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Yellow Brain Fungus Andy

Yellow Brain Fungus (Tremella Mesenterica)

When I see this fungus in a forest I always have to stop and take a picture as I find them fascinating, a very bright yellow fungus. It grows on dead and decaying fallen branches of deciduous trees especially oak, beech, hazel and occasionally on pine trees. It develops contortions which resemble the structure of a brain which gives its name. It is also sometimes referred to as Witch's Butter which I think is a great name for it. Best time to see this fungus is in very wet weather or damp areas.