The magic part is that it popped up out of nowhere a day or two ago. I guess that's what fungus does, but this one isn't like the other little brown mushroomy things that turn up occasionally. This one doesn't have a stem. It's just a little round thing growing up out of the soil. Read more about Plantidote of the Day 2012-05-15
Chicken mushroom or hen of the woods
Correntian Eureka Springs spotted this brightly colored tree fungus growing in the forest near his home in Arkansas recently. As it turns out, this is not just an interesting image. It could also be lunch. Or dinner. Your choice!
As ES explains: Read more about Plantidote of the Day 2011-05-19