I photographed this species of fungus growing on a long-dead tree (but not so long-dead that I don't rememebr it falling!) yesterday. Checking back on last year's records it was recorded last year on the 20th of March, and was in a slightly more advanced state at that time. It's fruiting at almost exactly the same time.
A lot of other things are behind though, with cold evenings maybe the reason. By this time last year I had seen my first hoverfly and bumble bee.
Picture is horrible, but it was dark!