NT2470 : Shaggy Dryad's Saddle - detail

taken 1 year ago, near to Morningside, Edinburgh, Great Britain

Shaggy Dryad's Saddle - detail
Shaggy Dryad's Saddle - detail
Looking down on the surface of the cap of Polyporus squamosus, which has been fruiting on and old log in the Hermitage of Braid for at least 9 years. No doubt about where part of the common name comes from.
Shaggy Dryad's Saddle
A tree trunk slowly being rotted by the fungus [Polyporus squamosus]. It has been followed since 2008 and initially the fungus fruited in late Spring-early Summer each year, but I think the food supply is running out, and it will not last much longer.
Not sure when I wrote the above, but obviously thought it was running out - not so! It is still going strong 9 years after I first saw it
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Date Taken
Saturday, 27 May, 2017   (more nearby)
Saturday, 27 May, 2017
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Park and Public Gardens  Suburb, Urban fringe  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Place (from Tags)
Edinburgh  Hermitage of Braid  Morningside 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2466 7023 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:55.1539N 3:12.4233W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2466 7023
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