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I love this time of year when I start to notice weird and wonderful fungal brackets growing on trees. Each bracket is different from the last and there are literally hundreds of different fungi growing on all species of tree across the world. In the UK we have some common fungi I see often growing on mature trees. Each fungi has a significance and its important to know what this significance means.read more
Some days are often mundane and boring. During these times its important for me to stay open to possibilities. I consider myself lucky because when I spy some tree fungi my neuron’s light up into overdrive.read more
The earthern fingers of an unfortunate woodcutter, grasping for light and air? Fortunately not.
This is a fungus called Xylaria polymorpha, also know as Dead Man’s Fingers.read more
The weekend is time for me to leave the city and reconnect with nature. My phone is turned off for much of the weekend and I spend it with family and close friends. I’m looking for meaningful connections, with people and with myself. I find one of the best places to do this is through being outdoors in nature. Its the opposite to my busy life running a business in the city.read more
This Pholiota squarrosa AKA Shaggy scalycap is living happily in the stem wound of this Acer pseudoplatanus (Sycamore) photographed last weekend in Barrowburn, Northumberland, UK.read more
This is Laetiporus sulphureus, also known as Chicken of the Woods.
I found this fungus growing on an Ash tree (Fraxinus excelsior), Summer 2014 in the Lake District, by Bassenthwaite Lake.
This fungus grows on a wide range of broad-leafed trees and conifers, from early Summer through to Autumn.read more
Steve Scott, Area Director for the Forestry Commission, shows how to spot ash dieback (Chalara fraxinea), in winter. Shot on location at Golden Wood, Lawshall, Suffolk, courtesy of Greenlight Trust.read more