BEP Mushrooms

The Turkey Tail shelf fungus (Trametes versicolor) has pores rather than gills, and has no stem. This specimen is growing in a rosette, but more frequently they grow in rows and tiers. As the name suggests, the colors of the concentric rings vary widely - and often alternate between hairy and silky too. Be sure to look underneath closely to see the tough, white or cream pores that release its spores. It is the most common polypore in the woods.