Chicken of the Woods


On my way to the farm today flashing bright yellow and orange forced me to pull over onto the shoulder of the road. Before I became excited I used my camera to zoom so that I could go through my check list to make sure it is Laetiporus Sulphureus and not one of the two nonpoisonous impostors. It has an Orange and yellow top with a yellow underside, not Orange and red top with red underside like Pycnoporus cinnabarinus (cinnabar polypore) or Orange and Cinnamon brown top with cinnamon underside like Hapalopilus nidulans (Cinnamon bracket). I removed myself from my car, my hands raised to the sky in hallolulia mode. I finally found a species of polypore that has been eluding me for the past two years. It is Chicken of the woods in an injured cherry tree also named Hen of the woods, Chicken fungus, Sulfur Shelf and tasty mother F@#$&r. I will let it grow over the next few days and come back with a ladder to harvest it if someone else does't remove it from the tree before me. I wonder if it really taste like chicken? www.Identifungi.com

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