Finding something different

It’s a sunny, warm day, Spring is definitely in the air. Perfect really. And today I found a fungi I hadn’t come across before. Thanks to a Facebook friend Tanya it is, I think, Sarcoscypha, also known as Elf Cups or Fairy baths. They are so brightly coloured I can’t think I’ve missed them before. They look a little like strange and exotic sweets dropped on the ground by some otherworldly person. Not edible but fascinating.

No squirrel hurtled towards on our walk as had done yesterday. The squirrel obviously hadn’t expected anyone on the lane, suddenly saw us and diverted off the lane to a tree. Too fast for a photograph.

There are different yellows coming through – the pale, beige yellow of the hazel catkins each with hundreds of male flowers, the lesser celandine, primrose and now coltsfoot.

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