Tuesday, October 1, 2013

A Fungus Among-Us! (15 1/2" in diameter!!)






Found at our beautiful Jefferson County Park - located SW of Fairfield.  So.... What is it??


Amazed-ly yours,
SG


11 comments:

troutbirder said...

Amazingly beautiful but also scary. Probably planted by aliens as a scouting device on our planet....:)

VW said...

Beautiful!

Sallysmom said...

Amazing!

Rose said...

Amazing...and beautiful! I have no idea what the scientific name is, but I'm sure someone in the blogging world can identify it for you.

Shady Gardener said...

Troutbirder! :-) I didn't detect a sound or motion, but all the photos I took might have quieted it... lol

I agree it's amazing! I hope it is identified before long. If it were edible and I could have saved the world!! ha!

Nutty Gnome said...

That my dear Shady is an awesome thing of beauty! :-)

Shady Gardener said...

Hi, Liz! Isn't it beautiful? I'm so glad I take my little camera everywhere! :-)

Linda said...

Wow! Lovely photos!

Shady Gardener said...

Thank you, Linda, for your visit and for leaving a comment! The fungus was truly impressive "in person!" :-)

William said...

that is a Chicken mushroom, usaully found on red oaks, sometimes a pine. it is edible, clean it a bit slice it up fry in butter with a little water.
The offical name is Laetiporus sulphureus.

it makes good eating.

Shady Gardener said...

Thank you, William!! I'm not sure I'd be brave enough to eat it... but I will definitely look up more information! :-)