Scarlet elfcup fungus

This fungus creates a bright red splash of colour on the ground and look like little hollow bowls on the open areas of wetland. They’re a great source of food for rodents and slugs will eat them.

Where to find

It can be found in the largest volumes on buried dead wood alongside the eastern boardwalk.

When to spot

Late winter to early spring.

Height and cup

Height, 3.5cm. Cup width, 4cm.

Scarlet elf cup fungi