Glue Crust - Hymenochaete corrugata.
Hazel Gloves - Hypocreopsis rhododendri
This was a fair way up a tree along the Bude Canal (I could only just get my camera to it)
and with leaves on the trees it would have been almost impossible to spot.
The fungus is called Hazel Gloves because the tan coloured fruiting bodies are meant to look like
gloves but as you can see they don't always. These certainly didn't. However, just look at these ones from the DWT reserve.
This one even has finger nails!
Between Christmas and New Year we took a trip down to Cornwall to look for Golden Hair Lichen at The Lizard. Whilst in Cornwall it would have been rude not to look in on the Eastern Black Redstart at Mousehole which we saw but only a couple of brief glimpses as it was being rather elusive for a change. I'm not having the best of luck with birds recently. Unfortunately the views were too brief to get even a record shot. Nice to have seen it though. The Golden Hair Lichen was a bit easier to photograph. It's a lichen I've always wanted to see and I honestly can't say that about many of them!
Golden Hair Lichen - Teloschistes flavicans