A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Smashed Pumpkin Fungi

At least that is what I am calling it for that was my first thought when I saw it off the trail.

I only had my little Canon point and click with me and am not sure if I want to go back lugging my tripod, big macro lens and DSLR all those miles.

I removed leaf and stick debris from it but those remaining were firmly attached, the fungi having grown around it.  These things are hard like wood.

It was overcast and drizzly with rain.  Perhaps some sunlight on it might bring out the color more.
I might go back, camera gear and all.


eileeninmd said...

Cool looking fungi! I like the title. Happy Sunday!

TexWisGirl said...

pretty cool shelf fungi.

grammie g said...

HI John...wow that is awesome ..can't believe the size of that thing !!
Have to start calling you the Fungi Man!! : )
Love the color,and great title too!

Randy said...

Interesting shape.

Martha Z said...

I wonder if one of these is what I saw a squirrel eating recently? We have a lot of similar fungi in our oak woodland.

Seema Patel said...
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Seema Patel said...

its 'chicken of the woods' mushroom..

John W. Wall said...

Yep, chicken-of-the-woods. Thanksgiving feast? :)