Shelf fungi produce shelf shaped fruiting bodies called conks. These lie in a close group of horizontal rows. Conks range from only a single row of caps, to dozens of rows of caps.
A common conk in this area is the Artist’s Conk. It is fun to scratch a design on the underside. It is like a natural canvas.
Photo credit: Molly hicks
Photo 1. Oyster mushroom
Photo 2. Artist’s conk
Photo 3. Artist’s conk