Polyporus squamosus

The Dryad’s Saddle or Pheasant’s Back Mushroom is a bracket fungus that is found on both dead and living hardwoods throughout North America, Asia and Australia. The underside is porous, sometimes glistening with drops of secretion, and the mushroom smells a lot like watermelon rind. Younger specimens are edible but toughen and become leathery with age. Specimens can be found in the same location year after year until it has depleted its food source.

Location : Toronto, Canada
Subject : Polyporus squamosus
Lens : Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM