Save 10% on multiple orders!

Photo of the Week

The rarely seen fruiting body of the Green Elf cup fungus Chlorociboria aeruginascens forms small cups up to 5mm on the dead branches of deciduous trees, especially oak. The mycelium of this fungus growing through wood gives it a conspicuous blue-green colour, which was traditionally used to make decorative veneers by compressing strips of different coloured wood together. ‘Green oak’ was highly prized by fine woodworkers in the 18th and 19th Centuries.

Photograph by Alex Hyde

About Alex Hyde

Alex Hyde is one of Britain’s leading exponents of close-up nature photography. His award-winning images portray a hidden world of extraordinary beauty. “To this day I delight in revealing tiny details of subjects that would be missed by the naked eye. Many of my pictures involve photographing moving subjects smaller than a grain of rice. Nature provides me with an endless array of fascinating subjects.”

Your Basket

You've saved .
% Discount Applied
Postage cost added at checkout.

Keep in touch

Join our mail list to stay in touch with announcements, special discounts and news from the natural world.

We'll never share your information with any third parties.


Thanks, one more step...

In order for us to successfully subscribe you, we need to you to verify your email address using the link in the email we've just sent you.

Got it!