Jellly Ear?

Jellly Ear?

Observation - Jellly Ear? - UK and Ireland. Description: Pic 1 - shows extensive growth on Darwin's Barberry shrub (hedge of cotoneaster and shrub as post to driveway). Originally thought this might be a jelly ear fungus but this is rock hard to the touch, therefore lichen maybe?

Pic 1 - shows extensive growth on Darwin's Barberry shrub (hedge of cotoneaster and shrub as post to driveway). Originally thought this might be a jelly ear fungus but this is rock hard to the touch, therefore lichen maybe?