Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Rise and fall

Around 10th October this fungus (Golden Scalycap?) sprouted from the top of a dead tree on the bumpy road. Before 2000 this tree had an excellent north facing hole used as a nest site by Willow Tit but the floods around the turn of the century brought it down onto the road and it was truncated, the 12 ft stump returning to it's original vertical form. The fungus last night had run its course and the weather had improved!


  1. Nice post I looked at this on Monday and wondered what it was ,as it looked like a bit of rusty metal !!

  2. Definitely Golden Scalycap, there have been a lot of them around this autumn.