Mid Yorkshire Fungus Group

Finding and Enjoying Fungi in Yorkshire

www.myfg.org.uk

MEETINGS AND FORAYS 2019

Indoor Meetings

These are held at 7.30 p.m. (though the time may vary slightly) in the Friends' Meeting House in Woodhouse Lane, Leeds (opposite the University, at the junction between St. Mark's Street and Woodhouse Lane - SE293349. There is a car park behind the Meeting House in St. Mark's Street.) Meetings are, when possible, on the first Thursday of the month. Please take note of the dates printed here!

The first indoor meeting of the year will be held on Feb 28th, when we will discuss our finds and forays last year. The following two Spring meetings will be on April 4th and 2nd May, and the date of our AGM, with refreshments will, this year be May 30th.

There are no indoor meetings in June, July and August.

The first three Autumn meetings are on 5th September, 3rd October and 31st October. They will be identification sessions, and these are always enjoyable and an opportunity to learn more. Bring along your finds, guide books and magnifying glasses; there are a few electric points if you want to bring a microscope or computer. It can be helpful to bring an extension lead too.

On 5th December we will have our Midwinter Social. We ask everyone to bring along a small contribution of food or drink (no alcohol, please) and we will discuss our future programme; all suggestions are welcome!

Forays (outdoor meetings)

Details below. These all start at 10.30 a.m. unless otherwise stated. (Note that there are no plans in place at the moment for a Spring Foray - suggestions welcome.)

Craven Section

The listing below includes events for the Craven Section of MYFG, led by Archie McAdam. These are normally held on the first Wednesday of each month and start at 10.00 AM. Final plans for Craven Section events are often finalised at fairly short notice: for further details, please contact Archie.

MEETING SCHEDULE

Thursday 28 February Indoor meeting
Friends' Meeting House, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds: directions and details above. 19:30 - 21:00 approx.
Wednesday 3 April (10:00 start) Craven Section - venue TBA
Leader Archie McAdam Tel 01756 793359
10:00 - 12:00. For further details, please email or phone Archie.
Thursday 4 April Indoor meeting
Friends' Meeting House, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds: directions and details above. 19:30 - 21:00 approx.
Wednesday 1 May (10:00 start) Craven Section - venue TBA
Leader Archie McAdam Tel 01756 793359
10:00 - 12:00. For further details, please email or phone Archie.
Thursday 2 May Indoor meeting
Friends' Meeting House, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds: directions and details above. 19:30 - 21:00 approx.
Thursday 30 May Indoor meeting - AGM
Friends' Meeting House, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds: directions and details above. 19:30 - 21:00 approx.
Wednesday 5 June (10:00 start) Craven Section - venue TBA
Leader Archie McAdam Tel 01756 793359
10:00 - 12:00. For further details, please email or phone Archie.
Wednesday 3 July (10:00 start) Craven Section - venue TBA
Leader Archie McAdam Tel 01756 793359
10:00 - 12:00. For further details, please email or phone Archie.
Wednesday 7 August (10:00 start) Craven Section - venue TBA
Leader Archie McAdam Tel 01756 793359
10:00 - 12:00. For further details, please email or phone Archie.
Wednesday 4 September (10:00 start) Craven Section - venue TBA
Leader Archie McAdam Tel 01756 793359
10:00 - 12:00. For further details, please email or phone Archie.
Thursday 5 September Indoor meeting
Friends' Meeting House, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds: directions and details above. 19:30 - 21:00 approx.
Saturday 7 September Golden Acre Park Public Foray
Leader Anne Bowers. Tel: 0113 275 8957
NON MYFG MEMBERS MUST BOOK: ring the leader Anne Bowers on the above number. The park is on the main A660 road from Leeds to Otley, just before Bramhope as you leave Leeds. The X84 bus from Leeds stops by the car park which is opposite the main park gate. We'll meet on the path below the café terrace which is near the main gate. There are loos next to our meeting place.
Saturday 14 September Swinsty
Leaders Mike and Joyce Clerk: Tel 01943 468176
Meet at the car park just south of the causeway over Fewston Dam at SE186538.
Sunday 22 September Strensall Common
Leader Mal Greaves: Tel 01904 468887
Park at the car park at SE 649613.
Sunday 29 September British Library: Members only foray
Leader John Heap: Tel 01937 587922.
The Library is the first building along the road into the Thorp Arch Trading Estate as accessed from the village of Walton. The entrance (SE444740) is clearly marked by a prominent sign on the verge. Meet in the visitors' car park to which the Gatehouse Staff will direct you. OS sheet 105 York and OS Explorer 289 (Leeds) are relevant. Bus 770 Leeds - Wetherby (check!) stops only a couple of minutes' walk from the Library at "Walton Corner" bus stop. Please let John know if you are coming.
Wednesday 2 October (10:00 start) Craven Section - venue TBA
Leader Archie McAdam Tel 01756 793359
10:00 - 12:00. For further details, please email or phone Archie.
Thursday 3 October Indoor meeting
Friends' Meeting House, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds: directions and details above. 19:30 - 21:00 approx.
Sunday 6 October Fountains Abbey
Leader Denise Carter Tel: 07801 557388.
NB 11am start. From the Pateley Bridge to Ripon road, turn to Studley Roger (NOT the Visitor Centre road) and follow road to the right through the entrance archway to Studley Park. Follow signs to the Lakeside car park and park at the far end near the loos; this is SE 278692. National Trust members please bring cards.
Saturday/Sunday 12-13 October Harlow Carr
No arrangements yet. This may be a public or private (our own) foray.
Saturday 19 October Breary Marsh
Leaders Carol and Rod Wood: Tel: 0113 261 0535.
Meet in the big Golden Acre car park on the A660 (see above.) Do not go under the road to Golden Acre.
Saturday 26 October Community of the Resurrection, Mirfield
Leader Dave Barker: Tel 01484 315261.
Meet at SD 189209. The Community of the Resurrection is on Stock's Bank Road. If the car park is full there is always plenty of room to park on Stock's Bank Road itself. Usually wax-cap heaven!
Thursday 31 October Indoor meeting
Friends' Meeting House, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds: directions and details above. 19:30 - 21:00 approx.
Saturday 2 November Hardcastle Crags
Leader Anne Bowers: Tel as for Sept 7th
Meet at Clough Hole Car Park on Widdop Road at SE 969298. This is the 'top' car park at the top edge of the valley overlooking the landscape. If you have SATNAV it is HX7 7AZ. Arrangements might change but you will be notified.
Wednesday 6 November (10:00 start) Craven Section - venue TBA
Leader Archie McAdam Tel 01756 793359
10:00 - 12:00. For further details, please email or phone Archie.
Saturday 9 November Cumberland Trail, Strid Woods.
Leader Archie McAdam: Tel 01756 793359
Meet at Strid Car Park on the B6160 road between Bolton Abbey and Barden at SE 059564. No need for an Ilkley meeting-up, but consider car sharing.
Saturday 16 November Judy Wood
Leader Andy Woodall. Tel 0113 258 6569.
Meet at SE 147268, Station Road, off the A641, Woodside Road, Wyke. On the W. Yorks Street Atlas, it is called Low Wood. This was a new venue and proved very interesting, considering the dry summer weather we had.
Saturday 23 November St. Chad's + Lawnswood
Leader Mary Larner. Tel 0113 261 2589
Fish and chips may feature here again as the morning starts at St. Chad's church, Far Headingley, SE 275370. If we have covered all the ground before lunch, afterwards we will go up the road, over the ring road and park opposite the gates to Lawnswood Crematorium and explore as far as possible. If it proves to be full of fungi, we could go back next week (November 30th) and cover more ground. Watch this space!
Wednesday 4 December (10:00 start) Craven Section - venue TBA
Leader Archie McAdam Tel 01756 793359
10:00 - 12:00. For further details, please email or phone Archie.
Thursday 5 December Indoor meeting - Midwinter Social
Friends' Meeting House, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds: directions and details above. 19:30 - 21:00 approx.

Lawnswood monthly forays

Time and weather permitting, Mary may be able to start the monthly forays at Lawnswood again. An email will be sent if a foray is planned. Parking is on the opposite side of the A660, opposite the entrance at SE 269390.