Tag: fungus

Cups and Cakes: More Fungal Fun

Truth be told, it was Dr B who spotted this one. It’s a Scarlet Elf Cup. It’s not a very good specimen, but it’s labelled in my mushroom-spotting book as ‘Widespread but occasional’, so I’m quite excited about it. Other recent sightings: this fungus is called Cramp Balls and it grows on dead wood. Also known as…

Jelly Rot and Black Bulgar

Photographed while out on a very muddy walk yesterday: both Jelly Rot and Black Bulgar are widespread, neither of them are horribly poisonous or anything interesting like that, but the Black Bulgar will stain your fingers if you touch it.

Jelly Ears, Tree Rings and Sun Spots

We’ve been for another walk. It was a very cold, very bright day, and the sun was setting by the time we got back to the car at about four in the afternoon. Now, I’ve divided up this afternoon’s photographs into three categories for you, as indicated in the title of this post. First up:…

Fungal Fun with Pestle Puffballs

Dr B and I set out for a walk today, determined to get a bit of fresh air and to catch up on some mushroom-spotting. I must admit, when Dr B first breezed in a couple of years ago waving a newly-acquired Collins Complete Guide to British Mushrooms and Toadstools, my heart sank. Yes, I’m afraid it…