Yellow Staghorn Fungus
Dave Cheetham (September)
This delicate, vivid yellow fungus was growing on a small tree stump not far from the canoe coral at Plas y Brenin.
This fungus is fairly common in the UK usually growing in October/November although the recent damp weather could account for its early arrival this year.
Mainly choosing to grow on tree stumps or dead conifers, it darkens to orange with age. Although not poisonous, the texture of the yellow staghorn fungus is very rubbery and virtually tasteless. Even so, some people still use it to garnish salads because of its bright colour.