Sulfur tuft on mossy stump, Himley Plantation

Sulfur tuft on mossy stump, Himley Plantation

Sulfur tuft mushrooms on a mossy tree stump, Himley Plantation. Common on dead wood, as here, and sometimes also near the base of still living trees, this wood rot fungus sends out fruiting bodies up to the early part of winter, coping with mild frosts.

The spelling looks wrong (American) to this oldie. Even words sometimes change.