I invited Alison and Oliver to join us on a short walk in the woods around Rishworth Mill Pond, unfortunately they were unable to make it so I thought I would add some of the fungi we found to the blog.
Birch Besom (Taphrina betulina) on a Silver Birch branch over the mill pond.
A Myxomycetes, possibly Dog’s Vomit (Fuligo septica). On a Sycamore.
Earthball (Scleroderma citrinum). The biggest I’ve ever seen.
Terracotta Hedgehog (Hydnum rufescens).
A number of these were growing on the bank among the Beech roots.
An Oak trunk, host to an army of Oak Pin (Cudoniella acicularis).
Appearing overhead on an inclined Silver Birch trunk, a troop of Olive Oysterling (Sarcomyxa serotina).
So common it never gets a mention, Birch Polypore (Piptoporus Betulinus).
Jelly Ear (Auricularia auricula-judae).
Jelly Baby (Leotia lubrica).
Common Jellyspot (Dacrymyces stillatus).
A fantastic display of tiered brackets on Silver Birch.
Crimped Gill (Plicatura crispa).
Picture of underside below.