Monday, April 1, 2013

Park Wood, Elland - 17-01-13

A trip to Park Wood, Elland to see the Albino Jelly Ear on a frosty, cold day was well worth the effort.

Albino Jelly Ear (Auricularia auricula - judae) var. lactea, in the centre of the photograph, directly under the snow.

Diatrypella quercina.

Cramp Balls or King Alfred's Cakes (Daldinia concentrica), above and below.

When I cut into a section, you could see the concentric rings perfectly. 

Dessicated Witches' Butter (Exidia glandulosa). None of us knew what this was, being novices, until Dorset Mushroom Hunters enlightened me on Ispot and I did an experiment and rehydrated it, and the results are shown below . 

Elder Whitewash (Hyphodontia sambuci).

1 comment:

  1. The snow lying in the woods can sometimes help with finding and photography on mid-winter forays, as it throws the light up so well.

    The Elder Whitewash looked particularly bright.