Welcome to the Northern Ireland Fungus Group website

We are a voluntary group whose aim is to promote the conservation of and interest in Fungi in Northern Ireland. 

First of all, here is a gratuitous slideshow of the amazing world of fungi

Hygrocybe helobia
Honey Fungus - Armillaria gallica
Alder Goblet - Ciboria caucus
The Butter Cap
Fly Agaric - Amanita muscaria
The Blusher - Amanita rubescens
Jew's Ear
A Fungal Battleground
Boletus pulverulentus
Flammulina velutipes
Calocera cornea
Clavaria zollingeri
Giant Puffball - Calvatia gigantea
Agrocybe praecox
Albugo candida
Clathrus archeri
Boletus rhodoxanthus
Clavaria acuta
Clavulinopsis fusiformis
Clavulinopsis luteoalba
Boletus rubellus
Clouded Agaric
Clitocybe nebularis
Coprinopsis semitalis
Lawyer's Wig - Coprinus comatus
Cortinarius sanguineus
Boletus edulis - Cep
Cortinarius triumphans
Bird's Nest Fungus
Cyathus olla
Daldinia concentrica
Diplocarpon earlianum
Entoloma bloxamii
Fly Agaric - Amanita muscaria
Exidia thuretiana
Geastrum rufescens
Geoglossum atropurpureum
Hygrocybe coccinea
False Morel - Gyromitra esculenta
Lycoperdon utriforme
Helvella crispa
Amanita fulva
Boletus calopus
Hedgehog - Hydnum repandum
Hygrocybe calyptriformis
Hygrocybe chlorophana
Hygrocybe reidii
Lactarius turpis
Lepista flaccida
Lycoperdon perlatum
Lyophyllum connatum
Neottiella hetieri
Parasol - Macrolepiota procera
Melanoleuca cinereifolia
Melanotus horizontalis
Microglossum olivaceum
Microglossum olivaceum
Morchella elata
Nectria inventa on Crampballs
Onygena equina
Peziza ammophila
Stinkhorn - Phallus impudicus
Pleurotus pulmonarius
Polyporus brumalis
Ramaria formosa

Russula xerampelina
Eyelash Fungus - Scutellina crinita
Stemonitis flavogenita
Strobilurus tenecellus
Stropharia aeruginosa
Taphrina alni
Terana caerulea
Tulostoma brumale
Dead Man's Fingers
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Delve into this website and learn a bit more about the diverse and fascinating world of fungi and then join us on a foray. Our forays are open to all – everyone is welcome. Join us on Facebook as well to see what is being found now around Northern Ireland.

Mycology is a science, but it is also an art. Identifying fungi is not easy and our group has proved to be an excellent place to become more confident in our identifications, to learn off others who have specialised in different groups of fungi, to socialise and to enjoy a good foray in some of the most beautiful parts of Northern Ireland.

The Lumpy Bracket – Trametes gibbosa

To identify a fungus with confidence often needs a microscope and a huge number of books. The group helps people begin to get a grip on identifying fungi, pointing out things to look for, giving advice on what books to use or how to buy a microscope. However, you can take an interest in fungi to whatever level you like, whether it be learning which are the best species for the pot or taking the plunge and getting totally addicted.

The group is affiliated to the British Mycological Society and is a member of the Association of British Fungus Groups. We are also a member of the Environmental Recorders Group, a group of biological recorders from all disciplines in Northern Ireland and the National Federation of Biological Recorders.

Scarlet Elfcap – Sarcoscypha austriaca