Here are a few links to some of my favourite sites on the Web.
- Mycology: Main Resources
- Mycology: Organisations
- Mycology: General
- Mycology: Keys
- Mycology: Photographs
- Mycology: Discussion Forums
- Microscopy Supplies
- Natural History
- Camera Dealers
- Chilli Peppers
Mycology: Main Resources
The WWW Virtual Library: Mycology
A huge collection of links to mycological resources on the Internet.
The BMS Fungal Records Database
A database of fungal collection records from the UK.
A database of fungal collection records from the UK maintained by the Association of British Fungus Groups.
Although not as complete as the BMS database, the search facilities are far more powerful, making it trivial
to determine such quantities as the preferred habitat or season for a given species
Checklist of the British & Irish Basidiomycota
"This searchable database provides information on all species of the fungal phylum Basidiomycota (including mushrooms
and toadstools, bracket fungi, puffballs, earthstars and stinkhorns, club and coral fungi, tooth fungi, jelly fungi,
rusts and smuts) recorded in the British Isles."
BioImages - Virtual Field-Guide (UK)
A huge collection of photographs and photomicrographs of fungi and associated information.
The British Mycological Society (BMS)
The British Mycological Society (BMS) was founded in 1896 and has some 2000 members from many countries around
the world, reflecting its international status. Its sole objective is to promote mycology in all its aspects.
Association of British Fungus Groups
"The Association of British Fungus Groups is the UK national organisation for field enthusiasts who are
interested in learning more about fungi, and recording fungi for local and national databases,
irrespective of initial experience or scientific training."
Northern Ireland Fungus Group
"We are a voluntary organisation whose aim is to promote the conservation of and interest in Fungi
in Northern Ireland."
La Société mycologique de France
The Mycological Society of France.
Nottinghamshire Fungus Group
"The NFG welcomes anyone interested in learning more about the fungi that can
be found in Nottinghamshire."
Hampshire Fungus Recording Group
"The HFRG was founded when a group of fungal enthusiasts met at the Percy Hobbs
public house outside Winchester in about 1988. Since that inaugural meetings we have
held an annual programme of autumn and spring forays and documented nearly 40,000
records covering more than 2000 species of fungi."
Leicestershire Fungi Study Group
"Our aims are to encourage the study of fungi and their allies, especially in Leicester,
Leicestershire and Rutland."
Useful information for amateur mycologists.
Fungi 4 Schools
Teaching resources from the British Mycological Society.
University of Paisley Biodiversity Reference
Reference notes for undergraduates studying biology, including a considerable amount of useful information on fungi.
Beginners Guide to Earth Tongues by Irene Ridge
A useful guide to Earth Tongues.
A Key to The Peziza Genus by Brian Spooner
A key to the Peziza genus.
A Key to the Mycenas of Norway
A key to Norwegian Mycenas, with descriptions and photographs.
A web site dedicated to Pyrenomycetes (a group of fungi) from southwestern France.
A key to the Leccinum genus.
Another key to the Leccinum genus.
A description of some species in the Xerocomus genus.
Photographs of fungi and a key to species in the Mollisia genus (click on the Union Jack flag).
Key To The Gasteromycetes of Great Britain
A key to a group of fungi which includes puff balls, earth balls and earth stars.
Fungi Images on the Net
Links to online photographs.
A searchable database of photographs and information on ascomycetes.
The Fungi of California
An online guide to the fungi of California.
Swedish Fungus Gallery
Photographs of fungi.
Photographs of fungi with text in Spanish.
MycoDB : Base de données mycologique
A French langauge site with photographs and descriptions of fungi. Approximately 3,000 species are covered!
Mushroom pictures from North America.
Les champignons du Québec
A French language site with photographs and descriptions of fungi in Quebec province, Canada.
ChampYves: Les Champignons
A French language site with photographs and descriptions of fungi.
Nature Photo CZ
Photographs of fungi.
Fungi of the Irwell Valley
Descriptions and photographs of fungi.
Yves Deneyer Mycologie et Photographie
Photographs of fungi from France.
Cercle de mycologie de Mons (J.-J. Wuilbaut)
Photographs of fungi from France.
Photographs of fungi.
Photogalerie des Pilzvereins der Region Baden
A German language site with photographs and descriptions of fungi.
A German language site with photographs of fungi, and other useful resources.
The Phlegmacium Website
"Here you will find most of the european species belonging to the Cortinarius subgenus Phlegmacium depicted and presented."
Photo Gallery of Myxomycetes
Photographs of myxomycetes (slime moulds).
A Slovakian web site with photos, descriptions, keys and a forum.
Mycology Discussion Forums
Association of British Fungus Groups Forums
A discussion forum for amateur mycologists.
UK Fungi is a discussion forum dedicated to the identification, understanding and conservation of fungi in Britain.
The meaning of widely used botanical terms.
A large resource of information on microscopy.
Yahoo Microscope Forum
A forum for microscopy related discussion.
Guide to Chemicals for Fungal Microscopy
An introduction to chemicals, including stains, used in mycology.
Micam is shareware software which can control a camera attached to a microscope. It supports a wide range of
cameras including the popular Chinese made digital eyepiece cameras. (If you have ever used a Chinese made
camera you will know why you need to throw away the supplied software, and find an alternative.)
A UK microscope dealer.
The Wildlife Trusts (UK)
"There are 47 local Wildlife Trusts across the whole of the UK, the Isle of Man and Alderney. We are working for an
environment rich in wildlife for everyone. With 765,000 members, we are the largest UK voluntary organisation dedicated
to conserving the full range of the UK’s habitats and species, whether they be in the countryside, in cities or at sea."
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (UK)
"The RSPB works for a healthy environment rich in birds and
wildlife; it depends on the support and generosity of others to make
The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (UK)
"The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust is the largest international wetland conservation charity in the UK. Founded in 1946 by the artist
and naturalist Sir Peter Scott (1909 - 1989), WWT has 9 visitor centres around the UK, where people can get closer to wetland birds
and enjoy spectacular wetland landscapes."
The Woodland Trust (UK)
"The Woodland Trust is the UK’s leading charity dedicated solely to the protection of our native woodland heritage."
The National Trust (UK)
"We protect and open to the public over 300 historic houses and gardens and 49 industrial monuments and mills. But it doesn’t
stop there. We also look after forests, woods, fens, beaches, farmland, downs, moorland, islands, archaeological remains,
castles, nature reserves, villages - for ever, for everyone."
UK Butterflies (UK)
"This website provides information on all of the butterfly species in the British Isles, including
those that are extinct or migrants."
The Britsh Dragonfly Society (UK)
"The aim of the British Dragonfly Society is to promote and encourage the study and conservation of
dragonflies and their natural habitats, especially in the United Kingdom."
British Dragonfly Society: Sussex Group(UK)
"The BDS Sussex Group, is a small, but growing, member driven group of Dragonfly enthusiasts dedicated to the Sussex dragonfly fauna."
"Audubon's mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for
the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity."
Photography resources and discussion forums.
The Luminous Landscape
"Welcome to The Luminous Landscape, the web's most comprehensive site devoted to the art of landscape, nature and documentary
photography using traditional as well as digital image processing techniques. You will find on these pages instructive feature
articles, product reviews, travel and technical discussions, inspiring portfolios, and a Discussion Forum. "
A collection of links to review and information on Nikon cameras, lenses, scanners etc.
Discussion forums, reviews and information on photography.
John Shaw's Web Site
The web site of John Shaw, an American professional photographer and writer.
A site for digital photographers created by Vincent Oliver.
A nature photographer's web site, with some interesting comments on lenses and macro techniques.
Macro lens tests
Some tests of macro lenses from Canon and the major independent manufacturers.
The Universe In Colour
Astrophotography by Robert Gendler.
Discussion forums devoted to macro photography, and photography through the microscope.
7 Day Shop
A mail order source camera batteries, film, printer inks, printer
paper and other photographic supplies.
Grays Of Westminster
A UK based Nikon dealer with extensive stock.
A UK based mail order photographic equipment supplier. They have an excellent range of otherwise hard to get items.
A UK based mail order photographic equipment supplier. Not cheap, but an extensive range.
Used camera equipment.
The main UK camera dealer. Expensive.
A large selection of used equipment.
A large selection of new and used equipment.
B & H PhotoVideo
One of the most respected US mail order dealers.