Friday, 25 February 2011

Jelly Ear on Elder

Auricularia auricula-judae.
Also known as Judas's Ear or Jews Ear.

      This example was found in wooded area beside Hadrian Pond, Wallsend.

      This particular fungus can be found on both dead and living wood any time during the year. The original name Judas's Ear is derived from the belief that Judas Escariot hung himself from an Elder Tree and in folklore it was suggested that the ears are his returned spirit.


  1. beautiful photography John, been a while since I,ve seen this kind of fungi, nice one

  2. Thank you for the praise Dave. Much appreciated.
    A bit of boggy ground and some Elders. Very striking in some nice light........for a change!