Stop press! Please note that the foray at St. Chad's is POSTPONED. See the news and events sections for details.



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MYFG committee members

Name Role Telephone Email Special contact for:
Adrian Bennett President 01423 324011  
Anne Bowers Secretary 0113 275 8957   Details of our meetings and public forays
Mary Larner Treasurer and Membership Secretary 0113 261 2589   Membership, and invitations to our forays
Mal Greaves Recorder Notification of fungal finds
Archie McAdam Maintainer of MYFG email group 01756 793359 News for circulation to the group; information about the Craven Section
Andy Woodall Committee member 0113 258 6569    
Alan Braddock Committee member 01924 275631    
Denise Carter Committee member 07801 557388  
Ian Forward Committee member 01274 637171    
Phil Swinhoe Committee member 0113 285 4549  
Peter Duffy Webmaster anything concerning the MYFG web site


2021-11-25 - Forthcoming events

Thursday 02/12/2118:30-Online event via Zoom (please bring suggestions for events next year. Also, please note changed start time.).
Saturday 04/12/2110:30-Foray at Calverley Woods (postponed from 27/11)

Above events will be going ahead as planned. For further details, see the event list.

2021-11-25 - online event start time change

Please note that the online event via zoom on 02/12 will now start at 18:30, rather than 19:30 as originally planned.

2021-11-25 - St. Chad's foray - POSTPONED

Due to the appalling weather forecast for Saturday 27/11, it has been decided to postpone the foray at St. Chad's and Lawnswood for a week - so it will now take place on Saturday 04/12. See the event lists for more details.

2021-11-16 - New foray scheduled for 20/11/21

Andy Woodall has very kindly agreed at short notice to lead a foray in Calverley Woods on 20/11/21. The event lists have been updated to include this foray - please see them for further details.

2021-10-28 - Cumberland Trail foray on 20/11/21 - CANCELLED

Most unfortunately, it has been necessary to cancel the foray on 20th November, at the Cumberland Trail, Strid Woods. Alternative venues for a foray on that day are being considered - further news will be posted here as available.

2021-09-08 - Foray at Mirfield

A bit of good news! It has now been confirmed that there will be a foray at the Community of the Resurrection in Mirfield, on Saturday 23rd October. The event lists have now been updated to reflect this.

2021-08-22 - Events for this autumn

Finally, the list of events for this autumn has been completed and is now online. At the time of writing (22/08/21), all the events included are confirmed - but given the current conditions, please note that events may be cancelled or updated at short notice. If this is necessary, updates will be posted here, so please keep checking back. A small number of events are still under discussion, and will be scheduled if it becomes possible to do so. Again, updates will be posted here.

2020-12-05 - Geoglossum key update

Mal Greaves has been working on updates to the Geoglossum tombio key - the changes are now online here. Please access the key using the link under fungi and contact Mal or the webmaster if the key does not seem to be working as expected, or if you notice any errors.

2020-12-05 - Nidderdale AONB Wild Watch State of Nature report

Last year, we were asked by the Nidderdale AONB if we could provide a contribution on fungi for the Wild Watch project being run by the AONB. Your webmaster compiled a report of our experiences and findings over the years at two sites within the AONB - Swinsty Reservoir and Fountains Abbey - and submitted it: it was accepted, and the Wild Watch project State of Nature report is now online on the Nidderdale AONB web site. A summary of our report is included in the main report; the full text of our report is included separately.


Our calendar of events for this autumn (2021) is now available:

Given the current situation, some things are different this year. Please read the event lists carefully and take note of the changes.



Mal Greaves has submitted an article and new key for this genus, available here

Scutellinia and Geoglossum

For some years, Mal Greaves has been making a special study of the genus Scutellinia (eyelash fungi): based on his research, and using the Tombio ID visualisation framework, he has created an interactive key to the genus; following on from this work, he has also produced a similar key to the genus Geoglossum (earth tongues.) Both these keys are now available on this site: For further information, or to discuss any issues whilst using the key, please contact Mal at

Fungal records

The following are lists (in PDF format) of fungi found during some of our forays:

Site Date
Otley Chevin 01/10/2016
Swinsty Reservoir 26/09/2015


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