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When in 1813 Thomas Hopkirk published a botanical study of Glasgow and the lower Clyde valley titled "Flora Glottiana" he included details of 99 species of macrofungi and a further 10 microfungi: a remarkable achievement for a self-taught enthusiast with little access to the limited literature of his day and apparently working alone (it was only later that he met the great W.J. Hooker). Seventy years later the "Glasgow Boys", not in this case the famous artistic school but a group of mycophiles who virtually turned the Glasgow Natural History Society into their own personal mushroom club for thirty years, greatly admired Hopkirk and would toast his memory at the fungi feasts which frequently followed their autumnal excursions! Then, for nearly a century, our area has only been studied by a few scattered individuals on an ad hoc basis, there have been one or two publications but no consistent, coordinated effort... until now! The Glasgow Boys (and Girls!) are back! To Hopkirk!
nearby hostelry! In addition to a full programme of
forays and indoor workshops, we propose to organise smaller excursions by mountain bike to explore those tricky hectads with no roads as well as sorties by kayak to access remote lochsides and wooded islands which have never seen a mycologist before! Oh, and we also decided that membership should be free, with this situation to be reviewed at each AGM. If you like people and are interested in fungi then this is the group for you!