August CMMC pick a topic

This week Cee Neuner’s midweek madness challenge is to pick a topic from a photo posted on Cee’s Photo Challenges.

This week Cee has a flower with a tape measure on sand. I have picked a photo I took earlier this week of a large sand-coloured fungus. It appears every year at about this time on a sycamore tree, being specific to trees in the maple family. Its common name is Dryad’s Saddle (Polyporus squamosus) according to The Observer’s Book of Mushrooms and Other Common Fungi (1978 edition).

Three layers of a sand-coloured fungus with brown markings on a tree with scaly bark
Dryad’s saddle fungus

Last year I posted other photos of this fungus and its host tree.

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