Snow on the Horse Hooves 

On a hike in Ricketts Glen State Park, I came across this tree (pictured). In Northeastern Pennsylvania it is not uncommon to find the Horse Hoof fungi (Fomes fomentarius) or sometimes called Tinder fungi growing on dying trees. I was quite surprised and grateful however to be someone that found a tree with such an awesome array of the fungus on a single tree. The fruit bodies were quite large with the largest one being larger than my fist.  I harvested one of the larger fruit bodies and will allow it to dry out. It will be a useful addition to my fire tinder kit when I’m out on a hike in the woods. Do you or someone you know have a similar story? If so, please comment or contact me. I would love to hear all about it! 😊

Horse Hoof fungi

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