Beech Woodwart (Hypoxylon fragiforme). Steve’s photo.
A species of myxomycetes dangling from the underside of a fallen beech. Steve’s photo.
Common Jellyspot (Dacrymyces stillatus). Steve’s photo.
Crystal Brain (Exidia nucleata). Steve’s photo.
Beech Jellydisc (Neobulgaria pura) – above and below. Steve’s photo above and mine below.
The slimey remains of a Jelly disc drooping from the underside of the beech. Steve’s photo.
Small Moss Oysterling (Arrhenia retiruga) – above and below. Steve’s photos.
An inside out Wood Hedgehog (Hydnum repandum). Steve’s photo above and mine below.
I thought I would leave the best find until last. We came across what we thought was just Witches’ Butter but on closer inspection we found these pale warts were parasitising the Exidia glandulosa. They are Heteromycophaga glandulosae, a species first described in 1993 and was initially said to be restricted to southern counties but there are now a few records coming from the northern counties too. They have been described as rare and I can only find a few records online and very little information about them too. Has anyone else seen this as I would be very interested in any other sightings.