Floodlit oyster

It’s pretty dark under the coppice and beech canopy so I underlit this fungus with a second phone which makes for a slightly spooky picture.  The main purpose of this blog is to remind us of what we’ve  seen over the years, to help us learn and share with the friends who have the neighbouring small woods.

Anyway, it looks like  a oysterling to me, maybe a peeling oysterling (Crepidotus mollis) given its on an old beech tree in early October. Now we know what to look for – sticky or gelatinous cap, brown spore print – a daytime search and another example should settle it. Just have to remember which tree it was ……