Richard Bell’s Wild West Yorkshire nature diary Wednesday, 4th June 2008
I’VE OFTEN thought ‘if only I had my camera with me’ and today, as we drive out of
Flockton, I remember that I have, so I pull up at a lay-by to go back and photograph
this impressive specimen of dryad’s saddle fungus. It’s at least a foot across. It
has pores, rather than gills on the underside.
On a smaller scale, this umbrella-like fungus has a cap the size of a drink’s mat.
It’s growing by the pond by a composted bark path. The warmth and recent rain have
probably encouraged it to sprout.
It looks like honey fungus but there are many similar-looking toadstools in the book.