A few weeks ago there were huge devil's bolettes growing over the site, but they've all turned to mush and disappeared in a cloud of noxious gas. Today's big find was ashen chanterelles. They're little grey trumpets, very similar to the slightly larger, black horn of plenty that grow nearby. I've never seen them before and my book says they are uncommon to rare. Quite a find, and not easy to spot!
The chanterelles seem to be having their 'moment' as we also found the normal chanterelles that people love to eat and what I think are newly emerged trumpet chanterelles.
|Chanterelles - highly prized by foragers|
|I think these will grow up to be trumpet chanterelles|
|Deathcap, with a smooth olive cap|
|False deathcap, with remnants of the grey veil still attached to the cap|
|Crested coral fungus|
There was also some bright yellow dog vomit slime mould on a tree stump. Slime mould is fascinating stuff although you have to wonder who named it as both slime and mould are hardly attractive terms!
Another lovely hunt through the woods. Happy UK Fungus Day!