News from within and outside the area.
29th December 2023 - Fletcher Moss, Didsbury, G. Manchester - A coffee and a walk home, the few fungi noted today were:- Phlebia tremellosa; Coprinellus micaceus; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma; Sarcomyxa serotina; Flammulina velutipes and Nitschkia grevillei.
28th December 2023 - Woodbank Park, Stockport, G. Manchester - A quick walk after work, by heck it were almost dark. All I managed to spy were:- Arrhenia retiruga; Chromocyphella muscicola and Clitocybe geotropa.
27th December 2023 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Walking home for work in dire conditions I did manage to ID a few fungi:- Lachnella alboviolascens; Bisporella sulfurina; Crepidotus cesatii; Crepidotus luteolus; Resupinatus applicatus; Peniophora limitata; Hypoxylon petriniae; Tremella mesenterica; Illosporiopsis christiansenii and Xanthoriicola physciae.
26th December 2023 - Chorlton WP, G. Manchester - A short walk, a few fungi noted:- Flammulina velutipes; Bjerkandera adusta; Fomes fomentarius; Fomitopsis betulina; Phlebia radiata; Tremella mesenterica; Peniophora quercina; Xylaria longipes; Auricularia auricula-judae; Daldinia concentrica; Nectria cinnabarina; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Phloeomana speirea; Hypoxylon petriniae; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Auricularia mesenterica; Trametes gibbosa; Coprinellus micaceus; Annulohypoxylon multiforme and Exidia nucleata. It is all better than nowt!
25th December 2022 - Poynton Pool, Stockport, Cheshire - The usual Christmas Day walk, fungi seen whilst feeding the birds included:- Peniophora limitata; Exidia nucleata; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma; Dialonectria episphaeria; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Mycena filopes; Auricularia auricula-judae; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Trametes versicolor; Stereum hirsutum; Phlebia radiata; Mycena tenerrima; Xylaria hypoxylon; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Bjerkandera adusta; Clitocybe geotropa; Trametes gibbosa; Datronia mollis; Flammulina velutipes; Chondrostereum purpureum; Tubaria furfuracea; Dacrymyces stillatus and Rhytisma acerinum. 
23rd December 2023 - Diamond Jubilee Park, Stockport, G. Manchester - Just prior to entering the ground I checked this miniscule park and saw:- Tremella mesenterica; Peniophora quercina; Vuilleminia comedens; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Pholiota squarrosa and the myxo Lycogala epidendrum.
23rd December 2023 - Abney Hall, Stockport, G. Manchester - A walk to the football, a Horse Chestnut stump gave rise to:- Trametes versicolor; Trametes gibbosa; Bjerkandera adusta; Kretzschmaria deusta and Pleurotus ostreatus - I was please by this little gathering.
21st December 2023 - Cale Green Park, Stockport, G. Manchester - Puccinia vincae was just about hanging on and noted as I was indulging in a 6 mile walk.
17th December 2023 - Moore NR, Warrington, Cheshire - A lovely day's weather so we had a walk and looked for a few birds. Of course we got distracted by fungi and after microscopy ended up with a fair list of 55 species:- Diatrypella favacea; Cosmospora magnusiana; Crepidotus cesatii; Bisporella sulfurina; Mycena olida; Parasola conopila; Rosellinia mammiformis; Mycena vitilis; Phragmidium violaceum; Endophragmia atra; Ganoderma australe; Clitocybe geotropa; Pucciniastrum epilobii; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma; Sarcomyxa serotina; Tremella mesenterica; Peniophora incarnata; Exidia glandulosa; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Exidia plana; Mensularia radiata; Trametes versicolor; Byssomerulius corium; Xylaria hypoxylon; Pholiota squarrosa; Fomitopsis betulina; Chondrostereum purpureum; Auricularia auricula-judae; Bjerkandera adusta; Stereum hirsutum; Nectria cinnabarina; Phallus impudicus; Flammulina velutipes; Rhopographus filicinus; Trametes gibbosa; Fomes fomentarius; Xylaria longipes; Exidia nucleata; Tubaria furfuracea; Datronia mollis; Mycena arcangeliana; Peniophora quercina; Mycena galericulata; Hypoxylon petriniae; Stereum subtomentosum; Hyphodontia sambuci; Taphrina betulina; Pleurotus ostreatus; Exidia recisa; Cylindrobasidium laeve; Dacrymyces stillatus; Lycoperdon perlatum; Plicaturopsis crispa; Rhytisma acerinum and Lycogala epidendrum.
16th December 2023 - Debdale Park, Stockport, G. Manchester - A walk with the missus before the footy. The few fungi noted were:- Trametes versicolor; Stereum rugosum; Xylaria hypoxylon; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Schizophyllum commune; Oxyporus populinus; Exidia plana and Auricularia auricula-judae.
14th December 2024 - St Mary and Apostles Church, Stockport, G. Manchester - After a coffee I checked this local churchyard for some mosses, the few fungi noted were:- Arrhenia retiruga; Arrhenia rickenii; Xylaria hypoxylon; Clitocybe nebularis and Exidia nucleata.
14th December 2024 - Brookfields Park, Stockport, G. Manchester - A continuation of the days walk and cycle, the few species seen here were:- Lepista nuda; Clitocybe geotropa; Albugo candida; Calocera cornea; Clavulina rugosa and Mycena pura.
14th December 2023 - Ladybrook Interest Trail, Stockport, G. Manchester - A short walk and cycle in the rain, I ended up filthy. The few fungi seen were:- Crepidotus cesatii; Hypoxylon fuscum; Hyphodontia sambuci; Vuilleminia comedens; Tremella mesenterica; Mycena galericulata; Stereum rugosum; Stereum subtomentosum; Stereum hirsutum; Chondrostereum purpureum; Trametes versicolor; Exidia recisa; Bjerkandera adusta; Xylaria hypoxylon; Auricularia auricula-judae; Mycena tenerrima; Nectria cinnabarina; Peniophora quercina; Phlebia tremellosa; Calycina herbarum; Coprinopsis atramentaria and Fammulina velutipes.
12th December 2023 - Abney Hall, Stockport, G. Manchester - A walk with the carers from work, the only different fungi seen from yesterday were:- Laccaria laccata; Mycena tenerrima; Daldinia concentrica; Ganoderma australe; Schizophyllum commune; Chondrostereum purpureum; Schizophyllum commune and Mycena arcangeliana.
11th December 2023 - Abney Hall, Stockport, G. Manchester - After a coffee I made my way homeward - I saw a few fungi, these were:- Crepidotus luteolus; Endophragmia atra; Mycena pseudocorticola; Leptosphaeria purpurea; Tremella foliacea; Calycina herbarum; Tubaria furfuracea; Stictis stellata; Tremella mesenterica; Peniophora quercina; Phlebia radiata; Calocera cornea; Nectria cinnabarina and Exidia nucleata.
11th December 2023 - Bruntwood Park, Stockport, G. Manchester - A few fungi were noted in foul conditions:- Tremella mesenterica; Peniophora quercina; Vuilleminia comedens; Exidia nucleata; Auricularia auricula-judae; Stereum rugosum; Bjerkandera adusta; Trametes versicolor; Exidia glandulosa; Pleurotus ostreatus; Lepista flaccida; Xylaria hypoxylon; Stereum hirsutum; Ganoderma australe and Clitocybe geotropa.
10th December 2023 - Leverhulme Park, Bolton, Lancashire - A quick walk after a garden centre vist and a trip to see the folks. The few fungi noted were:- Hemimycena tortuosa; Crepidotus cesatii; Byssomerulius corium; Nectria cinnabarina; Xylaria hypoxylon and Cylindrobasidium laeve.
9th December 2023 - Alexandra Park, Moss Side, G. Manchester - A walk in the rain, a few fungi were seen, these being:- Periconia byssoides; Torula herbarum; Ascocoryne sarcoides; Arhenia retiruga; Exidia nucleata; Schizophyllum commune; Trametes versicolor; Bjerkandera adusta; Gymnopus peronatus; Stereum hirsutum; Pleurotus ostreatus; Marasmius rotula; Ganoderma australe; Chondrostereum purpureum; Trametes gibbosa and Lycoperdon pyriforme.
4th December 2023 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - A walk to clear the head, a few fungi were seen, these were:- Tricholomopsis rutilans; Tremella mesenterica; Peniophora limitata; Hypoxylon petriniae; Exidia nucleata; Xylaria hypoxylon; Laccaria laccata; Flammulina velutipes; Daldinia concentrica; Diaporthe samaricola; Phoma samarorum; Clitocybe geotropa; Phragmidium violaceum and Chondrostereum purpureum.
3rd December 2023 - Lymm Dam, Warrington, Cheshire - The fungi have fizzled and our focus is elsewhere but whilst walking we still saw:- Hypoxylon fuscum; Seifertia azalea; Vuilleminia comedens; Clitocybe nebularis; Coprinellus micaceus; Auricularia mesenterica; Mycena olida; Pholiota squarrosa; Clitocybe geotropa; Bjerkandera adusta; Ganoderma australe; Rhytisma acerinum; Coniophora puteana; Laccaria laccata; Stereum hirsutum; Trametes versicolor; Xylaria longipes; Crepidotus cesatii; Mycena arcangeliana and Chondrostereum purpureum.
2nd December 2023 - Wycoller CP, Colne, Lancashire - Whilst continuing the birding walk we noted 4 more fungi:- Exidia recisa; Peniophora quercina; Tremella mesenterica and Byssomerulius corium.
2nd December 2023 - Ball Grove CP, Colne, Lancashire - 2 fungi were noted whilst birding, these were Auricularia auricula-judae and Vuilleminia comedens.
1st December 2023 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - The fungus season is done, now I will concentrate on other matters for the rest of the year. I am planning on seeing a ta least 2 species a day though, just to keep the eye in and record what is about. The two species today were Hygrocybe reidii and Coleroa robertiani.
28th November 2023 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - At work, I needed a stretch, the fungi seen at a site nearby were:- Phragmidium violaceum; Crepidotus cesatii; Endophragmia atra; Mycena pseudocorticola; Pholiota squarrosa; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Mycena olida; Resupinatus trichotis; Mycena flavoalba; Laccaria laccata; Lactarius glyciosmus; Lactarius turpis; Trametes versicolor; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Stereum hirsutum; Clitocybe nebularis; Xylaria carpophila; Nectria cinnabarina; Trametes gibbosa; Bjerkandera adusta; Mycena rosea; Clitocybe geotropa and Xylaria hypoxylon.
26th November 2023 - Brown Moss, Shropshire - A meet-up with our mate Peter Thompson and a look at mosses and of course, a few fungi. News came our way that the foragers had been in, it is par for the course these days and will undoubtedly contribute to some tough times ahead. We cracked on in earnest, and came up with a list of 76 species:- Russula fragilis; Russula silvestris; Microthyrium ciliatum; Lophodermium pinastri; Cheilymenia granulata; Mycena vitilis; Psathyrella pseudogracilis; Mycena arcangeliana; Lactarius serifluus; Crepidotus variabilis; Erythricium aurantiacum; Phragmidium violaceum; Ascocoryne sarcoides; Ascocoryne cylichnium; Lachnum apalum; Crepidotus cesatii; Ganoderma australe; Flammulina velutipes; Schizopora radula; Sparassis crispa; Lycoperdon nigrescens; Lycoperdon perlatum; Microsphaera alphitoides; Rhodocollybia maculata; Baeospora myosura; Laccaria proxima; Gymnopilus penetrans; Calocera cornea; Lenzites betulinus; Taphrina betulina; Typhula quisquilliaris; Exidia glandulosa; Lepista flaccida; Stereum rameale; Mycena inclinata; Stereum rugosum; Chondrostereum purpureum; Fomes fomentarius; Hypocrea pulvinata; Mensularia radiata; Mycena pura; Nectria cinnabarina; Amanita rubescens; Rhopographus filicinus; Xylaria hypoxylon; Calyptella capula; Clitocybe nebularis; Mycena galericulata; Rhizomarasmius setosus; Mycena polyadelpha; Pucciniastrum epilobii; Hymenochaete rubiginosa; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Rhytisma acerinum; Plicaturopsis crispa; Byssomerulius corium; Rhodocollybia butyracea; Tricholoma sulphureum; Laccaria laccata; Vuilleminia comedens; Peniophora quercina; Lepista nuda; Paxillus involutus; Phlebia tremellosa; Laccaria amethystea; Trametes versicolor; Phlebia radiata; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Datronia mollis; Fomitopsis betulina; Lactarius quietus; Scleroderma citrinum; Hypholoma fasciculare; Bjerkandera adusta; Stereum hirsutum and the myxo Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa.
23rd November 2023 - Didsbury Park, G. Manchester - Another early finish from work, this local, well-used and quite small park gave rise to a few fungal species:- Mycena arcangeliana; Auricularia auricula-judae; Chondrostereum purpureum; Pleurotus ostreatus; Trametes versicolor; Bjerkandera adusta; Xylaria hypoxylon; Taphrina betulina; Stereum rugosum; Ganoderma australe; Pholiota squarrosa; Fomitopsis betulina; Clitocybe nebularis and Lepista flaccida.
22nd November 2023 - Fletcher Moss, Didsbury, G. Manchester - An early finish from work, a coffee at the park cafe and a walk. The few fungi seen were:- Mycena filopes; Mycena flavoalba; Mycena galericulata; Mycena tenerrima; Phloeomana speirea; Nitschkia confertula; Crepidotus cesatii; Rosellinia mammiformis; Hygrocybe insipida; Pucciniastrum epilobii; Sarcoscypha austriaca; Phlebia tremellosa; Trametes versicolor; Daldinia concentrica; Armillaria gallica; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma; Xylaria hypoxylon; Stereum hirsutum; Byssomerulius corium; Auricularia auricula-judae; Hypoxylon fuscum; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Hypoxylon petriniae; Rhizomarasmius setosus; Hyphodontia sambuci; Trametes gibbosa; Stereum rugosum; Chondrostereum purpureum; Hypholoma fasciculare; Coprinellus micaceus; Fomitopsis betulina and the myxo Lycogala epidendrum.

20th November 2023 - Sale Water Park, G. Manchester - A meet-up with a few friends, the back and chest were creaking today, the heart jumping and I arrived covered in mud after 7 miles on the bike. A short pootle before the meet up, a good walk, a few fungi after folk had gone, some microscopy and the list ended at 80 species.

The fungi named and shamed were:- Pezizella chrysostigma; Hemimycena delectabilis; Laccaria laccata; Peniophora limitata; Xylaria hypoxylon; Phloeomana speirea; Daldinia concentrica; Exidia nucleata; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Pluteus cervinus; Byssomerulius corium; Mycena galericulata; Rhizomarasmius setosus; Mycena flavoalba; Lactarius glyciosmus; Tricholoma scalpturatum; Trametes versicolor; Bjerkandera adusta; Nectria cinnabarina; Auricularia auricula-judae; Mycena arcangeliana; Mycena tenerrima; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Postia subcaesia; Hypoxylon petriniae; Sarcoscypha austriaca; Hypoxylon fuscum; Fomitopsis betulina; Ganoderma australe; Kuehneromyces mutabilis; Hypholoma fasciculare; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Rhytisma acerinum; Armillaria gallica; Coprinellus micaceus; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma; HYphodontia sambuci; Entoloma rhodopolium; Dacrymyces stillatus; Mycena pseudocorticola; Peniophora quercina; Laccaria proxima; Stereum gausapatum; Mensularia radiata; Lepista saeva; Mycena galopus; Puccinia aegopodii; Schizophyllum amplum; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Macrotyphula fistulosa var. contorta; Gymnopilus penetrans; Tubaria furfuracea; Clitocybe nebularis; Vuilleminia comedens; Exidia glandulosa; Chondrostereum purpureum; Coprinopsis atramentaria; Botryobasidion aureum; Stereum rugosum; Stereum hirsutum; Cylindrobasidium laeve; Datronia mollis; Crepidotus mollis; Lactarius blennius; Rhodocollybia butyracea; Mycena haematopus; Rutstroemia firma; Crepidotus luteolus; Dendryphion comosum; Endophragmia atra; Trichopeziza sulphurea; Calycina herbarum; Phragmidium violaceum; Torula herbarum; Crepidotus cesatii; Flammulina velutipes; Ascocoryne cylichnium and the myxo Lycogala epidendrum.

We also saw Auricularia auricula-judae var. lactea - a variety of a common fungus I had been wanting to see for years - smashing.


19th November 2023 - Wythenshawe CP, G. Manchester - A walk in the relentless rain with the missus. We strolled along and didn't put too much effort into the fungal realm but we did manage to see:-

Stereum rugosum; Puccinia kusanoi; Arrhenia rickenii; Radulomyces molaris; Crepidotus cesatii; Crepidotus cesatii; Stereum sanguinolentum; Auricularia auricula-judae; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Hypholoma fasciculare; Rhytisma acerinum; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Crepidotus mollis; Bjerkandera adusta; Fomitopsis betulina; Taphrina betulina; Exidia glandulosa; Exidia nucleata; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Clitocybe geotropa; Vuilleminia comedens; Russula ochroleuca; Mycena galericulata; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Ganoderma resinaceum; Xylaria hypoxylon; Ganoderma australe; Porpolomopsis calyptriformis; Peniophora quercina; Stereum rameale; Clitocybe nebularis; Stereum hirsutum;  Plicaturopsis crispa; Chondrostereum purpureum; Rhodocollybia butyracea; Chlorophyllum rachodes; Laccaria laccata; Coprinellus micaceus; Helvella crispa; Phlebia tremellosa; Trametes versicolor; Coniophora puteana and Pholiota squarrosa.

16th November 2023 - Gorsey Bank, Stockport, G. Manchester - Walking home from work and a small area held:- Arrhenia rickenii; Arrhenia spathulata; Mycena olida; Exidia nucleata; Nectria cinnabarina; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Xylaria hypoxylon; Bjerkandera adusta and Mycena pseudocortocola.
15th November 2023 - Alexandra Park, Stockport, G. Manchester - Sad times, a day off work and a walk. A few fungi noted under the leaking skies were:- Byssomerulius corium; Mycoacia uda; Mycena tenerrima; Phloeomana speirea; Rhizomarasmius setosus; Nectria cinnabarina; Rhytisma acerninum; Mycena arcangeliana; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Trochila ilicina; Clavulina rugosa; Chromocyphella muscicola; Mycena flavoalba; Trametes versicolor; Puccinastrum epilobii; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Bjerkandera adusta; Stereum hirsutum; Exidia nucleata; Peniophora quercina; Stereum rameale; Daldinia concentrica; Mycena haematopus; Melanotus horizontalis; Ganoderma australe; Hypholoma fasciculare; Auricularia mesenterica; Mycena olida; Dendryphion comosum; Trichopeziza sulphureum; Calycina herbarum; Clitocybe phyllophila and Leptosphaeria doliolum.
14th November 2023 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - A shit day with some foul news, me and the missus had a walk to clear the heads. Along the way I spied:- Clitocybe nebularis; Pleurotus ostreatus; Clitocybe geotropa and Chondrostereum purpureum. It was enough.

12th November 2023 - Ainsdale NE, Lancashire - A meet up with some good friends, we had a wander, defied the rain and compiled a list of 126 species.

The lists included:- Clitocybe metachroa; Russula atropurpurea; Mycena metata; Crinipellis scabella; Lycoperdon lividum; Galerina calyptrata; Myxomphalia maura; Omphalina galericolor; Cortinarius uliginosus; Baeospora myosura; Rhytisma acerinum; Lactarius tabidus; Russula claroflava; Fomitopsis betulina; Russula betularum; Lactarius glyciosmus; Hyphodontia sambuci; Auricularia auricula-judae; Mycena arcangeliana; Trametes versicolor; Xylaria longipes; Nectria cinnabarina; Hypholoma fasciculare; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Ascocoryne sarcoides; Hebeloma crustuliniforme; Clavulina cinerea; Xylaria hypoxylon; Leccinum scabrum; Amanita rubescens; Clavulina coralloides; Paxillus involutus; Coprinellus micaceus; Mycena olida; Inocybe geophylla var. lilacina; Gymnopus confluens; Rhodocollybia butyracea; Tricholoma stiparophyllum; Scleroderma verrucosum; Cortinarius hemitrichus; Laccaria amethystea; Clitocybe nebularis; Lepista nuda; Amanita muscaria; Lactarius quietus; Mycena vitilis; Russula ochroleuca; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Stereum gausapatum; Microsphaera alphitoides; Pluteus cervinus; Schizopora paradoxa; Cystoderma amianthinum; Mycena galopus; Mycena polyadelpha; Exidia plana; Diatrypella quercina; Russula fragilis; Rhizomarasmius setosus; Mycena galopus var. nigra; Mycena capillaripes; Lepista flaccida; Gymnopilus penetrans; Armillaria ostoyae; Russula sardonia; Russula sanguinaria; Geastrum fimbriatum; Geastrum triplex; Calocera cornea; Heterobasidion annosum; Clitocybe fragrans; Lycoperdon perlatum; Russula caerulea; Trichaptum abietinum; Sphaeropsis sapinea; Neottiella rutilans; Tremella mesenterica; Byssomerulius corium; Cuphophyllus virgineus; Ampulloclitocybe clavipes; Lactarius aurantiacus; Stereum hirsutum; Tricholoma sulphureum; Inocybe geophylla; Lactarius hepatica; Amanita citrina; Lepiota cristata; Exidia nucelata; Skeletocutis amorpha; Stereum sanguinolentum; Tricholomopsis rutilans; Lactarius vietus; Postia caesia; Rhopographus filicinus; Peniophora quercina; Mycena pseudocorticola; Gymnopus peronatus; Dichomitus campestris; Stereum rameale; Bisporella citrina; Cylindrobasidium laeve; Collybia cookei; Mycena tenerrima; Phragmidium violaceum; Trichopeziza sulphureum; Crepidotus luteolus; Hygrocybe ceracea; Phyllactinia betulae; Stropharia caerulea Typhula juncea; Entoloma rhodopolium; Laccaria laccata; Roridomyces roridus; Crepidotus epibryus; Crepidotus cesatii; Melampsoridium betulinum; Radulomyces molaris; Melanoleuca polioleuca; Melanoleuca grammopodia; Arrhenia spathulata; Mycena aetites; Lactarius deterrimus; Chalciporus piperatus; Hohenbuehelia fluxilis and Simocybe haustellaris.


11th November 2023 - Woodbank Park, Stockport, G. Manchester - The last public walk to lead this year, sold out and with shining sun, we had 2.5 hours pootling and after covering a short distance clocked up 75 species.

The fine fungi found were:- Hymenoscyphus rokebyensis; Coprinellus micaceus; Lepista flaccida; Clavulina rugosa; Rhytisma acerinum; Trametes gibbosa; Mycena haematopus; Phlebia tremellosa; Hyphontia sambuci; Xylaria hypoxylon; Chlorophyllum rachodes; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Lycoperdon perlatum; Ganoderma australe; Stereum gausapatum; Auricularia mesenterica; Pluteus salicinus; Mycena arcangeliana; Botryobasidion aureum; Stereum hirsutum; Pluteus cervinus; Gymnopilus penetrans; Bjerkandera adusta; Trametes versicolor; Laccaria amethystea; Rhizomarasmius setosus; Laccaria laccata; Lactarius blennius; Entoloma rhodopolium; Leotia lubrica; Stereum rugosum; Puccinia kusanoi; Hypholoma fasciculare; Kuehneromyces mutabilis; Datronia mollis; Daldinia concentrica; Nectria cinnabarina; Pucciniastrum epilobii; Exidia nucleata; Pluteus umbrosus; Macrotyphula fistulosa; Rhodocollybia butyracea; Xylaria carpophila; Postia subcaesia; Gymnopilus junonius; Vuilleminia comedens; Peniophora quercina; Auricularia auricula-judae; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Inocybe geophylla; Clitocybe nebularis; Mycena olida; Gymnopus confluens; Lactarius quietus; Russula ochroleuca; Lepista nuda; Paxillus involutus; Laccaria proxima; Tubaria furfuracea; Phragmidium violaceum; Ascocoryne cylichnium; Mycena vitilis; Clavulinopsis helvola; Crepidotus cesatii; Crepidotus luteolus; Physisporinus vitreus; Mycena filopes; Lactarius fulvissimus; Mycena hiemalis; Byssomerulius corium; Armillaria mellea; Armillaria gallica and Inocybe cincinnata var. cincinnata; Russula betularum plus the myxo Lycogala epidendrum.

10th November 2023 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - A very short walk to the bookshop was taken today, and whilst on my way I noted that the small grassy area at work was still giving birth to a few fungi, these being:- Gliophorus laetus; Cuphopyllus virgineus; Hygrocybe conica; Cystoderma amianthinum and Gliophorus irrigatus.  On the attached dead stems of a Variegated Holly I also saw Stereum rugosum.

9th November 2023 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - Still at work and still squeezing in a quick gander at the local area.  Today a few Helvella crispa were growing beneath a sturdy Beech, Nectria cinnabarina was encrusted on a dead Hornbeam branch and a few specimens of Tricholoma stiparophyllum were spied beneath a Silver Birch.

Peziza micropus was seen on woodchip.


8th November 2023 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - Another dinnertime walk, the weather was mighty pleasant and I continued my weekly bout of short fungal pootles.  A fine spread of Tricholoma scalpturatum was found beneath some ornamental Silver Birch trees whilst a little further along some fallen Oak branches gave rise to Stereum hirsutum and a fresh bracket of Postia subcaesia.  A small Oak stump bore a little cluster of Mycena haematopus which was a delight to behold plus a gathering of Lachnum virgineum.

Moving on and in a cul-de-sac some old logs were bearing Hypholoma fasciculare and Mycena arcangeliana and a nearby stump was adorned with Calocera cornea; Trametes gibbosa and Gymnopilus junonius.  The roots were erupting with Meripilus giganteus and Armillaria mellea whilst some nearby buried wood sported a collection of old Lycoperdon pyriforme.

Under 2 fine Beech trees were a few Clavulina rugosa and several Lactarius blennius and Lactarius fulvissimus - all enhanced by the coppery carpets of fallen leafage. Also seen were a few striate grey caps of Mycena aetites.

The other species note today were:- Bjerkandera adusta on a Horse Chestnut stump, Cuphophyllus virgineus on a mowed lawn alongside a few Mycena flavoalba and a brace of Coprinus comatus at the side of a wall.

I did add Lepsita sordida earlier in the day, it was growing through the pavement and looked really out of place.


7th November 2023 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - As the fungal season winds down I am just catching up and having the odd minor pootle.  This week I am planning on using my dinner break to do 4 walks for 30 minutes each and see what I can see around the local streets. Today I checked a narrow lawn that was approximately 50ft long by 3ft wide with a few nearby Silver Birches.  I spied:- 2 freshly emerged Boletus edulis; a couple of Amanita muscaria; 1 Laccaria laccata; a couple of fresh Tricholoma fulvum, some rather aged Lactarius pubescens and 2 robust Chalciporus piperatus.  Nearby were a little gathering of Gliophorus psittacinus; some work Gliophorus laetus; a troop of Cuphophyllus virgineus and some Trochila ilicina.

On a rotting fence at the side of a small conservation area I noted Postia subcaesia wearing its blueing attire and a limp specimen of Mycena galericulata.  A Sycamore Tree had a cluster of Armillaria mellea around its base, a scattered gathering of Mycena tenerrima were hanging around the mossy bark of a Lime Tree and further along Geoglossum fallax marched across an unkempt lawn whilst Puccinia lagenophorae adorned the leaves of a defiant Groundsel plant.


5th November 2023 - Dobcroft NR, Preston, Lancashire - The penultimate walk of the fungus season, a tough area to find fungi but a fine group joined me and the missus and after microscopy we saw the following species:-

Phloeomana speirea; Baeospora myosura; Xylaria hypoxylon; Bisporella sulfurina; Dacrymyces stillatus; Trametes versicolor; Russula fragilis; Coprinellus micaceus; Diatrype bullata; Crepidotus mollis; Auricularia auricula-judae; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Nectria cinnabarina; Vuilleminia comedens; Stereum gausapatum; Stereum rameale; Stereum hirsutum; Chondrostereum purpureum; Mycena tenerrima; Exidia nucelata; Peniophora limitata; Hypholoma fasciculare; Mycena galopus; Terana caerulea; Mycena acicula; Trichopeziza sulphurea; Datronia mollis; Coprinopsis atramentaria; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Hypoxylon petriniae; Entoloma rhodopolium; Tubaria furfuracea; Collybia cookei; Armillaria mellea; Rhizomarasmius setosus; Byssomerulius corium; Tremella mesenterica; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma; Hyphodontia sambuci; Clavulina coralloides; Crepidotus calolepis; Trichoderma viride; Mycena arcangeliana; Rhytisma acerinum; Claviceps purpurea; Pucciniastrum epilobii; Albugo candida; Coprinus comatus; Phragmidium violaceum; Ascocoryne cylichnium; Hemimycena tortuosa; Psathyrella corrugis; Lachnum apalum; Leptosphaeria acuta; Leptosphaeria doliolum; Fuscoporia ferruginosa; Merismodes confusa; Crepidotus cesatii; Crepidotus luteolus and Rutstroemia firma.

A nearby woodchip pile at a school held:- Helvella crispa; Scleroderma verrucosum; Pluteus phlebophorus; Pluteus ephebeus; Coprinopsis lagopus and Psathyrella conopilea bringing the total up to 66 species.

4th November 2023 - Bramhall Park, Stockport, G. Manchester - After leading a morning walk nearby me and the missus finished with a coffee at this nearby cafe. We saw a few fungi that I had recorded on the previous Monday with an old Horse Chestnut tree holding 11 species. A couple of species I didn't see on my previous trip were:- Gymnopilus penetrans and Phlebia radiata. They all count and are all appreciated.

4th November 2023 - Carr Wood, Bramhall, G. Manchester - Another full walk at an area that sees a lot of footfall and general disturbance but one still worthy of attention. After a few hours in the field and some afternoon microscopy the list ended at 61 species.

The fungal gems found were:- Lepista flaccida; Stereum rugosum; Daldinia concentrica; Trametes versicolor; Xylaria longipes; Clitocybe geotropa; Stereum hirsutum; Rhytisma acerinum; Helvella crispa; Coniophora puteana; Mycena pseudocorticola; Clavulina coralloides; Xylaria hypoxylon; Exidia nucleata; Rhizomarasmius setosus; Mycena galericulata; Tubaria furfuracea; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Coprinellus micaceus; Phloeomana speirea; Mycena tenerrima; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Mycena hematopus; Scleroderma verrucosum; Armillaria gallica; Mycena arcangeliana; Laccaria laccata; Byssomerulius corium; Helvella lacunosa; Mycena pura; Clitocybe nebularis; Scleroderma citrinum; Armillaria mellea; Mycena olida; Albugo candida; Puccinia veronicae; Stereum sanguinolentum; Pluteus cervinus; Crepidotus mollis; Mycena rosea; Tricholoma stiparophyllum; Rhodocollybia butyracea; Hypholoma fasciculare; Schizopora paradoxa; Laccaria proxima; Fomitopsis betulina; Lycoperdon perlatum; Chlorophyllum rachodes; Calycina herbarum; Russula fragilis; Hyphodontia sambuci; Inocybe geophylla; Ascocoryne sarcoides; Phragmidium violaceum; Leptosphaeria purpurea; Dendryphion comosum; Endophragmia atra; Inocybe sindonia; Pleurotus pulmonarius; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae and Crepidotus luteolus.

3rd November 2023 - East Didsbury, G. Manchester - After a cycle I had a walk down a lane behind some houses and alongside the main road down which I had come on the bike. Species seen on this short stretch were:- Chlorophyllum rachodes; Lepista flaccida; Mycena pseudocorticola; Coprinus comatus; Hypoxylon petriniae; Illosporiopsis christiansenii; Hysterographium fraxini; Peniophora limitata; Tremella mesenterica; Bisporella citrina; Exidia nucleata; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Diaporthe samaricola; Phoma samarorum; Rhizomarasmius setosus; Xylaria hypoxylon; Phloeomana speirea; Inocybe geophylla and Crepidotus caspari.
3rd November 2023 - Heaton Mersey Park, Stockport, G. Manchester - Walking and cycling to work and in this small park I noted Mycena aetites and Inocybe sindonia under a small Pinus tree and nearby Mycena galericulata was growing from some buried wood.
2nd November 2023 - Fletcher Moss; Didsbury, G. Manchester - Another early finish, a walk, a cycle, a coffee and a short pootle. Fungi seen between heavy showers were:- Nitschkia confertula; Hemimycena tortuosa; Allophylaria clavuliformis; Datronia mollis; Mycena galericulata; Kuehneromyces mutabilis; Phlebia tremellosa; Crepidotus mollis; Bisporella sulfurina; Rhytisma acerinum; Trametes versicolor; Xylaria hypoxylon; Claviceps purpurea; Pholiota squarrosa; Hypholoma fasciculare; Armillaria mellea; Trametes gibbosa; Auiricularia auricula-judae; Pleurotus ostreatus; Plicaturopsis crispa; Hypoxylon petriniae; Mycena olida; Mycena tenerrima; Byssomerulius corium; Peniophora limitata; Vuilleminia coryli; Hypoxylon fuscum; Exidia nucleata and the myxo Lycogala epidendrum.
1st November 2023 - Abney Hall, Stockport, G. Manchester - A slow walk homeward taking the long route. A few fungi were seen whilst I sipped a coffee, these were:- Coprinellus micaceus; Stereum hirsutum; Stereum rugosum; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Macrotyphula fistulosa; Naucoria escharioides; Laccaria laccata; Rhizomarasmius setosus; Clavulina coralloides; Coprinus comatus; Peniophora limitata; Daldinia concentrica; Stereum gausapatum; Chondrostereum purpureum; Chromocyphella muscicola; Phloeomana speirea; Mycena olida; Mycena pseudocorticola; Mycena filopes; Mycena arcangeliana; Mycena tenerrima; Fomitopsis betulina; Hypholoma fasciculare and Plicaturopsis crispa.
31st October 2023 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - A few gatherings of Coprinus comatus were seen along with a lone Melanoleuca polioleuca.
31st October 2023 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - A few fungi seen on a short dinnertime stroll:- Laccaria laccata; Clavulinopsis corniculata; Xylaria hypoxylon; Albugo candida; Hypholoma fasciculare; Stereum rugosum; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Clavulina rugosa; Russula praetervisa; Phragmidium violaceum; Clavulinopsis luteoalba; Mycena floavoalba; Galerina vittiformis and Amanita rubescens.

30th October 2023 - Bramhall Park, Stockport, G. Manchester - A meet-up with a few fine folk. The weather was horrendous and we had a brew and chat under cover to start before heading out into slackened rain before all cleared and we yomped on. There wasn't a great deal about but after a decent walk, a post walk pootle (all of 10 minutes) and some afternoon microscopy the list ended up at 69 species.

The list today was made up of:- Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Rickenella fibula; Cystoderma amianthinum; Cuphophyllus virgineus; Stereum hirsutum; Trametes versicolor; Xylaria hypoxylon; Armillaria mellea; Scleroderma verrucosum; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Rhytisma acerinum; Heterobasidion annosum; Chromocyphella muscicola; Mycena galericulata; Pucciniastrum epilobii; Mycena inclinata; Auricularia auricula-judae; Trichaptum abietinum; Coniophora puteana; Calocera pallido-spathulata; Kretzschmaria deusta; Rhodocollybia butyracea; Paxillus involutus; Amanita muscaria; Laccaria laccata; Mycena pura; Mycena tenerrima; Mycena olida; Nectria cinnabarina; Rhizomarasmius setosus; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Bjerkandera adusta; Mycena pterigena; Fomitopsis betulina; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Russula ochroleuca; Stereum gausapatum; Clitocybe gibba; Psathyrella piluliformis; Kuehneromyces mutabilis; Datronia mollis; Chondrostereum purpureum; Plicaturopsis crispa; Trochila ilicina; Laccaria amethystea; Stereum subtomentosum; Hygrocybe ceracea; Hygrocybe insipida; Phragmidium violaceum; Crepidotus cesatii; Trametes gibbosa; Pluteus cervinus; Naucoria escharioides; Hyphodontia sambuci; Ganoderma australe; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Mensularia radiata; Pluteus salicinus; Albugo candida; Mycena filopes; Mycena aetites; Clavulinopsis helvola; Mycena flavoalba; Mycena metata; Scleroderma citrinum; Pucciniastrum circaeae; Hypholoma fasciculare; Galerina clavata and Psathyrella conopilea.


28th October 2023 - Arley Hall, Cheshire - 2 more walks led, this time after the foragers had taken much and with a throbbing achilles tendon - ooh bugger. The folk who attended were understanding and lovely, after both walks the end tally was 137 species.

The fungi seen were:- Russula parazurea; Ramaria abietina; Mycoacia uda; Panaeolus acuminatus; Mycena vitilis; Lepiota boudieri; Mycena filopes; Mycena flavoalba; Nitschkia confertula; Cymadothea trifolii; Clavulinopsis helvola; Xerocomellus cisalpinus; Lactarius fulvissimus; Phragmidium rubi-idaei; Dendryphion comosum; Crepidotus luteolus; Mycena capillares; Stereum gausapatum; Armillaria mellea; Hypholoma fasciculare; Coprinus comatus; Microsphaera alphitoides; Psathyrella piluliformis; Rhytisma acerinum; Bolbitius titubans; Clitopilus prunulus; Cuphophyllus virgineus; Hygrocybe insipida; Gliophorus psittacina; Pucciniastrum epilobii; Albugo candida; Mycena galopus; Lactarius quietus; Gymnopilus junonius; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Laccaria laccata; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Peniophora quercina; Stereum hirsutum; Puccinia lagenophorae; Diaporthe samaricola; Phoma samarorum; Nectria cinnabarina; Puccinia aegopodii; Xylaria hypoxylon; Psathyrella conopilea; Rhopographus filicinus; Seifertia azalea; Cystoderma amianthinum; Rhizomarasmius setosus; Amanita muscaria; Chalciporus piperatus; Lepista flaccida; Clitocybe odora; Lycoperdon perlatum; Lactarius blennius; Vuilleminia comedens; Fomitopsis betulina; Mycena inclinata; Mycena galericulata; Mycena olida; Tubaria furfuracea; Trametes versicolor; Auricularia auricula-judae; Agaricus xanthodermus; Leotia lubrica; Hymenochaete rubiginosa; Mycena arcangeliana; Russula atropurpurea; Russula amoenolens; Geastrum triplex; Mycena tenerrima; Stereum rugosum; Fistulina hepatica; Xylaria longipes; Exidia nucleata; Clitocybe nebularis; Amanita rubescens; Russula nigricans; Lactarius tabidus; Tricholomopsis rutilans; Pholitia squarrosa; Lactarius glyciosmus; Russula claroflava; Russula betularum; Hygrocybe reidii; Psathyrella multipedata; Lactarius turpis; Hypocrea rufa; Collybia cookei; Loreleia marchantiae; Hyphodontia sambuci; Mycena acicula; Hypoxylon fuscum; Dacrymyces stillatus; Chondrostereum purpureum; Laccaria proxima; Helvella lacunosa; Rickenella swartzii; Rickenella fibula; Erysiphe heraclei; Gliophorus laetus; Gloioxanthomyces vitellinus; Macrotyphula fistulosa; Mycena pura; Trochila ilicina; Taphrina betulina; Inocybe geophylla; Stereum rameale; Ganoderma australe; Scleroderma areolatum; Phloeomana speirea; Daldinia concentrica; Lepiota cristata; Peniophora limitata; Scleroderma verrucosum; Scleroderma citrinum; Puccinia circaeae; Gymnopus peronatus; Bjerkandera adusta; Gymnopilus penetrans; Tremella mesenterica; Russula fragilis; Russula ochroleuca; Tricholoma fulvum; Peniophora laeta; Byssomerulius corium; Schizopora paradoxa; Hapalopilus rutilans; Dichomitus campestris; Echinoderma asperum; Trichopeziza sulphurea; Leptosphaeria doliolum; Crepidotus cesatii; Torula herbarum; Psathyrella pseudogracilis and Calycina herbarum.

26th October 2023 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - A stretch of the legs and the lawn outside work was slowly recovering after much trampling and neglect.  Hygrocybe reidii; Cuphophyllus virgineus; Gliophorus laetus and Hygrocybe conica were putting in an appearance whilst nearby Hypholoma fasciculare was digesting the base of a dead Hawthorn trunk. I also confirmed Mycena leptocephala; Mycena olivaceomarginata; Clavulinopsis luteoalba and Clavulinopsis corniculata.
25th October 2023 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - A 1.5 mile walk in the sun during the works dinner hour.  I saw:- Puccinia lagenophorae; Albugo candida; Lacatrius tabidus; Hypholoma fasciculare; Amanita rubescens; Amanita muscaria; Laccaria laccata; Lactarius turpis; Russula betularum; Russula claroflava; Rhytisma acerinum; Lactarius blennius; Tricholoma scalpturatum; Laccaria amethystea; Xylaria hypoxylon and Annulohypoxylon multiforme.

24th October 2023 - Heaton Mersey Orchard, Stockport, G. Manchester - A lovely gathering of Mycena galericulata were seen on decorticated wood and nearby I spied Lactarius pyrogalus and Vuilleminia coryli. These 3 species brightened up a rather dull day.


23rd October 2023 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Walking homeward along the Mersey and I spied:- Tricholoma populinum; Scleroderma verrucosum; Laccaria laccata; Lyophyllum decastes; Sphaeropsis sapinea; Tricholoma scalpturatum; Inocybe cincinnata var. major; Mycena filopes; Crepidotus cesatii; Hypholoma fasciculare; Gymnopus dryophila; Mycena tenerrima; Cuphophyllus virgineus; Hygrocybe ceracea; Hygrocybe insipda and Agaricus xanthodermus.

23rd October 2023 - Reddish Vale, Stockport, G. Manchester - I should have led a walk today, circumstances said 'no' but I did have a short pootle and recorded the following 50 species:- Chromocyphella muscicola; Crepidotus subverrucisporus; Crepidotus variabilis; Psathyrella conopilea; Lachnella villosa; Laccaria tortilis; Phragmidium violaceum; Ascocoryne sarcoides; Endophragmia atra; Trichopeziza sulphurea; Leptosphaeria doliolum; Dendryphion comosum; Calycina herbarum; Pluteus cervinus; Entoloma rhodopolium; Datronia mollis; Postia stiptica; Chondrostereum purpureum; Calyptella capula; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Crepidotus mollis; Rhizomarasmius setosus; Fomitopsis betulina; Hyphodontia sambuci; Leotia lubrica; Lycoperdon nigrescens; Amanita rubescens; Schizopora paradoxa; Scleroderma verrucosum; Peniophora quercina; Tremella mesenterica; Mycoacia uda; Laccaria laccata; Phloeomana speirea; Exidia plana; Exidia nucleata; Nectria cinnabarina; Peniophora laeta; Mycena tenerrima; Rhopographus filicinus; Xylaria longipes; Mycena pterigena; Mycena galopus; Stereum gausapatum; Stereum hirsutum; Trametes versicolor; Rhytisma acerinum; Typhula quisquiliaris; Ganoderma applanatum and Auricularia auricula-judae.

22nd October 2023 - Lingley Woods, Warrington, Cheshire  - Out and about again, this time leading another walk for the Green Angels - Land Trust. Today the area was one that is not ideal for fungi hunting but one that needs putting on the map. We had a lovely group of folk, the sun was warm and after microscopy the list ended up at 63 species:-

The list was made up of the following life-affirming culprits:- Passalora ferruginea; Hypocrea aureoviridis; Lepista flaccida; Laccaria laccata; Paxillus involutus; Xylaria hypoxylon; Hypoxylon petriniae; Hypoxylon fuscum; Lactarius pyrogalus; Lyophyllum decastes; Peniophora quercina; Mycena tenerrima; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Fomitopsis betulina; Coprinellus micaceus; Tricholoma scalpturatum; Hyphodontia sambuci; Chondrostereum purpureum; Crepidotus cesatii; Bjerkandera adusta; Hypholoma fasciculare; Schizopora paradoxa; Stereum hirsutum; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Auricularia auricula-judae; Rhytisma acerinum; Russula nigricans; Scleroderma verrucosum; Nectria cinnabarina; Ganoderma australe; Russula fragilis; Russula ochroleuca; Amanita muscaria; Chalciporus piperatus; Clitopilus prunulus; Stereum subtomentosum; Cortinarius paleaceus; Entoloma rhodopolium; Exidia nucleata; Amanita crocea; Clavulina coralloides; Amanita rubescens; Mycena galopus; Trametes versicolor; Stereum gausapatum; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Tricholoma fulvum; Mycena galopus var. nigra; Datronia mollis; Tubaria dispersa; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Mycoacia uda; Cuphophyllus virgineus; Peniophora limitata; Clavulina rugosa; Leptosphaeria doliolum; Phragmidium bulbosum; Inocybe geophylla; Ascocoryne sarcoides; Inocybe cincinnata var. cincinnata; Lactarius tabidus; Geastrum triplex and Mycena arcangeliana.

21st October 2023 - Consall Nature Park, Staffordshire - A 3 hour walk with a lovely bunch of folk that made it all worth while. The fungi were not playing ball yet again, evidence was seen of more pilfering but we pootled on and came up with a list of 81 species, these being:- Russula aeruginea; Russula ochroleuca; Rhodocollybia butyracea; Laccaria laccata; Lepista flaccida; Lactarius quietus; Lycoperdon nigrescens; Amanita rubescens; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Trametes versicolor; Mycena epipterygia; Tremella foliacea; Stereum hirsutum; Plicaturopsis crispa; Helvella crispa; Fomitopsis betulinus; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Nectria cinnabarina; Scleroderma citrinum; Vuilleminia comedens; Exidia plana; Stereum sanguinolentum; Hypholoma fasciculare; Leotia lubrica; Schizopora paradoxa; Fomes fomentarius; Calocera cornea; Cylindrobasidium laeve; Bjerkandera adusta; Mycena rosea; Stereum rameale; Entoloma rhodopolium; Stereum gausapatum; Rutstroemia firma; Exidia recisa; Mycena tenerrima; Chondrostereum purpureum; Stereum subtomentosum; Macrocystidia cucumis; Clitocybe nebularis; Lactarius tabidus; Mycena inclinata; Mycena arcangeliana; Rhopographus filicinus; Typhula quisquiliaris; Stereum rugosum; Melampsoridium betulinum; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Suillus grevellei; Clavulina cristata; Lactarius torminosus; Russula fragilis; Laccaria amethystea; Cortinarius hemitrichus; Russula betularum; Tricholoma saponaceum; Thelephora terrestris; Amanita muscaria; Cortinarius trivialis; Phragmidium violaceum; Lactarius turpis; Mycena galericulata; Calocera viscosa; Heterobasidion annosum; Hebeloma crustuliniforme; Tricholoma lascivum; Crepidotus cesatii; Ascocoryne sarcoides; Mycena stylobates; Marasmiellus vaillantii; Flagelloscypha minutissima; Phloeomana speirea; Inocybe praetervisa; Clavulinopsis helvola; Inocybe cincinnata var. cincinnata; Leccinum holopus; Clavulinopsis fusiformis; Trichopeziza sulphureum; Inocybe sindonia; Uromyces viciae-fabae and Hygrocybe insipida.
20th October 2023 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - Agaricus augustus was fruiting under a Lime Tree and Otidea onotica was seen under a Beech.

18th October 2023 - Caldy Valley Nature Park, Chester, Cheshire - A good turn-out for what was a very testing walk. The fungi were just not playing ball and we had to cover some ground to compile any sort of a list. After a fair yomp and some microscopy the list was finalised at 55 species:- Inocybe geophylla; Lasiosphaeria ovina; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma; Mycena tenerrima; Exidia nucleata; Rhytisma acerinum; Ganoderma australe; Hypoxylon fuscum; Nectria cinnabarina; Byssomerulius corium; Xylaria hypoxylon; Hyphodontia sambuci; Puccinia aegodii; Kuehneromyces mutabilis; Ganoderma applanatum; Hypholoma fasciculare; Trametes suaveolens; Stereum hirsutum; Datronia mollis; Calycina herbarum; Chondrostereum purpureum; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Peniophora quercina; Vuilleminia comedens; Agaricus xanthodermus; Mensularia radiata; Chlorophyllum rhacodes; Mycena haematopus; Lactarius pyrogalus; Tricholoma scalpturatum; Hebeloma crustuliniforme; Trochila ilicina; Bjerkandera adusta; Hyalorbilia inflatula; Leccinum scabrum; Peniophora laeta; Melampsora hypericorum; Phellinus pomaceus; Melampsora euphorbiae; Puccinia malvacaerum; Microsphaera alphitoides; Laccaria laccata; Coprinus comatus; Paxillus involutus; Lyophyllum decastes; Lacrymaria lacrymabunda; Leptosphaeria doliolum; Dendryphion comosum; Trichopeziza sulphureum; Mycena hiemalis; Hemimycena tortuosa; Crepidotus cesatii; Mycena flavescens; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae and Ramaria abietina.

17th October 2023 - Ainsdale Sands Lake, Lancashire - A walk around the lake and onto the beach before going into Southport for food and drinks with the carers. Tulostoma brumale; Puccinia smyrnii; Uromyces viciae-fabae and Psathyrella ammophila were the few fungi seen.  

15th October 2023 - Tatton Park, Cheshire - Yet again, a sold out walk, this time with a slow stroll had and yet again, with many expected species missing. The area is being bombarded by foragers, it isn't the policy of the park to aloow this but they are struggling to police it - it is a crying shame. With determination, many keen eyes and some 'after the event' microscopy the list ended up at 128 species.

The final tally was made up of:- Lepista flaccida; Hyphodontia sambuci; Stereum hirsutum; Exidia nucleata; Stereum gausapatum; Trametes versicolor; Scleroderma verrucosum; Phlebia tremellosa; Ganoderma australe; Crepidotus mollis; Coniophora puteana; Mycena galericulata; Mycena arcangeliana; Hypholoma fasciculare; Mycena haematopus; Coprinellus micaceus; Bjerkandera adusta; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Schizophyllum commune; Rhytisma acerinum; Fomitopsis betulina; Laccaria laccata; Russula ochroleuca; Rhodocollybia butyracea; Stereum rugosum; Macrolepiota procera; Oudemansiella mucida; Vuilleminia comedens; Xylaria hypoxylon; Pseudoboletus parasiticus; Laccaria proxima; Fomes fomentarius; Scleroderma citrinum; Clitocybe nebularis; Rhopographus filicinus; Amanita muscaria; Microsphaera alphitoides; Lacatrius quietus; Amanita rubescens; Lycoperdon perlatum; Peniophora quercina; Auricularia auricula-judae; Mycoacia uda; Gymnopilus peronatus; Mycena galopus var. candida; Pleurotus ostreatus; Calocera cornea; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Gymnopilus penetrans; Meripilus giganteus; Dacrymyces stillatus; Cordyceps militaris; Xylaria longipes; Mycena galopus var. nigra; Ampulloclitocybe clavipes; Tubaria furfuracea; Leratiomyces ceres; Bolbitius titubans; Boletus edulis; Laccaria amethystea; Russula nigricans; Hygrocybe conica; Kretzschmaria deusta; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Mycena pura; Gymnopus confluens; Imleria badia; Russula amoenolens; Trichaptum abietinum; Phallus impudicus; Sphaeropsis sapinea; Baeospora myosura; Cuphophyllus pratensis; Russula caerulea; Calocera viscosa; Trametes gibbosa; Fistulina hepatica; Pholiota squarrosa; Rickenella swartzii; Rickenella fibula; Psilocybe semilanceata; Heterobasidion annosum; Psathyrella piluliformis; Nectra cinnabarina; Mycena inclinata; Tremella mesenterica; Pluteus romellii; Calyptella capula; Cuphophyllus virgineus; Calocera pallido-spathulata; Puccinia circaeae; Pucciniastrum circaeae; Golovinomyces sordidus; Trochila ilicina; Phacidium multivalve; Chlorophyllum rhacodes; Seifertia azalea; Albugo candida; Puccinia aegopodii; Mycena vitilis; Inocybe napipes; Lycoperdon nigrescens; Lactarius deliciosus; Tricholoma ustale; Hymenoscyphus rokebyensis; Crepidotus cesatii; Clavulinopsis helvola; Hygrocybe chlorophana; Dermoloma cuneifolium; Mycena olida; Hygrocybe insipida; Resupinatus applicatus; Mycena flavoalba; Inocybe phaeoleuca; Lachnum apalus; Pluteus chrysophaeus; Phragmidium bulbosum; Hygrocybe intermedia; Periconia byssoides; Calycina herbarum; Mycena galopus; Physisporinus vitreus; Trichopeziza sulphurea; Russula atropurpurea; Russula puellaris; Russula parazurea; Galerina clavata and Marasmiellus vaillantii.


14th October 2023 - Arley Hall, Cheshire - And another 2 sold out walks led. The end tally after both walks and a bit of microscopy is 102 species. With many common species missing the list comprised of:- Lactarius quietus; Gymnopus fuscopurpureus; Russula claroflava; Nitschkia confertula; Puccinia arenariae; Tremella mesenterica; Mycena aetites; Mycena filopes; Xerocomellus cisalpinus; Clavulinopsis helvola; Crepidotus cesatii; Lepiota cingulum; Grifola frondosa; Stereum gausapatum; Hypholoma fasciculare; Hygrocybe insipida; Gliophorus psittacina; Rickenella fibula; Rhytisma acerinum; Loreleia marchantiae; Vuilleminia comedens; Laccaria laccata; Stereum hirsutum; Mycena arcangeliana; Hyphodontia sambuci; Mycena olida; Exidia nucleata; Auricularia auricula-judae; Byssomerulius corium; Cystoderma amianthinum; Peniophora laeta; Amanita muscaria; Paxillus involutus; Boletus edulis; Clitopilus prunulus; Chalciporus piperatus; Agaricus xanthodermus; Laccaria proxima; Cordyceps militaris; Russula ochroleuca; Russula nigricans; Scleroderma citrinum; Lactarius glyciosmus; Trichomolopsis rutilans; Clavaria acuta; Lactarius tabidus; Rickenella swartzii; Lactarius turpis; Lycoperdon perlatum; Xerocomellus pruinatus; Lepista flaccida; Clitocybe odora; Mycena pura; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Leucocoprinus brebissonii; Amanita rubescens; Pholiota squarrosa; Leccinum scabrum; Fistulina hepatica; Meripilus giganteus; Melampsoridium betulinum; Hypholoma fasciculare; Lactarius blennius; Leotia lubrica; Trochila ilicina; Phacidium multivalve; Scleroderma areolatum; Peniophora quercina; Gymnopus dryophila; Hymenochaete rubiginosa; Coprinus comatus; Clavulina rugosa; Russula amoenolens; Clavulina cinerea; Psathyrella multipedata; Russula vesca; Tricholoma fulvum; Coprinellus micaceus; Seifertia azalea; Schizopora paradoxa; Gymnopilus junonius; Inocybe geophylla; Pucciniastrum circaeae; Xylaria hypoxylon; Scleroderma verrucosum; Fomitopsis betulina; Daldinia concentrica; Bisporella sulfurina; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Gymnopus peronatus; Ganoderma australe; Entoloma rhodopolium; Peniophora limitata; Rhopographus filicinus; Cortinarius hemitrichus; Agaricus arvensis; Microsphaera alphitoides; Russula atropurpurea; Cyclocybe cylindracea; Hygrocybe ceracea; Trametes versicolor; Gliophorus laetus and Inocybe geophylla var. lilacina.

13th October 2023 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - Hygrocybe reidii and Hygrocybe conica were noted on the lawn outside work whilst a made a dash under dirty dripping clouds to the local supermarket.
12th October 2023 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - A small troop of Agaricus xanthodermus were seen growing beneath a Sycamore and a lone example of Coprinus comatus was seen in a tatty churchyard.
11th October 2023 - Speke Hall, Liverpool, Merseyside - A fungus walk in pouring rain. We had a short pootle beforehand and afterwards, got drenched and had a couple of brews and some cake. After microscopy the list grew to 78 species, these being:- Russula puellaris; Agrocybe rivulosa; Mycena leptocephala; Galerina clavata; Pleurotus ostreatus; Trametes gibbosa; Heterobasidion annosum; Pluteus cervinus; Coprinellus micaceus; Coprinopsis atramentaria; Xerula radicata; Phallus impudicus; Scleroderma citrinum; Fomitopsis betulina; Auricularia auricula-judae; Lepiota cristata; Geastrum triplex; Stereum hirsutum; Scleroderma areolatum; Laccaria laccata; Russula ochroleuca; Agaricus xanthodermus; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Rhytisma acerinum; Trametes versicolor; Hypholoma fasciculare; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Psathyrella candolleana; Inocybe geophylla; Clavulina rugosa; Bjerkandera adusta; Amanita phalloides; Coprinopsis lagopus; Seifertia azalea; Suillus luteus; Amanita rubescens; Cystoderma amianthinum; Sphaeropsis sapinea; Sphaerotheca epilobi; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Mycena haematopus; Cyanoboletus pulverulentus; Lactarius quietus; Albugo candida; Leratiomyces ceres; Schizopora paradoxa; Trochila ilicina; Phacidium multivalve; Ganoderma australe; Stereum gausapatum; Microsphaera alphitoides; Amanita muscaria; Ramaria stricta; Melampsora euphorbiae; Clavulina coralloides; Schizophyllum commune; Agaricus arvensis; Annuluhypoxylon multiforme; Rhopographus filicinus; Rhodocollybia butyracea; Xylaria hypoxylon; Cudoniella acicularis; Amanita fulva; Mycena inclinata; Leotia lubrica; Cerioporus leptocephalus; Paxillus involutus; Gloeophyllum sepiarium; Phragmidium violaceum; Mycena olivaceomarginata; Clavulinopsis helvola; Russula amoenolens; Mycena arcangeliana; Pluteus chrysophaeus; Inocybe sindonia; Lepiota boudieri; Nectria cinnabarina and Mycena hiemalis.
10th October 2023 - Heaton Mersey/Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - A few fungi were seen walking to work, these were:- Tricholoma scalptuatum; Lepiota cristata; Leccinum scabrum; Inocybe geophylla; Paxillus involutus and Laccaria laccata.  A walk during the dinner break was done around The Moor were I spied:- Leccinum scabrum; Coprinus comatus; Lactarius pubescens; Coprinellus micaceus and Tricholoma fulvum.

9th October 2023 - Abney Hall, Stockport, G. Manchester - A quiet sit, a coffee and then a look at a small Nettle patch, I duly saw:- Leptosphaeria doliolum; Macroconia leptosphaeriae; Dendryphion comosum; Torula herbarum; Periconia byssoides; Calycina herbarum and Trichopeziza sulphureum.

Nearby was a nice tumbling tier of Trametes gibbosa; a few specimens of Mycena flavescens and a cluster of Leptosphaeria purpurea on a Hogweed stem.

I also saw Amanita rubescens growing under a Beech tree.

9th October 2023 - Brookfields Park, Stockport, G. Manchester - A bike ride and a gentle walk through this nearby park. I have lost my mojo for fungi of late, I couldn't be arsed to plough through the undergrowth. I did see though:- Ganoderma australe; Psathyrella pseudogracilis; Gymnopus peronatus; Laccaria laccata; Chlorophyllum rhacodes; Gymnopus confluens; Mycena olida; Nectria cinnabarina; Scleroderma citrinum; Puccinia lagenophorae and Coleosporium tussilaginis. Microscopy was needed on a few species as per, it is a time consuming business.

6th October 2023 - Overcombe, Dorset - Agaricus xanthodermus and Bolbitius titubans were seen whilst pootling around a new area for us. It wasn't a main wildlife site but there is always something to see.

6th October 2023 - Puddletown Forest, Dorset - It had been a long time since we had pootled around the Puddletown area, today we had a short fungal wander in what were dry conditions. We clocked up 84 species nonetheless, these were:- Inocybe ovatocystis; Inocybe asterospora; Mycena stylobates; Trichopeziza sulphurea; Leptosphaeria acuta; Omphalina pyxidata; Periconia byssoides; Mycena leptocephala; Crepidotus variabilis; Ascocoryne sarcoides; Ganoderma australe; Lactarius rufus; Galerinia vittiformis; Baeospora myosura; Postia caesia; Trichaptum abietinum; Russula ochroleuca; Scleroderma areolatum; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Imleria badia; Hypholoma fasciculare; Sphaeropsis sapinea; Laccaria laccata; Trametes versicolor; Leucocoprinus brebbisonii; Gymnopus dryophila; Spinellus fusiger; Stereum hirsutum; Gymnopilus penetrans; Rickenella fibula; Melampsoridium betulinum; Trochila ilicina; Phacidium multivalve; Thelephora terrestris; Calocera viscosa; Amanita rubescens; Neoboletus praestigator; Lactarius turpis; Lycoperdon perlatum; Postia ptychogaster; Laccaria proxima; Lactarius tabidus; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Claviceps purpurea; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Mycena galopus; Scleroderma citrinum; Microsphaera alphitoides; Pluteus cervinus; Tubaria furfuracea; Phallus impudicus; Schizopora paradoxa; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Phaeolus schweinitzii; Polyporus tuberaster; Fomitopsis betulina; Bjerkandera adusta; Stereum sanguinolentum; Auriscalpium vulgare; Skeletocutis amorpha; Rhopographus filicinus; Albugo candida; Clitopilus prunulus; Leratiomyces ceres; Coprinellus micaceus; Lenzites betulinus; Cortinarius flexipes; Amanita muscaria; Taphrina betulina; Mycena galopus var. candida; Seifertia azalea; Mycena pura; Aleuria aurantia; Lepiota cristata; Lactarius quietus; Boletus edulis; Lycoperdon nigrescens; Mycena rosea; Helvella lacunosa; Clitocybe odora; Psathyrella piluliformis; Serpula himantioides and the myxos Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa and Lycogala epidendrum.
4th October 2023 - Lyme Regis, Dorset - Coprinus comatus was fruiting at the side of the beach where we were rockpooling - these fungi don't play by the rules, that is for sure.
3rd October 2023 - Kimmeridge Bay, Dorset - One specimen Leucoagaricus leucothites and Erysiphe heraclei was seen on Hogweed and that was it for the day as we spent time walking, birding, bug hunting and rock-pooling.
2nd October 2023 - Portland Bill, Dorset - A few specimens of Leucoagaricus leucothites were seen growing in the grassland near the Obs.
2nd October 2023 - Radipole Lake RSPB, Dorset - A bird and flower pootle but we did see Psathyrella candolleana and Daedalea quercina.
1st October 2023 - Hartland Moor, Dorset - Russula betularum and Tubaria furfuracea were the only fungi seen on a very brief visit.
1st October 2023 - Arne RSPB, Dorset - Whilst doing a spot of birding we kept a loose fungus list. The species seen were:- Suillus bovinus; Oudemansiella mucida; Macrolepiota procera; Leucocoprinus brebbisonii; Gymnopus dryophila; Russula ochroleuca; Spinellus fusiger; Laccaria laccata; Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca; Leccinum scabrum; Mycena tenerrima; Suillus luteus; Scleroderma verrucosum; Amanita rubescens; Panellus stipticus; Trichaptum abietinum; Fistulina hepatica; Clitopilus prunulus; Clavulina coralloides; Rickenella fibula; Mycena galericulata; Claviceps purpurea; Rhopographus filicinus; Lacatrius deliciosus; Auriscalpium vulgare; Entoloma serrulatum; Paxillus involutus; Psathyrella candolleana; Vuilleminia comedens; Imleria badia; Tubaria furfuracea; Chlorociboria aeruginescens; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Fomitopsis betulina; Stereum hirsutum; Trametes versicolor; Taphrina betulina; Amanita fulva; Microsphaera alphitoides; Hypholoma fasciculare; Scleroderma citrinum; Phellinus pomaceus and the myxo Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa.
24th September 2023 - Brierlow Bar, Derbyshire - A pop in a bookshop and on the way out I noted a small white fungus on a Sycamore trunk. I had my suspicions which we later confirmed by microscopy, Mycena olida was the beauty.

24th September 2023 - Coombes Valley RSPB, Staffordshire - A return to an area I first led a fungal walk at 14 years ago. Today we had the usual good turn out but, as the season has been so far, the fungi were not playing fair. After microscopy the list finally crawled to 71 species, by heck it is tough going of late. The species seen today were:- Russula velenovskyi; Panaeolus fimicola; Pasthyrella pseudogracilis; Mycena arcangeliana; Calocera cornea; Tubaria furfuracea; Daldinia concentrica; Russula atropurpurea; Stereum rugosum; Fomitopsis betulina; Pluteus cervinus; Psathyrella candolleana; Hypoxylon petriniae; Exidia nucleata; Phloeomana speirea; Mycena tenerrima; Lactarius pyrogalus; Nectria cinnabarina; Polyporus tuberaster; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Russula ochroleuca; Microsphaera alphitoides; Vuilleminia comedens; Melampsoridium betulinum; Rhytisma acerinum; Eichleriella deglubens; Hyalorbilia inflatula; Hyphodontia sambuci; Trametes versicolor; Schizopora paradoxa; Hypoxylon fuscum; Stereum gausapatum; Phallus impudicus; Xylaria longipes; Cudoniella acicularis; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma; Tremella foliacea; Rhopographus filicinus; Bisporella sulfurina; Xylaria hypoxylon; Erysiphe heraclei; Erysiphe aquilegiae var. ranunculi; Schizophyllum commune; Ascocoryne cylichnium; Stereum hirsutum; Chondrostereum purpureum; Leccinum scabrum; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Trochila ilicina; Clavulina coralloides; Mycena galopus; Leotia lubrica; Fomes fomentarius; Gymnopus peronatus; Postia caesia; Entomophthora muscae; Clitopilus prunulus; Mycena meliigena; Mycena pseudocorticola; Hypholoma fasciculare; Albugo candida; Rickenella fibula; Tricholoma ustale; Mycena polygramma; Crepidotus cesatii; Fuscoporia ferruginosa; Mycena filopes; Crepidotus luteolus; Trichopeziza sulphureum; Torula herbarum and the myxo Lycogala epidendrum.


23rd September 2023 - Marbury CP, Cheshire - Today I led two more fungal walks, they both lasted two hours and it was mighty hard work to compile a list. Many species are just not showing but after some sincere pootling and some earnest microscopy the list climb to 81 species. The days tally was made up of:- Lachnum virgineum; Rutstroemia firma; Marasmiellus vaillantii; Inocybe geophylla; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Exidia nucleata; Trametes versicolor; Stereum hirsutum; Auricularia auricula-judae; Rhytisma acerinum; Gymnopus peronatus; Sawadaea bicornis; Clavulina cinerea; Clavulina coralloides; Phallus impudicus; Trochila ilicina; Marasmius rotula; Abortiporus biennis; Ganoderma australe; Trametes gibbosa; Scleroderma verrucosum; Pucciniastrum circaeae; Laccaria laccata; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Byssomerulius corium; Xylaria longipes; Mycena tenerrima; Phloeomana speirea; Fomitopsis betulina; Scleroderma citrinum; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Dialonectria episphaeria; Russula ochroleuca; Calocera viscosa; Tricholoma fulvum; Xylaria hypoxylon; Trichoderma viride; Hyphodontia sambuci; Schizophyllum commune; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Chondrostereum purpureum; Psathyrella candolleana; Calocera cornea; Hypoxylon petriniae; Puccinia veronicae; Albugo candida; Stereum sanguinolentum; Tubaria furfuracea; Rhopographus filicinus; Cordyceps militaris; Fistulina hepatica; Peniophora limitata; Daldinia concentrica; Tremella mesenterica; Claviceps purpurea; Phragmidium violaceum; Cerioporus leptocephalus; Phlebia tremellosa; Stereum rugosum; Bjerkandera adusta; Scleroderma areolatum; Schizopora paradoxa; Stereum subtomentosum; Puccinia behenis; Mycena rhenana; Mycena pseudocorticola; Ascocoryne sarcoides; Bisporella citrina; Hymenoscyphus fructigenus; Leptosphaeria acuta; Trichopeziza sulphurella; Nitschkia confertula; Crocicreas cyathoideum; Roridomyces roridus; Crepidotus cesatii; Erysiphe euonymi; Dasyscyphus niveus; Mycena vitilis; Dendryphion comosum; Mycena aetites and Crepidotus caspari.

21st September 2023 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - The local churchyard gave rise to 2 species today (well it is a very small area), these were:- Laccaria laccata and Neoboletus praestigator.

20th September 2023 - Bewsey Woods, Warrington, Cheshire - A walk for the Green Angels/Land Trust with keen eyes needed to find the fungi and hardy natures the order of the day as on several occasions the Heavens opened and the rain fell in torrential bursts. As I always say though, 'tis only water and you won't see nowt by stopping indoors'. We pootled, a brew before and after was nice, me and the missus finished with a visit to one of the best cafes we have been to and after some microscopy the list ended up at 62 species. The mixed bag of oddments comprised of:- Russula parazurea; Flagelloscypha minutissima; Inocybe geophylla var. lilacina; Hyphodontia sambuci; Trametes versicolor; Mycena tenerrima; Bisporella sulfurina; Phloeomana speirea; Puccinia lagenophorae; Stereum rameale; Cyathus striatus; Humaria hemisphaerica; Ganoderma australe; Laccaria laccata; Chromocyphella muscicola; Mycena pseudocorticola; Helvella crispa; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Mutinus caninus; Peniophora limitata; Tubaria dispersa; Inocybe geophylla; Dacrymyces stillatus; Stereum gausapatum; Scleroderma verrucosum; Scleroderma citrinum; Vuillemina coryli; Postia subcaesia; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Marasmius rotula; Byssomerulius corium; Crepidotus caspari; Polyporus tuberaster; Xylaria longipes; Schizopora paradoxa; Calocera cornea; Chondrostereum purpureum; Auricularia auricula-judae; Grifola frondosa; Scleroderma areolatum; Peniophora quercina; Stereum hirsutum; Clavulina coralloides; Rhytisma acerinum; Nectria cinnabarina; Exidia nucleata; Fomitopsis betulina; Trametes gibbosa; Coprinellus disemminatus; Mycena olivaceomarginata; Mycena vitilis; Mycena flavescens; Mycena leptocephala; Hypocrea aureoviridis; Psathyrella pseudogracilis; Hymenoscyphus fructigenus; Tarzetta catinus; Xerocomellus engelii; Inocybe rimosa and the myxos Ceratiomyxa fruitculosa; Fuligo septica and Lycogala epidendrum.

19th September 2023 - Pennington Flash, Leigh, G. Manchester - Arrangement with a fine group of carers were change at the last minute due to the weather. We had a quick walk at this area before going to a garden centre for a brew and a mooch. The few fungi seen were:- Inocybe cincinatta; Inocybe geophylla; Ganoderma australe; Trametes versicolor; Tubaria dispersa; Scleroderma verrucosum; Polyporus tuberaster and Psathyrella candolleana.

16th September 2023 - Clock Face CP, St Helens, Merseyside - The first fungus walk of the season proper and it was a ruddy test. 2 hours and the fungi were just not showing. Thanks to the patience of the lasses in the group and a bit of luck (plus some after the event microscopy) the list was finalised at 46 species, these were:- Russula luteotacta; Bisporella sulfurina; Stereum hirsutum; Taphrina alni; Phragmidium violaceum; llosporiopsis christensenii; Taphrina betulina; Ganoderma applanatum; Vuilleminia comedens; Schizopora paradoxa; Postia subcaesia; Crepidotus mollis; Schizophyllum amplum; Scleroderma areolatum; Scleroderma citrinum; Resupinatus applicatus; Leotia lubrica; Peniophora quercina; Russula sanguinea; Cystoderma amianthinum; Hygrocybe conica; Tricahaptum abietinum; Helvella crispa; Mycena tenerrima; Paxillus involutus; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Cerioporus leptocephalus; Erysiphe heraclei; Rhytisma acerinum; Fomitopsis betulina; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Trametes versicolor; Melampsoridium betulinum; Microsphaera alphitoides; Trichopeziza sulphurea; Melampsora allii-populina; Agaricus campestris; Leptosphaeria acuta; Nectria leptosphaeria; Dendryphion comosum; Tricholoma scalpturatum; Crepidotus cesatii; Marasmiellus vaillantii; Mycena capillaripes; Galerina vittiformis plus the myxo Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa.

10th September 2023 - Stamford Park, Stalybridge, Tameside - The few fungal examples found on a brief walk were:- Pluteus romellii; Sphaerotheca epilobii; Fomitopsis betulina; Trametes versicolor; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Melampsoridium betulinum; Meripilus giganteus; Puccinia aegopodii; Sawadaea bicornis; Cyathus striatus; Puccinia lagenophorae and Phragmidium sanguisorbae.
9th September 2023 - Clough Fields and local area, Hoyland, W. Yorkshire - The few fungi thrown into a general nature walk in baking heat were:- Bolbitius titubans; Calvatia gigantea; Erysiphe heraclei and Rhytisma acerinum.
7th September 2023 - Lindow Common, Wilmslow, Cheshire - One of the final bug hunts of the year with a few fungi specimens thrown in, these being:- Puccinia menthae; Fomitopsis betulina; Trametes versicolor; Bjerkandera adusta; Rhytisma acerinum; Amanita fulva; Puccinia aegopodii; Erysiphe heraclei; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Melampsoridium betulinum; Scleroderma areolatum; Paxillus involutus; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Pluteus cervinus and Nectria cinnabarina.

3rd September 2023 - Dobcroft NR, Preston, Lancashire - Today I led a galls and rusts walk, it was very dry but we did see a few fungi, these being:- Uromyces trifolii var. repentis; Scutellinia crinita; Nitschkia confertula; Phragmidium violaceum; Erysiphe pisi var pisi; Crepidotus subverrucisporus; Puccinia variabilis; Parasola auricoma; Hymenoscyphus albidus; Bisporella sulfurina; Melampsoridium betulinum; Peniophora limitata; Tremella mesenterica; Crepidotus calolepis; Mycena galopus; Sawadea bicornis; Rhytisma acerinum; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Hypoxylon fuscum; Trichoderma viride; Lacrymaria lacrymabunda; Scleroderma areolatum; Clavulina cinerea; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Datronia mollis; Chondrostereum purpureum; Mycena acicula; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma; Hypoxylon petriniae; Mycena tenerrima; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Mycoacia uda; Trametes versicolor; Hyalorbilia inflatula; Puccinia malvacaerum; Puccinia pulverulenta; Sphaerotheca epilobii; Exidia nucleata; Stereum hirsutum and the myxo Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa.

2nd September 2023 - Banky Meadow, Sale, G. Manchester - Only 3 fungi seen today, these were:- Polyporus squamosus; Laccaria laccata and Dialonectria episphaeria.
1st September 2023 - Abney Hall, Stockport, G. Manchester - Another working week done, the couple of fungi I noted whilst having a coffee were:- Helvella crispa; Gymnopus peronatus; Taphrina populina and Taphrina tosquinetii.
1st September 2023 - Parrs Wood, Didsbury, G. Manchester - The fungal season starts proper now, this is the day when I need to start zoning in. The first fungi of the month seen was 50+ cups of Cyathus striatus - nice.
30th August 2023 - Mousley Bottom, New Mills, Derbyshire - A walk with the kids - just 1.5 hours and then a trip to a cafe for shakes and ice creams (a warm cuppa for me though).  A few fungi were noted, these were:- Paxillus involutus; Polyporus durus; Lacrymaria lacrymabunda; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Calvatia gigantea; Exidia nucleata; Hypoxylon petriniae; Crepidotus mollis; Scleroderma verrucosum; Postia subcaesia; Laccaria laccata; Stereum hirsutum and Daedaleopsis confragosa.

27th August 2023 - Elsecar Canal and Park, Barnsley, W. Yorkshire - Too dry for fungi but I did note:- Puccinia malvacaerum; Triphragmium ulmariae; Meripilus giganteus and Microbotryum saponariae. 

21st August 2023 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Podosphaera ferruginea was seen on Greater Burnet and duly microscoped and confirmed.
20th August 2023 - Deep Dale NR, Derbyshire - Whilst having a general walk a few fungi were seen, these being:- Puccinia arenariae; Mycena filopes; Lachnum virgineum; Coprinopsis pseudonivea; Erysiphe heraclei; Puccinia glechomatis; Uromyces geranii; Hyphodontia sambuci; Hypoxylon fuscum; Hymenochaete corrugata; Phragmidium sanguisorbae; Hypoxylon petriniae; Xylaria longipes; Marasmius oreades; Puccinia annularis and Puccinia circaeae.
16th August 2023 - St Chads Church, Handforth, Cheshire - A coffee spill on the laptop meant that I needed to take it to the works computer repairmen which entailed a 16 mile round cycle trip.  After dropping the computer off I spent 2 hours on a local churchyard waiting for the verdict.  In the grass I spied:- Rickenella fibula; Cuphophyllus pratensis; Agaricus sylvaticus and Hypholoma fasciculare.  In some Hollyhock leaves I also made note of Puccinia malvacaerum. The computer was screwed.
15th August 2023 - Anderton NR, Cheshire - A walk with the kids from work, whilst mucking about we did see a couple of fungi, these being:- Catinella olivacea; Stereum subtomentosum; Fomitopsis betulina; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Agaricus arvensis; Uromyces geranii; Paxillus involutus; Scleroderma verrucosum and Hypholoma fasciculare.
13th August 2023 - Lightwood Reservoir, Buxton, Derbyshire - Me and the missus had a meet up with a couple of fellow naturalists and all round good blokes before we buggered off to a Comic-Con to meet a couple of old friends from a band that I used to promote. The fungi recorded today after a bit of microscopy were:- Scutellinia crinita; Crocicreas cyathoideum var. pteridicola; Ramularia sphaeroidea; Uromyces valerianae; Erysiphe circaeae; Inocybe geophylla var.lilacina; Mycena bulbosa; Puccinia poarum; Puccinia punctiformis; Coprinellus disseminatus; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Kuehneromyces mutabilis; Trichaptum abietinum; Ganoderma australe; Rhtytisma acerinum; Rhytisma salicinum; Hypholoma fasciculare; Laccaria laccata; Entomophthora muscae; Inocybe flocculosa agg; Crepidotus cesatii; Claviceps purpurea and Xylaria longipes.
12th August 2023 - Macclesfield Riverside Park, Macclesfield, Cheshire - I was leading a general wildlife walk today but a few fungi were noted along the way, these were:- Claviceps purpurea; Peniophora quercina; Vuilleminia comedens; Amanita rubescens; Hypholoma fasciculare; Ganoderma australe; Paxillus involutus; Crepidotus caspari; Phragmidium violaceum; Endophragmia atra; Trichopeziza sulphurea; Sphaerotheca epilobii; Puccinia pulverulenta; Hypoxylon fuscum; Hyphodontia sambuci; Puccinia malvacearum; Lactarius pyrogalus; Inocybe geophylla; Rhytisma acerinum; Taphrina betulina; Uromyces geranii; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Microspahera alphitoides; Puccinia aegopodii; Xylaria longipes; Nectria cinnabarina; Erysiphe heraclei and Scleroderma areolatum.
7th August 2023 - Bramhall Park, Stockport, G. Manchester - A meet up with a fine gent, who is a good beetle expert, turned into a short fungal hunt. Without trying too hard we duly saw:- Scleroderma areolatum; Fomitopsis betulina; Stereum hirsutum; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Marasmius rotula; Pleurotus ostreatus; Inocybe geophylla; Protomyces macrosporus; Crepidotus mollis; Hyalorbilia inflatula; Mycoacia uda; Laccaria laccata; Scleroderma citrinum; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Meripilus giganteus; Trichaptum abietinum; Calocera pallido-spathulata; Chondrostereum purpureum; Stereum subtomentosum; Imleria badia; Xylaria longipes; Trametes gibbosa; Stereum rugosum; Ganoderma australe; Chlorophyllum rhacodes; Dacrymyces stillatus; Puccinia aegopodii; Agaricus arvensis; Sawadea bicornis; Amanita rubescens; Seifertia azalea; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Microspahera alphitoides; Pucciniastrum circaeae; Sphaerotheca epilobii; Bisporella sulfurina; Rhytisma acerinum; Hypholoma fasciculare and the myxos Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa and Fuligo septica.
6th August 2023 - Grappenhall Walled Gardens, Warrington, Cheshire - A fine breakfast and a cuppa and a good walk in lovely sunshine. The fungal species recorded were:- Inocybe mixtilis; Russula nigricans; Russula grisea; Russula fellea; Russula velenovskyi; Russula amoenolens; Crepidotus caspari; Marasmiellus vaillantii; Hymenoscyphus fructigenus; Pholiota gummosa; Hortiboletus rubellus; Inocybe geophylla var. lilacina; Bjerkandera adusta; Coprinellus micaceus; Inocybe geophylla; Nectria cinnabarina; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Auricularia auricula-judae; Xerocomellus cisalpinus; Schizopora paradoxa; Seifertia azalea; Monilinia fructigena; Tricholoma sciodes; Laccaria amethystea; Hygrocybe conica; Phacidium multivalve; Trochila ilicina; Lactarius blennius; Melampsoridium betulinum; Mycena tenerrima; Stereum gausapatum; Scleroderma citrinum; Hypholoma fasciculare; Calocera cornea; Amanita rubescens; Clitopilus prunulus; Lactarius quietus; Trametes versicolor; Peniophora quercina; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Lactarius deterrimus; Lycoperdon perlatum; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Microspahera alphitoides; Humaria hemisphaerica; Helvella lacunosa; Rickenella swartzii; Rickenella fibula; Laccaria laccata; Abortiporus biennis; Stereum hirsutum; Ganoderma australe; Rhytisma acerinum and Puccinia lagenophorae.
6th August 2023 - Moore NR, Warrington, Cheshire - We came to look for fungi but the mosquities and gnats were everywhere and making a meal of us, we duly cut the walk short. In the 60 minutes on site we saw the following species:- Tricholoma scalpturatum; Marasmiellus vaillantii; Plasmopara densa; Erysiphe hyperici; Leucopaxillus giganteus; Calvatia gigantea; Erysiphe heraclei; Fomitopsis betulina; Scleroderma citrinum; Trametes gibbosa; Bolbitius titubans; Auricularia auricula-judae; Fomes fomentarius; Gymnopus confluens; Inocybe cincinatta var. major; Lactarius tabidus; Lactarius quietus; Mycena filopes; Coprinellus micaceus; Chondrostereum purpureum; Rhopographus filicinus; Schizopora paradoxa; Exidia plana; Laccaria laccata; Stereum hirsutum; Leccinum scabrum; Amanita rubescens; Stereum gausapatum; Scleroderma verrucosum; Paxillus involutus; Microsphaera alphitoides; Rhytsima acerinum; Hypomyces chrysospermus and Tubaria dispersa.
3rd August 2023 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Walking home from work and the years first troop of Gymnopus confluens were seen growing beneath a Silver Birch.
2nd August 2023 - Reddish Vale CP, Stockport, G. Manchester - A walk with the Young Carers, the weather was shabby and along the way I spied a couple of fungal examples:- Scleroderma verrucosum; Auricularia auricula-judae; Peniophora limitata; Laccaria laccata; Stereum sanguinolentum and Pucciniastrum circaeae.
1st August 2023 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - 3 fungi seen whilst walking the streets in the works dinner break were:- Neoboletus praestigator; Meripilus giganteus and Leratiomyces ceres.
31st July 2023 - Maine Road FC, G. Manchester - Just prior to entering the ground for the nights footy I noted that the warm-up pitch was giving rise to:- Leccinum duriusculum; Lactarius lacunarum; Paxillus involutus and Laccaria laccata,
30th July 2023 - Manchester Cemetery, Chorlton, G. Manchester - Today we said goodbye to the Mother-in-Law - a lovely lady indeed. After the burial I spied a fungus, I plucked and identified - it was Cyanoboletus pulverulentus.
29th July 2023 - Cheadle Heath, Stockport, G. Manchester - A nice spread of Agaricus xanthodermus were now up and showing well in the garden.
29th July 2023 - Wythenshawe FC, G. Manchester - The first match of the season proper and just outside the ground I spied a solid gathering of Agaricus xanthodermus and a troop of Gymnopus peronatus.
29th July 2023 - Wythenshawe CP, G. Manchester - A walk with the missus, 2 coffees, a 43 fungi were found with little effort:- Scutellinia olivascens; Inocybe praetervisa; Russula amoenolens; Russula ochroleuca; Russula parazurea; Russula fragilis; Russula puellaris; Russula maculata; Lactarius serifluus; Xerocomellus cisalpinus; Hypholoma fasciculare; Marasmius rotula; Lepiota cristata; Postia caesia; Trametes versicolor; Xylaria longipes; Abortiporus biennis; Inocybe geophylla; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Ganoderma australe; Pluteus cervinus; Paxillus involutus; Clitopilus prunulus; Polyporus squamosus; Chlorophyllum rhacodes; Ganoderma resinaceum; Seifertia azalea; Amanita fulva; Amanita rubescens; Stereum hirsutum; Microsphaera alphitoides; Auricularia auricula-judae; Hypoxylon petriniae; Erysiphe heraclei; Vuilleminia comedens; Agaricus xanthodermus; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Laccaria laccata; Lactarius quietus; Lacrymaria lacrymabunda; Tubaria furfuracea; Hortiboletus rubellus and Rhytisma acerinum.
28th July 2023 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Paxillus involutus was now appearing beside a couple of Silver Birch trees and nearby an old Willow log was giving rise to some fresh Hypholoma fasciculare. 2 common species, 2 reasons to smile.
26th July 2023 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - 38 Yellow Stainers (Agaricus xanthodermus) were lovely to see and the years first gathering of Hawthorn Twiglet (Tubaria dispersa) were magical.
25th July 2023 - Heaton Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - 2 different gatherings of Agaricus xanthodermus were nice to see going to and from work.
24th July 2023 - Chorlton WP, G. Manchester - On the bike homeward, I did note however:- Agaricus arvensis; Scleroderma areolatum; Inocybe geophylla; Amanita rubescens; Lycoperdon perlatum; Marasmiellus vaillantii and Melampsoridium betulinum.
24th July 2023 - Sale WP, G. Manchester - I am not in the mood for fungi at the mo but the few species I saw today were:- Claviceps purpurea; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Cerioporus leptocephalus; Puccinia annularis; Rhytisma acerinum; Microsphaera alphitoides; Erysiphe heraclei; Puccinia aegopodii; Panaeolina foenisecii; Hymenoscyphus albidus; Calvatia gigantea; Russula exalbicans and Daldinia concentrica.
23rd July 2023 - Fallowfield Loop, Levenshulme, G.Manchester - A two hour general mooch under grey leaking skies. The bugs weren't playing, the blloms were soggy and a few fungi were on show, these were:- Puccinia veronicae; Puccinia poarum; Puccinia aegopodii; Coleosporium tussilaginis; Mycena arcangeliana; Cerioporus leptocephalus; Rhytisma acerinum; Leptosphaeria doliolum; Hymenoscyphus albidus; Gymnopus dryophilus; Marasmius rotula; Hypoxylon petriniae and an Inocybe species that keyed out as Mallocybe dulcamara. The latter species however is part of a complex that needs further work, the main elements fitted the bill, the jizz was slightly off - for now it shall be recorded with relevant notes.
21st July 2023 - Heaton Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Tricholoma scalpturatum was out again. A bruised lamellae turned a noticeable yellow after several hours wait.
19th July 2023 - Paddington Meadows, Warrington, Cheshire - Another walk with a fine bunch of folks. During the bug safari we saw a few fungi, after microscopy the 22 species nailed were:- Lachnum impudicum; Hyalorbilia inflatula; Mycoacia uda; Hemimycena tortuosa; Abortiporus biennis; Stereum subtomentosum; Trametes versicolor; Albugo candida; Puccinia punctiformis; Puccinia aegopodii; Microsphaera alphitoides; Rhytisma acerinum; Diatrype bullata; Cerioporus leptocephalus; Monilinia fructigena; Laccaria laccata; Auricularia auricula-judae; Claviceps purpurea; Bolbitius titubans; Lasiosphaeria ovina; Uromyces trifolii  and Lycoperdon perlatum.
17th July 2023 - Lindow Common, Wilmslow, Cheshire - A walk with a few friends looking for bugs turned into a fungal mooch because the weather was rather bug-unfriendly. After microscopy the list was made up of:- Lactarius britannicus; Xerocomellus cisalpinus; Russula amoenolens; Crepidotus variabilis; Crocicreas cyathoideum; Leptosphaeria acuta; Endophragmia atra; Trichopeziza sulphurea; Nectria leptosphaeria; Lachnella villosa; Dendryphion comosum; Microsphaera alphitoides; Dichomitus campestris; Cerioporus leptocephalus; Stereum hirsutum; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Calocera cornea; Ganoderma australe; Amanita rubescens; Amanita fulva; Trichoderma viride; Phloeomana speirea; Mycena galopus; Mycena pelianthina; Hypomyces chrysospermus; Gymnopus dryophilus; Peniophora incarnata; Trametes versicolor; Pluteus cervinus; Schizopora paradoxa; Vuilleminia comedens; Peniophora quercina; Stereum gausapatum; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Mycena acicula; Rhytisma acerinum; Bjerkandera adusta; Gymnopus androsaceus and the myxo Lycogala epidendrum.
16th July 2023 - Lymm Dam, Warrington, Cheshire - An early morning walk, the few fungi seen were:- Polyporus tuberaster; Trametes versicolor; Stereum hirsutum; Bjerkandera adusta; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Rhytisma acerinum; Ganoderma australe; Auricularia auricula-judae; Exidia plana; Xylaria longipes and Pluteus cervinus.

15th July 2023 - Grappenhall Walled Gardens, Cheshire - Fungi noted today were:- Bjerkandera adusta; Ganoderma australe; Abortiporus biennis; Monilinia fructigena; Agrocybe pediades; Stereum hirsutum; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae and Lacrymaria lacrymabunda.

15th July 2023 - Appleton Meadows and Woodland, Cheshire - Fungi noted whilst leading a bugs and blooms walk were:- Russula amoenolens; Lycoperdon perlatum; Psathyrella candolleana; Marasmius rotula; Sawadea bicornis; Ganoderma australe; Hypoxylon petriniae; Rhytisma acerinum; Claviceps purpurea; Leratiomyces ceres; Sphaeropsis sapinea; Microsphaera alphitoides; Puccinia behenis; Crepidotus cesatii; Hymenoscyphus albidus; Neoerysiphe geranii; Lachnella alboviolascens and the myxos Certiomyxa fruticulosa and Lycogala epidendrum.
14th July 2023 - Gorsey Bank, Stockport, G. Manchester - A small gathering of Agaricus arvensis were seen at the side of a roadside Silver Birch.
12th July 2023 - Heaton Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Totally and utterly shagged out I climbed the usual brew to work and paused to ponder a couple of Agaricus xanthodermus specimens. They were smashing.
10th July 2023 - Mousley Bottom NR, New Mills, Derbyshire - The few fungi noted on another bugs and blooms adventure were:- Crocicreas cyathoideum; Trichopeziza sulphurea; Dendryphion comosum; Marasmius rotula; Leptosphaeria acuta; Rhytisma acerinum; Polyporus leptocephalus and Crepidotus mollis.
9th July 2023 - Sale WP, G. Manchester - A short walk, a few fungi, these were:- Marasmius rotula; Claviceps purpurea; Puccinia veronicae and Microsphaeria alphitoides. I am too busy with bugs to consider a serious fungal search at the mo, one can't do everything.
8th July 2022 - Airlift Hill, Warrington, Cheshire - Bugs and blooms was the name of the game today, the only fungal examples to be recorded were:- Microsphaeria alphitoides and Puccinia pulverulenta.
6th July 2023 - Bramhall Park, Stockport, G. Manchester - The few fungalised examples seen today were:- Polyporus squamosus; Pleurotus ostreatus; Crepidotus mollis; Stereum hirsutum; Sawadaea bicornis; Xylaria longipes and the myxo Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa.
5th July 2023 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Agaricus bitorquis was seen in a small troop at the side of the main river pathway.
3rd July 2023 - Fletcher Moss; Didsbury, G. Manchester - A few fungi were seen on a short walk with some good folk. We went in search of bugs but the rain put paid to any serious entomological success. The fungal species recorded (after microscopy) were:- Crocicreas cyathoideum; Trichopeziza sulphurea; Dendryphion comosum; Hymenoscyphus albidus; Gymnosporangium clavariforme; Calocera cornea; Tremella mesenterica; Pluteus salicinus; Stereum rugosum; Marasmius rotula; Peniophora laeta; Ganoderma australe and the myxo Lycogala epidendrum.

2nd July 2023 - Alexandra Park, Moss Side, G. Manchester - A walk around a public park was had to just stretch the legs, the few fungi seen were:- Parasola auricoma; Bjerkandera adusta; Inonotus dryadeus; Panaeolus foenisecii; Peniophora laeta and Conocybe apala.

1st July 2023 - Wythenshawe Park, G. Manchester - The fungi seen today were:- Puccinia lagenophorae; Pleurotus ostreatus; Rhytisma acerinum; Microsphaeria alphitoides; Postia caesia; Puccinia aegopodii; Uromyces acetosae and Marasmius rotula.
26th June 2023 - Banky Meadow, Sale, G. Manchester - Puccinia punctiformis and Sawadea bicornis were the only 2 fungal specimens seen today.
25th June 2023 - Lindow Common, Wilmslow, Chesire - 2 examples of Amanita rubescens were noted whilst bug hunting.
24th June 2023 - Scar Close NR, Ingleborough, Yorkshire - Triphragmium ulmariae was the only fungus seen whilst prowling about for wild flowers.
19th June 2023 - Abney Hall, Stockport, G. Manchester - Still concentrating on the bugs but I did see today Microsphaeria alphitoides; Puccinia sessilis; Kretzschmaria deusta; Triphragmium ulmariae; Leptosphaeria acuta; Dendryphion commosum; Acrospermum compressum and Puccinia lagenophorae. I also picked up on the scent of Stinkhorn but the vulgar eruption eluded my roving peepers.
18th June 2023 - Dobcroft NR, Preston, Lancashire - Fungi seen today were:- Hypoxylon petriniae; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma; Puccinia punctiformis; Puccinia pulverulenta; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Xanthoriicola physciae and Trametes versicolor.
12th June 2023 - Gatley Carrs, Stockport, G. Manchester - Puccinia urticata; Microsphaeria alphitoides and Puccinia aegopdii were the only two fungi seen on a sizzling day.
8th June 2023 - Etherow CP, Stockport, G. Manchester - A few fungi seen were:- Puccinia arenariae; Puccinia aegopodii; Puccinia veronicae and Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae. 
7th June 2023 - Speke Hall, Liverpool, Merseyside - A micro fungus was spied whilst taking the Young Carers for a walk - this was Uromyces lineolatus growing on Hemlock Water Dropwort and Sea Milkwort.
4th June 2023 - Hartington Meadows, Derbyshire  - The few fungal examples picked out today were:- Entomophthora muscae; Trachyspora intrusa; Phragmidium sanguisorbae; Uromyces geranii and Puccinia punctiformis. ;
3rd June 2023 - Birchwood Park, Warrington, Cheshire  - Uromyces minor was seen for the first time this year, as per, on its usual host of Lesser Trefoil.
3rd June 2023 - Lingley Woods, Warrington, Cheshire - The only fungal examples seen today were:- Monilinia johnsonii; Puccinia pulverulenta; Puccinia veronicae; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Vuilleminia comedens; Peniophora quercina; Sawadaea bicornis and Microbotryum violaceum.
1st June 2023 - Miller's Dale, Derbyshire - Whilst taking the kids out from work we noted Trachyspora intrusa and Puccinia poarum.
31st May 2023 - Paddington Meadows, Warrington, Cheshire - Fungi noted were:- Microsphaeria alphitoides; Trochila ilicina; Auricularia auricula-judae; Synchytrium taraxaci; Puccinia pulverulenta; Puccinia punctiformis; Monilinia johnsonii; Melampsorella symphyti; Puccinia aegopodii and Taphrina betulina.
28th May 2023 - Mousley Bootom NR, New Mills, Derbyshire - A few fungi seen were:- Calocybe gambosa; Polyporus leptocephalus; Microbotrum violaceum; Plasmopara nivea; Puccinia punctiformis; Puccinia aegopodii; Puccinia magnusiana; Taphrina pruni and Entyloma ficariae.
26th May 2023 - RHS Bridgewater, Worsley, G. Manchester - The fungi noted today were:- Fomes fomentarius; Amanita fulva; Daldinia concentrica; Fomitopsis betulina; Hypocrea pulvinata and a half dozen examples of Phallus impudicus (3 eggs, 3 floppy willies).
24th May 2023 - Langford Lowfields RSPB, Nottinghamshire - 2 fungi seen today were Nectria cinnabarina and Polyporus squamosus - we were a trifle distracted by things blooming and buzzing.
22nd May 2023 - Swanholme Lake, Lincolnshire - A few fungi were seen whilst we opened up the legs and roiunded off the day with a good walk. Calocybe gambosa; Amanita rubescens; Amanita fulva; Fomes fomentatius; Fomitopsis betulinus and Daedaleopsis confragosa were the few species spied.
22nd May 2023 - Hartsholme CP, Lincolnshire - Fungi seen were:- Trichaptum abietinum; Botrybasidion aureum and Taphrina pruni.

22nd May 2023 - Whisby NR, Lincolnshire - A few more fungi were noted whilst we were in bug, bird and bloom mode, these were:- Fomitopsis betulina; Puccinia calcitrapae; Taphrina pruni; Microbotryum lychnidis-dioicae; Monilia johnsonii; Uromyces geranii; Microbotryum stellariae; Helvella acetabulum; Annulohypoxylon multiforme and Polyporus leptocephalus.

21st May 2023 - Idle Valley NR, Nottinghamshire - A few fungi were seen whilst bug hunting, these were:- Microsphaeria alphitoides; Marasmius oreades; Puccinia urticata; Agrocybe rivulosa; Microbotryum lychnidis-dioicae and Taphrina pruni.
20th May 2023 - Styal CP, Cheshire - The few fungi seen today were:- Calocybe gambosa; Synchytrium taraxaci; Seifertia azalea and Puccinia punctiformis.
18th May 2023 - Heaton Mersey Bowl, Stockport, G. Manchester - Looking in the undergrowth for bugs I found Puccinia punctiformis and nearby a few examples of Taphrina pruni.

15th May 2022 - Woolston Park, Warrington, Cheshire - Leading another general wildlife walk and fungal species seen were:- Fungi seen today were few, these being:- Hypholoma fasciculare; Psathyrella candolleana; Taphrina pruni; Kuehneola uredinis; Puccinia urticata; Puccinia phragmitis; Entyloma ficariae; Phragmidium mucronatum; Parasola auricoma; Uromyces rumicis and Synchytrium taraxaci.

14th May 2023 - Banky Meadows, Sale, G. Manchester - Monilia johnsonii was now on Hawthorn leaves and a lone specimen of Bolbitius titubans was growing along a pathside.
14th May 2023 - Carrington Spur, Sale, G. Manchester - The few fungi noted today were:- Puccinia aegopdii; Puccinia urticata; Daldinia concentrica; Taphrina populina; Albugo candida and the myxo Lycogala epidendrum.
13th May 2023 - Bewsey Woods, Warrington, Cheshire - Fungi seen today included:- Stereum hirsutum; Triphragmium ulmariae; Polyporus squamosus; Parasola auricoma; Peniophora laeta; Trametes gibbosa; Bjerkandera adusta; Taphrina pruni; Puccinia pulverulenta; Trametes versicolor; Auricularia auricula-judae; Calloria neglecta; Hypoxylon fuscum; Vuilleminia coryli and Entyloma ficariae.
11th May 2023 - Heaton Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Parasola conopila was seen on woodchip.
10th May 2023 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - Parasola leiocephala was seen growing amongst some short cut grass.
9th May 2023 - Heaton Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Uromyces geranii was now out in its aecial stage.
8th May 2023 - Denton Town FC, G. Manchester - Near the pitch a whole host of Taphrina pruni were noted - lovely.
7th May 2023 - Hope Carr, Leigh, G. Manchester - Daedaleopsis confragosa and Phragmidium tuberculatum were the only fungi seen whilst looking for other things.
7th May 2023 - Pennington Flash, Leigh, G. Manchester - Polyporus squamosus; Trametes versicolor; Entyloma ficariae; Puccinia lagenophorae; Auricularia auricula-judae; Puccinia urticata; Calocybe gambosa; Plasmopara nivea; Vuilleminia comedens; Puccinia punctiformis and Melampsora alli-populina were the few fungi seen whilst doing a general pootle.

6th May 2023 - Stamford Park, Stalybridge, Tameside - Parasola plicatilis; Puccinia kusanoi; Agrocybe praecox agg; Auricularia mesenterica and Seifertia azalea were seen whilst having a stretch of the legs.

2nd May 2023 - Cheadle Heath, Stockport, G. Manchester - Passing a garden on my way home and it was nice to see a Black Morel (Morchella esculenta) poking up from the side of a lawn.
1st May 2023 - Styal CP, Cheshire - A walk around the pitch after Parklands FC had won the league. Parasola kuehneri; Marsmius oreades; Trametes versicolor; Rhytisma acerinum and Stereum hirsutum were all recorded.
1st May 2023 - Styal CP, Cheshire - A pre-footy walk, Parasola kuehneri and Ramularia rubella were 2 fungi recorded.

30th April 2023 - Potteric Carr, Doncaster, Yorkshire - A birding walk, we noted a few fungi:- Puccinia urticata; Verpa conica; Rhopographus filicinus; Coprinellus disseminatus; Calocybe gambosa; Fomes fomentarius; Fomitopsis betulinus; Melampsora populnea; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Trametes versicolor; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Auricularia auricula-judae; Hyphodontia sambuci; Datronia mollis; Diatrype bullata; Puccinia phragmitis; Bolbitius titubans; Geastrum triplex; Kretzschmaria deusta; Calloria neglecta; Exidia plana; Coprinellus micaceus; Stereum hirsutum; Vuilleminia comedens; Vuilleminia coryli; Peniophora quercina; Coprinopsis atramentaria; Crocicreas cyathoideum; Leptosphaeria doliolum; Anthracobia melaloma; Entyloma ficariae; Cerioporus leptocephalus; Pholiotina aporos; Hyaloperonospora parasitica; Ascobolus carbonarius; Scutellinia olivascens and Anthracobia macrocystis.

24th April 2023 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Protomyces macrosporus and Puccinia pulverulenta were the only two fungi noted today.
22nd April 2023 - Mersey Valley FC, Sale, G. Manchester - A few fungi were seen prior to the game, Plasmopara nivea; Calocybe gambosa; Albugo candida; Puccinia urticata and Hypoxylon petriniae.
20th April 2023 - Millers Dale, Derbyshire - The few fungi noted today were:- Entyloma ficariae; Microbotryum violaceum; Calocybe gambosa; Ganoderma applanatum; Uromyces dacylidis; Puccinia urticata and Melampsora populnea. It is now that time of year when my peepers are looking at other things.
20th April 2023 - Deep Dale NR, Derbyshire - Uromyces ficariae; Agrocybe molesta; Phragmidium fragariae; Hypoxylon fuscum; Vuilleminia coryli; Hymenochaete corrugata and Melampsora populnea were the few fungi seen eyes were peeled for bugs and blooms.
18th April 2023 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Puccinia sessilis was seen for the first time this year.

9th April 2023 - Ainsdale Sand Dunes, Lancashire - We had a good yomp in the dunes looking for anything we could see, a few fungi were noted of course and after microscopy we had a list consisting of:- Sporormiella grandispora; Peziza fimeti; Strobilurus tenacellus; Phragmidium violaceum; Cheilymenia fimicola; Vuilleminia alni; Puccinia lagenophorae; Puccinia smyrnii; Verpa conica; Tulostoma brumale; Chondrostereum purpureum; Trametes versicolor; Psathyrella candolleana; Heterobasidion annosum; Trochila ilicina; Rhytisma acerinum; Taphrina betulina; Puccinia urticata; Lycoperdon perlatum; Pluteus romellii; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Polyporus brumalis; Rhopographus filicinus; Uromyces hyacinthi; Trichaptum abietinum and the myxos Lycogala epidendrum and Reticularia lycoperdon.


8th April 2023 - Gatley Carrs, Stockport, G. Manchester - A few fungal species seen were:- Puccinia urticata; Uromyces dactylidis; Uromyces ficariae; Entyloma ficariae and Melampsora alli-populina.

7th April 2023 - Marbury CP, Cheshire - A walk looking at birds and flowers but we did spy a few fungi, these being:- Dumontinia tuberosa; Urocystis anemones; Calloria neglecta; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Fomes fomentarius; Kretzschmaria deusta; Uromyces hyacinthi; Coprinellus micaceus; Vuilleminia coryli; Psathyrella candolleana and Hypoxylon fuscum.
5th April 2023 - Wythenshawe Park, G. Manchester - Whilst wandering with the kids from work we spied Heterobasidion annosum; Lepista nuda; Gymnopilus penetrans and Auricularia auricula-judae.
3rd April 2023 - Fletcher Moss, G. Manchester - Rosellinia mammiformis was seen on a fallen Ash branch whilst looking for a few bugs.
2nd April 2023 - Burton Mere RSPB, Burton, Cheshire - A few fungi were noted whilst wandering the reserve, these were:- Caloria neglecta; Uromyces hyacinthi; Fomitopsis betulinus; Trametes versicolor; Kretzschmaria deusta; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Stictis stellata; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Hypoxylon petriniae; Auricularia auricula-judae; Exidia nucleata; Rhopographus filicinus; Hypoxylon bullata and Daldinia concentrica.
1st April 2023 - Debdale Park, Stockport, G. Manchester - Crocicreas cyathoideum; Uromyces hyacinthi; Torula herbarum and Daldina concentrica were the first four fungi of a new month.
30th March 2023 - Styal CP, Cheshire - The few fungi seen today were:- Crocicreas cyathoideum; Leptosphaeria acuta; Endophragmia atra; Calloria neglecta; Dendryphion comosum; Orbilia xanthostigma; Phragmidium violaceum; Phragmidium fragariae; Seifertia azalea; Kretzschmaria deusta; Ganoderma australe; Stereum hirsutum; Auricularia auricula-judae; Hypholoma fasciculare; Stereum subtomentosum; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Coniophora puteana; Trametes versicolor; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Coleroa robertiani; Hyphodontia sambuci; Rhytisma acerinum; Xylaria carpophila; Stereum gausapatum; Rhopographus filicinus; Stereum sanguinolentum; Trichaptum abietinum; Acrospermum compressum; Bjerkandera adusta; Datronia mollis; Daldinia concentrica; Uromyces dactylidis and the myxo Reticularia lycoperdon.
29th March 2023 - Midshires Way/Sett Valley Trail, New Mills, Derbyshire - A train ride and a walk with a coffee break halfway through. Fungi listed after a spot of microscopy were:- Leptosphaeria acuta; Endophragmia atra; Calloria neglecta; Lachnella villosa; Acrospermum compressum; Panellus stipticus; Coprinellus disseminatus; Flammulina velutipes; Melastiza chateri; Sarcoscypha austriaca; Panaeolus fimicola; Puccinia lapsanae; Ganoderma australe; Coprinellus micaceus; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Puccinia tumida; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Trametes versicolor; Polyporus brumalis; Hyphodontia sambuci; Auricularia auricula-judae; Nectria cinnabarina; Bauhinus marginalis; Taphrina betulina; Fomitopsis betulina; Xylaria hypoxylon; Entyloma ficariae; Rhopographus filicinus; Crocicreas cyathoideum; Stereum hirsutum and Tremella foliacea.
26th March 2023 - Pickerings Pasture, Widnes, Cheshire - More birding and bug hunting, the few fungi seen were:- Coprinellus domesticus; Sarcoscypha austriaca; Puccinia lapsanae; Albugo candida; Uromyces hyacinthi; Vuilleminia comedens; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Hypoxylon petriniae; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma and Fomitopsis betulina.
21st March 2023 - Heaton Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - A small troop of Galerina clavata was all I found today as I pootled along to work.
21st March 2023 - Heaton Mersey Bowl/Park area, Stockport, G. Manchester - A few fungi were seen on my travels to and from work, these were:- Geastrum michelianum; Phragmidium sanguisorbae; Calloria neglecta; Kretzschmaria deusta; Auricularia auricula-judae and Puccinia lagenophorae.
19th March 2023 - Elton Reservoir, G. Manchester - Bovista nigrescens; Tubaria furfuracea; Exidia glandulosa and Coleroa robertiani were the only fungi recorded today.
18th March 2023 - Chorlton WP, G. Manchester - I was looking for bugs but did note:- Ganoderma applanatum; Uromyces dactylidis; Hypholoma fasciculare; Mycena tenerrima; Puccinia lapsanae; Datronia mollis; Dialonectria episphaeria and Uromyces hyacinthi.
15th March 2023 - Old Moor RSPB, Barnsley, W. Yorkshire - Still birding but we did note a few fungi:- Dacrymyces stillatus; Cylindrobasidium laeve; Nectria cinnabarina; Stereum hirsutum; Trametes versicolor and  Xanthoriicola physciae and llosporiopsis christensenii on the thallus of Xanthoria parietina.
14th March 2023 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Walking home and whilst pushing the bike I noted Crepidotus cesatii and Melampsora alli-populina.

12th March 2023 - Harmer's Wood, Helsby, Cheshire - A lofted area that was almost a monoculture of Silver Birch. I had no complaints as it is my favourite tree. Species seen in via the Lady of the Wood were:- Fomes fomentarius; Trametes versicolor; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Hypocrea pulvinata; Fomitopsis betulina; Stereum hirsutum; Stereum subtomentosum; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Leratiomyces ceres; Phlebia radiata; Tubaria furfuracea; Bjerkandera adusta; Schizopora paradoxa; Lachnum virgineum; Coniophora puteana and Xylaria hypoxylon.

Also added were:- Leptosphaeria acuta; Periconia byssoides; Acrospermum compressum; Coprinopsis atramentaria; Hypholoma fasciculare; Rhopographus filicinus and Vuilleminia comedens.

11th March 2023 - Wythenshawe Park, G. Manchester - A walk with the lasses, my daughter found some specimens of Lepista nuda; I spied Heterobasidion annosum and Gill tooked a picture of some Taphrina betulina.
9th March 2023 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Calloria neglecta; Torula herbarum and Leptosphaeria acuta were on Nettle stems; Phragmidium violaceum was on Rubus leaves and Mycena tenerrima and Rosellinia mammiformis were on Ash with the latter species encrusted here and there with the hyphomycete Calcarosporium arbuscula.
6th March 2023 - Ladybrook Interest Trail, Stockport, G. Manchester - Polyporus brumalis is a fave fungi of mine, todays few specimens were lovely to see with a couple of examples of Sarcoscypha austriaca nearby.
6th March 2023 - Bramhall Park, Stockport, G. Manchester - Chromocyphella muscicola; Kretzschmaria deusta; Pleurotus ostreatus and Stereum subtomentosum were 4 fungi I noted whilst looking for other things.
2nd March 2023 - Fletcher Moss, Didsbury, G. Manchester - Hymenochaete rubiginosa was seen on some rotten wood. Erythricium aurantiacum was seen on Physcia adscendens and Dasyscyphus niveus was on fallen wood.
28th February 2023 - Gorsey Bank, Stockport, G. Manchester - Puccinia lapsanae was not quite abundant on the young leaves of Nipplewort.
27th February 2023 - Abney Hall, Stockport, G. Manchester - Mycena tenerrima on Salix and Lachnum apalum on Juncus were the only two species seen today.
26th February 2023 - Pennington Flash, G. Manchester - Whilst doing some birding we also noted:- Botryobasidion aureum; Reticularia lycoperdon; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Coprinellus micaceus; Sarcoscypha austriaca; Hypoxylon petriniae; Tremella mesenterica; Hyphodontia sambuci; Trametes versicolor; Chondrostereum purpureum; Auricularia auricula-judae; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma; Mensularia radiata; Leptosphaeria acuta and Fomitopsis betulina.
19th February 2023 - Little Woolden Moss, G. Manchester - Claviceps purpurea; Trametes versicolor and Fomitopsis betulina were the few fungi seen whilst out birding.
17th February 2023 - Frodsham Marsh, Cheshire - Puccinia malvacaerum and Albugo candida were two fungi seen whilst getting out of the car prior to a short mooch.
17th February 2023 - Hatchmere NR, Norley, Cheshire - Whilst exploring a new area we recorded a few fungi, these were:- Fomes fomentarius; Fomitopsis betulinus; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Stereum hirsutum; Trametes versicolor; Schizopora paradoxa and Rhopographus filicinus.
15th February 2023 - Hatchett's Wood/Big Wood, Wythenshawe, G. Manchester - A few fungi seen were:- Eichleriella deglubens; Dialonectria episphaeria; Rhopographus filicinus; Hypoxylon fuscum and Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma.
12th February 2023 - Chester Zoo Nature Reserve, Cheshire - Stereum hirsutum; Peniophora incarnata and an old specimen of Inonotus hispidus were the only fungi seen whilst doing a spot of birding.
5th February 2023 - Doxey Marsh NR, Staffordshire - Several specimens of Phellinus igniarius were nice to see on a warm, sunny walk. Trametes versicolor was the only other fungus seen although in truth, we weren't really looking.
5th February 2023 - Astonfields Balancing Lakes LNR, Staffordshire - Bjerkandera adusta and Puccinia lagenophorae were the two fungi seen whilst doing some birding.
30th January 2023 - Garstang Millenium Green, Garstang, Lancashire - The few fungi seen whilst we were birding were:- Phellinus pomaceus; Vuilleminia comedens; Tremella mesenterica and Peniophora quercina.
25th January 2023 - Abney Hall, Stockport, G. Manchester - The few fungi nattered about with a lovely bunch of carers were:- Bjerkandera adusta; Chondrostereum purpureum; Mycena tenerrima; Schizophyllum commune; Oxyporus populinus; Auricularia auricula-judae; Trametes versicolor; Datronia mollis; Stereum hirsutum; Phlebia tremellosa; Exidia nucleata; Vuilleminia comedens; Peniophora quercina; Nectria cinnabarina; Daldinia concentrica; Bisporella sulfurina and Chromocyphella muscicola.
22nd January 2023 - Wheelock Rail Trail, Sandbach, Cheshire - Whilst wandering along feeding the birds we saw several examples of Phellinus pomaceus.
13th January 2023 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - I examined a few Nettle stems and came up with:- Torula herbarum; Leptosphaeria acuta; Endophragmia atra; Periconia byssoides and Calloria neglecta.
10th January 2023 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - Otidea onotica was the latest addition to the year list.
9th January 2023 - Ladybrook Cycleway, Stockport, G. Manchester - A cycle and a walk, only a few fungi were spied:- Resupinatus applicatus; Nectria cinnabarina; Exidia nucleata; Terana caerulea; Trametes versicolor; Cylindrobasidium laeve; Datronia mollis; Stereum gausapatum; Stereum hirsutum; Stereum rugosum; Stereum subtomentosum and Flammulina velutipes.
8th January 2023 - Spike Island, Widnes, Cheshire - 2 new fungi for the year were seen:- Schizophyllum amplum and Puccinia smyrnii.
8th January 2023 - Clincton Wood, Widnes, Cheshire - Emphasis was placed on walking rather than mooching today, we did see a few fungi though:- Stereum gausapatum; Vuilleminia coryli; Exidia recisa; Schizopora paradoxa; Auricularia auricula-judae; Vuilleminia comedens; Fomitopsis betulina; Trametes versicolor; Peniophora quercina; Xylaria hypoxylon; Stereum hirsutum; Radulomyces molaris and Annulohypoxylon multiforme.
5th January 2023 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - A cycle and a walk today without collecting too many samples (I was already behind for the year). Species identified were:- Gloeophyllum sepiarium; Chondrostereum purpureum; Lachnum virgineum; Merismodes anomala; Marchandiomyces aurantiacus; Diaporthe samaricola; Phoma samarorum; Byssomerulius corium; Daldinia concentrica; Peniophpora lycii; Nectria cinnabarina; Tubaria furfuracea; Schizophyllum commune; Pleurotus ostreatus and Daedaleopsis confragosa.

4th January 2023 - Abney Hall, Stockport, G. Manchester - I am still feeling crap, the virus 4 weeks ago has left me with nausea and dicky guts - this was no reason not to go out and meet up with a splendid group of friends. We had a slow wander, the 57 fungi seen were discussed and enjoed, the list was:- Plagiosphaera immersa; Cyphella ferruginea; Mycena arcangeliana; Oxyporus populinus; Scutellinia olivascens; Ascocoryne sarcoides; Dendryphion comosum; Leptosphaeria acuta; Crepidotus luteolus; Phragmidium bulbosum; Auricularia auricula-judae; Hyphodontia sambuci; Chondrostereum purpureum; Stereum hirsutum; Trametes versicolor; Bisporella sulfurina; Exidia nucleata; Rhytisma acerinum; Cylindrobasidium laeve; Nectria cinnabarina; Mycena pseudocorticola; Mycena tenerrima; Ganoderma australe; Stereum gausapatum; Vuilleminia comedens; Illosporiopsis christiansenii; Chromocyphella muscicola; Pleurotus ostreatus; Xylaria carpophila; Bjerkandera adusta; Trametes gibbosa; Schizophyllum commune; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Datronia mollis; Tubaria furfuracea; Peniophora limitata; Stictis stellata; Clitocybe phylophilla; Byssomerulius corium; Phloeomana speirea; Xylaria longipes; Kretzschmaria deusta; Xylaria hypoxylon; Peniophora lycii; Uromyces hyacinthi; Clitocybe fragrans; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Flammulina velutipes; Botryobasidium aureum; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Phlebia tremellosa; Lycoperdon excipuliforme; Seifertia azalea; Stereum rugosum; Laxitextum bicolor; Lachnum virgineum and Dialonectria episphaeria.

3rd January 2023 - Tittesworth Reservoir, Leek, Staffordshire - Whilst having a good walk and looking at the birdlife we saw a few fungi, the 46 species seen were:- Mycena filopes; Galerina vittiformis; Hemimycena tortuosa; Mycena inclinata; Leptosphaeria doliolum; Crepidotus cesatii; Leptosphaeria acuta; Phragmidium violaceum; Ganoderma applanatum; Endophragmia atra; Dendryphion comosum; Cuphophyllus pratense; Chondrostereum purpureum; Stereum subtomentosum; Skeletocutis amorpha; Dacrymyces stillatus; Stereum sanguinolentum; Daldinia concentrica; Peniophora limitata; Rhopographus filicinus; Flammulina velutipes; Stereum hirsutum; Bjerkandera adusta; Hyphodontia sambuci; Xylaria hypoxylon; Stereum rugosum; Trametes versicolor; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Heterobasidion annosum; Trichapetum abietinum; Rhytisma acerinum; Auricularia auricula-judae; Taphrina betulina; Hypocrea pulvinata; Crepidotus mollis; Exidia recisa; Hypoxylon fuscum; Hypoxylon howeanum; Nectria cinnabarina; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Mycena tenerrima; Fomitopsis betulina; Sarcomyxa serotina; Exidia nucleata; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae and Tubaria furfuracea.
2nd January 2023 - Alkincoats Park and Foulridge Reservoir, Colne, Lancashire - A few fungi were seen whilst exploring a new area, these were:- Flammulina velutipes; Stereum hirsutum; Chondrostereum purpureum; Exidia recisa; Rhytisma acerinum; Trochila ilicina; Phacidium multivalve; Auricularia auricula-judae; Hyphodontia sambuci; Diaporthe samaricola; Phoma samarorum; Crepidotus cesatii; Xylaria hypoxylon and Nectria cinnabarina.
1st January 2023 - Lindow Common, Wilmslow, Chesire - A morn catching up on a few odds and ends and then a short localish walk in the afternoon. The 47 fungi recorded and starting off the new year's tally were:- Chromocyphella muscicola; Phragmidium violaceum; Melanospora lagenaria; Nectria leptosphaeriae; Periconia byssoides; Leptosphaeria doliolum; Torula herbarum; Endophragmia atra; Exidia plana; Ascocoryne cylichnium; Lachnum apalum; Dacrymyces stillatus; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Fomes fomentarius; Clavulina coralloides; Scleroderma citrinum; Xylaria hypoxylon; Kuehneromyces mutabilis; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Peniophora incarnata; Exidia recisa; Chondrostereum purpureum; Trametes versicolor; Pleurotus ostreatus; Exidia glandulosa; Exidia nucleata; Hypoxylon petriniae; Daldina concentrica; Peniophora limitata; Hypocrea pulvinata; Peniophora quercina; Naematelia aurantia; Vuilleminia comedens; Rhytisma acerinum; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Byssomerulius corium; Stereum rugosum; Nectria cinnabarina; Schizopora paradoxa; Stereum gausapatum; Fomitopsis betulina; Diatrypella quercina; Bjerkandera adusta; Mycena arcangeliana; Lachnum virgineum; Crepidotus variabilis and Stereum hirsutum.