They're such cool fungi and so bizarre! The outer skin splits to form the rays of the star, with a ball-shaped spore sac sitting in the middle.
They were in almost exactly the same spot as the one I found last year, which I found at almost exactly the same time of year. They're not very big and are quite hard to see. They have to be our best fungal find!
There were very few other fungi around, but the hunt through the trees was lovely.
The horn of plenty and trumpet chanterelles that I had previously found growing nearby were still just about hanging on. They're both past their best now though and are starting to go over. You can see them in their prime here.
|Horn of plenty - still a few left|
|Trumpet chanterelles - past their best and looking more frilly than trumpety!|