My friends Lynda and Damien have a fine garden and I always enjoy a stroll around to see what is in flower. Today there was a host of Hellebores in bloom but what really caught my eye was a fungus growing on a wooden bench.
My New Year's Resolution was to avoid fungi, but I'm afraid that plan went out of the window, mainly because it was a rather attractive species unfamiliar to me.
Once home I spent some time narrowing down the possibilities and decided that it was probably the species known as the Rusty-gilled Polypore, Gloeophyllum sepiarium. Not being a mycologist I posted the picture on Facebook and people were kind enough to confirm this for me.
Gloeophyllum sepiarium on a garden bench. Byfield, Northants.
16 March, 2019
|Celandines in flower near Byfield, Northants. 16 March, 2019|