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Elf cup time

Elf cup time

Scarlet elf cups are fungi which produce their brightly coloured fruiting bodies just about this time of year. I’ve not managed to get out to look for them at any of their usual spots this year for various reasons. So here’s some pictures I took a few years ago.

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Shovellers, resting

Shovellers, resting

A couple of the shovellers which overwinter on the lake at West Park. For once they weren’t busily swimming in tight circles, hoovering the surface of the water for food. They were about as near as they ever come to the shore, resting. The female actually asleep.