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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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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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Woodland fairy folklore

This colorfully ringed and slightly wavy fungal form suggests the skirt of a Mexican folkloric costume caught in mid-spin. A lemony green patch of what may be bracket or shelf fungus, it was one of the brighter spots in an … Continue reading

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