Wood Ear Fungus

The trees are listening to every word you say

I was busy making a compost area for a garden as I wanted to tidy things up and encourage the mowing types to put the cut grass somewhere useful. As I was clearing some branches away I spotted an ear stuck to a branch – seriously, an ear.  Weird, curious and slightly scary!

Wood Ear Fungus

OK, they aren’t really ears (or are they?) – a quick check and of this ear shaped curiosity and it is known as Wood ear fungus (obvious!) – or “jelly ear”.  It is, according to Muddy Faces, a species of edible Auriculariales fungus though let’s face it they look about as tasty as an ear.

Want to find out more about Wood ear fungus? Muddy Faces has a great page on it.

Wood Ear Fungus
Wood Ear Fungus