On the way back from Cliffe Castle we stopped of at the carpark to let Basil have a little run around as he stayed in the car most of the time and it was also another excuse for a mini foray and another chance for Oliver to ‘worship’ the Yew tree that he is particularly fond of at the moment. The Pseudocraterellus are now fully mature and are no more than 7 cm tall and they were pretty difficult to find amongst the recently fallen leaf litter and as for the Helvellas they speak for themselves and we are always fascinated by their totally wacky and weird anatomy.

Pseudocraterellus undulatus.

White Saddle (Helvella crispa) – above and below. 

Honey Fungus (Armillaria mellea).