Photograph of Derek Reid
Derek Reid (1927-2006)

It is with sadness that we learn of the death of Derek Reid who was Fungus Recorder for Bedfordshire for 47 years and for many years was Head of Mycology at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. He died on 18th January.

Derek had an international reputation and published extensively, including describing many new species.

The Daily Telegraph carried an obituary on 28th January that can be read here.

The Independent also carried an obituary on 6th February that can be accessed here.

An obituary will appear in the Bedfordshire Naturalist.