Chicken of the Woods – 9/7/20

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 9/7/20

Observation Time: 5:40 p.m.

Observation Location: conservation land near Lakeview & Morse

Common Name: Chicken of the Woods

Scientific Name: Laetiporus sulphureus

Comments: These relatively small specimens were growing on a dead oak tree. Chicken of the Woods can grow to very large size. They are edible, but it is wise to refrain from eating any wild-harvested food unless you are absolutely sure it is not poisonous. As the saying goes, everything is edible – at least once!

More Information: Wikipedia