28th December: Jelly Tongue Fungus Pseudohydnum gelatinosum seen at Appleslade Inclosure in the New Forest.
25th December: Still Snowy Waxcap Hygrocybe virgineus up at Stoneham Cemetery.
25th December: Green Alkanet in bloom at Wide Lane, Eastleigh.
19th December: Out of season Meadow Buttercup in flower in Bitterne and Winter Heliotrope out at Cobden Avenue, Bitterne Park. Still a few common fungi about.
14th December: 5 specimens of a very unusual Brittlegill Toadstool, possibly Russula torulosa (not confirmed), seen under Norway Spruce at Sparsholt College - also the milkcap Lactarius fulvissimus and the knight Tricholoma scalpturatum there.
12th December: The orange club fungus parasitic on buried moth pupa, Cordyceps militaris, seen at Denny Wood.
9th December: Quite a lot of common late season fungi at East Meon including Pholiota alnicola at Duncoombe Hanger.
5th December: Fungi at Chilling Copse, Brownwich included Shaggy Parasol Macrolepiota rhacodes var, hortensis and Wood Mushroom Agaricus silvicola.
4th December: A fresh crop of Horse Mushroom Agaricus arvensis along the top of Brownwich Cliff.
2nd December: Spectacular Rust-gill Fungus Gymnopilus junionus at St James Park, Shirley. There seems to be no end to the fungus season this year.
1st December: The interesting cup fungus Peziza cerea growing out of the base of a wall at Norham Avenue, Upper Shirley.
28th November: Field Blewit Fungus Lepista saeva seen at Chilworth Manor
26th November: Several species of fungi including Earthy Powdercap Cystoderma amianthinum seen on a lawn at Hall Lands, Fair Oak.
25th November: Abundant Slender Club Fungus Macrotyphula juncea seen under poplars at IBM, North Harbour.
22nd November: The Blushing Rosette Bracket Abortiporus biennis seen at Holly Hatch Inclosure, New Forest.
21st November: 2nd British record of toadstool Mycena cecidiophila at Leckford. This species is a specialist on old, fallen Knopper Galls under oaks. This species was seen at Emer Bog in 2007.
20th November: An unusual fungus seen on dead Aspens near IBM factory at North Harbour, Cosham. Possibly Auriculariopsis ampla - a new species for Hampshire.
19th November: Hedge Woundwort still in bloom at Kytes Lane, Durley. Also two Magpie Inkcap Coprinus picaceus seen at Greenwood Lane, Durley.
15th November: An unusual toadstool, the Dewdrop Dapperling Chaemomyces fracidus seen under plum trees at Chessel Bay.
12th November: A large quantity of Giant Puffball found in the Bishopstoke area. Interesting fungi found today in the Stoke Park Wood area included Magpie Inkcap Coprinus picaceus, Conifer Tuft Hypholoma capnoides, Aniseed Cockleshell Lentinellus cochleatus and Saffrondrop Bonnet Mycena crocata.
11th November: Hedgerow Cranesbill Geranium pyrenaicum still in bloom at Twyford.
7th November: Common Centaury still in bloom at Homesley Inclosure in the New Forest.
7th November: Panthercap Amanita pantherina seen today at Hilltop Wood, Beaulieu.
6th November: The scarce blewit Lepista luscina amongst large quantities of fungi found on the old meadows at The Moors, Bishops Waltham.
4th November: Betony still in bloom at Great Goswell Copse, Beaulieu and and an interesting fibre-cap Inocybe hirtella found here.
3rd November: An uncommon brittlegill fungus Russula turci seen under pines at Hollybrook Cemetery, also Cedarwood Waxcap Hygrocybe russocoriacea (actually smells of vanilla) here.
1st November: 27 species of fungi recorded on a foray in the woods in the east of Swanwick HWT reserve including Ivory Woodwax Hygrophorus erubescens.
31st October: A lot of Rosy Spike Fungus Gomphidius roseus and also the bracket Ischnoderma benzoinum at Markway Inclosure.
27th October: Over 80 species of fungi recorded on forays at Longslade Bottom in the New Forest including the Nail Fungus Poronia punctata and the scarce Lepista luscina.
27th October: Harebell still in flower at Longslade Bottom in the New Forest.
24th October: 34 species of fungi recorded at Abbotstone Down, Alreasford on a foray. These incluseded Sessile Earthstar Geastrum sessile, Green-spored Dapperling Melamophyllum eyrei and Lilac Dapperling Cystolepiota bucknallii.
22nd October: The Upright Coral Fungus Ramaria stricta seen in a garden at Weston Park. Fungi numbers increasing generally at last.
21st October: Exceptional year for sweet chestnuts in the Thornhill Park area but still agreat scarcity of fungi there.
19th October: Smooth Tare and Common Toadflax still in bloom at Calshot.
18th October: A good flush of fungi on burnt ground where Rhododendron had been cleared at Hartford Heath, Beaulieu Estate including the uncommon Mycena uracea.
17th October: 21 species of fungi seen at a very dry Gull Coppice, Whiteley. These included a couple of uncommon species - Orange Bog Webcap Cortinarius uliginosus and the unusual scaly form of Soft Slipper Fungus Crepidotus mollis var calolepis.
16th October: Coral Necklace still in flower at Shatterford, New Forest.
15th October: Bastard Toadflax still in bloom at Yew Hill, Winchester. Some alien flora including tobacco Nicotiana sp. and niger seed plant Guizotia abbysinica by the main road to Oliver's Battery at Bushfield Camp.
14th October: An exceptional scarcity of fungi on the Beaulieu estate but Slippery Jack Suillus luteus seen at motor museum car park and Thelephora penicillata in Great Goswell Copse.
11th October: 23 species of fungi recorded on foray at Southampton Common - reported in Field Meetings records.
6th October: A new site for Devil's Fingers fungus Clathrus archeri reported near to Setley Pond.
5th October: Report of White Spindles Fungus Clavaria vermicularis at Mon Crescent, Bitterne.
4th October: Bush Vetch still in bloom at Wootton Coppice Inclosure in the New Forest.
2nd October: Over 1000 spikes of the yellow variety of Ivy Broomrape variety 'monochroma' near Winchester Station, some still with fresh blooms.
29th September: Not many fungi about due to the dry weather but the bizarre Devil's Fingers Clathrus archeri found at Longdown Inclosure in the New Forest - probably a new site.
25th September: Himalayan Balsam Impatiens glandulifera has appeared on Southampton Common for the first time this year. Some flowering plants seen near the Burgess Road end of The Common.
21st September: Chicken-of-the-Woods Laetiporus sulphureus and Beefsteak Fistulina hepatica fungi seen at Sparsholt College.
20th September: Very few fungi about due to the dry conditions but Deceiving Bolete Boletus queletii was an interesting find at Wootton Coppice Inclosure in the New Forest.
12th September: Nail Fungus south of Dibden Inclosure (see Field Meeting notes). Also Peppery Bolete, Blusher & Saffron Milkcap in Fawley Inclosure.
5th September: Sea Campion still in bloom at Weston Shore.
3rd September: Severe reduction in fungi due to recent dry weather but Russula atropurpurea and Bulgaria inquinans seen at Valley Park Woodlands.
2nd September: Not many Autumn Ladies Tressess at St Marys Extra Cemetery, Sholing (about 50 seen) or at the northern end of Southampton Common.
30th August: An unusual tree (not thought to have been planted) found SW of Brownwich Lake. It was tentatively identified as Swedish Service Tree Sorbus hybrida. Also Orange Balsam Impatiens capensis on Brownwich Shore.
19th August: A single plant of Oak-leaved Goosefoot Chenopodium glaucum on a kerbside at September Close, West End.
13th August: Very good display of over 40 Marsh Gentians in bloom at Stephill Bottom, near Pigbush, in the New Forest.
10th August: Outside our normal recording area but a spectacular first for SE Hampshire - Alder Bolete Gyrodon livida at Buriton Old Chalkpit.
5th August: Generally alot of fungus about due to the recent wet weather - the best record today was of Tapinella (Paxillus) atrotomentosa at Oxenbourne Down.
4th August: Broad-leaved Helleborine now in flower at Lords Wood.
4th August: Unusual record of Common Goldenrod on chalk on private land near West Meon. Also alot of Round-headed Rampion here.
31st July: A record of one plant of Corky-fruited Water Dropwort at Magdalen Hill Down - probably a first record for the Hampshire chalk.
27th July: About 20 plants of Lesser Quaking Grass Briza minor seen at Manor Farm Country Park, Botley on the edge of a cereal field. First reprted here in 2002.
26th July: 23 Bog Orchids reported at Wilverley Bog in the New Forest - a good number for one site. Not recored on 26/08 as erranously reported last time.
25th July: 23 Bog Orchids recorded at Wilverley Bog in the New Forest
24th July: Nothing to report since 9th July - there should be some interesting fungi coming up given the recent weather and observations further afield.
9th July: Two Broad-leaved Helleborines seen (in bud) at Peewit HIll -first record for here.
5th July: Spectacular colony of Clustered Bellflower still surviving on edge of fields north of Broughton.
4th July: The marshland taxon of Tor Grass Brachypodium pinnatum (probably a new species to Hampshire) was found at Exbury Gardens.
4th July: At least 34 Bog Orchids seen at a site at Stoney Cross in New Forest. Pale Butterwort in flower at the same site.
2nd July: Good quantity of the yellow variety of Ivy Broomrape along road between Old Alresford and Bighton villages.
30th June: Fragrant Orchids appeared on Magdalen Hill Down, Winchester for the first time. Date of discovery not specified.
29th June: An unusual grass Bromus secalinus abundant on edge of wheat field south of Greenwood, Durley.
25th June: Dark Mullein appeared at Southampton Old Cemetery, probably a new record for here.
21st June: Both Dropwort & Peach-leaved Bellflower in bloom at Southampton Old Cemetery. The former was also in flower at Bitterne Churchyard on 24th June.
18th June: Southern Marsh Orchid reported in bloom in Lords Wood.
9th June: A colony of Pale Yellow-eyed Grass Sisyrinchium striatum in flower by a slip road at the Fareham East junction of M27.
7th June: At least four Pyramidal Orchids up at Junction 5 of M27 (Stoneham) but only one Bee Orchid at Bitterne Bypass.
6th June: Chicken-of-the-Woods fungus at Brinken Wood and Spindle Shank Toadstool at Gritnam in the New Forest.
2nd June: Bastard Balm Melittis melissophyllum and Columbine Aquilegia vulgaris now in bloom at Homesley Inclosure.
1st June: Pale Yellow-eyed Grass Sisyrinchium striatum apparently naturalised in roadside vegetation by Wide Lane opposite entrance to airport.
1st June: 103 Twayblade Orchid Listera ovata seen in an area of coppiced hazel at Sky's Wood, Valley Park.
30th May: Pillwort Fern recorded at Poundhill Inclosure.
29th May: Pale Butterwort Pinguicula lusitanica in bloom at Acres Down.
24th May: Both Small-leaved Lime Tilia cordata and Flowering Ash Fraxinus ornus seen in Priors Hill Copse. Southern Marsh Orchid in bloom at Moorgreen Meadows.
22nd May: A mystery comfrey found well away from any garden but by a foot path in Long Wood, Owselbury identified as Tuberous Comfrey Symphytum tuberosum.
17th May: Southern Marsh Orchids and Bastard Balm noted in flower at Wootton in the New Forest.
15th May: Grass Vetchling in bloom above the cliffs in the Chilling area.
7th May: Several colonies of Trailing Bellflower Campanula poscharskyana on the banks of the Monks Brook at Fleming Park.
5th May: At least 1,800 spikes of Green-winged Orchid in flower at St Mary's Extra Cemetery.
1st May: Flowering Ash Fraxinus ornus discovered at Chessel Bay - the first Southampton record. Also June Berry Amelanckier lamarkii there.
30th April: The moss Homalothecium lutescens, normally found on chalk grassland, was discovered on a crumbling sea wall at Bitterne Manor.
29th April: Purple Toothwort found on the along the section of Monks Brook at Fleming Park Extension.
25th April: Large quantity of Round-leaved Cranesbill in bloom at Empress Road, Bevois Valley.
19th April: 50 Green-winged Orchids already in bloom at St Mary's Extra Cemetery, Sholing - also alot of Cowslips in bloom there
18th April: Apparent new tetrad record of Toothwort by the east side of Green Lane NW of Hambledon.
14th April: New Forest Water Crowfoot in flower in wet areas at Penny Moor near Pigbush in the New Forest.
13th April: A good display of sky blue Slender Speedwell along Bitterne Bypass. A self-sown Oregon Grape Mahonia by Mountbatten Way, Southampton.
11th April: Narrow-leaved Lungwort in flower at Hawkhill in the New Forest.
8th April: A new site for Skunk Cabbage found in the Sholing valley below the St Monica Church Path.
27th March: An old flowering head of Lesser Broomrape seen under Shasta Daisies in a garden in Stubbington.
25th March: Wild Daffodils finally flowering (late) at Lords Wood.
21st March: Grape Hyacinth well naturalised and flowering on the banks at Chessel Bay.
17th March: Wood Anemone, Moschatel, Cherry Plum and Sweet Violet in flower at Sparsholt.
12th March: The daffodil Narcissus 'February Gold' maturalised at Peak Lane & Longfield Avenue between Stubbington and Fareham. Tremendous display of Primrose by ditch west of Newlands Farm.
6th March: Spring Beauty Montia perfoliata now in bloom by Eastleigh Raolway Station Car Park.
1st March: Scarlet Elf Cup Sarcoscypha reported in a garden at Hall Lands, Fair Oak.
1st January: First Snowdrop in bloom at Hound Lane, Netley and also some Wood Blewit Toadstool Lepista nuda at Hound Church.