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 over 40,000 records covering more than 2000 species of fungi.
Our records are kept by the recorder on a specialised fungal database, Mycorec. The foray records and reports are sent out to group members either by email or post. Once or twice a year a copy of our records, unless they are specifically asked to be withheld, are sent to the Fungal Records Database of Britain and Ireland where they form part of the national database. This database is freely available via the links above.
Apart from our series of 20 to 30 forays we hold each year the group also keeps in touch by an internet mailing list. This keeps members informed of recent news or changes to the groups activities. We try to keep those members who do not have email informed by telephone or post.
We hold one or two workshops each year and invite national experts to lead and inform us on special forays. These events are very popular and well attended.