There's not a lot to see in the woods at the moment, so while walking Rex today I had a rummage about looking for fungi to photograph and hopefully identify. I used to go mushroom hunting a lot, but that was 'donkey's years' ago, hence I don't really remember them too well these days. I do still have a couple of old books on fungi and although they're not very comprehensive, I think I may have succeeded in identifying the seven species found today. Very happy to be corrected though.
The one I'm least sure about (not that I'm sure about any).
Growing on a dead Sweet Chestnut tree, I think these are Armillaria tabescens or Ringless Honey Fungus?
Common Yellow Russula (Russula ochroleuca).
Candle-snuff Fungus (Xylaria hypoxylon.)
Common Earthball (Scleroderma citrinum)
Many-zoned Polypore ( Coriolus versicolor)
with unexpectedly pretty colours up close.
Yellow Stagshorn Fungus (Calocera viscosa).
I'm pretty sure these charming little lumps are a form of
Dead Man's Fingers (Xylosphaera polymorpha).
Aptly named methinks!