FUNGAL SIGHTINGS
 
News from within and outside the area.
 
 
18th June 2024 - The Heaton's Centre, Stockport, G. Manchester - Puccinia iridis was seen on the leaves of Stinking Iris whilst I went for a dinnertime walk to the shops.
 
11th June 2024 - Priory Meadow, Wareham, Dorset - A couple of fungi:- Puccinia magnusiana and Puccinia malvacaerum.
 
10th June 2024 - Stoborough Heath, Dorset - Russula claroflava was noted today, ooh heck the season is on the cusp.
 
9th June 2024 - Bridgewater and Taunton Canal, Somerset - 2 fungal examples today - Erysiphe heraclei and Puccinia malvacaerum.
 
2nd June 2024 - Gorsey Bank, Stockport, G. Manchester - Early morning bug hunting, 3 fungal specimens seen were:- Taphrina pruni; Puccinia pulverulenta and Puccinia punctiformis.
 
2nd June 2024 - Gowy Meadows, Cheshire - Puccinia aegopdii and Puccinia phragmitis were the only fungi seen as I pondered bugs and blooms.
 
2nd June 2024 - Whitby Park, Ellesmere Park, Cheshire - Whilst leading a general nature walk for a couple of hours the few fungi thrown in were:- Ganoderma australe; Coprinopsis lagopus; Puccinia lagenophora; Puccinia distincta; Hyphodontia sambuci; Puccinia urticata and Microsphaera alphitoides.
 
1st June 2024 - Gatley Carrs, Stockport, G. Manchester - The few fungi seen today were:- Puccinia aegopodii; Plasmopara nivea; Puccinia urticata and Microsphaera alphitoides.
 
29th May 2024 - Grappenhall Walled Gardens, Warrington, Cheshire - Amanita fulva was seen under Oak today - a nice bonus.
 
27th May 2024 - Stamford Park, Stalybridge, Tameside - Two fungal examples today - Puccinia punctiformis and Puccinia pulverulenta - we are distracted with many other areas.
 
26th May 2024 - Airlift Hill, Warrington, Cheshire - A bugs, birds and blooms walk, a few fungi thrown in were:- Puccinia punctiformis; Monilinia johnsonii; Puccinia pulverulenta; Puccinia poarum; Taphrina pruni and Puccinia phragmitis.
 
25th May 2024 - Happy Valley, Stockport, G. Manchester - The only fungi recorded today were:- Triphragmium ulmariae; Polyporus squamosus; Stereum hirsutum; Bjerkandera adusta; Exidia glandulosa; Auricularia auricula-judae and Puccinia pulverulenta.
 
22nd May 2024 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - Puccinia vincae was now looking good on the underside of Periwinkle leaves.
 
19th May 2024 - Deep Dale NR, Derbyshire - A sunny bug hunt but we did see:- Microbotryum violaceum; Phragmidium sanguisorbae; Hypoxylin fuscum and Auricularia auricula-judae.
 
18th May 2024 - Carr Mill Dam, St Helens, Merseyside - Pre-footy bug hunting with the few fungi noted being:- Laetiporus sulphureus; Uromyces hyacinthi; Rhopographus filicinus and Stereum hirsutum.
 
13th May 2024 - Fog Lane Park, Benchill, G. Manchester - Fungi seen today were:- Laetiporus sulphureus; Bjerkandera adusta; Uromyces hyacinthi; Monilinia johnsonii; Crepidotus mollis; Plasmopara nivea and Puccinia urticata.
 

12th May 2024 - Windy Bank Woods, Glazebury, Lancashire - The few fungi found today were:- Puccinia urticata; Monilinia johnsonii; Puccinia pulverulenta and Puccinia punctiformis.

 
11th May 2024 - Blackleach CP, Walkden, G. Manchester - Whilst out looking at bugs, birds and blooms we always note a few fungi, today we saw:- Monilinia johnsoni; Plasmopara nivea; Puccinia pulverulenta; Microbotryum violaceum; Fomitopsis betulina; Albugo candida and Annulohypoxylon multiforme.
 
10th May 2024 - Bramhall Park, Stockport, G. Manchester - The few fungi recorded today were:- Melampsora hypericorum; Seifertia azaleae; Puccinia lagenophorae; Puccinia sessilis; Puccinia pulverulenta;  Cerioporus squamosus; Kuehneola uredinis; Protomyces macrosporsus; Plasmopara nivea and Entyloma ficariae.
 
6th April 2024 - Chorlton Park, Chorlton, G. Manchester - 2 fungi noted today:- Taphrina pruni and Melampsorella symphyti - it is enough to be going on with.
 
5th May 2024 - Blacka Moor, Sheffield, W. Yorkshire - We were bug hunting again but as per, one eye was on the fungi. We did record:- Fomes fomentarius; Taphrina betulina; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Xylaria longipes; Fomitopsis betulina and Kretzschmaria deusta.
 
2nd May 2024 - Fletcher Moss, Didsbury, G. Manchester - Helvella acetabulum; Monilinia johnsoni and Taphrina pruni were the only fungal specimens seen on an afternoon bug jaunt.
 
29th April 2024 - Abney Hall, Stockport, G. Manchester - Uromyces dactylidis and Entyloma ficariae were the only 2 fungal examples seen on a back-stretching jaunt.
 
28th April 2024 - Countess of Chester CP, Cheshire - A bug-hunting jaunt, the few fungi listed were:- Trametes gibbosa; Trametes versicolor; Puccinia malvacaerum; Puccinia pulverulenta and Monilinia johnsonii.
 
28th April 2024 - Chester Zoo NR, Cheshire - The only fungal example found at this small reserve was Monilinia johnsonii.
 
27th April 2024 - Garswood United FC, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancashire - The latest football game had finished 4 - 4 - as we walked around the ground I saw a nearby compost heap in a field and saw two distant pale shapes - my suspicions were confirmed when I encountered Panaeolus semiovatus var. semiovatus - nice.
 
26th April 2024 - Heaton Mersey Bowl, Stockport, G. Manchester - The anamorphic form of Monilinia johnsonii was now showing.
 
24th April 2024 - Tenement Lane, Stockport, G. Manchester - Walking to and from my walk, Laetiporus sulphureus; Puccinia urticata; Hypoxylon fuscum; Hypoxylon petriniae; Uromyces hyacinthi and Entyloma ficariae were the few fungi recorded.
 
24th April 2024 - Bramhall Park, Stockport, G. Manchester - Whilst leading a general wildlife walk for carers a few fungi noted were:- Taphrina betulina; Kretzschmaria deusta; Hypholoma fasciculare; Xylaria longipes and Microbotryum violaceum.  
 
22nd April 2024 - Bridgewater Canal, Stretford, G. Manchester - A few fungi along a new stretch:- Puccinia urticata; Uromyces hyacinthi; Puccinia punctiformis; Entyloma ficariae and Puccinia lagenophorae.
 
21st April 2024 - Carnival Field, Wilmslow, Cheshire - A few fungi noted at a new recording area were:- Uromyces hyacinthi; Entyloma ficariae and Dialonectria episphaeria. They all count!
 
20th April 2024 - Queens Park, Crewe, Cheshire - A few fungi at another new site:- Puccinia punctiformis; Calocybe gambosa; Melampsora hypericorum and Entyloma ficariae.
 
20th April 2024 - Quakers Coppice, Crewe, Cheshire - The few fungi seen at this new area were:- Puccinia urticata; Trichaptum abietinum; Stereum hirsutum; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Hypoxylon fuscum; Auricularia auricula-judae; Uromyces hyacinthi; Daldinia concentrica; Calocybe gambosa; Peniophora laeta and the myxo Lycogala epidendrum.
 
19th April 2024 - Fletcher Moss, Didsbury, G. Manchester - Triphragmium ulmariae; Lachnum nudipes; Phialina ulmariae; Pyrenopeziza pulveracea and Polyporus tuberaster were a couple of fungi seen on a very short jaunt.
 
14th April 2024 - Ridgeway Grundy Park, Lymm, Warrington, Cheshire - A new area, a short walk - we did record:- Puccinia punctiformis; Auricularia auricula-judae; Daldinia concentrica; Bjerkandera adusta; Peniophora quercina; Nectria cinnabarina and Stereum hirsutum.
 
14th April 2024 - Lymm Dam, Warrington, Cheshire - At this time of year we are happy to look away from the Fungal realm and just go with the flow. It is, however, always important just to keep the eye in. With my daughter in tow today we were always going to see something but little did we expect to turn up 268 examples of Helvella acetabulum. Wow - what a sincere bonus. Also thrown in were:- Hemimycena tortuosa; Xylaria longipes; Uromyces hyacinthi; Kretzschmaria deusta; Ganoderma applanatum; Kuehneromyces mutabilis; Entyloma ficariae; Puccinia sessilis; Colocybe gambosa; Plasmopara nivea; Coprinellus micaceus; Uromyces ficariae and Auricularia mesenterica. We also found an old example of Calvatia gigantea - I took a bit for my home Nettle bed.
 
13th April 2024 - Lyme And Wood Pits Country Park, St Helens, Merseyside - Puccinia poarum was now on the leaves of Colt's-Foot.
 
12th April 2024 - River Mersey, East Didsbury, G. Manchester - Puccinia punctiformis; Uromyces dactylidis; Calocera cornea and Entyloma ficariae were noted on a riverside walk whilst looking for bugs.
 
10th April 2024 - Spike Island, Widnes, Cheshire - The few fungi seen on a wander with the Young Carers were:- Exida nucleata; Coprinellus micaceus; Byssomerulius corium; Uromyces hyacinthi; Puccnia smyrnii; Daldnina concentrica; Auricularia auricula-judae; Crepidotus mollis and Calocybe gambosa.

 
7th April 2024 - Longford Park, Stretford, G. Manchester - A walk with the lasses, a coffee, a few sightings and 2 fungi:- Peziza micropus and Tremella mesenterica.
 
6th April 2024 - Winstanley Warriors FC, Wigan, Lancashire - Galerina clavata was noted at the side of the main playing area prior to a 2 - 2 draw between the hosts and Congleton Town Reserves.
 
6th April 2024 - Three Sisters NR, Wigan, Lancashire - The few fungi seen today were:- Bjerkandera adusta; Pluteus cervinus; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Ganoderma australe; Trametes gibbosa; Hyalorbilia inflatula; Datromia mollis; Stereum hirsutum; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Coprinopsis atramentaria; Plasmopara nivea; Sarcoscypha austriaca; Lachnum virgineum; Taphrina betulina and the myxos:- Enteridium lycoperdon and Lycogala epidendrum.
 
5th April 2024 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Coprinopsis atramentaria was seen growing from some old Salix debris and Puccinia sessilis was noted on the leaves of Ramsons.
 
2nd April 2024 - Heaton Mersey Park, Stockport, Cheshire - Puccinia urticata and Datronia mollis were spied whilst looking for bugs and the myxo the myxo Enteridium lycoperdon was added.
 
31st March 2024 - Greenfield Valley, Flintshire - Puccinia lapsanae; Entyloma ficariae; Melampsora populnea and Kretzschmaria deusta were a few fungi seen as we looked for birds, blooms and bugs.
 
31st March 2024 - Flint Castle to Bagillt, Flintshire - Fomitopsis betulina and Coprinellus micaceus were the only fungi seen whilst we had a good old yomp.
 
30th March 2024 - Queen's Park, Rochdale, G. Manchester - A lovely pootle before some Non-League Footy. The only fungi seen were:- Lycoperdon pyriforme; Bauhinus marginalis; Seifertia azaleae; Puccinia urticata; Coprinellus micaceus; Bjerkandera adusta; Kretzschmaria deusta; Trametes versicolor and Xylaria longipes.
 
28th March 2024 - Etherow CP, Stockport, G. Manchester - A wander with the missus the birds were fed and we duly passed the annual 200 mark for species recorded on the fine Fungus Conservation Trust Database. The few species noted today were:- Melampsora populnea; Parasola plicatils; Sarcoscypha austriaca; Plasmopara nivea; Kretzschmaria deusta; Mycena tenerrima; Puccinia sessilis; Calocybe gambosa; Seifertia azaleae and Bauhinus marginalis.
 
27th March 2024 - Abney Hall, Stockport, G. Manchester - A short walk before the rains came. I was just looking to get some steps in and do some general recording but the few fungi noted were:- Coprinellus domesticus; Puccinia urticata and Puccinia malvacaerum.
 
26th March 2024 - Chorlton Park, Chorlton, G. Manchester - Puccinia urticata was now showing and some old Lycoperdon pyriforme were still hanging on.
 

26th March 2024 - Kickety Brook, Trafford, G. Manchester - Hysterium angustatum; Galerina marginata; Entyloma ficariae and Hypholoma fasciculare were the only 3 fungi noted due to being distracted by many other things. Also seen was the myxo:- Enteridium lycoperdon.

 
25th March 2024 - Chadkirk Chapel, Stockport, G. Manchester - Another short walk, the fungal specimens named were:- Uromyces dactylidis; Entyloma ficariae; Dandryphion nanum; Pyrenopeziza atrata; Peniophora quercina; Calloria neglecta; Kretzschmaria deusta; Puccinia lapsanae and Coleroa robertiani.
 
25th March 2024 - Fog Lane Park, Benchill, G. Manchester - A short walk dodging the rain. The few fungi recorded were:- Crepidotus subverrucisporus; Uromyces hyacinthi; Hypoxylon petriniae; Seifertia azaleae; Diaporthe samaricola; Phoma samarorum; Bjerkandera adusta; Taphrina betulina and Puccinia lagenophorae.
 
24th March 2024 - Ainsdale Sands Lake, Lancashire - The few fungi species found here were:- Tulostoma brumale; Mycena pura; Uromyces hyacinthi; Puccinia smyrnii and Puccinia lagenophorae.
 
24th March 2024 - Hesketh Out Marsh RSPB, Lancashire - Uromyces dactylidis was the only fungal species noted on a birding wander.
 
21st March 2024 - Wright's Wood NR, Stockport, G. Manchester - Hypoxylon petriniae; Daldinia concentrica and Coprinellus micaceus were the only species seen at this small area.
 

21st March 2024 - Bramhall, Stockport, G. Manchester - Whilst tucking up and heading forth into the rain I noted Puccinia tumida adorning the leaves of Pignut and Uromyces hyacinthi on Bluebell leaves.

 
21st March 2024 - Bramhall Park, Stockport, G. Manchester - A few fungi whilst looking at other things. Mensularia radiata; Auricularia auricula-judae; Fomitopsis betulina; Trametes versicolor; Kretzschmaria deusta; Hypoxylon fragiforme and Trametes gibbosa were the ones seen.
 
18th March 2024 - Fletcher Moss, Didsbury, Cheshire - Phragmidium fragariae was seen on Barren Strawberry.
 
18th March 2024 - Astbury Mere, Congleton, Cheshire - Tremella mesenterica was seen growing with Peniophora incarnata on Gorse - always a nice combo.
 
16th March 2024 - Alexandra Park, Oldham, G. Manchester - An easing off from the fungi front is needed, we did record two species today though:- Sarcoscypha austriaca and Cumminsiella mirabilissima.
 
11th March 2024 - Abney Hall, Stockport, G. Manchester - Stictis stellata was still showing on some old Eplobium stems.
 
11th March 2024 - Longford Park, Stretford, G. Manchester - Continuing the bike ride and the few fungi seen at this public park were:- Uromyces hyacinthi; Xylaria carpophila; Kretzschmaria deusta; Daldinia concentrica; Trametes versicolor; Albugo candida; Ganoderma australe and some old Lycoperdon pyriforme. Also seen was the myxo:- Enteridium lycoperdon.
 
11th March 2024 - Kickety Brook, Trafford, G. Manchester - A good cycle was had today, I ended up at this small area before dropping in to the Riverside Cafe. The few fungis seen were:- Polycephalomyces tomentosus; Scutellinia scutellata; Sarcoscypha austriaca; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Coprinellus micaceus; Fomitopsis betulina and Hypoxylon fusccum. I also added the myxo Metatrichia floriformis.
 
10th March 2024 - Chorlton Ees NR, Stockport, G. Manchester - Only a few fungi noted today whilst we get back into the swing with bugs and beasties. The few species noted were:- Sarcoscypha austriaca; Uromyces dactylidis; Ganoderma applanatum; Hypoxylon fuscum; Fomitopsis betulina; Vuilleminia coryli and Lentinus brumalis.
 
6th March 2024 - Chorlton, Stockport, G. Manchester - Uromyces dactylidis was seen for the first time this year - I like these moments.
 

4th March 2024 - Pex Hill, Widnes, Cheshire - A quick pootle, the few fungi seen were:- Hypholoma fasciculare; Stereum hirsutum; Peniophora quercina; Vuilleminia comedens; Bjerkandera adusta and Trametes gibbosa. We also saw the myxo - Metatrichia floriformis.

 

4th March 2024 - Pickerings Pasture, Widnes, Cheshire - We are sticking with the birding whilst awaiting the bugs and blooms. We still recorded a few fungi:- Beauveria bassiana; Coprinellus micaceus; Fomitopsis betulina; Hypoxylon petriniae; Mycena tenerrima; Auricularia auricula-judae; Chondrostereum purpureum; Hypoxylon fuscum and Uromyces hyacinthi. We also added the myxo Arcyria denudata.

3rd March 2024 - Heaton Park, G. Manchester - A birding walk again with a few regular fungi recorded:- Sarcoscypha austriaca; Tubaria furfuracea; Taphrina betulina; Xylaria hypoxylon; Kretzschmaria deusta; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Seifertia azaleae; Trametes versicolor; Auricularia auricula-judae; Ganoderma australe; Stereum hirsutum; Exidia nucleata; Fomes fomentarius; Fomitopsis betulina; Stereum rugosum and Schizophyllum commune.
1st March 2024 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - A new fungus for the year, namely Melampsora allii-populina - on we go.
26th February 2024 - Lindow Common, Wilmslow, Cheshire - A walk with the missus in chilly weather, the few fungi to be recorded were:- Hypocrea pulvinata; Peniophora incarnata; Kretzschmaria deusta; Exidia glandulosa; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Stereum hirsutum; Hypholoma fasciculare and Fomitopsis betulina. We also saw the myxo - Metatrichia floriformis
25th February 2024 - Birchwood Forest Park, Warrington, Cheshire - A short circular walk before a visit to a local cafe. The few species recorded were:- Flammulina velutipes; Pleurotus ostreatus; Puccinia lagenophorae; Hyphodontia sambuci; Peniophora quercina and Trametes versicolor.
25th February 2024 - Risley Moss, Warrington, Cheshire - A birding wander and as per, a few fungi noted:- Lachnum virgineum; Leptosphaeria acuta; Auricularia auricula-judae; Ganoderma australe; Kretzschmaria deusta; Sarcoscypha austriaca; Rhopographus filicinus; Crocicreas cyathoideum; Stereum rameale; Fomes fomentarius; Fomitopsis betulinus; Taphrina betulina; Nectria cinnabarina; Uromyces hyacinthi; Trametes versicolor; Daedalea quercina and Stereum hirsutum.
 

23rd February 2024 - River Mersey, Didsbury, G. Manchester - Whilst wandering home I noted a few fungi:- Sarcoscypha austriaca; Leptosphaeria acuta; Calloria neglecta; Byssomerulius corium; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Chondrostereum purpureum and Mycena tenerrima - the latter quartet were all on Salix.

 
22nd February 2024 - Stamford Park, Altrincham, G. Manchester - A short walk, a few fungi:- Ganoderma australe; Bjerkandera adusta; Lepista nuda; Trametes versicolor and Exidia nucleata.
 
20th February 2024 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - Only one fungus seen today, it was a new one for us, Leptotrochila ranunculi was the species - nice.
 

19th February 2024 - Fog Lane Park, Benchill, G. Manchester - A few fungi noted today were:- Erythricium aurantiacum; Octospora affinis; Chromocyphella muscicola and Hypholoma fasciculare.

 

18th February 2024 - Stamford Park, Stalybridge, Tameside - Another short pootle, the few fungi seen were:- Cyathus striatus; Chromocyphella muscicola; Nectria cinnabarina; Trametes versicolor; Peniophora limitata; Calloria neglecta; Pucciniastrum epilobii; Tremella mesenterica; Flammulina velutipes; Byssomerulius corium; Puccinia lagenophorae; Tubaria furfuracea; Auricularia auricula-judae; Daldinia concentrica; Hypoxylon petriniae; Stereum rugosum; Fomitopsis betulinus; Endophragmia atra; Ganoderma australe and Stereum hirsutum.

 

17th February 2024 - Platt Fields Park, Fallowfield, G. Manchester - A short walk and only a few fungi:- Stereum hirsutum; Kretzschmaria deusta; Trametes versicolor and Picipes badius.

 
15th February 2024 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - As per, it is the time of year when my head drifts away from the fungi and gets distracted by blooms and bugs. After a cafe at the end of a busy working day I pushed the bike home and saw Peniophora incarnata and Puccinia veronicae to keep the eye in.
 

11th February 2024 - Arnfield Reservoir, Tintwistle, Derbyshire - An early morning walk in the fog. The few fungi seen were:- Roseodiscus formosus; Octospora coccinea agg; Tubaria furfuracea; Crepidotus cesatii; Steccherinum ochraceum; Auricularia auricula-judae; Trametes versicolor; Nectria cinnabarina; Taphrina betulina; Exidia recisa; Peniophora quercina and Phragmidium violaceum.

 
10th February 2024 - Alexandra Park, Moss Side, G. Manchester - A walk on my own before some Non-League Football and my latest gig. The few fungi recorded were:- Stereum hirsutum; Stereum rugosum; Exidia glandulosa; Bjerkandera adusta; Daldinia concentrica; Fomitopsis betulinus; Flammulina velutipes; Datronia mollis; Uromyces hyacinthi and Tremella mesenterica.
 
9th February 2024 - Otterspool, Liverpool, Merseyside - A birding walk but a few fungi were spied, these were:- Schizophyllum amplum; Uromyces hyacinthi; Geastrum triplex; Exidia nucleata; Albugo candida; Byssomerulius corium; Nectria cinnabarina; Xylaria carpophila; Stereum hirsutum; Trametes versicolor; Bjerkandera adusta; Auricularia auricula-judae and Peniophora limitata.
 
9th February 2024 - Calderstones Park, Liverpool, Merseyside - A few fungi from a shortish walk:- Merismodes confusa; Leptosphaeria acuta; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Fomitopsis betulinus; Datronia mollis; Ganoderma australe; Kretzschmaria deusta; Coniophora puteana; Exidia plana; Exidia glandulosa; Nectria cinnabarina; Auricularia auricula-judae; Bjerkandera adusta; Trametes versicolor; Trametes gibbosa; Stereum hirsutum and Hypoxylon fragiforme.
 
7th February 2024 - Wythenshawe CP, G. Manchester - A general wander with some good mates, the few fungi seen were:- Calloria neglecta; Leptosphaeria acuta; Calyptella capula; Daldinia concentrica; Hypoxylon petriniae; Trametes versicolor; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Taphrina betulina; Fomitopsis betulina; Auricularia auricula-judae; Geastrum triplex; Heterobasidion annosum; Botryobasidium aureum; Tubaria furfuracea; Bjerkandera adusta; Stereum hirsutum; Exidia plana; Seifertia azaleae and Pleurotus ostreatus.
 

6th February 2024 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - 3 fungi recorded today - Fuscoporia ferrea; Mollisia fusca and Botryobasidium aureum - it will do.

5th February 2024 - Fletcher Moss, Didsbury, G. Manchester - A pootle through this area whilst heading home, the few fungi recorded were:- Endophragmia atra; Calloria neglecta; Eichleriella deglubens; Hysterographium fraxini; Byssomerulius corium; Xylaria carpophila; Peniophora limitata and Ruzenia spermoides.
 
5th February 2024 - Fog Lane Park, Benchill, G. Manchester - A new place, one I had overlooked, I had a mooch and saw the following fungi:- Hypoxylon petriniae; Peniophora limitata; Calloria neglecta; Datronia mollis; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Trametes versicolor; Erythricium aurantiacum; Daldinia concentrica; Diaporthe samaricola; Phoma samarorum; Exidia plana; Seifertia azaleae; Xylaria hypoxylon; Stereum hirsutum; Peniophora quercina; Fomitopsis betulinus; Vuilleminia comedens; Chondrostereum purpureum; Inonotus hispidus and Taphrina betulina.
 
4th February 2024 - Big Pool Wood, Gronant, Flintshire - A return to a tucked away retreat that has really come on in leaps and bounds. The wind was whipping today so we didn't dawdle but we did record:- Sarcoscypha austriaca; Dialonectria episphaeria; Erythricium aurantiacum; Illosporiopsis christiansenii; Uromyces hyacinthi; Chondrostereum purpureum; Auricularia auricula-judae and Bjerkandera adusta.
4th February 2024 - Point of Ayr, Talacre, Flintshire - A trio of fungi were seen whilst looking for birds, these were:- Puccinia smyrnii; Puccinia malvacaeum and Claviceps purpurea - they all count.
 

3rd February 2024 - Eccles Utd/Port Salford Greenway, G. Manchester - A new footy ground and a few fungi seen prior to the game:- Endophragmia atra; Tremella mesenterica; Chondrostereum purpureum; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Auricularia auricula-judae; Trametes versicolor; Dialonectria episphaeria; Peniophora quercina; Byssomerulius corium; Vuilleminia coryli and Tubaria furfuracea.

2nd February 2024 - River Mersey, Didsbury, G. Manchester - 3 species were noted on Salix, these were:- Hypholoma fasciculare; Henningsomyces puber and Chondrostereum purpureum.
 
2nd February 2024 - The Heaton's Centre, Stockport, G. Manchester - A walk to the shops to post a book, a look at the small work grounds and a few micro fungi seen:- Albugo candida; Puccinia lapsanae; Puccinia lagenophorae and Coleroa robertiani keep the fungal eye in and the records building.
 
1st February 2024 - Heaton Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - Walking home and the few fungi listed were:- Dialonectria episphaeria; Peniophora quercina; Illosporiopsis christiansenii; Torula herbarum and Calloria neglecta.
 
1st February 2024 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - The only fungi seen on a dinnertime stroll were Cumminsiella mirabilissima and Uromyces hyacinthi - it gets the new month moving though.
 
30th January 2024 - Cheadle Heath, Stockport, G. Manchester - Oidium euonymi-japonici was new for the year bringing the monthly total up to 153 species recorded.
 
29th January 2024 - Alexandra Park, Stockport, G. Manchester - A truly miserable day. I had a short stroll to clear the head, the few fungi I recorded were:- Auricularia mesenterica; Calloria neglecta; Xylaria carpophila; Pucciniastrum epilobii; Mycena tenerrima; Flammulina velutipes and Gloeophyllum sepiarium.
28th January 2024 - Burton Marsh, Cheshire - To finish the day a very short walk was taken in the sun before we had a coffee from the flasks and headed home. The only fungi seen were:- Puccinia lagenophorae and Puccina malvacaerum.
 
28th January 2024 - RSPB Burton Mere, Cheshire - The first mooch after a heavy bout of food poisoning. Taking it easy and looking at the birds was the aim but, as per, a few fungi crept into the mix. The species seen were:- Serpula himantioides; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Rhytisma acerinum; Stereum hirsutum; Hypoxylon fuscum; Trametes versicolor; Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma; Stereum sanguinolentum; Coleroa robertiani; Peniophora limitata; Hypoxylon petriniae; Exidia nucleata; Phloeomana speirea; Uromyces hyacinthi; Nectria cinnabarina; Exidia glandulosa; Macroconia leptosphaeriae; Nitschkia confertula; Leptosphaeria doliolum; Arthrinium phaeospermum and Crepidotus luteolus.
 
22nd January 2024 - Gatley Carrs, Stockport, G. Manchester - A short break on the homeward journey and a few more fungi for the day seen:- Sarcoscypha austriaca; Endophragmia atra; Peniophora limitata; Exidia nucleata; Kretzschmaria deusta; Calyptella capula; Botryobasidion aureum; Stictis stellata; Tubaria furfuracea; Geastrum triplex; Taphrina betulina; Macroconia leptosphaeriae; Pleurophragmium parvisporum and Nitschkia confertula.
 
22nd January 2024 - Styal CP, Cheshire - A 15.5 mile bike ride, a short pootle through this country park and I saw:- Sarcoscypha austriaca; Ascocoryne sarcoides; Ruzenia spermoides; Stereum hirsutum; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Xylaria hypoxylon; Cudoniella acicularis; Hymenochaete rubiginosa; Peniophora quercina; Mycena tenerrima and Seifertia azaleae.
 
21st January 2024 - Marbury CP, Cheshire - A walk to keep the blood flowing. Along the way we did what we did with a few fungi recorded:- Sarcoscypha austriaca; Illosporiopsis christiansenii; Xanthoriicola physciae; Endophragmia atra; Crepidotus variabilis; Ascocoryne cylichnium; Phellinus pomaceus; Phlebia tremellosa; Ganoderma australe; Trametes gibbosa; Trametes versicolor; Tubaria furfuracea; Chondrostereum purpureum; Taphrina betulina; Fomitopsis betulina; Auricularia auricula-judae; Stereum subtomentosum; Coniophora puteana; Coprinellus micaceus; Kretzschmaria deusta; Xylaria hypoxylon; Xylaria carpophila; Dacrymyces stillatus; Tremella mesenterica; Peniophora quercina; Flammulina velutipes; Exidia nucleata; Hypoxylon petriniae; Daldinia concentrica; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Botryobasidion aureum and Phloeomana speirea.
 
20th January 2024 - Sale WP, G. Manchester - A walk after a morn in Chorlton looking in the bookshops and having a coffee. The rain was falling so we walked with purpose but did see:- Auricularia auricula-judae var. lactea; Peniophora limitata; Sarcoscypha austriaca; Exidia plana; Tubaria furfuracea and Cerioporus leptocephalus.
 
18th January 2024 - Abney Hall, Stockport, G. Manchester - An early finish from work and a walk in the frost. A quick pootle at this local park and I saw only a few fungi:- Lachnum virgineum; Erythricium aurantiacum; Illosporiopsis christiansenii; Datronia mollis and Ganoderma australe. It keeps matters rolling.
 
17th January 2024 - Heaton Mersey Park, Stockport, G. Manchester - Phragmidium sanguisorbae was doing well on the leaves of Salad Burnet, other than this, there was little to report.
 
16th January 2024 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - The snow had fallen, I still managed to record a quartet of fungi, these were:- Torula herbarum; Leptosphaeria acuta; Dendryphion comosum and Lycoperdon pyriforme.

14th January 2024 - Pennington Flash, G. Manchester - A walk with the missus and my brother - very busy but off the beaten track we did see a few fungi:- Hypoxylon fuscum; Cylindrobasidium laeve; Datronia mollis; Vuilleminia coryli; Hypoxylon petriniae; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Stereum hirsutum; Byssomerulius corium; Auricularia auricula-judae; Nectria cinnabarina; Phloeomana speirea; Peniophora quercina; Peniophora limitata; Coleroa robertiani; Fomes fomentarius; Pucciniastrum epilobii; Schizophyllum commune; Illosporiopsis christiansenii; Coprinellus micaceus; Ganoderma australe; Diatrype bullata; Mensularia radiata; Hypoholoma fasciculare; Xylaria hypoxylon; Hyphodontia sambuci; Stereum rugosum; Sarcomyxa serotina; Chondrostereum purpureum; Puccinia lagenophorae; Flammulina velutipes; Tremella mesenterica; Daldinia concentrica; Diaporthe samaricola; Phoma samarorum; Ganoderma applanatum; Cerioporus leptocephalus; Arrhenia retiruga; Bjerkandera adusta; Erythricium aurantiacum; Atheniella flavoalba; Ascocoryne sarcoides; Nitschkia confertula; Crepidotus cesatii; Leptosphaeria doliolum; Dendryphion comosum; Endophragmia atra; Neonectria ditissima; Phragmidium violaceum; Sarcoscypha austriaca and Ceriporia purpurea.

 
13th January 2024 - Manchester Cemetery, Chorlton, G. Manchester - A short pootle whilst waiting for the missus. I saw a few fungal examples to keep the noggin ticking. The species noted were:- Trametes versicolor; Coprinellus micaceus; Rhytisma acerinum; Peniophora quercina; Trametes gibbosa; Meripilus giganteus; Vuilleminia comedens; Chondrostereum purpureum; Pucciniastrum epilobii; Bjerkandera adusta; Taphrina betulina and Puccinia lagenophorae.
 
12th January 2024 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - Whilst feeding the birds in my work dinner break I spied some Trametes gibbosa; Xylaria hypoxylon and Hypoxylon fragiforme on beech and nearby Seifertia azaleae was adorning a Rhododendron bud.
 
11th January 2024 - River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - To keep the fungi flow going I saw several specimens of Phloeomana speirea on a Poplar branch with Chaetosphaerella phaeostroma growing nearby and some tucked away Xylaria hypoxylon.
 

10th January 2024 - Heaton Moor, Stockport, G. Manchester - Back to work and a busy bugger I be.  I had a dinnertime stroll and noted a few street-fungi, these were:- Clavulina rugosa; Vuilleminia comedens; Coprinellus micaceus; Arrhenia retiruga and Bjerkandera fumosa.
 
7th January 2024 - Wythenshawe CP, G. Manchester - A short afternoon potter with the two lasses. The few fungi noted were:- Ganoderma resinaceum; Ganoderma australe; Radulomyces molaris; Xylaria longipes; Coprinellus micaceus; Pluteus cervinus; Cerioporus leptocephalus; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Lepista flaccida; Stereum rugosum; Heterobasidion annosum; Stereum sanguinolentum; Auricularia auricula-judae; Tremella foliacea; Chondrostereum purpureum; Plicaturopsis crispa; Trametes versicolor; Lepista sordida; Sphaeropsis sapinea; Tubaria furfuracea; Lycoperdon pyriforme and Pleurotus ostreatus.
 
6th January 2024 - Brockholes NR, Preston, Lancashire - Up early and a pootle with the good lady before some footy. We were mainly birding but got sidetracked with a few fungi, these being:- Capitotricha bicolor; Sarcoscypha austriaca; Peziza varia; Phragmidium violaceum; Ascocoryne cylichnium; Rutstroemia firma; Phloeomana speirea; Hypholoma fasciculare; Mycena meliigena; Chromocyphella muscicola; Exidia nucleata; Daldinia concentrica; Diaporthe samaricola; Phoma samarorum; Sarcomyxa serotina; Stereum subtomentosum; Chondrostereum purpureum; Trametes versicolor; Datronia mollis; Hyphodontia sambuci; Auricularia auricula-judae; Coprinellus micaceus; Exidia recisa; Byssomerulius corium; Stereum hirsutum; Mycena galericulata; Xylaria hypoxylon; Plicaturopsis crispa; Diatrype bullata; Tremella mesenterica; Peniophora quercina; Cylindrobasidium laeve; Hypoxylon petriniae; Peniophora limitata; Stereum rugosum; Vuilleminia coryli and Annulohypoxylon multiforme.
 

5th January 2024 - Sett Valley Trail, New Mills, Derbyshire - The second part of the trip was split into recording sections but during this jaunt I saw:- Peniophora limitata; Byssomerulius corium; Exidia recisa; Albugo candida; Mycena tenerrima; Coprinellus micaceus; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Exidia recisa; Ganoderma applanatum; Diaporthe samaricola; Phoma samarorum; Flammulina velutipes; Tremella mesenterica; Peniophora lycii; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Nectria cinnabarina; Fomitopsis betulina; Taphrina betulina; Panellus stipticus; Stereum subtomentosum; Phlebia radiata; Trametes gibbosa; Vuilleminia comedens; Dacrymyces stillatus; Endophragmia atra; Diatrypella quercina; Crepidotus cesatii and Crepidotus luteolus.

 

5th January 2024 - Torrs Riverside Park and Millennium Walkway, New Mills, Derbyshire - A trip out on the train done in two parts, the first area gave rise to the following fungi:- Stictis stellata; Crepidotus cesatii; Leptosphaeria acuta; Sarcoscypha austriaca; Pluteus cervinus; Pucciniastrum epilobii; Peniophora limitata; Mensularia radiata; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Sarcomyxa serotina; Clitocybe geotropa; Auricularia auricula-judae; Stereum rugosum; Exidia recisa; Diatrype bullata; Trametes versicolor; Capitotricha bicolor; Stereum hirsutum; Chondrostereum purpureum and Xylaria hypoxylon.

 
4th January 2024 - Ladybrook Interest Trail, Stockport, G. Manchester - A short cycle and walk before taking the bike in for repairs. the few fungi seen were:- Exidia recisa; Resupinatus trichotis; Peniophora quercina; Bjerkandera adusta and Auricularia auricula-judae.
 
3rd January 2024 - Chorlton WP, G. Manchester - A good cycle and a wander in the rain (again). The fungi identified today were:- Calloria neglecta; Phragmidium violaceum; Merismodes confusa; Endophragmia atra; Leptosphaeria acuta; Melanospora lagenaria; Nitschkia confertula; Crepidotus cesatii; Flammulina velutipes; Ascotremella faginea; Sarcoscypha austriaca; Hypocrea pulvinata; Fomitopsis betulina; Stereum hirsutum; Bjerkandera adusta; Puccinia caricina var. ribesii-pendulae; Lespista flaccida; Mycena galericulata; Daedaleopsis confragosa; Geastrum triplex; Mycena tenerrima; Chromocyphella muscicola; Peniophora limitata; Exidia recisa; Exidia plana; Ganoderma australe; Lycoperdon pyriforme; Sarcomyxa serotina; Stereum subtomentosum; Taphrina betulina; Xylaria hypoxylon; Coprinellus micaceus; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Trametes gibbosa; Tremella mesenterica; Nectria cinnabarina; Byssomerulius corium; Auricularia mesenterica; Trametes versicolor; Hypoxylon fragiforme; Auricularia auricula-judae; Exidia nucleata; Hypoxylon petriniae; Hysterographium fraxini and Dacrymyces stillatus.
 
2nd January 2024 - Abney Hall, Stockport, G. Manchester - A pootle, a coffee, another short pootle in the pouring rain. I didn't hang about but I did record the following species after some microscopy:- Lachnella alboviolascens; Leptosphaeria doliolum; Trichopeziza sulphurea; Periconia byssoides; Phragmidium violaceum; Phacidium multivalve; Laccaria laccata; Auricularia auricula-judae; Peniophora limitata; Exidia nucleata; Stereum hirsutum; Trametes gibbosa; Byssomerulius corium; Nectria cinnabarina; Clitocybe geotropa; Bjerkandera adusta; Pleurotus ostreatus; Crepidotus mollis; Trametes versicolor; Chromocyphella muscicola; Datronia mollis; Schizophyllum commune; Xylaria carpophila and Vuilleminia coryli.
 
2nd January 2024 - Gorsey Bank/River Mersey, Stockport, G. Manchester - A few fungi were noted whilst counting the birds, these were:- Puccinia lagenophorae; Peniophora quercina; Daldinia concentrica; Phloeomana speirea; Auricularia auricula-judae; Hypoxylon petriniae; Exidia nucleata; Trametes gibbosa; Diaporthe samaricola; Phoma samarorum; Exidia plana; Chondrostereum purpureum; Tremella mesenterica; Crepidotus luteolus; Byssomerulius corium; Illosporiopsis christiansenii; Xanthoriicola physciae and Gloeophyllum sepiarium.
 

1st January 2024 - Astley/Chat Moss, G. Manchester - The key today was to count the birds and get some steps in. A few fungi were noted along the way:- Panaeolus semiovatus var. semiovatus; Coprinopsis lagopus; Crepidotus epibryus; Peziza vesiculosa; Phragmidium violaceum; Flammulina velutipes; Fomitopsis betulina; Rhytisma acerinum; Xylaria longipes; Geastrum triplex; Annulohypoxylon multiforme; Phlebia radiata; Exidia nucleata; Rhopographus filicinus; Trametes versicolor; Hyphodontia sambuci; Orbilia alnea; Auricularia auricula-judae; Sarcomyxa serotina; Taphrina betulina; Stereum hirsutum and Xylaria hypoxylon were the few species to get the new year ball rolling.