Early this afternoon, just before the rain turned persistent, I paid a brief microfungi hunting visit to a woods in Llwydcoed. I collected a few specimens to examine under the microscope, but one little beauty I didn't have to collect was Green Elf-cup, growing on a rotten ash trunk. I have seen it on that trunk previously and also posted photos of it, but today, it was in its prime and I couldn't resist taking some shots of it.
I also found more of the distinctive alga, Phycopeltis arundinacea, colonising the surfaces of Ivy leaves.
Hundreds of tiny colonies of Phycopeltis arundinacea, covering the surface of the leaf.