The recent rains brought forth a few mushrooms in the forest but I think I need to give them more time as what I found was difficult to come by and most not fully developed.
This species always looks like this. I never find any unscarred. I don't know if this is how they grow or they are a delicacy to some little forest creature who loves nibbling on them.
This one looked soft and spongy like a marshmallow. I never touch them not knowing if they are poisonous nor do I want to contaminate them either with my fingers. I could poke them with a stick but choose to leave them unmolested.
This is a species of bracket or shelf fungi. Most shelf fungi are slow growing and last throughout the year getting larger by each year.
This guy here for example has been around a long time. I found another that was as large as the platter you serve your Thanksgiving turkey on. I couldn't get a decent photo of it for it had grown around and firmly encased within it branches that had fallen down upon it years ago. These are very hard and woody.
This is linked to Lisa's Macro Monday