Mid Yorkshire Fungus Group

Finding and Enjoying Fungi in Yorkshire

www.myfg.org.uk

MEETINGS AND FORAYS 2018

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 22nd March, when we will discuss our finds and forays last year. The following two Spring meetings will be on April 5th and 17th May, which will be the date of our AGM, with refreshments.

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

The first three Autumn meetings are on 6th September, 4th October and 1st November. 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 6th 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.

MEETING SCHEDULE

Thursday 22 March Indoor meeting
Friends' Meeting House, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds: directions and details above. 19:30 - 21:00 approx.
Thursday 5 April Indoor meeting
Friends' Meeting House, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds: directions and details above. 19:30 - 21:00 approx.
Wednesday 2 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 17 May Indoor meeting - AGM
Friends' Meeting House, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds: directions and details above. 19:30 - 21:00 approx.
Wednesday 6 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 4 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 1 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.
Saturday 18 August Breary Marsh
Leaders Carol and Rod Wood: Tel 0113 2610535.
Meet in the big Golden Acre car park on the A660 (see below.) Do not go under the road to Golden Acre.
Saturday 1 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.
Wednesday 5 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 6 September Indoor meeting
Friends' Meeting House, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds: directions and details above. 19:30 - 21:00 approx.
Saturday or Sunday 8-9 September Shipley Glen
Leader Andy Woodall. Tel. 0113 258 6569
Meet at the car park at Bracken Hall Countryside Centre SE 133390.
Saturday 15 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.
Saturday 22 September Calverley Woods
Leader Ian Forward Tel. 01274 637171
Meet at Woodhouse Grove/Rawdon Field car park on the A658 Bradford to Harrogate Road, opposite a large car wash. There is a 10 minute walk to the woods, but this is a much safer place to park.
Sunday 30 September Strensall Common
Leader Mal Greaves: Tel 01904 468887.
Park at the car park at SE 649613
Wednesday 3 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 4 October Indoor meeting
Friends' Meeting House, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds: directions and details above. 19:30 - 21:00 approx.
Saturday/Sunday 6-7 October Harlow Carr
No firm arrangements yet; we may run forays as last year but no times or place yet known.
Sunday 14 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.
Sunday 21 October Heath Common
Leader Francis Hickenbottom: Tel. 07733 280434
A new area to explore. Park on the A655 at SE 357194 - plenty of roadside parking in laybys. The post code of the Horse and Groom pub at the top of the road is WF1 5SG and this is where we might get to for our picnic lunch outside and loos. On the Common there is unfortunately no shelter if it is wet, as the heath is open with an occasional tree.
Saturday 27 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. Always wax-cap heaven!
Thursday 1 November Indoor meeting
Friends' Meeting House, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds: directions and details above. 19:30 - 21:00 approx.
Saturday 3 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 SE059564. No need for an Ilkley meeting-up, but please consider car-sharing.
Wednesday 7 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 or Sunday 10/11 November (TBA) Rawdon Crematorium
Leader Anne Bowers. Tel as for Sept 1st
From the Leeds Ring Road, take the A65 towards Guiseley and Skipton; the Crematorium is on your left at SE 223383, just before Layton Lane on the right. The blue signs are a little hidden! Meet in the car park, on the left, and through the first area.
Saturday 17 November Judy Wood
Leader Andy Woodall. Tel as for Shipley Glen.
Meet at SE 147268, Station Road, off the A641, Woodside Road, Wyke. On the W. Yorks Street Atlas, it is called Low Wood. This is a new venue and should prove very interesting.
Sat or Sun 24/25 November Roundhay Park
Leader TBA.
Meet at the Upper Lake car park (SE 331383) on Mansion Lane. Leave the Ring Road at the traffic lights, turning citywards (not to Slaid Hill). Mansion Lane is on the left (Tropical World on the right). We have not explored this area for some time, but it is usually very good
Wednesday 5 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 6 December Indoor meeting - Midwinter Social
Friends' Meeting House, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds: directions and details above. 19:30 - 21:00 approx.

Lawnswood monthly forays

Mary is hoping to continue the monthly forays to Lawnswood Cemetery. The date is emailed around, but this is often a last-minute decision, depending on the weather and other commitments. Parking is on the opposite side of the A660, opposite the entrance at SE 269390.

There may be a chance to foray with Anne at Hardcastle Crags. Watch this space!