After a tip-off from Mick Harrop, Steve, Sarah and myself went to see these fantastic fungi
at Milner Royd Nature Reserve.
They’re a little above the steps at the entrance to the reserve
by the recycling station/tip at Sowerby Bridge.
They were a lot larger than I’d expected, some around 3.5 inches across.
They were also more numerous than I’d expected
with dozens present on either side of the path and a little in to the woods.
The centres were much like delicate puffballs,
loaded with spores which they ejected at the slightest touch.
The outer rays being much tougher.
In amongst the earthstars were three clumps of corals
growing in the soil around deciduous trees
anybody any suggestions?