2nd February


Drumboe Wood, including a previously unexplored area.


Foggy and cold.


There are two dead Elder trees side by side. They are covered in Jew's-Ear - Auricularia auricula-judae. The books say "on dead branches of dying trees". These trees have been dead for years.

The two trees also had large clusters of these small cream bracket fungi. Each individual specimen is about 1 cm. across. Perhaps Bjerkandera adusta.


To the west of the wood there is a row of youngish conifers, including Larch. The Larch trees appear to be a particular favourite of Evernia prunastri.


Most of the Beech trees in Drumboe appear to have this black fungus - Ascodichaena rugosa - on them.

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