Christmas has come early

04 October 2017 | Posted in Graeme Lyons
Christmas has come early
tiered tooth / Graeme Lyons

By Graeme Lyons

Senior Ecologist

Abut six weeks ago actually. I saw that Jim and Dawn Langiewicz, along with Mark Colvin, had found a tiered tooth Hericium cirrhatum at Ebernoe Common growing out of a fallen Beech. Now, as this fungus is known to be a bit of a delicacy, I promised I would wait a few weeks until I posted about it. I have to say this was the best looking fungus I have EVER seen. I was totally transfixed with it, I couldn't stop taking photos!

It conjured up images of flying into Superman's Fortress of Solitude. It was like someone had bought me a white-chocolate fondue set for Christmas and I was coating everything in it! It was like reading the Northern Lights by the actual light of the Northern Lights whilst eating coconut ice-cream. It was like exploring an ice-cave on Svalbard with Werner Herzog. Anyway, you can probably tell I was quite taken with it, enjoy some more photos of this spectacular fungus.

A huge thank you to Jim, Dawn and Mark for spotting this wonderful fungi.

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