Oliver had recovered, but he was now back in school, so I was without my little fungi identifier. Sixteen days of illness over Christmas, I couldn’t believe it. I have never seen Scarlet Elfcups before at the Crags, so it was a pleasant surprise to find them, the White Brain was still there and I found some really, guess what…purple, Purplepore Brackets too.


Scarlet Elfcup (Sarcoscypha austriaca).

Hairy Bracket (Trametes hirsuta).


Purplepore Bracket (Trichaptum abietinum). These were much better examples than the ones I photographed on the 27-12-12.


White Brain (Exidia thuretiana). 

Witches’ Butter (Exidia glandulosa).