Rare Find: Devils tooth
Steve, Checo & Jack made a huge find of a rare fungi on Saturday.
Whilst climbing a veteran Quercus robur (Oak) they discovered growing throughout the crown, fruiting bodies of Hydnellum peckii. Also known as Devils tooth.
So called because the fruit body is often covered in red droplets like blood.
When back on the ground, one of the fruiting bodies fell apart as Steve picked it up and bled its red juice across his fingers. The inside of the fungi was pink-red.
This is a conserved species on the biodiversity action plan.