Christmas has come early

Posted by Graeme Lyons , Wednesday 4 October 2017 16:13

Abut six weeks ago actually. I saw that Jim and Dawn Langiewicz, along with Mark Colvin, had found a Tiered Tooth Hericium cirrhatum at Ebernoe Common growing out of a fallen Beech. Now, as this fungus is known to be a bit of a delicacy, I promised I would wait a few weeks until I posted about it. I have to say this was the best looking fungus I have EVER seen. I was totally transfixed with it, I couldn't stop taking photos!

It conjured up images of flying into Superman's Fortress of Solitude. It was like someone had bought me a white-chocolate fondue set for Christmas and I was coating everything in it! It was like reading the Northern Lights by the actual light of the Northern Lights whilst eating coconut ice-cream. It was like exploring an ice-cave on Svalbard with Werner Herzog. Anyway, you can probably tell I was quite taken with it, enjoy some more photos of this spectacular fungus.

Mark had also found some Felt Saddles which amazingly was a new species for the site. It's really well recorded for fungi so it's not easy to find new species there.

And nearby plenty of Fluted Bird's-nest Fungi! What wonderful little creations these are. A huge thank you to Jim, Dawn and Mark for spotting all these wonderful fungi.

3 Response to "Christmas has come early"

Hilary Melton-Butcher Says:

Hi Graeme - those are amazing aren't they - gosh wonderful to see. Cheers Hilary

Unknown Says:

Absolutely amazing photo's! I can't help thinking it looks a bit like tripe.....although today there probably aren't many people who've had a tripe encounter!

Graeme Lyons Says:

Thanks guys! I remember the dogs eating tripe when I was a kid but I must admit i never took any macro shots of it!

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