Peachysteve and myself had a walk with the dogs around the water and found the species of fungi that are pictured below.

Tear Dropper (Cylindrobasidium laeve) above and spores below.

Spores pip/tear shaped, 8.8-12.1 x 5-7 microns. 

Leafy Brain (Tremella foliacea).

Exidia plana – Steve’s photo. The white coloured specimens were underneath the bark. It is probably exposure to daylight that turns them black. 

Silverleaf Fungus (Chondrostereum purpureum) – Steve’s photos above and below.

Common Tarcrust (Diatrype stigma).

Spores 10-12 x 1.5-2. 2-guttulate, slenderly allantoid, pale brown.

Scarlet Elfcup (Sarcoscypha austriaca). They are definitely spreading everywhere in Calderdale.

Chaetospaerella phaeostroma – above and spore below.

Spores 33-35x 7-8. 3-septate, clear end cells and dark brown central cells.

Split Porecrust (Schizopora paradoxa) above and below. 


Spores broadly ellipsoid to oval, smooth hyaline with drops. 4.5-5.5 x 3.5-4 microns.