This post was shared on Tumblr and has since gained over 30,000 notes. That makes it my most popular photo ever published, and it was an afterthought that I posted it in the first place.
Someone on Tumblr has identified the fungus as Honey Fungus (Amillaria spp.). Apparently they are edible, but I’m not going to try.
This is another photo from my second fungal foray, but one which I’d not included in the previous gallery. Going over the photos again, I decided I really liked the way these fungal bodies spiraled and climbed around the mossy trunk of the tree.
Click on the images for more fotos of phungi: