Scanning the overgrown hazels which border one of the footpaths to the west of the village, I eventually struck lucky with this one.
|Spring Hazelcup E. furfuracea habitat, New Hall footpath, Small Dole.|
Spring Hazelcup E. furfuracea fruit bodies were just emerging from one of the vertical branches.
So that's fruit bodies re-found at two out of three sites where this species occurred last year.
I went on to check the straggly hazel tree where I first found Spring Hazelcup E. furfuracea, in January 2015, but found no sign of it there.
I did, however, find another little outcrop of Spring Hazelcup E. furfuracea growing on one of the old coppice hazels in Horton Wood, here:
|Spring Hazelcup E. furfuracea habitat, Horton Wood, Small Dole|
Not bad for an afternoon's work.
For the record
Location: New Hall public footpath, Small Dole & Horton Wood, Small Dole
Grid reference: TQ20851311 & TQ20801272
Entered into FRDBI: 15/02/2017