I’ve grown tired of seeing Ganoderma, Rigidoporus, Perenniporia, and so on, over the winter. Give me some annual brackets! Thankfully, after seeing others find chicken of the woods all over the darn option, I’ve found some as well. Not necessarily exciting for most, though I’m a huge fan of the fungus, and mostly because of its versatile morphology and brilliant colours (from the active phase though to the inactive phase). I wouldn’t even attempt to eat one of the sporophores from an urban setting, because of the pollutants in the air and so on, though I’m generally more than happy to just inspect in place of eat. After all, the sporophore is usually a great home for flies, which need the food more than I do.
Anyway, I’m indebted to a few trees of the genus Prunus for today’s finds. They never fail to provide on the fungal front, after all – granted, because they’re usually battered and bruised by topping cuts and mower damage.