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09 January 2007

The lichen was on an old branch which had been covered by ivy. It is a really deep blue colour and felt quite sooty.
Another view of the small fungi shapes.

This shows the fungi on the log surrounded by moss. It is cup shaped and bright red in the middle although pale pink on the outside.



Bunjups Wood

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A very wet and windy day did not deter the Dean Green Team from felling dead trees and coppicing along a ride in the heart of the woods. A dozen deer crossed the track as our Forest Ranger traipsed back to collect the chain saw!

Can you identify the Fungi or the Lichen? The photographs below show the specimens we found today. If you know what they are called then, please contact us - Thankyou

Update - March 2007

Many thanks to a lady who emailed us with what she thinks is the name of this fungi ie. Sarcoscypha, more commonly known as Scarlet Elf Cap

- there is another fungi to identify Click Here










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