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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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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 disclaimer.

Contact us

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


09/11/17 - date for Hardcastle Crags foray

Please note that the date for the foray at Hardcastle Crags has been finalised as Saturday 11/11/17

25/10/17 - URGENT

It has been decided to change the venue for the Craven Section foray on 01/11/2017. Originally, this was planned for Chapel le Dale. It will now take place on the grassland at Black Hill, near Skipton. This lies at the highest point of the road between Embsay, near Skipton, and Barden Bridge in Wharfedale, up on the moor near the cattle grid (grid reference: SE 037 554). For further details, please contact Archie on 01756 793359 or helenandarchie@helenandarchie.f9.co.uk

10/08/17 - Stop Press

It has just been noted that in the previous event lists, the Craven Section foray at Chapel-le-Dale was given for 04/10 instead of 01/11: this has now been corrected. The event on 04/10 will be the foray at Parceval Hall.


The event lists have been updated with further details of events organised by the Craven Section (some events still to be finalised).


A new ancillary group, the Craven section of the MYFG , has been inaugurated by Archie McAdam, principally to cater for the needs of members at the western edge of our "territory" (Skipton and beyond), who may find it rather difficult to attend events in the central area (however, it should be emphasized that all MYFG members are welcome to attend events organised by the Craven Section!) The group is still evolving at the moment: most of the events are now finalised, although it is possible that changes may happen, so please keep checking the event lists. All events will take place on the first Wednesday of each month (including December) and will run from 10.00 AM to 12 noon. For further details, please contact Archie on 01756 793359 or helenandarchie@helenandarchie.f9.co.uk


Our calendar of events for 2017 is now available:

(Please note that these lists are complete and (hopefully) correct as at 05/08/17. However, the details for some events are not finalised. When the list is updated, this will be noted here: please check back periodically.)



For some years, Mal Greaves has been making a special study of the genus Scutellinia (eyelash fungi): based on his research, and using the Tom.bio ID visualisation framework, he has created a key for Scutellinia, which is 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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