Mushroom and toadstool enthusiasts met for the first foray of the newly-formed Isle of Man Fungus Group.
Members scoured Glen Mooar and took about 15 specimens back for identification.
Finds included a plums-and-custard mushroom, black crampball and an orange eye-lash fungus.
A specialist microscope, bought thanks to a Manx Lottery Trust grant, was used to identify some of the more challenging species.
The group was founded following workshops held by Scots fungi expert Nev Kilkenny in 2012 and an annual general meeting in June.
The autumn event programme, featuring forays and workshops, is available at www.manxbiodiversity.org
It includes weekend workshops run by Nev, on September 28 -29 and October 26-27.
Participants will gain confidence in their identification skills, including edible and inedible species. The aim is for them to provide reliable records of common Manx fungi and help their conservation.
Chairman Liz Charter said fungi are a ‘fascinating part of our biodiversity’. Call Liz on 695741 (work hours) or email firstname.lastname@example.org