Wolf's Milk - Lycogala terrestre

    Description

    Lycogala terrestre is actually a slime mould, not a fungus. It is pink, sub-spherical, less than 1.5 cm across, becoming pinkish brown at maturity.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    On decaying wood

    When to see it

    All year round

    UK Status

    Common and widespread.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    Map key:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)

    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records

    • RED = 2020+
    • DARK BLUE = 2015-2019
    • LIGHT BLUE = pre 2015

     

    UK Map