Welcome to the North Somerset and Bristol Fungus Group (NSBFG)

Clathrus archeri, seen recently on a National Trust property

Due to lack of Group Forays, New Covid 19 Forays, ie interesting fungi found by members in 2020, will be illustrated and described shortly, under Forays.  Please send your finds, including details and photographs, to our email address.

LATEST:  A Report of the Tyntesfield Audits  is now available.

Keep up to date with planned Group Forays – see below

The Group meets regularly to identify and record fungi in North Somerset (Vice County 06). We encourage an interest in the importance of fungi in the environment.  Our main activities are forays, which often include joint meetings with other SW Fungus Groups, and annual workshops.  We regularly visit NT Tyntesfield for monthly Audits.  We strive to promote the conservation of fungi and their threatened habitats.  Membership of the group is open to all individuals who support these aims.

The North Somerset and Bristol Fungus Group is affiliated to the Fungus Conservation Trust and to the British Mycological Society.

A very unusual site for a Giant Puffball (Calvatia gigantea) – a rockery in Nailsea.  The upper image shows the young stage (early August).  The lower one (mid September) shows it still intact, but fully mature.

Geastrum fornicatum (Arched Earthstar) found at Avoncliff Wood during filming for BBC Countryfile

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Foray Rules and Code of Conduct

A beautiful mixture of two Myxomycetes – Lycogola terrestris and Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa – found on a rotting log at Tyntesfield.