It never ceases to amaze me where fungus can end up growing!
Who'd have thought in a skip! The story behind this is as follows:
A lady was having her garden landscaped. Old wood and debris was placed in the skip along with clumps of soil removed for the creation of a new path. The lady concerned left a card through my letterbox telling me she'd seen a fungus in her hired skip. Intrigued I had to investigate so off I travelled to take a look. To my surprise the fungus in question turned out to be a Bay Cup. Perfect in every way - the colouring and the scurfy exterior.
Below are photographs showing this excellent example.
|Showing a perspective angle in the clump of soil
|Showing the scurfy exterior
I visited the lady who found this fungus and indeed the soil was removed from a clay path and then placed in the skip! Sometime after this soil removal the Peziza badia appeared.