Michael and I had a foray at Colden Clough this morning, we did not come across much apart from these immature Xylaria longipes growing on a sycamore branch. However, it was a very pleasant walk and the bluebells were blooming, the waterfalls were very dramatic and we did see a couple of newts in the dam. Then off we went to pick some Calocybe gambosa, and I ended up taking them home and cooking them as part of Oliver's dinner, however he wasn't too keen so I ended up eating most of them, and they were very delicious too, lightly fried in butter. I also checked on the Polyporus squamosus but most of them had been vandalised, however when I pushed away the undergrowth surrounding the stump, there was one left intact that they must have missed.
St. George's Mushroom (Calocybe gambosa).
Dryad's Saddle (Polyporus squamosus), cap above with a slug exploring the surface and the underside shown below.