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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 contact us if you want to know more.

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MYFG committee members

Name Role Telephone Email Special contact for:
Adrian Bennett President 01423 324011 adrian@dromomania2.outlook.com  
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   recorder@lintoncottage.com Notification of fungal finds
Archie McAdam Maintainer of MYFG email group 01756 793359 helenandarchie@helenandarchie.f9.co.uk 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 denise_carter@me.com  
Ian Forward Committee member 01274 637171    
Phil Swinhoe Committee member 0113 285 4549 pswinster@yahoo.co.uk  
Peter Duffy Webmaster   webmaster@myfg.org.uk anything concerning the MYFG web site



The dates for the forays at Rawdon Crematorium and Roundhay Park have now been finalised (November 10 and 24, respectively.) The event lists have now been updated - please download new copies of the PDFs ASAP. Apologies for the delay in finalising these details.


Mal Greaves has made available a new version of the Scutellinia and Geoglossum keys - now available from the fungi area.


The event lists for 2018 are now available - see below. Please notify the webmaster if errors are seen.


Mal Greaves has recently produced a key based on the tombio visualisation framework for the genus Geoglossum. He has also produced an enhanced version of the key for the genus Scutellinia. These keys are the result of an immense amount of work and study, and potentially represent a major advance in the understanding of these genera.

Both the keys are accessible from this site, in the section fungi.


Our calendar of events for 2018 is now available:

(Update 2018-11-07: the dates for the Rawdon Crematorium and Roundhay Park forays have now been finalised - see the lists for details.)


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 recorder@lintoncottage.com.

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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