Yesterday in the park, I noticed this jelly fungus sprouting on a fence. It was hard not to see the bright orange on the old fence, and I saw it on a couple of logs as well.
Apparently conditions were just right for a bit of sporulation.
I guess it’s not really ‘occasional life in the forest’. The fungus would be there all year. What I noticed was the fruiting body; the rest of it is feeding inside the wood.
That’s really beautiful! We have lots of different types of fungus in our garden, but it is mostly grey or brown.
Most are quite dull around here too. These show up in the spring, and there are some in the fall as well. They sure don’t last long!