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Lichens Or?

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Monday August 26, 2013

Danville, VA (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: This is the pileated woodpeckers' nest tree. Remember a few weeks ago I posted a photo thinking something else had moved in? Well, in taking a closer look - perhaps lichens? Or something else that I do not have a clue - sap rising or all the rains. Is pretty amazing!

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12. CalicoBass
7:44 AM GMT on August 27, 2013
Wow, looks so different now!
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11. gilg72
3:30 AM GMT on August 27, 2013
Great & Interesting shot Shirley. Cannot help you with any id's here, but looks like someone already has.
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10. healerali
12:53 AM GMT on August 27, 2013
I misspelled that -- it's hericium. Google it!
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9. WeatherWise
12:50 AM GMT on August 27, 2013
Thank you for the info - I think they are
fairly new as I have been taking a shot of
this tree just about everyday for the last
few weeks. I need to go back and check them
to see when they appeared. Of course, I could
not get over there to get them even if I had
an inkling to do so. It is over in woods with
a little creek between me and the tree.
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8. healerali
12:46 AM GMT on August 27, 2013
Looks like some variety of hiricium or Bear-Tooth fungus. (mushroom. The ones in that family around here are edible, if they haven't turned yellow with age. Yellow isn't poison, just old, & doesn't taste good. Obviously, do not eat this. A mushroom field guide should enlighten you, have fun. "Around here" would be MN/WI.
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7. WeatherWise
12:33 AM GMT on August 27, 2013
Thanks! It had really been bothering me that something might have been taking over the pileated woodpeckers' nest. So I Have been walking over there each day and taking a couple of shots to try to figure it out. Finally there was enough sunlight yesterday afternoon and again this am to get a shot that it would show up. Thanks for checking on me yesterday.
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6. Trops
12:25 AM GMT on August 27, 2013
Quoting WeatherWise:
Perhaps it is fungi?


definatly looks like fungi from the gill structures
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5. WeatherWise
11:26 PM GMT on August 26, 2013
I am thinking it might be that, also, just very old as is so tall.
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4. ChrisAnthemum
9:38 PM GMT on August 26, 2013
Might be a tulip poplar; they are common in this part of the country and have light-colored bark.
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3. WeatherWise
7:21 PM GMT on August 26, 2013
Thank you. I thought you might know. I will check next time I am down there. It is a REALLY tall towering tree but am thinking greenery way up high. True about the woodpecker weakening the tree perhaps. Not sure what kind of tree it is even. Has white
appearance. Here is a shot I posted earlier of the tree the pileated woodpeckers' tree - the one in the center that is white - is lighter and has the knob where the nest is.
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2. ChrisAnthemum
7:02 PM GMT on August 26, 2013
Definitely a fungus of the mushroom kind, though exactly what kind I could not be sure. Looks like your tree is dying or dead; perhaps the woodpecker hole helped do it in, or maybe it was already dead before they got there.
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1. WeatherWise
3:37 PM GMT on August 26, 2013
Perhaps it is fungi?
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