But, once after the English Walnut was trimmed, I left a couple big and heavy chunks of limb in the flower bed. A part of me thought they would look interesting in the flower bed, and another part was just too lazy to lug the big chunks of limb away. Split, they would have made good firewood, but that never happened.
I had no idea what they were, but after posting some pictures on Facebook, I was told they were Trametes versicolor (Turkey Tail), a common polypore mushroom.
It was interesting to learn that this mushroom has long been known to boost longevity and health with its immune boosting and cancer fighting properties.
They are not an "eating" mushroom, but medicinal tea, tinctures, and such can be made from them after drying.
I doubt that I will use them, but knowing information about them is fascinating.
|Half a walnut shell stuck in the mushrooms.|