Found on felled conifer stumps which were felled then wood replanted approx 8 years ago
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in response to the first ID. The structures in the Sheila's excellent photos are podetia, the elaborate towers that bear the fruiting bodies (apothecia).
Follow this link for a comparable photo with apothecia.
Thank you for sharing the link Nigel.
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I will change the title and thank's for the id I struggle with these so it is nice to have an identification and explanation too.
Did I really type "the Sheila's"?
Evidently I did - a genuine mistake, not an attempt at Oz slang. Sorry Sheila.
BTW, I struggle with Cladonia too, and Usnea and Caloplaca and ... etc.
I had not noticed until you pointed it out and don't worry about it.
Lat/Lng: 55.0571, -2.2178
OS grid ref: NY861736