Orange Peel Fungus
I was Brambling along the old Wannie line beside Morpeth Common but I easily get distracted. A good spot is an old sand quarry which the golf club use to fill their bunkers. The disturbed ground produces a few plants and I noticed lots of Orange Peel Fungus scattered all over the sandy floor. Silky Rosegill (Volvariella bombycina) was growing in the cleft of an Ash. Looking at my reference it is a bit like coming across a Rosefinch or a Red backed shrike in birding terms but I think with few people looking for these things they are probably more common and widespread. Ochre Brittlegill (Russula ocholeuca) and Stubble Rosegill (Volvariella gloioccephala) are common species.