12th October: Three particularly interesting fungi seen on a foray at Bishops Waltham Moors were the delicate inkcap Coprinus ephemeroides, the Dark Fieldcap Agrocybe erebia and the Fibrous Waxgill Hygrocybe intermedia.
10th October: Another site for Strawberry Clover Trifolium fragiferum found in central Bitterne at junction of West End Road and Maybray King Way. Also Ladies Bedstraw Galium verum here. Both still in bloom.
5th October: Birch Mazegill Lenzites betulinus at woodchip store west of the Ornamental Lake on Southampton Common. For other records see Field Meetings Report.
4th October: An uncommon polypore fungus of conifers Antrodia xantha found on a (? Douglas Fir) log at Great Goswell Copse, Beaulieu. Also Dog Stinkhorn Mutinus caninus in the same wood.
2nd October: Another site for the alien woodchip agaric Agrocybe rivulosa found at the car park of the Beauleiu Motor Museum.
2nd October: A single Destroying Angel Toadstool Amanita virosa found sitting in a bed of moss at Hartford Heath, Beauleiu, Ear-pick Toadstool Auriscalpium vulgare up at the same site.
1st October: Fungi numbers rather low after the recent dry spell but the uncommon Pick-a-back Toadstool Nyctalis asterophora was found at Great Covert wood. It was parasitic on rotten Blackening Brittle-gill Russula nigricans.
1st October: Common Dog Violet having an autumn flowering spree in Zionshill Copse, Chandler's Ford.
29th September: Wild Strawberry, Primrose and Bloody Crane's-bill all flowering again in Southampton Old Cemetery.
25th September: 60 specimens of the scarce heath land polypore Tiger's Eye Coltrichia perennis found at Copythorne Common.
25th September: The woodchip specalist Gymnopilus dilepis has appeared on a new pile of woodchips in the central part of asaouthampton acaommon. Also lots of another recent colonist Agrocybe rivulosa on the same pile.
22nd September: A display from wild flower seed at the site of the reed-bed experiment at Weston Shore includes Cornflower, Corn Marigold and the Chamomile Anthemis austriacus. Also alot of tomato plants here and and a probable alien Physalis peruviana.
18th September: Lesser Sea Spurrey recorded by the path east of the Hawthorns Centre on Southampton Common.
15th September: Reports this week that the alien 'Starfish Fungus' Clathrus archeri is flourishing this year on Setley Plain in the New Forest.
15th September: A quick fungi survey of Chesssel Bay in Southampton revealed Death Cap Amanita phalloides and at least 6 species of Inocybe - some of them quite rare.
14th September: The rare earthstar Geastrum floriforme is up again at Brookwood Cemetery, Eastleigh. Also reported there was Red-spored Dapperling Melanophyllum haematosporum
13th September: Four plants of an unusual white-flowered variety of Sea Aster seen on the Field Meeting at Gilkicker Point
11th September: An interesting tree in flower at Guildhall Square in Southampton. This is the Pagoda Tree Sophora japonica - the panicles of pale lilac pea-like flowers of this oriental tree usually only appear in autumns following hot summers!!! Something not right there!
11th September: A prolific display of mushrooms in the central parks in Southampton including Redlead Roundhead Stropharia aurantiaca at Palmerston Park.
8th September: Lots of fungi already in the New Forest. In the Matley area acid grassland fungi included Hygrocybe laeta, H.ceracea and Entoloma prunuloides.
8th September: Marsh Gentian looking good this year at Longdown. Also Autumn Ladies Tressess's and Marsh Clubmoss found at Matley Holms.
7th September: New flora in bloom in the 'annual patch' at Seafield Park, Stubbington included Mexican Aster Cosmos bipinnatus, China Aster Callistephus chinensis and the pink knapweed like Xeranthemum anuum.
6th September: A good year for the Small Hare's-ear Bupleurum tenuissimum along Hook Shore, Warsash.
1st September: An interesting selection of fungi under birch trees at Lances Hill, Bitterne including Russula exalbicans (= R.pulchella), Lactarius pubescens, Boletus queletii and B.luridus.
28th August: Cut-leaved Bramble Rubus laciniatus reported birdsown near Home Covert.
27th August: Tree of Heaven Ailanthus altissimus sapling at Newman Road, Shirley. Already known to occur in the Paynes Road area.
22nd August: Two small bird sown bushes of Bullate Cotoneaster Cotoneaster bullatus, with berries, found in woods at Warsash Common.
17th August: Autumn Ladies Tresses's now in bloom on chalk in SE Hampshire. Seen at Oxenbourne Down today and even larger numbers at two sites in the East Meon area - Small Down & Vineyard Hole on 18th.
17th August: A bird walk around Durley proved to be quite interesting botanically. The liverwort Reboulia hemisphaerica was abundant in a ditch at Brown Heath.
Four Wild Service Trees Sorbus torminalis found at Breach Hill and the Balkan Nipplewort Lapsana communis ssp. intermedia found around the junction of Mill Lane and Calcot Lane.
16th August: Quite a large number of fungi up at Holly Hill Woodland Park thanks to recent rains. These include Rooting Shank Xerula radicata and the very peppery Lactarius pyrogalus (associated with Hazel). Also a rust fungus on Enchanter's Nightshade identified as Ramularia circaeae.
15th August: Good display of the characteristic clay soil fungus Russula pseudointegra easr of Zionshill Copse, Chandler's Ford.
15th August: A good colony of Autumn Ladies Tresses's in bloom at Priestwood Close, Thornhill Park today.
Several early bolete fungi up at Upper Northam Ropad, Hedge End. These include Boletus radicans and Xerocomus rubellus.
12th August: Field Gentian now in flower at Duckhole Bog on Wilverley Plain.
Seven spikes of Green-flowered Helleborine seen at the Lower Test site although they have finished flowering.
Alot of fungi appearing due to the wet weather.
11th August: Oak-leaved Goosefoot Chenopodium glaucum found at the car park of Seafield Park, Stubbington. Some of the unusual aliens (probably growing from seed that had been dormant for about 50 years here) were identified as Ammi visnaga, Gypsophilia elegans, Chinese Aster Callistephus chinensis (nit yet in bloom) and the knapweed like Xeranthemum anuum.
10th August: Eight plants of Slender Hares-ear seen at Hook (Warsash) on 10th August.
10th August: Marsh Clubmoss found at the Venus Fly Trap site at Cranesmoor in the New Forest. Four VFT plants in flower. At least 8 fruiting plants of the Pitcher Plant Sarracenia purpurea at Homesley Passage.
8th August: A very large colony of the recently arrived alien toadstool Gymnopilus dilepis on wood chips north of the Ornamental Lake on Southampton Common.
8th August: Autumn Ladies Tresses in bloom on the northern part of Southampton Common.
2nd August: Bog Orchids reported in flower at Wilverley Bog.
1st August: Heath Lobelia Lobelia urens doing very well at one of it's sites near Christchurch - the best year ever in our experience.
31st July: A Broad-leaved Helleborine and the Early Goldenrod Solidago giganteum discovered at the Tools for Self-reliance Meadow at Netley Marsh.
30th July: Large colony of Hampshire Purslane Ludwigia palustris on a pond at the carpark of the New Forest Showground. Also Buttonweed Cotula coronopifolia discovered on the eastern side of Lower Test Reserve - the first record in the Southampton area.
28th July: An interesting selection of annuals tentatively identified on disturbed ground at Seafield Park, Stubbington. These included Coreopsis tinctorius, Salvia viridis, Lavatera trimetris, Clarkia ameona, Linum grandiflorum and Chrysanthemum carinatum.
26th July: Bog orchid Hammarbya paludosa in flower at Matley Bog.
23rd July: The wild White Currant at Coxford Copse still survives here and the Hybrid Woundwort Stachys x ambigua discovered here. Further down the Shirley Valley at Shirley Warren Druce's Cranesbill Geranium x oxonianum was found.
Report of Autumn Ladies Tressess already in bloom at Fort Widley on Portsdown Hill.
20th July: Rainfall earlier in the month encouraging a flush of fungi in the Durley area including Lactarius pyrogalus, Xerocomus subtomentosus and the bracket Inonotus dryadeus.
15th July: Hoary Plantain and Large Yellow Stonecrop Sedum rupestre (the latter on a garage roof) at Bronte Way, Bitterne. Bog Pimpernel recorded on a garden lawn at Highfield.
27th June: A very early Shaggy Inkcap Coprinus comatus toadstool up in central Bitterne.
24th June: A very interesting record of the red-spotted form of Small-flowered Catchfly Silene gallica var. quinquevulnera found growing naturally on uncut grassland in the grounds of a Primary School in western Southampton.
23rd June: Coral Necklace Illecebrum verticillatum and Pale Butterwort Pinguicula lusitanica reported in bloom in the New Forest. The latter record actually on the 24th June.
16th June: An early specimen of the uncommon mushroom Agaricus langei at Dureley Mill.
15th June: Bee Orchids Ophrys apifera discovered at Botley Wood and at Dundridge Reserve. At least the latter was a new site record.
8th June: Small-flowered Catchfly Silene gallica in bloom at Gilkicker (first found here last year). Also Clustered Clover Trifolium glomeratum was a new discovery at Gilkicker.
8th June: Report of several Bee Orchids near the tennis centre at Lordshill Recreation Ground - a recolonisation of this area.
5th June: Greater Butterfly Orchid, a single spike, found in Micheldever Wood - possibly a first record for here.
3rd June: During walk at Holsea Lines. Portsmouth ( not attended by any members) the strange Horse Chestnut in bloom and confirmed as Indian Horse Chestnut Aesculus indica. Also Little Robin Geranium purpureum and Lesser Meadow Rue Thalictrum minus recorded.
31st May: Reports of French Oat Grass Gaudinia fragilis at Claylands Reserve, Bishops Waltham - probably anew site.
31st May: Two Bee Orchids found at a new site on the north side of the Millbrook Dual Carraigeway just west of Southampton Railway Station. The rare hawkweed Pilosella flagellaris is increasing at Hannay Rise, Hightown - over 200 plants.
30th May: A 'white buttercup' found at Norley Farm, near Sway, proved to be a leucistic (pale) form of Hairy Buttercup Ranunculus sardous.
27th May: Dames Violet Hesperis matronalis recorded close to Home Covert at Nursling.
22nd May: A large colony of Rosy Garlic Allium roseum in Sparsholt Churchyard and a colony of Star of Bethlehem Ornithogalum angustifolium by the main Hursley to Winchester Road at Standon.
21st May: Southern Marsh Orchid Dacytlorhiza praetermissa in flower at Titchfiewld Haven. The same species was in bloom at Southampton Common on 23rd May.
21st May: An interesting fungus Pleurotus cornucopiae found on a Beech log at Holly HIll Woodland Park.
19th May: A small patch of Rosy Garlic Allium roseum along the southern section of Thomas Lewis Way this year - not far from the Dolphin pub. Hedgerow Cranesbill Geranium pyrenaicum growing wild in a garden at Coates Road, Sholing.
17th May: Grass Vetchling Lathyrus nissolia in flower at Hook.
14th May: Good display of Sea Kale Crambe maritima on Stubbington beach.
13th May: Bithynian Vetch Vicia bithynica out at Peartree Green. The colony has increased again this year - probably assisted by the wet early spring.
12th May: Austrian Yellow Cress Rorippa austriaca in bloom at Warsash Common. Ragged Robin Lychnis flos-cuculi out at Wootton Coppice Inclosure.
9th May: Hundreds of Green-winged Orchids at Bisahops Waltham Moors this year. A fine display of Subterranean Clover Trifolium subterraneum at Hook Shore. The yellow variety of Ivy Broomrape Orobanche hederae found at REd Barn Estate at Porchester.
8th May: Chicken of the Woods Fungus Laetiporus sulphureus seen on oak at Sparsholt College.
6th May: Short-styled Dog Rose Rosa stylosa seen in a survey at the Tools for Self Reliance Meadow at Netley Marsh.
5th May: Bog Beacon Fungus Mitrula paludosa seen at Poundhill Inclosure and the fungus Chicken of the Woods Laetiporus sulphureus seen at Brinken Wood. About 1000 Green-winged Orchids counted at St Mary's Extra Cemetery in Sholing.
4th May: Jew's-ear Fungus seen growing on Ash-leaved Maple Acer negundo at Woodmill Salmon Pools. Also Large Bittercress Cardamine amara and Soft Comfrey Symphytum orientale in flower here.
2nd May: Nearly 200 Green-winged Orchids Orchis morio in bud or in flower east of the old reservoir on Southampton Common this year. Nearby on the bank next to Bassett Road crossroads a flowering bush of Chinese Barberry Berberis julianae amogst the hollies.
29th April: Rosy Garlic Allium roseum and Star of Bethlehem Ornithogalum umbellatum have appeared spontaneously amongst a patch of planted blue and white Grape Hyacinths at Queens Park, Southampton.
28th April: Strawberry Tree Arbutus unedo found naturalised on the south edge of Telegraph Woods by the golf course. Probably a new site.
26th April: Green-winged Orchid Orchis morio in bloom at Curdridge Church Meadow but only three seen there - there used to be several hundred at this site.
25th April: A botanical survey at Chessel Bay revealed Pill Sedge Carex pilulifera as well as Field Woodrush Luzula campestris and Southern Woodrush Luzula forsteri still present in the woodland. Pink and white varieties of Wood Anemone Anemone nemorosa by the railway.
22nd April: Soft Comfrey Symphytum orientale and Lamb'-ears (not yet in bloom) Stachys byzantinus found naturalised at Warsash Common.
20th April: Bluebells fully open in Stoke Park Wood, Fair Oak.
17th April: Intermediate Periwinkle Vinca difformis naturalising at a site at Chapel Road, St Mary's, Southampton. Quite alot of Eastern Rocket Sisymbrium orientale in the same area.
16th April: An interesting moss Hookeria lucens found at Holly Hill Woodland Park, Sarisbury Green.
15th April: Fringe Cups Tellima grandiflora confirmed at Donkey Common in Bitterne.
14th April: Another early record of St George's Mushroom Calocybe gambosum. This time at Warsash Common.
9th April: Elder Sambucus nigra with a few extremely early blooms near Frog's Copse at Townhill Park.
5th April: Some St George's Mushrooms Calocybe gambosum have appeared 18 days before St George's Day in Southampton Old Cemetery.
30th March: Wood Sorrel Oxalis acetosella and Coltsfoot Tussilago farfara in bloom at Brinken Wood in the New Forest.
30th March: Wild Arum Arum maculatum in bloom at Freemantle Common in Bitterne.
29th March: A particularly good display of Primrose Primula vulgaris in Southampton Old Cemetery this year.
24th March: Discovery of a colony of Caucasian Rock Cress Arabis caucasica by the Car Park of the Four Horseshoes pub at Nursling.
12th March: The Blistered Cup Fungus Peziza vesiculosa seen on bark chippings at Shakespeare Avenue, Eastleigh.
9th March: Self-sown Kohuhu Pittosporum tenuifolium, from New Zealand near Bowling Green Car Park at Mayfield Park.
7th March: Spring Beauty Montia (= Claytonia) perfoliata in bloom at Eastleigh Railway Station.
5th March: First sighting of the 'Bark Puffball' Enteridium lycoperdon this year - west of the Rufus Stone in the New Forest.
2nd March: An abundance of a disc fungus parasitic on liverworts in the Rufus Stone area of the New Forest - it is Mniaecea jungermanniae.
1st March: Discovery of the scarce liverwort Nowelia curvifolia on a rotten pine log at Peewit Hill growing with other Bryophytes.
27th February: Early Meadow Grass found at two new sites in Gosport - Clayhall Cemetery and Gilkicker. Also the interesting moss Scleropodium tourettii found at the former site.
Also the Scarlet Elf Cup Fungus Sarcoscypha recorded at Brook in the Test Valley.
23rd February: A large colony of a liverwort rare in the New Forest found at Copythorne Common. Identified as the disinctive Ptilidium ciliare.
21st February: Discovery of the evergreen shrub Viburnum davidii apparently self-sown just north of Eastleigh Railway Station.
20th February: Three-cornered Leek and Early Scurvey-grass both in bloom in the St Denys area.
20th February: Three-cornered Leek and Early Scurvey-grass both in bloom in the St Denys area.
16th February: Small-leaved Elm and Common Sallow both bursting into bloom at Peartree Green.
13th February: 30 Wild Daffodils seen on a grassy bank at a 'new' site at Maddoxford Lane, Boorley Green.
13th February: Alexanders Smyrnium olusatrum in bloom already at Bunny Meadows, Warsash. The Wild Daffodils at Curbridge just coming into bloom three weeks or so early.
9th February: The moss Syntrichia ruralis identified on the roof opf a house at Arliss Road, Maybush.
6th February: A new site for Sweet Violet Viola odorata at Bacon Wood, Harefield and in bloom there.
3rd February: Cowslip Primula veris already in bloom a Magdalen Hill Down and Wood Blewit fungi Lepista nuda still to be seen here.
29th January: Report of Wallflowers already in bloom on Porchester Castle.
28th January: Naturalised Summer Snowflake Leucojum aestivum in bloom at Fleming Park, eastleigh.
26th January: Cherry Plum Prunus cerasifera in bloom already by Millers Pond at Sholing.
22nd January: Early Crocus (a specific species of naturalised crocus) in bloom at South Stoneham.
21st January: Sticky Groundsil Senecio viscosus in bloom by railway line in central Eastleigh.
13th January: Both Primrose and Common Snowdrop in bloom at Hambledon Church.
9th January: Primrose Primula vulgaris now in bloom in Southampton Old Cemetery. Wood Blewit Lepista nuda and Red Funnel Cap Lepista flaccida fungi still visible there too.
5th January: Oxford Ragwort Senecio jacobaea and a Melilot sp Melilotus sp. in flower at Windy Bay, Northam.
4th January: A Giant Earthstar Geastrum triplex seen in a garden by Bishopstoke Road at Eastleigh.