The Tail of the Turkey

Turkey Tail fungus, Trametes versicolor, is everywhere:

Trametes versicolor - Orley Common - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Here it is in Fungorum qui in Bavaria et Palatinatu circa Ratisbonam nascuntur icones, nativis coloribus expressae by Jacob Christian Schaeffer from 1762:

Coriolus versicolor - The Hall of Einar

It’s a beautiful book. Christie’s sold a copy of the third edition for £9,560 in 2002.

Over 250 years later Turkey Tail is still unmistakable:

Trametes versicolor - Orley Common - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

It’s found throughout the world. Here it is in South Devon:

Trametes versicolor - Orley Common - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Previous Post
Great Tit - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Great Tits

I'm going to let these photographs speak for themselves: Great Tits are such attractive birds: A description is unnecessary: So I ought to ... Read more

Next Post
Blackbird - The Hall of Einar - (c) David Bailey (not the)

Blackbird

There are Blackbirds at the top of many trees at this time of year. Their beautiful singing fills the air and gladdens the ... Read more

Feel free to leave a Reply :)