Mushroom Monday - UFO and a Chicken
Here is a ufo and a chicken for this #mushroommonday
First here is a mycena growing out of a dead log. See in the upper right how perfect of a hole they make while growing out of the wood.
Here is the rest of the log. I'm guessing that the perfect holes might have been from a wood borer beetle that accidentally brought a spore with it and grew a mushroom later on.
Now for a clump of unidentifies fungal organisms.
I picked one to see what the gills looked like. There is no veil or stem ring and the gills are white and symmetrical. I still couldn't find what they were.
Now for a sad story.
Look at all this great chicken of the woods.
As I got closer to the chicken I noticed it was old and beginning to rot.
Sadly a few days earlier this was in perfect condition for harvest.
But it rained for three days and it got waterlogged. Too much water in a polypore mushroom tends to cause rot. On the bright side the season for chicken won't be over until end of October.