Ganoderma australe; Imleria badia; Clitocybe fragrans; Stropharia inuncta; Stropharia melanosperma; Hymenopellis radicata; Hygrocybe conica; Trichoderma viride; Gymnopilus penetrans; Pleurotus ostreatus; Dacrymyces stillatus; Mycena sanguinolenta; Armillaria ostoyae; Gymnopus confluens; Rhodocollybia maculata; Xerocomellus chrysenteron; Amanita citrina; Laccaria amethystea; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Stereum subtomentosum; Lactarius deliciosus; Coprinellus impatiens; Mycena pura; Mycena arcangeliana; Diatrype disciformis; Mycena rosea; Neoboletus praestigiator; Cudoniella acicularis; Trichomolopsis rutilans; Fomitopsis betulina; Hypocrea pulvinata; Amanita rubescens; Trichaptum abietinum; Baeospora myosura; Sphaeropsis sapinea; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma; Lepista nuda; Russula caerulea; Trametes gibbosa; Abortiporus biennis; Collybia cookei; Clitopilus prunulus; Gymnopus dryophilus; Suillus grevellei; Cuphophyllus virgineus; Dermoloma cuneifolium; Rickenella swartzii; Agaricus campestris; Trochila ilicina; Phacidium multivalve; Coniophora puteana; Coprinopsis atramentaria; Cystoderma amianthinum; Phragmidium violaceum; Calyptella capula; Mycena luteovariegata and the myxos Mucilago crustacea and Tubifera ferruginosa.

15th October 2022 - Cheadle Town FC, Stockport, G. Manchester - After leading a fungal walk I went and watched some Non-League Footy.  Whilst watching the hoofing I noted a few fungi at pitchside:- Cuphophyllus virgineus; Hygrocybe conica; Lepista nuda; Paxillus involutus; Puccinia lagenophorae and Laccaria laccata.
15th October 2022 - Lingley Woods, Warrington, Cheshire  - A nice group of folk were taken for a pootle around a site I hadn't visited before. We didn't go too far but still found 63 species, these were:- Inocybe mixtilis; Ascocoryne sarcoides; Psathyrella pseudogracilis; Crepidotus cesatii; Crepidotus carpaticus; Xylaria hypoxylon; Microsphaera alphitoides; Hypholoma fasciculare; Tricholoma fulvum; Byssomerulius corium; Pholiota squarrosa; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Mycena tennerima; Vuilleminia comedens; Lactarius pyrogalus; Trametes versicolor; Scleroderma verrucosum; Bisporella sulfurina; Rhizomarasmius setosus; Lactarius glyciosmus; Ganoderma australe; Coprinellus micaceus; Mycena galopus; Hebeloma crustuliniforme; Laccaria laccata; Auricularia auricula-judae; Hyphodontia sambuci; Clitocybe nebularis; Geastrum triplex; Mycena inclinata; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Coprinopsis atramentaria; Cerioporus leptocephalus; Cordyceps militaris; Calvatia gigantea; Chondrostereum purpureum; Mycena olida; Amanita muscaria; Rhytisma acerinum; Hymenopellis radicata; Lycoperdon perlatum; Russula ochroleuca; Paxillus involutus; Clavulina rugosa; Amanita rubescens; Russula fragilis; Lactarius tabidus; Lactarius turpis; Fomitopsis betulina; Schizopora paradoxa; Entoloma rhodopolium; Nectria cinnabarina; Stereum subtomentosum; Armillaria gallica; Macrotyphula fistulosa; Coprinus comatus; Puccinia lagenophorae; Coprinellus disseminatus; Trochila ilicina; Puccinia aegopodii; Lepiota cristata; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae and Lepista flaccida.
14th October 2022 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - Amanita muscaria and Lepista flaccida were the only two fungi encountered as I had a quick walk through a local park.
13th October 2022 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - A few fungi were noted on a short urban stroll during the work's dinner break, these were:- Tricholoma scalpturatum; Melanotus horizontalis; Mycena olida; Hypholoma fasciculare; Amanita rubescens and Lactarius blennius.

12th October 2022 - Speke Hall, Liverpool, Merseyside - Another walk led, a pre-mooch, a post mooch and the final tally was 115 species:- Pholiota mixta; Psathyrella pseudogracilis; Galerina clavata; Lepiota hymeniderma; Hygrocybe chlorophana; Cystoderma amianthinum; Phallus impudicus; Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca; Trochila ilicina; Erysiphe aquilegiae var. ranunculi; Clitocybe nebularis; Lepista sordida; Coprinus comatus; Sphaeropsis sapinea; Scleroderma citrinum; Lepiota aspera; Xylaria longipes; Geastrum triplex; Nectria cinnabarina; Coprinellus micaceus; Bisporella sulfurina; Physisporinus sanguinolentus; Lepiota cristata; Inocybe geophylla; Stereum gausapatum; Chlorophyllum rachodes; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Rhopographus filicinus; Rhodocollybia butyracea; Gymnopilus penetrans; Russula ochroleuca; Mycena galericulata; Mycena olida; Fomitopsis betulinus; Schizopora paradoxa; Amanita fulva; Lactarius tabidus; Paxillus involutus; Lactarius quietus; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Mycena galopus; Gymnopus peronatus; Mycena inclinata; Imleria badia; Leratiomyces ceres; Hebeloma crustuliniforme; Crepidotus mollis; Mycena arcangeliana; Bjerkandera adusta; Tubaria furfuracea; Armillaria gallica; Pleurotus ostreatus; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Hypholoma fasciculare; Microsphaera alphitoides; Trametes versicolor; Stereum hirsutum; Rhytisma acerinum; Gymnopilus junonius; Taphrina betulina; Agaricus arvensis; Suillus luteus; Rickenella fibula; Agrocybe rivulosa; Cuphophyllus virginea; Seifertia azalea; Melamspora hypericorum; Leotia lubrica; Cerioporus leptocephalus; Trichoderma viride; Lactarius glyciosmus; Pleurotus dryinus; Mycena haematopus; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Aleuria aurantia; Peniophora quercina; Amanita rubescens; Leccinum scabrum; Lactarius turpis; Boletus edulis; Vuilleminia comedens; Clavulina cinerea; Mensularia radiata; Russula fragilis; Crepidotus variabilis; Coprinellus disseminatus; Marasmius oreades; Psathyrella candolleana; Clavulina rugosa; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Erysiphe urticae; Scleroderma verrucosum; Amanita muscaria; Russula sanguinaria; Ganoderma australe; Postia subcaesia; Laccaria laccata; Pucciniastrum epilobii; Melampsoridium betulinum; Laetiporus sulphureus; Hypocrea pulvinata; Bulgaria inquinans; Tricholoma sulphureum; Phragmidium violaceum; Xylaria hypoxylon; Clavulinopsis luteoalba; Clavulinopsis helvola; Puccinia behenis; Parasola leiocephala; Russula amoenolens; Pluteus chrysophaeus; Entoloma chalybaeum var. lazulinum; Xerocomellus pruinatus; Auricularia auricula-judae and 86 specimens of Amanita phalloides (wow).

10th October 2022 - Ladybrook Valley Cycleway, Stockport, G. Manchester - A cycle and then a walk along a public pathway. This is not a typical fungal mooching area so all the more reason to have a nosey. Species seen were:- Lactarius lacunarum; Hygrocybe ceracea; Hygrocybe glutinipes; Clavulinopsis laeticolor; Crepidotus cesatii; Dendryphion comosum; Melanoleuca polioleuca; Leptosphaeria doliolum; Belonidium sulphureum; Albugo candida; Abortiporus biennis; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Coprinopsis atramentaria; Auricularia auricula-judae; Phloeomana speirea; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Lepiota cristata; Pholiota gummosa; Microsphaera alphitoides; Scleroderma verrucosum; Nectria cinnabarina; Xylaria hypoxylon; Coprinellus micaceus; Chondrostereum purpureum; Hypholoma fasciculare; Crepidotus mollis; Lepista nuda; Puccinia aegopodii; Entoloma rhodopolium; Paxillus involutus; Rickenella fibula; Phragmidium violaceum; Inocybe geophylla; Exidia nucleata; Rhytisma acerinum; Laccaria laccata; Trametes versicolor and Lacrymaria lacrymabunda.

8th October 2022 - Arley Hall, Cheshire - 2 bunches of lovely folk were led around the grounds of the scenic place and we clocked up a decent list of species despite habitat loss and some foragers taking a bag of edibles. The foragers were duly informed to stop as this is a private area and it is hardly helpful for one leading a conservation walk - it is just one constant battle that gets me down. Thankfully the good folk who attended were worthy of my time and the 103 species clocked up were:- Russula versicolor; Puccinia arenariae; Crepidotus cesatii; Mycena filopes; Lepiota castanea; Lepiota boudieri; Lactarius britannicus; Calocybe carnea; Arrhenia rickenii; Lactarius serifluus; Hygrocybe insipida; Dichomitus campestris; Laccaria laccata; Coprinis comatus; Hypholoma fasciculare; Psathyrella multipedata; Stereum hirsutum; Stereum gausapatum; Lepiota cristata; Microsphaera alphitoides; Gliophorus psittacina; Rhytisma accerinum; Tubaria furfuracea; Peniophora quercina; Paxillus involutus; Xylaria longipes; Phloeomana speirea; Exidia nucleata; Puccinia aegopodii; Phragmidium violaceum; Dacrymyces stillatus; Gymnopus dryophilus; Coprinopsis atramentaria; Russula amoenolens; Scleroderma verrucosum; Geastrum triplex; Agaricus xanthodermus; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Leccinum scabrum; Macrotyphula fistulosa; Marasmius rotula; Nectria cinnabarina; Mycena olida; Mycena inclinata; Trametes versicolor; Auricularia auricula-judae; Mycena tenerrima; Hypoxylon fuscum; Laetiporus sulphureus; Belonidium sulphureum; Pluteus cervinus; Meripilus giganteus; Xerocomellus pruinatus; Fistulina hepatica; Rickenella fibula; Rickenella swartzii; Cordyceps militaris; Amanita rubescens; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Lactarius tabidus; Russula betularum; Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca; Amanita muscaria; Clitopilus prunulus; Amanita fulva; Chlorophyllum rachodes; Fomitopsis betulina; Lactarius turpis; Pholiota squarrosa; Rhizomarasmius setosus; Xylaria hypoxylon; Mycena galericulata; Mycena arcangeliana; Gloeophyllum sepiarium; Lactarius glyciosmus; Grifola frondosa; Melampsora euphorbiae; Inocybe geophylla; Phacidium multivalve; Trochila ilicina; Russula ochroleuca; Gymnopus peronatus; Rhodocollybia butyracea; Clitocybe nebularis; Lactarius quietus; Schizopora paradoxa; Daldinia concentrica; Mycena galopus; Calocera viscosa; Mycena pura; Mycena sanguinolenta; Mycena galopus var. nigra; Calocera cornea; Bisporella sulfurina; Lycoperdon perlatum; Inonotus hispidus; Taphrina betulina; Lepista flaccida; Sawadaea bicornis; Erysiphe heraclei; Psilocybe semilanceata; Ganoderma australe and the myxo Fuligo septica.

7th October 2022 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Stereum gausapatum; Lactarius torminosis; Tricholoma scalpturatum; Laccaria laccata and Paxillus involutus were the only fungi seen whilst cycling home.
6th October 2022 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - A dinnertime walk, a few fungi recorded, it was needs doing:- Lepiota cristata; Amanita muscaria; Laccaria laccata; Pholiota squarrosa; Coprinellus micaceus; Rickenella fibula; Mycena acicula; Lyophyllum decastes; Russula nigricans and Lactarius pubescens.  
5th October 2022 - Wythenshawe Park, G. Manchester - A walk with the missus after she had visited her old mum in hospital. After some tea and cake we pottered along, the 69fungi seen were:- Ramaria stricta; Daldinia concentrica; Puccinia kusanoi; Inocybe sindonia; Gymnopus obscuroides; Chlorophyllum brunneum; Agaricus dulcidulus; Lactarius fulvissimus; Crepidotus cesatii; Mycena tenerrima; Mycena olida; Phragmidium violaceum; Mycena aetites; Psathyrella corrugis; Melanoleuca polioleuca; Armillaria gallica; Bolbitius titubans; Amanita muscaria; Psathyrella multipedata; Peniophora quercina; Lyophyllum decastes; Cyathus striatus; Marasmius rotula; Xylaria hypoxylon; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Puccinia lagenophorae; Gymnospangium sabinae; Mycena acicula; Leratiomyces ceres; Chlorophyllum rachodes; Dacrymyces stillatus; Hygrophoropis aurantiaca; Pleurotus ostreatus; Schizopora paradoxa; Resupinatus trichotis; Vuilleminia comedens; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Agaricus xanthodermus; Phacidium multivalve; Trochila ilicina; Stereum hirsutum; Coprinellus micaceus; Auricularia auricula-judae; Exidia nucleata; Xylaria longipes; Mycena rosea; Phloeomana speirea; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Nectria cinnabarina; Gymnopus dryophilus; Hypholoma fasciculare; Fistulina hepatica; Pholiota gummosa; Microsphaera alphitoides; Ganoderma australe; Xerocomellus cisalpinus; Mycena galopus; Stereum gausapatum; Rhytisma acerinum; Lactarius turpis; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Gymnopilus junonius; Stereum rugosum; Coprinus comatus; Paxillus involutus; Laccaria laccata; Seifertia azalea and Pluteus cervinus.
3rd October 2022 - Brookfields Park, Stockport, G. Manchester - Just over 2 hours in the field, the result was 66 species. The list was made up of:- Phaeohelotium epiphyllum; Pluteus phlebophorus; Mycena aetites; Leptosphaeria doliolum; Dendryphion commosum; Mycena olida; Parasola kuehneri; Phragmidium violaceum; Phyllactinia fraxini; Parasola conopilus; Clavulinopsis helvola; Crepidotus cesatii; Puccinia variabilis; Psathyrella pseudogracilis; Inocybe rimosa; Russula amoenolens; Agaricus xanthodermus; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Exidia plana; Calocera cornea; Peniophora quercina; Mycena acicula; Hygrocybe conica; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Marasmius rotula; Trametes versicolor; Abortiporus biennis; Mycena pura; Leratiomyces ceres; Lactarius blennius; Inocybe geophylla; Oudemansiella mucida; Chlorophyllum rachodes; Sawadaea bicornis; Gymnopus peronatus; Laetiporus sulphureus; Gymnopus dryophilus; Agrocybe rivulosa; Coprinellus micaceus; Rickenella fibula; Trochila ilicina; Phacidium multivalve; Amanita rubescens; Meripilus giganteus; Kretzschmaria deusta; Stereum hirsutum; Belonidium sulphureum; Puccinia aegopodii; Ganoderma australe; Pholiota gummosa; Golovinomyces sordida; Puccinia poarum; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Lycoperdon excipuliforme; Schizopora paradoxa; Coprinopsis atramentaria; Coprinus comatus; Mycena tenerrima; Rhytisma acerinum; Byssomerulius corium; Tremella mesenterica; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Mycena galopus; Microsphaera alphitoides; Lepiota cristata and Tricholoma scalpturatum.
2nd October 2022 - Pennington Flash, G.Manchester - After a good breakfast at a garden centre, a wander and then an ice cream we spent 90 minutes looking for fungi. The resul was 50 species with a new one for us thrown into the mix. The list comprised of:- Laxitextum bicolor; Lyophyllum decastes; Microsphaera alphitoides; Sawadaea bicornis; Inocybe geophylla; Phloeomana speirea; Coprinopsis atramentaria; Rhytisma acerinum; Auricularia auricula-judae; Hyphodontia sambuci; Lactarius pyrogalus; Stereum rameale; Hypholoma fasciculare; Ganoderma australe; Lacrymaria lacrymabunda; Coprinellus micaceus; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Paxillus involutus; Tubaria dispersa; Coprinellus disseminatus; Inocybe geophylla var. lilacina; Coprinus comatus; Psathyrella multipedata; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma; Chondrostereum purpureum; Kuehneromyces mutabilis; Entoloma rhodopolium; Laccaria laccata; Peniophora quercina; Erysiphe heraclei; Golovinomyces sordida; Rhizomarasmius setosus; Scleroderma areolatum; Xylaria hypoxylon; Mycena tenerrima; Trametes versicolor; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Arrhenia retiruga; Pholiota gummosa; Agaricus augustus; Crepidotus mollis; Ganoderma applanatum; Exidia nucleata; Mycena acicula; Marasmius oreades; Puccinia lagenophorae; Parasola leiocephala; Crepidotus caspari; Crepidotus cesatii; and Agaricus bitorquis.
1st October 2022 - Cannon Hall Farm, Barnsley, W. Yorkshire - A day out with my lasses - a walk, an afternoon tea, a farm visit and a few fungi spied, these being:- Ganoderma resinaceum; Grifola frondosa; Pucciniastrum epilobii; Rhytisma acerinum; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Puccinia poarum; Abortiporus biennis; Vuilleminia comedens; Seifertia azalea; Albugo candida; Amanita excelsa var. spissa; Fistulina hepatica; Agaricus arvensis; Marasmius oreades; Gymnospangium sabinae; Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca; Melampsora hypericorum; Puccinia lagenophorae; Stereum hirsutum; Trametes versicolor; Entomophthora muscae; Pluteus cervinus; Inocybe geophylla var. lilacina; Paxillus involutus; Inocybe geophylla; Coprinus comatus; Peniophora quercina; Lyophyllum decastes; Calocera pallido-spathulata; Russula ionochlora; Russula atropurpurea; Kuehneromyces mutabilis; Hypholoma fasciculare and Microsphaera alphitoides.

29th September 2022 - Fletcher Moss, G. Manchester - Another meet up with a few friends, the fungi were hard to find today but we stuck at it and produced a list of 90 species, these were:- Inocybe rimosa; Hymenoscyphus aesculi; Bisporella citrina; Calocera cornea; Ganoderma applantaum; Gymnopilus junonius; Erysiphe heraclei; Pucciniastrum circaeae; Belonidium sulphureum; Xylaria longipes; Inocybe geophylla var. lilacina; Marasmius vaillantii; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma; Stereum rugosum; Hyphodontia sambuci; Stereum subtomentosum; Botryobasidium aureum; Byssomerulius corium; Nectria cinnabarina; Marasmius rotula; Bisporella sulfurina; Laccaria laccata; Inocybe geophylla; Microsphaera alphitoides; Tremella mesenterica; Hypoxylon petriniae; Royoporus badia; Coprinus comatus; Paxillus involutus; Fomitopsis betulina; Mycoacia uda; Albugo candida; Bjerkandera adusta; Chondrostereum purpureum; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Postia stiptica; Mycena filopes; Exidia nucleata; Stereum hirsutum; Puccinia aegopodii; Xylaria hypoxylon; Daldinia concentrica; Hypoxylon fuscum; Trametes versicolor; Coprinopsis atramentaria; Phloeomana speirea; Rhytisma acerinum; Coprinellus micaceus; Lacrymaria lacrymabunda; Hypholoma fasciculare; Kuehneromyces mutabilis; Heterobasidion annosum; Auricularia auricula-judae; Trametes gibbosa; Peniophora laeta; Phlebia tremellosa; Vuilleminia comedens; Ganoderma australe; Pholiota gummosa; Uromyces geranii; Phacidium multivalve; Melampsora euphorbiae; Agaricus xanthodermus; Tricholoma scalpturatum; Sphaerotheca epilobii; Hortiboletus engelii; Puccinia lagenophorae; Gymnopus peronatus; Lepiota cristata; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Agaricus sylvaticus; Crepidotus mollis; Hyalorbilia inflatula; Postia subcaesia; Mycena bulbosa; Exidia plana; Mycena acicula; Mycena tenerrima; Mycena galopus; Cerioporus leptocephalus; Coprinellus disseminatus; Endophragmia atra; Leptosphaeria doliolum; Crepidotus cesatii; Parasola leiocephala; Ascocoryne sarcoides; Clavulinopsis laeticolor; Russula praetervisa; Erysiphe pisi var. pisi and Golovinomyces sordida.

28th September 2022 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - Boletus edulis; Lepiota cristata and Clitopilus prunulus were the 3 fungi I saw today whilst having a mid-day break from work - the sunshine was smashing too.

27th September 2022 - Sale WP, G. Manchester - A walk with a few fine folk, we slowly pottered and ended up with 108 species of fungi, these being:- Hymenoscyphus vitellinus; Marasmius cohaerens; Fomitopsis betulina; Tubaria dispersa; Nectria cinnabarina; Trametes versicolor; Crepidotus mollis; Paxillus involutus; Sawadaea bicornis; Rhytisma acerinum; Hypholoma fasciculare; Hypoxylon petriniae; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Lepiota cristata; Xylaria hypoxylon; Dacrymyces stillatus; Postia subcaesia; Psathyrella candolleana; Stereum subtomentosum; Exidia nucleata; Mycena filopes; Chondrostereum purpureum; Phloeomana speirea; Hyphodontia sambuci; Calocera cornea; Coprinellus disseminatus; Kuehneromyces mutabilis; Lactarius pyrogalus; Clavulina coralloides; Royoporus badius; Tremella mesenterica; Coprinellus micaceus; Phlebia tremellosa; Flammulina velutipes; Eichleriella deglubens; Pluteus cervinus; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Marasmius rotula; Scleroderma areolatum; Inocybe geophylla; Inocybe geophylla var. lilacina; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Mycena polygramma; Mycena acicula; Auricularia auricula-judae; Erysiphe heraclei; Laccaria laccata; Microsphaera alphitoides; Belonidium sulphureum; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma; Clitopilus prunulus; Tricholoma fulva; Byssomerulius corium; Polyporus tuberaster; Xerula radicata; Stereum gausapatum; Pucciniastrum circaeae; Mensularia radiata; Pleurotus ostreatus; Hypoxylon fuscum; Hyalorbilia inflatula; Pholiota gummosa; Puccinia caricina ribesii-pendulae; Golvinomyces sordidus; Sphaerotheca epilobii; Bisporella sulfurina; Coprinus comatus; Schizopora paradoxa; Stereum rameale; Clavulina rugosa; Tubaria furfuracea; Stereum hirsutum; Lycoperdon excipuliforme; Mycena galericulata; Gymnopus dryophilus; Chlorophyllum rachodes; Hapalopilus rutilans; Ganoderma australe; Puccinia menthae; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Trochila ilicina; Agaricus xanthodermus; Peniophora quercina; Exidia glandulosa; Vuilleminia comedens; Trichoderma viride; Scleroderma verrucosum; Daldinia concentrica; Mycacia uda; Xylaria longipes; Bjerklandera adusta; Nectria inventa; Lacrymaria lacrymabunda; Puccinia lagenophorae; Psathyrella pseudogracilis; Pluteus chrysophaeus; Hemimycena tortuosa; Lachnum apalum; Phragmidium violaceum; Endophragmia atra; Leptosphaeria doliolum; Crepidotus cesatii; Crepidotus versutus; Marasmiellus vaillantii; Melanotus phillipsii; Parasola plicatilis; Pluteus podospileus f. minutissimus and Agaricus depauperatus.

26th September 2022 - Abney Hall, Stockport, G. Manchester - I should have stopped in today but after tidying the kitchen I nipped out on the bike and ended up getting carried away. After microscopy I had a list of 71 species of fungi, these were:- Lepiota griseovirens var. obscura; Otidea bufonia; Stropharia caerulea; Clavulina acuta; Dendryphion comosum; Torula herbarum; Leptosphaeria doliolum; Agaricus sylvaticus var. pallida; Leccinum duriusculum; Spinellus fusiger; Paxillus involutus; Pluteus chrysophaeus; Phragmidium violaceum; Xerocomellus chrysenteron; Crepidotus cesatii; Pterula gracilis; Lachnum, apalum; Vuilleminia comedens; Crepidotus mollis; Xylaria hypoxylon; Erysiphe adunca; Tremella mesenterica; Erysiphe aquilegiae var. ranunculi; Vuilleminia alni; Laccaria laccata; Mycena tenerrima; Meripilus giganteus; Ganoderma australe; Chondrostereum purpureum; Mycena acicula; Sawadaea bicornis; Auricularia auricula-judae; Hypholoma fasciculare; Mycena bulbosa; Stictis stellata; Belonidium sulphureum; Pholiota gummosa; Chlorophyllum rachodes; Trametes gibbosa; Inocybe geophylla; Exidia nucleata; Phloeomana speirea; Nectria cinnabarina; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Kuehneromyces mutabilis; Marasmius rotula; Scleroderma areolatum; Mycena flavoalba; Phacidium multivalve; Trochila ilicina; Byssomerulius corium; Sphaeropsis sapinea; Seifertia azalea; Lepiota cristata; Hypoxylon petriniae; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Stereum hirsutum; Calocera cornea; Cerioporus leptocephalus; Laccaria laccata; Psathyrella piluliformis; Mycena galopus; Erysiphe heraclei; Microsphaera alphitoides; Melampsora euphorbiae; Rhytisma acerinum; Coleosporioum tussilaginis; Puccinia lagenophorae; Trametes versicolor; Golvinomyces sordidus and Bjerkandera adusta.

25th September 2022 - Fallowfield Loop, G. Manchester - A Full-English breakfast to start courtesy of Erica and Matt Holker the lady and the man at the helm of The Fallowfield Loop Friends Group, and then a walk with a small group seeking out what we could at an area not prone to throwing up many obvious fungal specimens. Just over 2 hours was spent and with keen eyes we managed a list of 70 species, these being:- Lacrymaria lacrymabunda; Rhytisma acerinum; Puccinia lagenophorae; Stereum hirsutum; Tubaria dispersa; Erysiphe heraclei; Puccinia poarum; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Auricularia auricula-judae; Sawadaea bicornis; Puccinia aegopodii; Bjerkandera adusta; Eichleriella deglubens; Exidia nucleata; Tubaria furfuracea; Hyphodontia sambuci; Mycena acicula; Coprinellus micaceus; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Belonidium sulphureum; Erysiphe aquilegiae var. ranunculi; Microsphaera alphitoides; Coprinopsis atramentaria; Trametes versicolor; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Marasmius oreades; Melanoleuca verrucipes; Mycena tenerrima; Golvinomyces sordidus; Mycoacia uda; Sphaerotheca epilobii; Pluteus salicinus; Mycena arcangeliana; Clavulina coralloides; Laccaria laccata; Hypoxylon petriniae; Postia subcaesia; Marasmius rotula; Crepidotus mollis; Mycena galericulata; Trochila ilicina; Phacidium multivalve; Coprinus comatus; Gymnopilus penetrans; Hyalorbilia inflatula; Nectria cinnabarina; Tricholomopsis rutilans; Mycena galopus; Psathyrella candolleana; Scleroderma areolatum; Stereum rameale; Peniophora quercina; Paxillus involutus; Mycena flavoalba; Crepidotus caspari; Parasola kuehneri; Crepidotus cesatii; Fuscoporia ferrea; Psathyrella pseudogracilis; Calcarisporium arbuscula; Bisporella sulfurina; Rosellinia mammiformis; Ascodichaena rugosa; Marasmiellus vaillantii; Pluteus romellii; Phloeomana speirea; Schizopora paradoxa; Psathyrella multipedata; inocybe curvipes and Mycena filopes.

24th September 2022 - Coombes Valley RSPB, Staffordshire - A sold out fungus walk and with the recent dry weather I expected little so 120 species was a decent return for a nice stroll under blue skies. The list comprised of:- Hemimycena tortuosa; Mycena leptocephala; Psathyrella candolleana; Mycena galopus; Xerocomellus pruinatus; Exidia nucleata; Scleroderma areolatum; Lactarius pyrogalus; Mycena galericulata; Claviceps purpurea; Flammulina velutipes; Mycena arcangeliana; Chlorophyllum rachodes; Leccinum versipelle; Leccinum scabrum; Polyporus squamosus; Trochila ilicina; Phacidium multivalve; Xylaria hypoxylon; Auricularia auricula-judae; Hyphodontia sambuci; Clavulina coralloides; Boletus edulis; Microsphaera alphitoides; Bulgaria inquinans; Calocera cornea; Tylopilus porphyrosporus; Gymnopus dryophilus; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Pluteus cervinus; Schizophyllum commune; Sawadaea bicornis; Stropharia semiglobata; Laccaria laccata; Rhytisma acerinum; Psilocybe semilanceata; Coprinellus disseminatus; Belonidium sulphureum; Sphaerotheca epilobii; Puccinia pulverulenta; Puccinia lagenophorae; Paxillus involutus; Tubaria furfuracea; Erysiphe heraclei; Hypoxylon fuscum; Mycena tenerrima; Mycena filopes; Dialonectria episphaeria; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Macronia leptosphaeria; Amanita muscaria; Clitopilus prunulus; Mycena acicula; Mycena pura; Tremella mesenterica; Hypoxylon petriniae; Hyalorbilia inflatula; Mycena polygramma; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Trichoderma viride; Stereum hirsutum; Coprinellus micaceus; Cudoniella acicularis; Kretzschmaria deusta; Tubaria dispersa; Mycena bulbosa; Calocera pallido-spathulata; Stropharia melanosperma; Stereum gausapatum; Lactarius tabidus; Rhopographus filicinus; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Fomitopsis betulina; Hypocrea pulvinata; Cerioporus leptocephalus; Clitocybe fragrans; Erysiphe aquilegiae var. ranunculi; Mycena galopus var. candica; Imleria badia; Pleurotus ostreatus; Melampsoridium betulinum; Stereum rugosum; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Russula ochroleuca; Rickenella fibula; Lactarius quietus; Postia stiptica; Trametes versicolor; Coprinopsis atramentaria; Scleroderma citrinum; Mycena sanguinolenta; Amanita fulva; Megacollybia platyphylla; Amanita rubescens; Postia caesia; Dacrymces stillatus; Laetiporus sulphureus; Xerocomellus chrysenteron; Laccaria amethystea; Tricholoma fulva; Vuilleminia comedens; Peniophora quercina; Lacrymaria lacrymabunda; Bisporella sulfurina; Phragmidium violaceum; Parasola leiocephala; Crepidotus cesatii; Crepidotus variabilis; Mycena flavoalba; Lachnum apalum; Leptosphaeria doliolum; Periconia byssoides; Chondrostereum purpureum; Russula amoenolens; Russula vesca; Hypholoma fasciculare; Pluteus salicinus; Daldinia concentrica; Lactarius flexuosus and Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma.
23rd September 2022 - Cheadle, Stockport, G. Manchester - 82 specimens of Agaricus xanthodermus were joined by 2 examples of Chlrophyllum rachodes - not bad for a small back yard.
23rd September 2022 - Heaton Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Another patch of Agaricus xanthodermus was found along with a specimen of Leccinum scabrum tucked away under a Silver Birch. I also found some Exidia nucleata on an Oak Twig plus Belondium sulphureum; Leptosphaeria doliolum and Macronia leptosphaeriae on Nettle and a troop of Xerocomellus chrysenteron under Fagus.
22nd September 2022 - Heaton Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Some splendid examples of Meripilus giganteus were seen where some Beech trees had been removed and further along another troop of Agaricus xanthodermus were spied.  A lone Arrhenia rickenii was found in some moss as well - things are slowly happening.
21st September 2022 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - After a nippy ride on the bike I pushed it down the path at the side of the river and saw:- 2 * Boletus edulis growing with Hazel, a troop of Agaricus xanthodermus growing with Poplar, some scattered Paxillus involutus growing wirth Hazel and a troop of Inocybe geophylla growing with more Poplars. Prior to this I found a spread of Lepiota cristata alongside a mixed hedgerow.
21st September 2022 - Heaton Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Pushing the bike up a hill through a relatively new housing estate, a troop of Leccinum scabrum were pondered whilst getting my breath back.
20th September 2022 - Heaton Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Walking home from work and Gymnopus dryophilus; Inocybe dulcamara; Tubaria dispersa and Paxillus involutus were the few fungi seen.
20th September 2022 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - A dinnertime stroll around the streets and i saw:- Tubaria dispersa; Clitopilus prunulus; Bjerkandera adusta; Erysiphe polygoni; Erysiphe urticae and Inocybe fuscidula agg.
19th September 2022 - Leverhulme Park, Bolton, Lancashire - The fungal species seen on a brief walk were:- Polyporus squamosus; Psathyrella candolleana; Trametes versicolor; Trametes gibbosa; Coprinellus micaceus; Peniophora quercina; Nectria cinnabarina; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Boletus edulis; Stereum hirsutum; Meripilus giganteus; Hyphodontia sambuci; Ganoderma australe; Paxillus involutus; Clavulina coralloides; Claviceps purpurea; Laccaria laccata; Xylaria longipes; Scleroderma verrucosum; Microsphaera alphitoides; Erysiphe heraclei; Hypoxylon petriniae; Rhytisma acerinum and Daldinia concentrica.
17th September 2022 - Maine Road FC, Greater Manchester - A pre-match pootle, anything at a footy ground matters, I saw Trochila ilicina; Phacidium multivalve; Erysiphe aquilegiae var. ranunculi and Puccinia lagenophorae.
17th September 2022 - Bewsey Woods, Warrington, Cheshire - The dry weather continues, it is not making it easy to lead fungus walks, such are the ways of a world in turmoil and under the cosh of global warming. A nice group pottered along with me, we found 52 species, these were:- Phragmidium violaceum; Hymenoscyphus albidus; Parasola kuehneri; Crepidotus luteolus; Crepidotus cesatii; Mycena filopes; Kuehneromyces mutabilis; Ganoderma australe; Amanita rubescens; Mycena acicula; Russula ochroleuca; Schizopora paradoxa; Fomitopsis betulina; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Postia subcaesia; Pluteus salicinus; Laetiporus sulphureus; Trametes gibbosa; Stereum hirsutum; Mutinus caninus; Datronia mollis; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma; Botryobasidium aureum; Dacrymyces stillatus; Coprinopsis lagopus; Stereum rameale; Microsphaera alphitoides; Inocybe geophylla; Tubaria dispersa; Psathyrella candolleana; Vuilleminia comedens; Peniophora quercina; Nectria cinnabarina; Ganoderma applanatum; Pluteus cervinus; Auricularia auricula-judae; Trametes versicolor; Xylaria longipes; Rhytisma acerinum; Hypoxylon petriniae; Hyphodontia sambuci; Laccaria laccata; Hypoxylon fuscum; Sawadaea bicornis; Polyporus squamosus; Coprinellus disseminatus; Polyporus leptocephalus; Trochila ilicina; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Postia stiptica; Golvinomyces sordidus and the myxo Fuligo septica.
16th September 2022 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - A swift stroll to stetch the shanks halfway through the working day - Meripilus giganteus was getting bigger by the day, an aging specimen of Polyporus squamosus was looking quite flaccid (I know the feeling) and 2 emerging examples of Agaricus arvensis had a quite lovely aroma.
15th September 2022 - Roman Lakes, Marple, Stockport - Today I led walk No 402 - it was with the carers from work again, what a blessing.  We strolled along and nattered, and saw a few fungi too, these being:- Rickenella fibula; Puccina distincta; Puccinia vincae; Stereum subtomentosum; Pluteus cervinus; Agaricus campestris; Lasiosphaeria ovina; Psathyrella candolleana; Golvinomyces sordidus; Rhytisma acerinum; Arrhenia retiruga; Puccinia glechomatis; Chondrostereum purpureum; Trametes versicolor; Agaricus xanthoderma; Hyphodontia sambuci; Datronia mollis; Calocera cornea; Xylaria longipes; Exidia thuretiana; Crepidotus cesatii; Puccinia behenis; Marasmiellus vaillantii; Xerocomellus pruinatus and Mycoacia uda.
11th September 2022 - Lightwood Reservoir, Derbyshire - And yet another new site and despite just having a general reccie we did find a few fungi. The specimens seen were:- Lachnum apalum; Pterula gracilis; Cymadothea trifolii; Crepidotus cesatii; Hebeloma sacchariolens; Lactarius fulvissimus; Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca; Mycena filopes; Psathyrella pseudogracilis; Mycena galopus; Leccinum cyaneobasileucum; Russula nigricans; Xerocomellus pruinatus; Calocera cornea; Russula ochroleuca; Auricularia auricula-judae; Rhopographus filicinus; Golovinomyces sordida; Crepidotus carpaticus; Erysiphe adunca; Rhytisma salicinus; Claviceps purpurea; Puccinia menthae; Rhytisma acerinum; Puccinia poarum; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Phloeomana speirea; Nectria cinnabarina; Calocera viscosa; Trichaptum abietinum; Erysiphe aquilegiae var. ranunculi; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Mycena bulbosa; Lactarius quietus; Paxillus involutus; Hypholoma fasciculare; Bulgaria inquinans; Rickenella swartzii; Polyporus squamosus; Xylaria longipes; Lactarius glyciosmus; Gymnopus peronatus plus the myxos Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa and Lycogala epidendrum.

10th September 2022 - Marbury CP, Cheshire - A couple of walks, some microscopy and despite the weather bring off of late the final tally was 92 species. The list comprised of:- Mycena abramsii; Leucocoprinus brebissonii; Hydropisphaeria peziza; Cercophora caudata; Agaricus subrufescens; Clavaria acuta; Inocybe soluta; Puccinia menthae; Erysiphe heraclei; Schizophyllum commune; Stereum hirsutum; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Hypholoma fasciculare; Belonidium sulphureum; Ganoderma australe; Abortiporus biennis; Trametes gibbosa; Trochila ilicina; Trametes versicolor; Tubaria dispersa; Exidia nucleata; Bolbitius titubans; Trichoderma viride; Chondrostereum purpureum; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Melanotus horizontalis; Lactarius tabidus; Laccaria laccata; Mycena vitilis; Mycena tenerrima; Paxillus involutus; Pluteus salicinus; Mycoacia uda; Russula ochroleuca; Diatrype stigma; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma; Xylaria hypoxylon; Roridomyces roridus; Mycena galopus; Rhopographus filicinus; Bjerkandera adusta; Rhytisma acerinum; Bisporella sulfurina; Postia subcaesia; Laetiporus sulphureus; Meripilus giganteus; Peniophora quercina; Nectria cinnabarina; Stereum rugosum; Auricularia auricula-judae; Hyphodontia sambuci; Scleroderma verrucosum; Diatrypella quercina; Vuilleminia comedens; Leratiomyces ceres; Calyptella capula; Gymnopus dryophilus; Xylaria longipes; Caloboletus radicans; Rickenella fibula; Polyporus tuberaster; Pucciniastrum circaeae; Bulgaria inquinans; Stereum gausapatum; Schizopora paradoxa; Marasmius rotula; Coprinopsis lagopus; Taphrina betulina; Agrocybe rivulosa; Fomitopsis betulina; Microsphaera alphitoides; Daldinia concentrica; Kuehneromyces mutabilis; Gymnopus peronatus; Ganoderma applanatum; Hypocrea rufa; Puccinia arenariae; Parasola auricoma; Parasola leiocephala; Phragmidium violaceum; Psathyrella pseudogracilis; Lachnella alboviolascens; Crepidotus cesatii; Coprinellus domesticus; Pluteus chrysophaeus; Marasmiellus vaillantii; Lachnum virgineum; Typhula gyrans; Crepidotus caspari; Resupinatus applicatus and the myxo Fuligo septica.

7th September 2022 - Paddington Meadows, Warrington, Cheshire - A few fungi were seen whilst doing a general walk, we expected a lot less but we dug deep and found 47 species:- Paxillus involutus; Clavulina coralloides; Gymnopus dryophilus; Cyathus striatus; Laccaria laccata; Sphaerotheca epilobii; Marasmius oreades; Microsphaera alphitoides; Erysiphe heraclei; Claviceps purpurea; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Puccinia malvacaerum; Bisporella sulfurina; Xylaria hypoxylon; Lasiosphaeria ovina; Mycoacia uda; Marasmius rotula; Peronospora sordida; Puccinia pulverulenta; Trametes versicolor; Trochila ilicina; Abortiporus biennis; Mycena tennerrima; Uromyces geranii; Puccinia lagenophorae; Gloeophyllum sepiarium; Rhytisma acerinum; Belonidium sulphureum; Puccina menthae; Ganoderma applanatum; Auricularia auricula-judae; Hyphodontia sambuci; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Postia subcaesia and Cerioporus leptocephalus; Peniophora lycii; Stereum subtomentosum; Hyalorbilia inflatula; Scleroderma areolatum; Crepidotus cesatii; Marasmiellus vaillantii; Leptosphaeria doliolum; Golovinomyces cynoglossi; Cymadothea trifolii; Tremella mesenterica; Mycovellosiella ferruginea; Hymenoscyphus scutula and Puccinia variabilis.
4th September 2022 - Silver Lane Pools, Warrington, Cheshire - Still bone dry, the fungal specimens recorded were:- Russula velutipes; Lactarius controversus; Podosphaera epilobii; Peronospora sordida; Gymnospangium sabinae; Puccinia poarum; Erysiphe aquilegiae var. ranunculi; Erysiphe heraclei; Puccinia pulverulenta; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Microsphaera alphitoides; Uromyces trifolii; Erysiphe capreae; Frommea obtusa and Podosphaera plantaginis.
3rd September 2022 - Knutsford Heath, Cheshire - At the moment fungi are off the radar, scratching about in dust is utterly pointless. Whilst looking at other wildlife though I did record:- Vuilleminia comedens; Peniophora quercina; Microsphaera alphitoides; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Scleroderma citrinum and Peronospora sordida.
29th August 2022 - Ainsdale Sands Lake, Lancashire - The fungi are absent so today's pootle concentrated on other things. The few species we did see were:- Albugo candida; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Puccinia poarum; Puccinia menthae; Marasmius oreades; Plasmopara nivea; Podosphaera epilobii and Peronospora sordida.
28th August 2022 - Murdishaw Wood, Runcorn, Cheshire - After lunch we finished the day with a walk through the woods. It goes without saying fungi were struggling and all we saw were:- Hypomyces chrysospermus; Scleroderma verrucosum; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Auricularia auricula-judae; Hyphodontia sambuci; Hypoxylon fuscum; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Polyporus squamosus; Xylaria longipes; Kretzschmaria deusta; Daldinia concentrica and Agaricus campestris.
28th August 2022 - Stadt Moers CP, Merseyside - Still bone dry but we did note:- Laetiporus sulphureus; Conocybe apala; Rhopographus filicinus; Uromyces geranii; Coprinellus disseminatus; Ganoderma australe; Marasmius curreyi; Erysiphe aquilegiae var. ranunculi; Rhytisma acerinum; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Peronospora sordida; Stereum hirsutum; Erysiphe heraclei; Puccinia menthae; Puccinia pulverulenta; Agaricus campestris; Uromyces vicia-fabae; Parasola leiocephala and Sawadaea bicornis.
25th August 2022 - Dunham Massey, Cheshire - A walk with the kids from work, the fungi are just not playing ball.  All we saw were a few specimens of Laetiporus sulphureus; a lone clump of Psathyrella candolleana, a single example of Scleroderma areolatum and some dried up Hypoxylon fragiforme - shoddy indeed.
23rd August 2022 - Styal, Cheshire - A few fungi seen before the evening's footy were:- Daedaleopsis confragosa; Psathyrella candolleana; Stereum rugosum and Puccinia aegopodii.
23rd August 2022 - Heaton Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Coprinellus disseminatus and Scleroderma verrucosum were two fungi noted whilst wandering to work.
21st August 2022 - Consall Valley RSPB, Staffordshire - Another meet up with Ascomycete guru Peter Thompson with conditions dry but not stopping us from building a small but quality list of species. The list comprised of:- Melampsoridium hiratsukanum; Cymadothea trifolii; Melanotus phillipsii; Marasmius curreyi; Xerocomellus chrysenteron; Chlorociboria aeruginascens; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Erysiphe heraclei; Erysiphe aquilegiae var. ranunculi; Diatrypella quercina; Phloeomana speirea; Claviceps purpurea; Mycena bulbosa; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Hypocrea pulvinata; Fomitopsis betulina; Fomes fomentarius; Stereum hirsutum; Incrucipulum ciliare; Lachnum fuscescens; Calyptella capula; Microsphaera alphitoides; Pluteus cervinus; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Calocera cornea; Marasmius rotula; Hyalorbilia inflatula; Leptotrochila ranunculi; Henningsomyces candidus; Peziza badia; Hymenoscyphus albidus; Coprinopsis xantholepis; Hymenoscyphus scutula; Ascodichaena rugosa; Russula grisea; Berkelella stilbigera; Hyphodontia arguta; Endophragmia atra; Biscogniauxia nummularia; Cistella grevillei; Didymium squamulosum; Erysiphe tortilis and Cerioporus leptocephalus.
19th August 2022 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - Hypomyces chrysospermus was the only thing seen on a dinner break.
18th August 2022 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - a good clump of Meripilus giganteus was nice to see on a swift dinnertime walk.
17th August 2022 - Heaton Mersey/River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - a few fungal examples were seen whilst roaming home, these were:- Hortiboletus engelii; Peronospora sordida; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Uromyces geranii; Puccinia poarum and Puccinia pulverulenta.
16th August 2022 - Styal Country Park, Cheshire - a walk with the Young Carers in a dust bowl.  We had a lovely time and lo and behold, we found a couple of fungi, these being:- Pucciniastrum circaeae; Russula amoenolens; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Botryobasidium aureum; Amanita rubescens; Marasmius rotula; Kuehneromyces mutabilis and Puccinia aegopodii.
14th August 2022 - Parrs Wood Environmental Centre, Didsbury, G. Manchester - a one hour general pootle, the few fungi noted in ridiculous heat were:- Hortiboletus engelii; Lycoperdon perlatum; Puccinia menthae; Leucocoprinus birnbaumii; Melampsora euphorbiae; Albugo candida; Gymnospangium sabinae; Peronospora sordida and Sawadaea bicornis.
7th August 2022 - Woodhouse Washlands NR, Sheffield, S. Yorkshire  - Marasmius oreades was the only fungus seen and the small ring was looking a trifle worse for wear in the stifling heat.
7th August 2022 - Shire Brook Valley NR, Sheffield, S. Yorkshire  - Rhytsima acerinum; Claviceps purpurea; Phragmidium mucronatum and Microbotryum violaceum were the only fungi seen on a dry and warm day.
6th August 2022 - Levenshulme, G. Manchester - Conocybe hornana var. hornana was seen growing in a large planter in the mother-in-law's back garden.
6th August 2022 - Denton Town, Tameside - More pottering at Denton Town and 4 fungal species were seen, these being:- Psathyrella candolleana; Abortiporus biennis; Lacrymaria lacrymabunda and Conocybe apala.
31st July 2022 - Castle Hill, Kirklees, W. Yorkshire - Several patches of Marasmius oreades were seen whilst wandering in the sun.
31st July 2022 - Upper Park Wood NR, W. Yorkshire - A few fungi were seen whilst discovering a new area:- Agaricus campestris; Roridomyces roridus; Marasmius hudsonii; Peniophora quercina; Vuilleminia comedens; Auricularia auricula-judae; Hyphodontia sambuci; Trametes versicolor; Hymenoscyphus albidus; Crepidotus cesatii; Crocicreas cyathoideum; Leptosphaeria doliolum; Lachnella villosa; Psathyrella candolleana; and Mycena tenerrima were the species seen.
24th July 2022 - Vernon/Woodbank Park, Stockport, G. Manchester - A few fungi were noted whilst pootling in the rain, these were:- Ganoderma australe; Pleurotus ostreatus; Crepidotus mollis; Polyporus squamosus; Peniophora quercina; Bjerkandera adusta and Melampsora hypericorum.
23rd July 2022 - Bewsey Woods, Warrington, Cheshire - Leading a general nature pootle we did manage to thrown in a few fungal examples, these were:- Trametes gibbosa; Stereum hirsutum; Claviceps purpurea; Mycena tenerrima; Bisporella citrina; Marasmius rotula; Trichoderma viride; Resupinatus applicatus; Auricularia auricula-judae; Rhytisma acerinum; Podosphaera epilobii; Mycoacia uda; Polyporus squamosus; Polyporus tuberaster; Eichleriella deglubens; Sawadaea bicornis; Exidia nucleata and Postia subcaesia.
17th July 2022 - Altar Stones NR, Leicestershire - Claviceps purpurea was seen onseveral heads of Oat Grass.
17th July 2022 - Elvaston Castle CP, Derbyshire - Sawadaea bicornis; Seifertia azalea and Puccinia circaeae were the only fungi seen on a sizzling walk.
4th July 2022 - Haughton Dale, Tameside - Urocystis anemones and Entomophthora muscae were the only 2 fungi seen on a short insect walk.
2nd July 2022 - Bewsey Woods, Warrington, Cheshire - A Bugs and Blooms Walk was led with a few fungi thrown in. The species seen were:- Puccinia lagenophorae; Puccinia pulverulenta; Ganoderma australe; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma; Exidia plana; Stereum hirsutum; Trametes versicolor; Puccinia caricina ribesii-pendulae; Phallus impudicus; Xylaria hypoxylon; Sawadaea bicornis; Erisyphe alphitoides; Cerioporus leptocephalus; Trametes gibbosa; Rhytisma acerinum; Podosphaera epilobii; Auricularia auricula-judae; Mycoacia uda; Triphragmium ulmariae; Trochila ilicina; Dacrymyces stillatus; Schizopora paradoxa and the myxo Fuligo septica.
28th June 2022 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Podosphaera epilobii was seen for the first time this year.
26th June 2022 - Fox Hagg NR, Sheffield, S. Yorkshire - Amanita rubescens; Hypholoma fasciculare and Fomes fomentarius were a few reminders that the fungis season is not that far away.
26th June 2022 - Forge Dam Park, Sheffield, S. Yorkshire - Puccinia pulverulenta; Ganoderma australe; Trametes gibbosa; Seifertia azalea and Puccinia urticata were the few species seen whilst having a general nature stroll.
18th June 2022 - Speke Hall, Liverpool, Merseyside - Whilst pootling about on a day that went awry we noted the following few fungi:- Agaricus arvensis; Puccinia pulverulenta; Ganoderma australe; Melampsora hypericorum; Microsphaera alphitoides; Sawadaea bicornis; Puccinia poarum; Puccinia graminis; Erysiphe lycopsidis; Uromyces lineolatus; Uromyces geranii and Seifertia azalea.
16th June 2022 - Gatley Carrs, Stockport, G. Manchester - A pootle on me lonesome and whilst looking for bugs I noted:- Puccinia urticata; Microsphaera alphitoides; Sawadaea bicornis and Puccinia aegopodii.
12th June 2022 - Cheadle Heath, Stockport, G. Manchester - Puccinia menthae was seen growing in the garden as I did my daily chores.
12th June 2022 - Windy Bank Woods, Glazebury, Lancashire - 3 species ween today were:- Puccinia punctiformis; Puccinia urticata; Cymadothea trifolii; Phragmidium mucronatum and Schizophyllum commune.
11th June 2022 - Denton Town, Tameside - Whilst working on the nature area Gill spied a small collection of Marasmius rotula - they do seen remarkably early this year.
8th June 2022 - Paddington Meadows, Warrington, Cheshire - A few fungi were added to a general walk, these were:- Bolbitius titubans; Microsphaera alphitoides; Phacidium multivalve; Puccinia pulverulenta; Puccinia urticata; Marasmius oreades; Volvopluteus gloicephalus; Cerioporus leptocephalus; Stereum subtomentosum; Parasola plicatilis; Panaeolus foenisecii; Melampsora epitea var.epitea; Parasola auricoma; Psathyrella candolleana; Conocybe hornana var. hornana and Auricularia auricula-judae.
6th June 2022 - Fletcher Moss, G. Manchester A few fungi were seen whilst looking for galls, these were:- Plasmopara nivea; Agrocybe rivulosa; Sawadaea bicornis; Hypholoma fasciculare; Seifertia azalea; Melanoleuca verrucipes; Microsphaera alphitoides; Marsmius rotula and Mycena acicula.
4th June 2022 - Hopton Quarry, Derbyshire - Marasmius oreades; Melampsora epitea and Puccinia poarum were a couple of fungi seen on a lovely jaunt.
4th June 2022 - Padley Gorge, Derbyshire - 2 fungi were seen, these were:- Hypholoma fasiculare and Pluteus cervinus.
2nd June 2022 - Linacre Reservoir, Chesterfield, Derbyshire - Amanita excelsa; Peronospora sordida; Ganoderma australe and Puccinia urticata were the only fungi seen whilst striding around the 3 local reservoirs.
2nd June 2022 - Brearley Park Wetlands NR, Chesterfield, Derbyshire - Entomophthora muscae was found on a small fly whilst sweep netting - the poor bugger. Also seen was Triphragmium ulmariae.
2nd June 2022 - Holmebrook Valley CP, Chesterfield, Derbyshire - Puccinia pulverulenta was the only fungus seen whilst looking at the bug life.
1st June 2022 - Alexandra Park, Oldham, G. Manchester - Ganoderma australe; Calocybe gambosa; Peniophora laeta and Microbotryum violaceum were seen whilst wandering through this lovely park.
1st June 2022 - Glodwick Lows NR, Oldham, G. Manchester - Puccinia poarum was seen on the leaves of Colt's-Foot - it seems to be having a good year.
30th May 2022 - Wright's Wood NR, Stockport, G.Manchester - After the recent rains Coprinopsis lagopus was on show on its usual substrate of woodchip and Lasiosphaeria ovina was on an old Ash log.
29th May 2022 - Moston Fairway, G.Manchester - Gymnosporangium clavariforme was on Hawthorn and Daedaleopsis confragosa; Trametes versicolor; Russula aeruginea and Fomitopsis betulina were also seen.
29th May 2022 - Boggart Clough, G.Manchester - Melampsora hypericorum was seen in great profusion on one shaded shrub.
25th May 2022 - Gorsey Bank, Stockport, G. Manchester - Puccinia punctiformis was now on the leaves of Creeping Thistle.
22nd May 2022 - Saltmarshe Delph, East Yorkshire - Coprinellus disseminatus and Auricularia auricula-judae were the two fungi noted whilst prowling for bugs.
22nd May 2022 - North Cave Wetlands, East Yorkshire - Microbotryum lychnidis-dioicae; Microbotryum violaceum; Puccinia poarum and Puccinia urticata were seen whilst birding and bug-hunting.
19th May 2022 - Gatley Carrs, Stockport, G. Manchester - Whilst leading a walk for carers a few fungi were added to the list, these were:- Kretzschmaria deusta; Plasmopara nivea; Puccinia urticata and Botryobasidium aureum.
15th May 2022 - Carr Vale and Peter Fidler NR, Bolsover, Derbyshire - Melampsora allii-populina and Puccinia phragmitis were the only fungi seen on a general wildlife walk.
11th May 2022 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - A pootle on the way home, Parasola auricoma; Agrocybe praecox sensu lato and Plasmopara nivea were nice extras to the annual lists.
8th May 2022 - Dane's Moss, Macclesfield, Cheshire - Marasmius oreades; Puccinia pulverulenta; Taphrina betulina; Puccinia poarum; Uromyces hyacinthi and Puccinia aegopodii were a few fungi seen on the second walk of the day.
8th May 2022 - Lapwing Lane NR, Macclesfield, Cheshire - Whilst wandering witha few friends we saw the following fungal specimens:- Fomes fomentarius; Marasmius oreades; Fomitopis betulina; Hypocrea pulvinata; Strobilurus tenacellus; Puccinia urticata; Monilinia johnsonii; Trametes versicolor; Exidia plana; Hypoxylon fuscum and Seifertia azalea.
7th May 2022 - Denton Town, Tameside - Coprinopsis lagopus was seen on woodchip - the recent rains had worked in the fungi's favour.
5th May 2022 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Calocybe gambosa was in fruit and already looking a bit manky.
3rd May 2022 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Puccinia poarum was added to the year's tally of 205 species - not a bad start at all.
2nd May 2022 - West Park/Woolston Eyes, Warrington, Cheshire - A few fungi seen were:- Kuehneola uredinis; Daldinia fissa; Puccinia urticata and Monilinia johnsonii (anamorph stage).
1st May 2022 - Consall Valley RSPB, Staffordshire - A catch up with the keen and eager Asco-Man Peter Thompson and a good pootle looking at mosses and a few fungi. The latter list comprised of:- Phoma complanata; Exidia glandulosa; Entomophthora muscae; Trametes versicolor; Hypoxylon fuscum; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Fomes fomentarius; Fomitopsis betulinus; Puccinia caricina ribesii-pendulae; Stereum rameale; Stereum hirsutum; Datronia mollis; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Xylaria hypoxylon; Lachnum virgineum; Dasyscyphella nivea; Hyalorbilia inflatula; Uromyces ficariae; Melampsora populnea; Puccinia sessilis; Microsphaerella punctiformis; Nectria cinnabarina; Phragmidium bulbosum; Phragmocephala atra; Dendryphion comosum; Haglundia perelegans; Hyaloscypha alniseda; Mollisia cinerea; Mollisia revincta; Scutellinia crinita  and Hymenochaete rubiginosa.
25th April 2022 - Gatley Carrs, Stockport, G. Manchester - Uromyces dactylidis; Enyloma ficariae; Uromyces ficariae and Melampsora allii-populina were the few fungi seen today.
24th April 2022 - Cheadle Heath Nomads, Stockport, G. Manchester - Erysiphe heraclei and Puccinia urticata were seen in the garden whilst loafing about.
24th April 2022 - Woolston Park, Warrington, Cheshire - Melampsorella symphyti; Uromyces hyacinthi; Puccinia pulverulenta; Entomophthora muscae and a tatty old specimen of Geastrum michelianum were seen whilst leading a general nature walk.

22nd April 2022 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - Cumminsiella mirabilissima was seen covering the underside of Mahonia leaves.

21st April 2022 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Uromyces ficariae was now appearing on Lesser Celandine leaves.
19th April 2022 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - Puccinia violae was noted growing on some Violets that had snuck under a garden fence.
17th April 2022 - Torrs Riverside Park and trail, New Mills, Derbyshire - 3 fungi seen today:- Bauhinus marginalis; Daedaleopsis confragosa and Fomitopsis betulina.
10th April 2022 - Middleton Lakes RSPB, Staffordshire - A birding jaunt but we did note Coprinellus atramentaria; Hypoxylon fuscum; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Melampsora populnea and the myxo Enteridium lycoperdon.
6th April 2022 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Lachnum virgineum was seen on Rubus debris.
6th April 2022 - Poynton Pool, Stockport, G. Manchester - Uromyces hyacinthi; Pucinia tumida; Trametes gibbosa and Pleurotus ostreatus were a few fungi seen in a walk in the rain.
4th April 2021 - Fletcher Moss, Didsbury, G. Manchester - Fungi seen on a brief jaunt were:- Hypoxylon fuscum; Dacrymyces stillatus; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Exidia plana; Kuehneromyces mutabilis; Nectria cinnabarina; Flammulina velutipes; Hyphodontia sambuci; Polyporus leptocephalus; Sarcoscypha austriaca; Hypoxylon petriniae; Auricularia auriciula-judae; Exidia nucleata; Pleurotus ostreatus; Nectria episphaeria; Crepidotus mollis; Byssomerulius corium; Botryobasidium aureum; Trametes versicolor; Peniophora quercina; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Psathyrella multipedata; Creipdotus cesatii and the myxo Enteridium lycoperdon.
1st April 2021 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Melampsora allii-populina was on the leaves of Ramsons - the year ticks on.
27th March 2022 - Ouse Washes RSPB, Cambridgeshire - Puccinia malvacaerum was seen whilst looking at the bird-life.

25th March 2022 - Kelling Heath, Norfolk - Puccinia smyrnii was ubiquitous on its chosen host of Alexanders.

24th March 2022 - Milton CP, Cambridgeshire - Uromyces dactylidis; Entyloma ficariae and Schizophyllum commune were the few fungi seen whilst birding.
21st March 2022 - Cheadle Heath Nomads, Stockport, G. Manchester - Albugo candida was seen on the stem of an old Sherpherd's Purse plant.
20th March 2022 - Ainsdale Sands Lake, Lancashire - Tulostoma brumale was seen whilst having a late lunch and Puccinia smyrnii was noted whilst walksing around the lake.
20th March 2022 - Haslam Park and NR, Preston, Lancashire - Fungi are now on the backburner but Gill did spy Trametes gibbosa and Daldinia concentrica.
20th March 2022 - Roach Bridge, Lancashire - A fine circular walk and Ganoderma resinaceum was seen around the base of an aging Oak tree.
13th March 2022 - Blake Mere to Colemere via Shropshire Union Canal, Ellesmere, Shropshire - Puccinia tumida was spied again, the second sighting this year of this tiny micro-fungus.
13th March 2022 - Greenfields NR, Whitchurch, Shropshire - Tripe fungus (Auricularia mesenterica) was looking splendid and is always a joy to catch up with.
13th March 2022 - Danson's Wood, Whitchurch, Shropshire - A pootle in the woods beneath glorious skies. The foot is being eased on the fungus pedal at the mo but we did see:- Leptosphaeria acuta; Crepidotus cesatii; Sarcoscypha austriaca; Calloria neglecta; Schizopora paradoxa; Peniophora quercina; Flammulina velutipes; Trametes versicolor; Daldinia concentrica; Hypoxylon fuscum; Stereum rugosum; Byssomerulius corium; Exidia glandulosa; Hyphodontia sambuci; Auricularia auricula-judae; Ganoderma australe plus the myxo Enteridium lycoperdon.
11th March 2022 - Abney Hall, Stockport, G. Manchester - A short ride and walk today, Stictis stellata; Helminthosporium velutinum; Leptosphaeria acuta; Psathyrella candolleana; Calloroa neglecta; Crepidotus versutus; Hemimycena cyphelloides; Puccinia tumida; Hypoxylon fuscum and Peziza micropus were the few fungi seen.
10th March 2022 - Ladybrook Valley Cycleway, Stockport, G. Manchester - Coprinellus domesticus and Kretzschmaria deusta were found on a fallen log whilst out on the bike.
7th March 2022 - Cheadle Heath Nomads, Stockport, G. Manchester - Entyloma ficariae was seen whilst doing a spot of ground work.
6th March 2022 - Rode Hall, Rode Heath, Cheshire - A few fungi seen at this looked after area were:- Coprinellus domesticus; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Ganoderma australe; Kretzschmaria deusta; Seifertia azalea; Rhytisma acerinum; Trichaptum abietinum; Auricularia auricula-judae; Dacrymyces stillatus; Flammulina velutipes; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Pleurotus ostreatus; Tubaria furfuracea; Exidia plana; Hypholoma fasciculare; Sarcoscypha austriaca; Hypoxylon fuscum; Exidia nucleata; Hypoxylon petriniae; Daldinia concentrica; Trametes gibbosa; Trametes versicolor; Bjerkandera adusta; Stereum hirsutum and some old Meripilus giganteus and the myxo Metatrichia floriformis.
6th March 2022 - Merelake Way, Alsager, Cheshire - Scarlet Elf Cups (Sarcoscypha austriaca) were the only fungi seen whilst on a birding wander.
5th March 2022 - Styal, Cheshire - Puccinia lapsanae; Trametes versicolor; Trametes gibbosa; Daldinia concentrica; Chondrostereum hirsutum; Pleurotus ostreatus; Stereum hirsutum; Seifertia azalea and Melampsora hypericorum were the few fungi seen on a short pre-football mooch.
25th February 2022 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - A few fungi were seen wandering homeward, these were:- Xylaria longipes; Mycena tenerrima; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Daldinia concentrica; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma; Stereum hirsutum; Botryobasidium aureum and Puccinia lapsanae.
23rd February 2022 - Bruntwood Park, Stockport, G. Manchester - A swift cycle ride with aching legs, the few fungi seen were:- Xylaria carpophila; Exidia plana; Seifertia azalea; Ascocoryne sarcoides and Pleurotus ostreatus.

21st February 2022 - Abney Hall, Stockport, G. Manchester - After a ride into town and some running and cycling I wandered back home through this local park. Tremella mesenterica was on a stick alongside Peniophora quercina and Meottomyces dissimulans was later confirmed after microscopy and on-line help.

20th February 2022 - Bramhall Park, Stockport, G. Manchester - Atrocious weather but I always like to get some fresh air. Me and the missus had a good walk and avoided the worst of the rain. A few fungi seen were:- Calocera pallido-spathulata; Tremella foliacea var. succinea; Fomitopsis betulina; Gloeophyllum sepiarium; Sarcoscypha austriaca; Trichaptum abietinum; Bjerkandera adusta; Hypholoma fasiculare; Trametes gibbosa; Xylaria hypoxylon; Exidia recisa; Exida plana; Exida nucleata; Coprinellus micaceus; Stereum rameale; Stereum hirsutum; Stereum subtomentosum; Schizopora paradoxa; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Taphrina betulina; Trametes versicolor and Chondrostereum purpureum.
16th February 2022 - Gatley Carrs, Stockport, G. Manchester - A walk with my mate Ant who provided the usual good company and helped contribute to a small fungal list. Species seen were:- Botryobasidium aureum; Datronia mollis; Exidia plana; Stereum hirsutum; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Exidia glandulosa; Trametes gibbosa; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Calloria neglecta; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma; Exidia nucleata; Auricularia auricula-judae; Xylaria hypoxylon; Coprinelllus micaceus; Sarcoscypha austriaca; Ganoiderma australe; Byssomerulius corium; Mycena tenerrima; Chondrostereum purpureum; Flammulina velutipes; Crepidotus cesatii; Leptosphaeria acuta; Periconia byssoides; Tremella mesenterica; Bjerkandera adusta; Trametes versicolor; Kretzscmaria deusta and

9th February 2022 - Fletcher Moss, Didsbury, G. Manchester - A general cycle and walk to get the carcass moving. Of course I saw a few fungi without really exerting my peepers, the species nailed were:- Merismodes confusa; Lophodermium pinastri; Sarcoscypha austriaca; Ascocoryne sarcoides; Hypocrea pulvinata; Exidia nucleata; Crepidotus cesatii; Coprinellus micaceus; Leptosphaeria acuta; Mollisia fusca; Hypoxylon fuscum; Exidia plana; Aurucularia auricula-judae; Flammulina velutipes; Mycena pseudocorticola; Stereum subtomentosum; Fomitopsis betulina; Nectria cinnabarina; Puccinia lagenophorae; Bjerkandera adusta; Calloria neglecta; Trametes versicolor; Xylaria carpophila; Heterobasidion annosum and Trametes gibbosa.

6th February 2022 - Nether Alderley Mill, Congleton, Cheshire - Arrhenia retiruga was seen growing on a patch of rock-clinging moss.

6th February 2022 - Redesmere, Macclesfield, Cheshire - The foot now eases on the fungal gas as birds, bugs and blooms take priority. At this new area though we did record:- Coprinellus micaceus; Crepidotus cesatii; Crepidotus variabilis; Ruzenia spermoides; Sarcoscypha austriaca; Tubaria furfuracea; Schizopora paradoxa; Nectria cinnabarina; Stereum rameale; Chondrostereum purpureum; Stereum subtomentosum; Stereum hirsutum; Trametes versicolor; Bjerkandera adusta; Flammulina velutipes; Mensularia radiata; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Xylaria hypoxylon; Dacrymyces stillatus; Pluerotus ostreatus; Hyphodontia sambuci; Auricularia auricula-judae and .

The latter species took 4 hours to nail. I named it after 30 minutes on the scope, talked myself out of it and then after more microscopy, on-line discussions the end result was had - fungi are a ruddy maze of possibilities.

30th January 2022 - Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden and Woods, Warrington , Cheshire - The only fungi seen were:- Xylaria carpophila; Stereum hirsutum; Hypholoma fasciculare and Ganoderma australe - the place may be half decent for fungi during the main season.
29th January 2022 - Peel Park, Salford, G. Manchester - A wander looking at some birdlife - we did see alomng the way a clump of Flammulina velutipes; a few examples of Auricularia auricula-judae and some fresh Bjerkandera adusta.
28th January 2022 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Puccinia vincae was a new species for the year.
27th January 2022 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Geastrum michelianum and Exidia nucleata were both seen with Silver Birch whilst wending my way home after work.
25th January 2022 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - Puccinia lapsanae was already fruiting on the young leaves of Nipplewort.
24th January 2022 - Sale WP, G. Manchester - A walk with fine friend and fellow moocher Ant Marriott, we had a pootle at the fungal world and found the following list of 56 species:- Flammulina elastica; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Daldinia concentrica; Trametes versicolor; Xylaria hypoxylon; Byssomerulius corium; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Sarcoscypha austriaca; Hypoxylon petriniae; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma; Botryobasidium aureum; Mycena tenerrima; Bjerkandera adusta; Exidia nucleata; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Crepidotus mollis; Coleroa robertiani; Fomitopsis betulina; Cylindrobasidium laeve; Tubaria furfuracea; Stereum hirsutum; Nectria episphaeria; Auricularia auricula-judae; Hyphodontia sambuci; Hypoxylon fuscum; Vuillemina coryli; Schizopora paradoxa; Datronia mollis; Peniophora quercina; Ganoderma applanatum; Nectria cinnabarina; Stereum rugosum; Cerioporus leptocephalus; Calyptella capula; Trichoderma viride; Illosporiopsis christiansenii; Gloeophyllum sepiarium; Mensularia radiata; Kuehneromyces mutabilis; Peniophora lycii; Tremella mesenterica; Rhytisma acerinum; Hypoxylon howeanum; Hypholoma fasciculare; Trametes gibbosa; Xylaria polymorpha; Coprinellus micaceus; Postia subcaesia; Chondrostereum purpureum; Pleurotus ostreatus; Ganoderma australe; Dendryphion comosum; Flammulina velutipes; Crepidotus cesatii; Peziza micropus and Hemimycena tortuosa.
23rd January 2022 - Dorchester NR, Runcorn, Cheshire - Fomitopsis betulina; Fomes fomentarius; Daedaleopsis confragosa and Cylindrobasidium laeve were the few fungi seen at a small, tucked away reserve.
23rd January 2022 - Norton Priory, Runcorn, Cheshire - A second walk of the day, the few fungi noted were:- Schizopora paradoxa; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Coleroa robertiani; Stereum rugosum; Fomitopsis betulina; Trametes versicolor; Xylaria hypoxylon and Melampsora hypericorum.
23rd January 2022 - Wigg Island, Runcorn, Cheshire - A birding walk with a few fungi noted:- Stereum hirsutum; Fomitopsis betulina; Ganoderma applanatum; Crepidotus mollis; Pleurotus ostreatus; Flammulina velutipes and Trametes gibbosa.
16th January 2022 - Arnfield Reservoir/Swallows Wood, Derbyshire - A pre-gig walk and a scrummy breakfast to finish. Fungi seen today were:- Xanthoriicola physciae; Crepidotus cesatii; Sarcoscypha austriaca; Phragmocephala atra; Marchandiomyces aurantiacus; Lachnum apalum; Pucciniastrum epilobii; Nectria cinnabarina; Inonotus hispidus; Auricularia auricula-judae; Stereum rugosum; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Exidia plana; Stereum hirsutum; Trametes gibbosa; Bjerkandera adusta; Byssomerulius corium; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Exidia recisa; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Tubaria furfuracea; Puccinia veronicae; Taphrina betulina; Xylaria longipes; Heterobasidion annosum; Fomitopsis betulina; Xylaria carpophila; Xylaria hypoxylon; Trametes versicolor; Rhytisma acerinum and Postia caesia.
13th January 2022 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - Only 3 fungi seen today, these were:- Diatrype stigma; Bisporella sulfurina and Schizopora paradoxa.
12th January 2022 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - a walk around the urban streets in the dinner break, a nice selection of fungi were seen, these were:- Geoglossum fallax; Cuphophyllus pratensis; Gliophorus psittacina; Trochila ilicina; Phacidium multivalve; Melampsora euphorbiae; Belonidium sulphureum; Calloria neglecta; Bjerkandera adusta; Coleroa robertiani; Exidia nucleata; Rhytisma acerinum; Coprinellus micaceus; Trametes versicolor; Chondrostereum purpureum; Tubaria furfuracea; Clavulina rugosa; Polyporus brumalis; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Pleurotus ostreatus; Flammulina velutipes; Daldinia concentrica; Byssomerulius corium; Melanotus horizontalis; Helvella crispa; Phloeomana speirea; Leptosphaeria acuta and Dacrymyces stillatus.
9th January 2022 - Carsington Water, Derbyshire - A birding walk with the aim just to stretch the legs. 8 miles done, a few fungi were noted:- Daedaleopsis confragosa; Hypoxylon fuscum; Stereum hirsutum; Auricularia auricula-judae; Hyphodontia sambuci; Taphrina betulina; Phlebia radiata; Hypoxylon petriniae; Mycena flavescens; Crepidotus cesatii and Tremella foliacea.
5th January 2022 - Cheadle Heath Nomads, Stockport, G. Manchester - Puccinia lagenophorae was noted whilst planting some apple and pear trees.
5th January 2022 - Brookfields Park, Stockport, G. Manchester - Cycling through on the way home and few fungi were noted, these being:- Clitocybe geotropa; Cuphophyllus virgineus; Phlebia radiata; Crepidotus luteolus and Rhodocollybia butyracea.
5th January 2022 - Ladybrook Valley Cycleway, Stockport, G. Manchester - A few more fungi were added to the early annual tally, these were:- Tremella mesenterica; Coprinopsis atramentaria; Peniophora lycii and Phloeomana speirea.
4th January 2022 - Gorsey Bank, Stockport, G. Manchester - Arrhenia rickenii was just about hangig on, a few more frosts and that will be it for a while.
4th January 2022 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - A new spot for Cobalt Crust (Terana caerulea) was nice with the latest specimen growing on Hazel. Rhopographus filicinus; Arrhenia retiruga; Diaporthe samaricola; Phoma samarorum and Tricholoma scalpturatum were also new for the year.
4th January 2022 - Woodbank Park, Stockport, G. Manchester - A few fungi during a morning mooch:- Puccinia kusanoi; Vuilleminia comedens; Exidia plana; Schizophyllum commune; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Trametes versicolor; Stereum hirsutum; Datronia mollis; Ganoderma australe; Rhytisma acerinum; Tubaria furfuracea; Daldinia concentrica; Nectria inventa; Exidia nucleata; Byssomerulius corium; Auricularia auricula-judae; Crepidotus luteolus; Bulgaria inquinans; Ganoderma applanatum; Trametes gibbosa; Xylaria carpophila; Kretzschmaria deusta; Auricularia mesenterica; Bjerkandera adusta; Stereum rugosum; Xylaria hypoxylon; Sarcomyxa serotina; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Flammulina velutipes; Chondrostereum purpureum; Plicaturopsis crispa; Phragmidium violaceum; Ascocoryne cylichnium; Scutellinia crinita and Leptosphaeria acuta.
3rd January 2022 - Allerton Tower, Merseyside - A few fungi to finish the day and the last stop off point, these were:- Bjerkandera adusta; Trametes versicolor; Sphaeropsis sapinea; Seifertia azalea and Mycena tenerrima.
3rd January 2022 - Clarke Gardens and area, Allerton, Merseyside - A pot of tea and a slice of cake, fungi nearby were:- Laccaria amethystea; Coniophora puteana; Clavulina rugosa; Russula fragilis; Entoloma conferendum and Seifertia azalea.
3rd January 2022 - Eric Hardy Nature Reserve, Merseyside - A pootle in the woods with slutch aplenty and a few fungi noted, these being:- Schizopora paradoxa; Peniophora quercina; Bjerkandera adusta; Flammulina velutipes; Hapalopilus nidulans; Xylaria hypoxylon; Laccaria laccata; Hypoxylon petriniae; Tubaria furfuracea; Coprinellus micaceus; Stereum hirsutum; Nectria cinnabarina; Mensularia radiata; Byssomerulius corium; Exidia plana; Hypoxylon fuscum; Trametes versicolor; Hyphodontia sambuci; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma; Phellinus ferruginosus; Chondrostereum purpureum; Pleurotus ostreatus; Psathyrella corrugis; Crepidotus cesatii.
3rd January 2022 - Woolton Wood/Camp Hill, Merseyside - Trametes gibbosa was spotted as we strolled on to our first mooching destination.
2nd January 2022 - Wright's Wood NR, Stockport, G.Manchester - We are under the weather and fed up with the madness. A short walk to a wood we know was had. It is a small place, no-one goes there only a few folk who look after it. Alas it seems though when trees are felled and logs are left in a pile, the log burner brigade are quick to pounce and forget about the struggle of nature. We had a short mooch despite receiving this aggravating news - the few fungi seen in 60 minutes were:- Mycena arcangeliana; Flammulina velutipes; Lepista flaccida; Crepidotus cesatii; Ascocoryne cylichnium; Mollisia fusca; Melanoleuca polioleuca; Leptosphaeria doliolum; Crocicreas cyathoideum; Leptosphaeria acuta; Fomitopsis betulina; Datronia mollis; Chondrostereum purpureum; Puccinia caricina ribesii-pendulae; Calloria neglecta; Auricularia auricula-judae; Nectria cinnabarina; Bjerkandera adusta; Rhytisma acerinum; Polyporus durus; Exidia nucleata; Handkea excipuliforme; Postia caesia; Hypoxylon petriniae; Trichoderma viride; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Byssomerulius corium; Tubaria furfuracea; Geastrum triplex; Trametes versicolor; Hyphodontia sambuci; Diatrype bullata and Stereum hirsutum.
1st January 2022 - Cheadle Heath, Stockport, G.Manchester - The lurgy has had me, so no roaming today. A quick potter in the garden though did reveal Dendryphion comosum on an old Epilobium stem.