Fungi Friday - SOME UNEXPECTED SPRINGTIME FINDINGS IN THE WOODS

I went for a walk a few days ago, pretty deep into the coastal forest about 12 kilometers from where I live, in search for interesting springtime details ... that include flowers, spiders and insects ... mostly ... and I have found some ... but ...

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... quite unexpectedly - I found some fungi as well ...

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... among them was also this thing that I never saw before ... it's hard as wood, and it has some very large pores on its vivid brown, almost orange lower surface ...

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... the upper side is completely black ...

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... it looks like coated with tar.

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Nearby, on fallen twigs ...

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... I found a few small patches of some crust fungi ...

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... maybe Stereum hirsutum, but I'm not sure ... and then ...

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... on another tree, I found another one of those mysterious fungi that started the post ...

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... this one was a bit larger.

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On the ground, in the same area ...

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... I found this small, fragile umbrella. Maybe some Entoloma species ...

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... it's a pretty generic looking little mushroom, I encounter quite a few similar looking species in autumn.

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In another area, several hundreds meters from there, I found some interesting markings on the bark of the tree ...

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... when I came closer and took a better look ...

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... I realized that I just found another kind of mushrooms ...

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... these were desiccated and leathery ...

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... they surely look pretty different when fresh.

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Some meters from there, under another tree in that area, I found a fallen branch with some more of those mysterious fungi from the opening shots of the post ... these were less vividly colored on the lower side ...

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... here I could get closer with the camera ...

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... and take a few macro shots ... on this photograph you can (barely!) see a well camouflaged spider on the pores of the fungi.

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Here I put the branch in the vertical position to get a better view of the fungi.

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This colorful Ganoderma was the last fungus that I found on that day.

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As always in these posts on HIVE, the photographs are my work.

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