|Marash Girl's friend proudly displays a Chicken Mushroom that he harvested from an oak tree in Newton yesterday. Who knew that oak trees grew anything but acorns! Photo Credit: Marash Girl|
This chicken (bracket) mushroom ( a polypore of flat, fan-shaped, bright orange overlapping caps 2 to 12 inches across) was gathered off of an oak tree on Islington Road in Newton, Massachusetts by Marash Girl's friends who live in Auburndale. They generously offered to share their bagful of wild mushrooms with Marash Girl; she graciously refused. Their plans are to prepare these mushrooms with sautéed onions for a delicious supper treat. Luckily, there are no similarly colored poisonous mushrooms!