Sunday, 19 September 2010

Dryad's saddle Polyporus squamosus

On a walk through Beverley Westwood I came across this fine specimen on a stump of a tree that had been felled in early Spring. It's called Dryad's Saddle after the wood nymph, apparently it's edible but has an extremely tough texture. It's not particularly rare and I've seen a few before but none as good as this.

1 comment:

  1. Thats a very nice example, saw a smaller not so impressive one earlier today.
    Thanks for dropping by on my Leeds daily photo Paul.
    You were right I did know the butterfly, but was out to dinner at friends and got back late, it was a rush posting with a few minutes before midnight.