Neighborhood Nature

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A Fungus for All Seasons February 26, 2009

Filed under: Fungi — saltthesandbox @ 2:23 pm
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I was getting desperate for a bit of color in the Columbus Park woods. Then I found this:

This Turkey Tail Fungus was on a dead log in the woods.

This Turkey Tail Fungus grew on a fallen log in the woods.

OK, the colors are a bit subtle, especially in winter. But I think the pattern’s wonderful!

The circular ones grew on top of the log. The half-circle fungi on the side of the log looked more like Wild Turkey tails, which gave this fungus its name:

The half-circle version grew on the side of the log.

The half-circle version grew on the side of the log.

To learn more about Turkey Tail Fungus, go here or go here.

 

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