Turkey Tail on the AT

This Turkey Tail fungi (Trametes versicolor as it is formally known) I found on the Appalachian Trail (AT) near Hamburg, Pennsylvania. When I stop to think about it I guess it was a rather unremarkable find since I learned just how common this bracket fungi is. However, it always catches my attention and I nearly always stop to look and take a closer examination whenever I see it. Maybe it is the color variations or the symmetry in the complex design or both. I’m not certain which it is, but for certain I think it’s cool!

Is it just me or do you have a similar affection for the polypore as well? If so, I would like to hear about your experience. I have not yet tasted it; have you? Please share with me and others what you think about this or other fungi. I look forward to hearing from you and thank you in advance for sharing. 🙂

Some additional resources, below that you may find helpful. 



Turkey Tail
Turkey Tail fungi

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