This beautiful shelf mushroom caught my attention; it covered the cut end of a large oak stump...the detail of is exquisite...the ripples reminded me of a flamenco dancer's skirt!
Chaga mushrooms are known for their medicinal properties, particularly for strengthening the immune system and it is said to be a cancer preventative. Here are two sites with more information, click on the link if you want to learn more: Alan Muscat is a well know mushroom hunter in Western NC (Johny has hunted with him and respects his mushroom knowledge) and Chaga Mushroom Guide. There are many more, but we liked these two.
Looks like we have our own source of these wonderful medicinal mushrooms. Now we are studying...learning all we can about them at the moment; perhaps this will be the newest addition to our daily health regimen!
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POST SCRIPT...we have since learned that this is NOT Chaga. Those are fungi growing on cherry trees...so even though we are disappointed that we have not discovered Chaga, we are pleased to have discovered that we have cherry trees, these in particular are great for making jam!