My friend Carol called me this morning and asked if I wanted to see a cool fungi. How could I refuse? Of course I wanted to see it. She found this very cool growth in a tree in the Learning Garden.
She knows me and knows I would want to see it! Look at it, have you ever seen such a thing? Carol had her book with her to make a good identification... Bearded Hedgehog, Hericium erinaceus. The colors range from orangish to white. The book calls these spines, but they are so soft.