Red fungus, (c) 2016 J.S. Reinitz

Red fungus, (c) 2016 J.S. Reinitz

Forget robins, scarlet elf cups are my favorite signs of spring. Blooming in the late winter or early spring, the fungus (Sarcoscypha coccinea) can usually be found hidden under overgrowth on rotting branches. The jury is out as far as edibility.

We found these a few weeks ago along one of our favorite trails.

Red fungus, (c) 2016 J.S. Reinitz

Red fungus, (c) 2016 J.S. Reinitz

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