Here’s another favorite from the archives. I shared it a few years ago and probably told the story behind it then. But I am known to repeat my stories as I can never remember to whom I told them.
One autumn I was driving down a local highway, Route 47, in Hadley and noticed a stump with this mushroom…a Dryad’s Saddle (also known as partridge back)-Cerioporus squamosus formerly known as Polyporus squamosus. I made a few shots as it is an attractive polypore fungus and had some Gill over the Ground-Glechoma hederacea growing around it.
I told myself to remember to revisit it in the spring when the flower, also called creeping charlie or ground ivy, would be blooming. To my surprise I did remember. No small accomplishment.
I’ve photographed a lot of interesting mushrooms, including others of this species, over the years since 2010 but it remains my favorite.