Winter fungi: scarlet elf cups

Winter fungi: scarlet elf cups

Scarlet elf cups: fungi which add a dash of bright colour in the depths of winter. The bright red fruiting bodies are sent out early in the new year, growing on dead, sometimes buried, wood.

I first noticed some on a pile of twigs by the Railway Walk at Newbridge six years ago. Since then, they have been back every January, although in smaller numbers.

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