Thursday, October 8, 2009

Fruiting fungus party!

This fungus (Inonotus hispidus) is pretty common this time of year at Howarth Park. However, this is the first time I've seen more than one fruiting body per year, per tree. There were several remnants of previous fruitings on this black oak (quercus kelloggii). I frequently walk by this place but never noticed them until today. I walked a bit later than usual and the sky was gray, causing warm colors like this to brighten and stand out. I like the spores covering the bark under and around the fungi.

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