Please note that the foray at
St. Chad's is POSTPONED
. See the news
sections for details.
exploring the fungi of Yorkshire
Welcome to the website of the Mid-Yorkshire Fungus Group (MYFG).
We are a small and friendly group of people who
are interested in studying fungi. Some of us are beginners at fungi,
some are very experienced, and many are in between. You're welcome to
if you want to know more.
We aim to
- encourage interest in fungi
- find, identify and record fungi in the Mid-Yorkshire area (approximately within a 30 mile radius of Leeds)
- promote the conservation of fungi
- talks and slide shows
- identification evenings
- regular newsletters
- advice on books and equipment
- help with specimens that puzzle you
- help with microscopy
We welcome new members. The annual membership subscription runs from January to
December. There are no part-year reductions, but if you join on or after
1 October in any year, your membership will run till the end of the following
year. Our current fees are:
If you would like to join, please print off a copy of this
application form, fill it in, and follow the
instructions at the bottom of the form. If you would like to discuss any
aspect of membership, contact our Membership Secretary at the contact given
below. Before applying for membership, please ensure that you read this
- £10.00 for an ordinary [individual adult] member
- £5.00 for a junior member [under 18], a student or anyone who is unwaged.
- £15.00 inclusive for a family
MYFG committee members
||Special contact for:
||0113 275 8957
||Details of our meetings and public forays
||Treasurer and Membership Secretary
||0113 261 2589
||Membership, and invitations to our forays
||Notification of fungal finds
||Maintainer of MYFG email group
||News for circulation to the group; information about the Craven Section
||0113 258 6569
||0113 285 4549
||anything concerning the MYFG web site
2021-11-25 - Forthcoming events
|Thursday 02/12/21||18:30||-||Online event via Zoom (please bring suggestions for events next year. Also, please note changed start time.).|
|Saturday 04/12/21||10:30||-||Foray at Calverley Woods (postponed from 27/11)|
Above events will be going ahead as planned. For further details, see the
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
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
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
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
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
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
For further information, or to discuss any issues
whilst using the key, please contact Mal at
The following are lists (in PDF format) of fungi found during
some of our forays:
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