Sunday, September 5, 2010

Northern Tooth Polypore

Got a friend at work whose husband is a mushroom guy. I mentioned to her that I came across this pretty big mushroom growing up a tree. I gave her the town and and the road and thought he might get back and ask for more particulars. But no, BD is a bit crazy (wife's words, not mine). He actually headed out and found it all on his own. It is a Northern Tooth Polypore and is a non-edible.
That same afternoon, he harvested some Chicken of the Woods in Limerick. He knows mushrooms. He has to. Why? He sells them to local restaurants in Portland. He's been doing it for the last few years. Here's another example of something we stumble upon, and it becomes a passion.

25 comments:

  1. Looks like Mother Nature has decided to create art with fungi. This is really pretty!

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  2. All this time I've been calling this Brain Fungus! Thanks for the info.
    ☼ Sunny

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  3. Ya gotta love mushrooms to go picking 'em in the woods!

    We've got funny ones growing in trees and stumps also. And funky ones growing in our yard. What's really bad is we've got some growing on the golf course that look like golf balls. It get tricky trying to find your lost ball when everything looks very much like it!

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  4. A really interesting fungus for sure. I don't think I could develop a passion for mushrooms, but I am glad there are others who can. I certainly enjoy eating the edible varieties!

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  5. A very beautiful photo. I love mushrooms and many people in my area get crazy about picking morels.

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  6. Good for you to spot the beautiful in a place many of us would just walk past. Yesterday's post about the dead tree caught my eye, too. This week arborists removed three massive old trees from a neighbor's yard. (I took photos but didn't like them enough to post.) I understand the need to take down trees once they become badly diseased and dangerous, but I don't have to like it!

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  7. What a cool capture. That's a huge 'shroom. Very interesting that you know a mushroom guy.

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  8. That's amazing. Guess you couldn't put it on a pizza.

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  9. Now, that's an intriguing find! And re: your comments about writing/photog/talking about it (on my blog)--yes, that makes perfect sense to me.

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  10. Amazing photo. Sounds like you now have a go-to guy for solving mushroom mysteries.

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  11. I need to confess that I didn't know this kind of mushroom!I like so much this picture, the idea about this different texture is brilliant!
    Léia

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  12. This is actually quite beautiful. I wouldn't have thought it was a mushroom though. Thank you for posting this and the information. It is a great shot.

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  13. Fascinating but scary, I'm not sure to like it...

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  14. have never seen a fungus this big. We have a single growing on the tree by the pond and it is getting bigger. I wonder if it will multiply like this.

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  15. Knowing your mushrooms is about on par with knowing your snakes. This one is positively fascinating to look at.

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  16. hee hee...
    «Louis» thought for a moment that was the print of someone's sneakers on the tree bark...

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  17. Love fungui and these are FANTASTIC! What a great find.

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  18. Very cool and unusual. I wouldn't taste it on a bet, though!

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  19. that's most awsome tree i've ever seen birdman

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  20. love this one its so cool :)

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  21. wow that's so cool Birdman! Where did you see that?

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  22. Birdman I love your posts I read them everyday you inspire me to become a excellent writer.

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