Chicken Of The Woods

I caught sight of a large orange growth on a tree alongside the road and turned around to get another look. 

I was able to pull over and walk up to it for some photos of an incredibly large mushroom called Chicken Of The Woods.  

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Chicken Of The Woods

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This mushroom is edible and considered quite the delicacy.  It is said to have a lemony, meaty taste.  Most say it tastes like chicken, although some say more like crab or lobster. 

I say it is fascinating!

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Chicken Of The Woods

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A side note, you should never eat wild mushrooms without them being expertly identified.  Once identified edible, you should still be cautious of stomach problems by eating a little at first to see your reaction before consuming a larger amount. 

I know you knew that!

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Chicken Of The Woods close-up

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