So, outside the other day, camera in tow. I took some pictures of the shelf fungi (polypores) that are growing on the piece of timber, it is actually a birch (and I said that we didn't have birch growing on our property), well, I guess we had one.
This birch is alongside the chicken hill in the chickenyard. The chickens love to climb on this timber and so now does the shelf fungi love to grow. These are the fungi that are evidently great for fire starting and I have gathered for use in my smoker for this year.
We also have growing en masse alongside our ravine the larger shelf fungi. They are the beautiful fungi that are white on the underside. Many of them grow like about 6-8 inches across. I draw pictures on these beautiful fungi. My Daughters still have some from their childhood, so many years ago, that I drew for them, usually pictures of horses with the mountains in the background.
Polypores are common here, as I am sure are common many other places too, but these are so pretty. These ones are very small and kind of wavy looking, enjoy. Have a wonderful and great day. Cindi