A wonderful little walk in one of my favourite haunts, Landgoed Elswout brought a few little finds. Nothing out of the ordinary, but after so long with everything covered in snow it was nice to see some fungi again. There was plenty of Trametes versicolor, Trametes gibbosa, Xylaria hypoxylon and the usual Fomes fomentarius - all quite boring.
These were the most interesting of today's finds, but I really am dredging the bottom of the barrel
1. Flammulina velutipes -Velvet shank
2. A Puffball which some how survived under a foot of snow for weeks on end.
3. Exidia thuretiana - White Brain
4. Not sure about these, possibily a very small type of puffball 5-7mm in diameter on dead wood. This is interesting how one has started to come out of a shuck like skin.
5. These were so cool, I am not sure if they are tiny 1-2mm immature fungi or a type of slime mould. They were on the same tree as the Flammulina velutipes and there were thousands of them.