On sandy soil amidst low grass, some distance behind the sand dunes at Aberlady Bay, East Lothian.
Emerging from amongst leaf litter in mixed woodland in Church Wood, Humbie, East Lothian.
Growing on a muddy track in Yair Forest near Selkirk, Scottish Borders. The conifer needle gives an idea of scale.
The twig bearing little pegs, and the cone, show that Spruce trees (Picea sp.) are nearby. Woolshears Wood in the Scottish Borders.
Ascocarps on a richly-stained rotting log in Yair Forest near Selkirk, Scottish Borders.
A single large rotting limb of Beech near Swanston, Edinburgh, was covered in these photogenic toadstools.
Growing at the base of Spruce trees (Picea sp.) in Church Wood, Humbie, East Lothian.
Growing amongst abundant but well-decayed conifer debris below a mixed stand of conifers in Loch Ard Forest, Stirlingshire
An attractive troupe beside a boggy stream below conifers. Thornylee Craigs near Peebles.
Cups 3cm in diameter with thin and very brittle flesh. Deciduous woodland near Kippen, Stirlingshire.
A little colony occupying a hole in the bark of a rotting Beech limb, Arniston Estate, Midlothian.
An elegant group on an old cut tree stump in Church Wood, Humbie, East Lothian.
Perithecia amongst the perigonial leaves on old shoots of male Polytrichum.
A very variable species in both appearance and colour. On a fallen and decaying Beech in Arniston Estate, Midlothian.
On forest floor litter below a planted conifer stand in Church Wood, Humbie, East Lothian.
Showing the long fringing hairs, even on young and expanding ascocarps. Growing on bark on a fallen and rotting Beech tree in Arniston Estate, Midlothian.
The deliquescence of the basidiocarp of these inkcaps releases the spores. Pressmennan Wood, East Lothian.
This species is parasitic on the Basidiomycete Peniophora. On a tall gorse bush in Garchrie Wood by Lochnaw Loch, Dumfries and Galloway.