Friday, October 23, 2009

Mushrooms anyone?

The first photo was taken when we were down to Nashville, Indiana a while back.
These last three pictures were taken just a week or so ago, in a county north of here.
They are all growing around just one stump....
I had so thought they were chicken mushrooms till I got close enough to see the gills. I have not tried to identify them other than that. The gills told me they weren't what I wanted. Chicken mushrooms are polypores. For one thing, they don't have gills. (Read more about polypores in the previous link.) They are porous on the underside. When torn apart, they tear very similar to a chicken breast, and when fried have a light chicken taste. We have only had them a couple times, years ago.