My last post was about glowing mushrooms, but I recently found an even more interesting fungus in my own backyard. It's a shelf fungus growing from a stump. They look like pancakes to me but there's more to them than their unusual appearance.
I did some research and learned these are referred to as "artist's fungus because I reached down and broke off a "plate" of fungus. The underside is creamy and smooth. My fingerprints made an immediate impression. I used a stick to engrave my name into the fungus. When the fungus dries the artwork can be displayed.
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