Kip’s Comments 6-23-22

Fungus on Log - Image 752724 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Not A Morel, Not A Golden Oyster…Possibly Not A Munchable Mushroom

During my morning paddle on the Wapsipinicon River early today I noticed this richly-colored fungus apparently thriving on a log extending into the water. Water levels and current have dropped low enough that I was able to safely drift to the former tree and hold on with one hand while shooting the picture with my other hand.     

Recently I have enjoyed finding and eating wild mushrooms. Since I am not familiar with this fungi species, the mushroom remains on the log and I remain healthy. (This may or may not be toxic, but I don’t want to find out.)   

(Notice the fine strands of spider web silk. Isn’t the resolution on cameras these days amazing!)

Fungus on Log - Image 752724 (© Kip Ladage)

Fungus on Log – Image 752724 (© Kip Ladage)

 

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