For the last few weeks I have been mostly confined to my office dealing with a backlog of images and preparing various lectures, which are now almost at an end for this season. The weather today was cool, but nice and I thought I would get out for a few hours to a favourite site of mine not that far from home.
The woodland is situated in a river glen and is mainly hazel, birch, beech and oak. It is one of the best locations for the Scarlet Elf Cup Sarcoscypha coccinea and it did not disappoint, there were large numbers of them scattered throughout the wetter part of the wood. It is one of my favourite cup fungi and although I have many images of this species, I still can’t resist photographing them when they are so numerous. There were also a few Lesser Celandines and Wood Anemones, but things are still quite slow at the moment.