Many of the posts I publish are about the more unusual or uncommon fungi I find on my travels. This current fungi season has been very poor due to the unusually wet and windy conditions. One fungi I have repeatedly come across this year has been Turkey Tail. It's a very common fungi and this season - it is everywhere! The examples I have seen have been spectacular. Typical of its name - fanning out just like a Turkey Tail.
Below are some lovely examples. These show the different and variable colours concentrically zoned.
Up to 5 cm across and 0.3 cm thick. Usually to be seen in large groups which form overlapping tiered groups. The colour can be variable but zoned black-green, grey-blue, grey brown, or ochraceous-rust. Whitish margin, tough texture and smoothing with age. To be found on deciduous wood all year. Very common.
|Showing the turkey tail shape and the ochre concentrically zoned structure
|Showing the variation of colours compared to the previous photograph
|Showing blue-grey colours
Different colour variations compared to the above photographs