This is a specimen new to me – haven’t seen it before. It was growing on a fallen log at the edge of a hardwood forest. The picture was taken June 14, 2011, in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

I love nature, science, poetry, prose, art, music – you name it! Now that I’m retired, time is mine to spend as I wish (pretty much), and I wish to take pictures of our natural world.

Bringing the outdoors in for others to see, especially those who may not get the opportunity to wander next to a pond, fish at the beach, or tramp in the woods, is a pleasure. I hope to build a window to the wonders of nature that fill our everyday lives.

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  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...over 3 years ago

    oooo interesting! Do you think maybe a type of Hericium?

  • Good morning, Carla,

    I thought it might be Hericium coralloides (or something close). Did you see the filaments on the log – made me think of the filaments you see with Witch’s Butter, I don’t know if they are indicative of anything especially for an ID. I have a deep and abiding fear that if I identify a fungus incorrectly, someone may try to eat it and get violently ill.

    – MotherNature

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