Shiny Cinnamon Polypore - Coltricia cinnamomae - Fungi by MotherNature2

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This is not a large polypore, but it is pretty and reminds me of a flower. It grows here from June until late fall, and it seems to like moss and twigs. These were on the edge of a ditch. People have been known to pick them and let them dry, then incorporate them into decorative objects.

The picture was taken in late summer 2012 in Green Lane, Pennsylvania, USA. I use a Canon T4i with a Tamron macro lens 1:1

Here is a site to get more info: I may be incorrect with the ID but it seems good.

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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  • lezvee
    lezveeabout 1 year ago

    Nature is so wonderful to create so many different shapes and colours. This is great and a super photo.

  • Thank you, lezvee! If I can bring some of Nature’s finest work in for people to see, I’m delighted:>) May you and your have a terrific 2014!

    – MotherNature2

  • Peter Stratton
    Peter Strattonabout 1 year ago

    Aren’t these the ones that we, as kids, used to pick and use sticks to write messages or draw pictures upon? It’s hard to find them in parking lots! Nice memories… Thanks. :-)

  • It could be these, or others like them:>). I’ve known of folks using the Turkey Tails as shelves for do-dads. Aren’t these childhood memories fun! Here we are staring 2014 in the face. May it treat you well, Peter!

    – MotherNature2

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1about 1 year ago

    Great find!

  • Many thanks, Shulie – aren’t fungi fun:>) Happy New Year to you and yours:>)

    – MotherNature2

  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...about 1 year ago

    You’re gonna hate me………………..but I don’t believe it is. Coltricia is velvety and SHINEY…as in like metalic shine. Did you get a chance to see under these? C. has an amazing pattern in the pores and an unusual color….Let me do some research and I’ll try and help with THESE. I know THESE are JUICY…if you squeeze them they’ll actually sprout water around the bruised area

  • Oh, no, I LOVE you and all the help and expertise you so generously provide! They actually are almost right against the ground and although I tried looking I couldn’t see a stalk. I just hate to pick anything! I probably should have and will try to get myself to do so in the future if there is a goodly number of specimens. I always appreciate being put straight; even though I try to ID these darn things (fungi), I fail miserably:>) That is one reason – a BIG reason – why I will never eat a wild mushroom – LOL.

    – MotherNature2

  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...about 1 year ago

    Heya Peter…the awesome fungi you’re talking about is Artist’s Conk. :o)

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyabout 1 year ago

    great find!

    you can now enter this picture in the challenge Featured images January 2014
    if you have more than one, pick your favorite

  • This is wonderful, Manon! Many thanks for the honor of a feature in your exceptional group:>)

    – MotherNature2

  • myraj
    myrajabout 1 year ago

    Fantastic find and capture.
    These little fairy steps have great colour and detail.

  • Thank you:>) I do love mushrooms!

    – MotherNature2

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