Note's, Elfins Saddle Helvella lacunosa, Typically 2 to 4 cm across the cap, Elfin Saddle fungi have a total height 4 to 10 cm and are rather drab in its appearance, with both the stem and the cap in shades of leaden grey. The caps are usually distorted and the stems fluted or ridged. Habitat, On the ground among leaf litter in all kinds of woodland. Often found on burnt ground in woodland clearings. It is well camouflaged against the burnt ground with its grey appearance. Summer and autumn.
, Anne Gascoigne, That's a good one. Got all excited about finding one on Flotta several years ago with Julian Branscombe.
Mike, Anne, Must admit I was chuffed, must have been around forty or more in the long grass.
Anne Gascoigne On your doorstep Lee Johnson,
Lee Johnson, That is a cracking find,
Alastair Forsyth, Nice one Mike Hoy,
Julian Branscombe, Fantastic.
A great start to the month, A very scarce fungus in Orkney.