Fungi & Lichens

Links and Downloads

Special Links and downloads for the Fungi and Lichens section:

Yorkshire Fungi 

For a provisional checklist of Yorkshire Fungi, please click here

An historical list of fungi recorded by MYFG will appear here - similarly, there will be a separate list  HERE for Seckar Wood

Yorkshire Lichens 

Mark Seaward has updated the Yorkshire Lichen Checklist for 2014.  Click here to download in PDF format or click here to download as a Word document.

Further information

If you would like to find out more about studying and recording lichens and fungi in the UK please visit the following sites.

Ingleborough Waxcap Survey

Andy McLay of Natural England has very kindly given YNU permission to include a link to his excellent Survey of the Waxcaps (and allied species) of the Ingleborough area. To view click here


Records of fungi in Yorkshire can be sent to:  Chris Yeates, Tolson Museum, Ravensknowle Park, Wakefield Rd, Huddersfield HD5 8DJ 

Tel: 01484 223830 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Records may also be sent to Alan Braddock

6 Westfield Terrace, Horbury WF4 6HY

Tel: 01924 275631 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Currently (Commencing January 2017) there will be an ongoing survey of Seckar Wood, near Wakefield, with visits at least once per month. Contact Alan Braddock (details above) for information. Lists will be appearing at intervals. The Historical  'list' for Seckar Wood can be seen via the Links of this Section and records of fungi new to the site will be added as they appear..


British National Records of fungi are held on the Field Recording Database of  Britain and Ireland (FRDBI) which is administered by the British Mycological Society (BMS). Access to the FRDBI is via the website Entries made be made by BMS members.









Pink waxcaps, Hygrocybe calyptriformis


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

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