Fungi & Lichens

Mycology is the study of fungi, lichenology is the study of lichens - which are also fungi - but a specialised group of organisms that have a symbiotic relationship with algae and cyanobacteria. The picture below is an illustration of a fungal-algae symbiont - Lichenomphalia umbellifera (L.) Redhead et al. syn Omphalina ericetorum (Pers.), often found on peaty moorland. The algal 'partner' is a tiny green thallus of Botryodina species.

Omphalina ericetorum Bleaklow
Events (See the YNU Calendar for more details)

Apart from regular Forays run by the Mid-Yorkshire Fungus Group there are additional surveys conducted at intervals, of  (a) churchyards and cemetaries in the North of Leeds by Mrs Mary Larner  and (b) by Alan Braddock in Seckar Wood, near Wakefield. Lists are provided on request as available. 

For information contact (a) the Mid-Yorkshire Fungus Group ( or (b) Alan Braddock on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fungi and Lichens ~ Contacts and Recorders


Chairman and assistant recorder:  Alan T Braddock, 6 Westfield Terrace, Horbury WF4 6HY 

Tel: 01924 275631 email:

Recorder:  Chris Yeates, Trinity Street, Huddersfield, HD1 4DT

Tel: 01484 519294 email:

Contact for all field mycology events: ALAN BRADDOCK

Tel: 01924 275631 email:



Contact MYFG via the website

Secretary: Mrs. Anne Bowers

Tel: 0113 2758957

Fungi & Lichens News