Oyster Mushroom – 5/30/20

Observer: Lonnie Friedman

Observation Date: 5/30/20

Observation Time: 5:00 pm

Observation Location: near Gavins Pond

Common Name: Oyster Mushroom

Scientific Name: Pleurotus ostreatus 

Comments: This oyster mushroom was growing on a log. I believe it to be edible, but I did not dare test that hypothesis!

More Information: Wikipedia

Here’s the first photo taken 5/30/20:

To confirm the identification, I returned the following afternoon and took these photos to show the “gills” on the underside of the mushrooms:

Top view, photographed on 5/31/20 at around 1:15 pm: