|i do not own an electron microscope|
this photo was taken with a sony cybershot.
Anyway, it’s also a good place to send comments, opinions, questions, issues and addresses of people who’d be alright with getting an email every few weeks or so when a new report is up. In the same manner, the internet giant yahoo (or in yahoo if you think of it) doesn’t always let me add folks to the email lists. we keep battlin' thru though....
|we love perry creek|
|Mink scat at Perry Creek tends to have more |
fish scales than other Mink scat around the island
|run off is easy, when there is no freezy|
|spathes on ice|
|skunky cold huber cabbage|
|huber frozen cabbge|
|there are no skunk cabbage plants|
in this picture
Scientific Name – Stereum osterea, Stereum hirsutum,a number of other versions
Family – Steraceae (Parchment Fungus Family). Order - Aphyllophorales
Cap – 3/8 – 2 ¾ “ wide, fan shaped or semicircular, densely hairy, multicolored, with narrow smooth, shiny, russet to brownish transverse zones.
Fertile surface- smooth; buff to cinnamon buff (we all know the difference)
Season – June-January
Habitat – On logs and stumps of deciduous wood.
Range – throughout North America
So what’s this all mean? False Turkey Tails are decomposers, they are the biggest of the Stereum, and seem to grow on Vinalhaven out of “season”. They are in the Parchment family (a parchment in a pear tree!), which means their fertile surface (underside) is satiny smooth (or at least smooth) as opposed to true Turkey Tails (Trametes versicolor) which are polypores (many pores) whose fertile surface is dotted with holes or pores. This is the easiest way to tell the two species apart.
|slapping some glass on some crossbills|