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The Fanned Illusion

At a passing glance, this formation looked like a rather large moth resting on the side of a tree. Not sure, but I think it’s some kind of shelf fungus.

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An early frosting

This odd fungus was rather eye-catching, as it looked as if someone had taken a bag of white icing and piped it in swirls around some low stems.

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Killer clown wigs from outer space

Like playdough pushed through a sieve, orange fungus oozed from Cedar-apple rust galls, creating a clownish yet alien look on an Eastern red cedar. Not content with just one host, spores from these squishy fingers may infect apple and other … Continue reading

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Timberlandscape

A lovely winter prospect was growing along one side of a large fallen tree just off the path around Manasquan Reservoir. Colorful groupings of fungi and lichens, a bit of leftover snow, and a few wispy weeds in front provided … Continue reading

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Alms for the spore

Soft, beige mushroomy mittens held out offerings of snow to the rest of the forest. Perhaps something like Birch polypore (Piptoporus betulinus), these bracket fungi were growing on a tree deep within a wooded part of the park.

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The 5000 Fingers of Dr. F

Washing down the side of a large log like a cascade of melting wax, this funny-looking fungus may be Ochre spreading tooth (Steccherinum ochraceum) or something similar.

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Rubber wavy muggy clumpers

Looking like warped, rubbery citrus slices, this cluster of wild mushrooms — I think Chicken of the woods (Laetiporus cincinnatus) — added bit of orange spice to the brown-green-grey woods.

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