Fungi Friday - No Morels Yet Just an Art Project

Here are a few fungi finds from this week for #fungifriday by @ewkaw

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I found some Daedalea quercina aka maze gilled polypore.

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They have a really cool deep maze pattern that resemble gills underneath but they are actually a polypore.

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These are partial to growing on dead oak trees.

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Here is what they look like from the top.

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I also found a pretty clean artist conk.

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The only blemish is a dot where this grew around a branch. I will try and use this one for a wood burning art project.

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Perhaps I can turn the blemish into a fish eye?

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Or maybe an eagle eye? Who knows we'll see what it turns into.

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I found some black knot fungi aka Dibotryon morbosum. This is considered a blight for trees as it kills the branches it infects.

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Last up is a new drink I found at the store that combines reishi, chaga and turkeytail along with some kombucha cider. It tastes great, I may try and make my own at home.

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I just need to find more reishi.

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Then combine it with some chaga.

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And of course the turkey tail is abundant around here, no problem finding this. I would basically stew these three mushrooms together with some black tea for a couple days then use that tea with a kombucha mother to ferment it into kombucha. This should be really healthy full of vitamin d and other properties that kill cancer and reduce blood pressure.

Of course its much easier to buy it from the store but if I make it at home I can craft a new flavor, maybe mix it with pineapple juice instead of apple cider.

Happy #fungifriday :-)

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