Some new blue wild flowers showed up in the back garden! I went out to take a photo and spotted some large, plate-like fungi attached to the tree stump.
Taking a closer look I found more.
Not wanting to step on the blue flowers, I had to put my arm around the stump and turn the camera upside down for this shot. 😀
I’ve seen this fungi before but I had no idea what sort it is.
According to Wikipedia: Cerioporus squamosus aka Polyporus squamosus is a basidiomycete bracket fungus, with common names including dryad’s saddle and pheasant’s back mushroom. It has a widespread distribution, being found in North America, Australia, Asia, and Europe, where it causes a white rot in the heartwood of living and dead hardwood trees.
A dryad is a tree spirit from Greek mythology.
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