On 19th September we posted a picture of a fungi that had been located near to Pitsford Reservoir by Diane Freeman. With the help of local naturalists Jeff Blincow and Lynne Barnett, this fungi has now been identified as a rare red data species 'Hericium corolloides'. A picture of this is reproduced below.
In addition, Robin Gossage has recently photographed an allied species 'Hericium cirrhatum', another rare coral fungi (please see below). The damp autumn conditions is traditionally a good time of the year for the fungi specialists do go foraging...
Courtesy of Robin Gossage