Saturday, 11 November 2017

Artists fungi

Artists fungi are a large bracket fungi which can be found on decaying wood. They are great fun and are called artists fungi because of the fact that you can draw on them, not with a pen or pencil but just with your finger or a stick.
These simple drawings are really easy to make as your fingers or wooden 'pencil' removes the spores of the fungi from it's pores revealing the dark brown surface underneath.  
There are other uses for this fungi although it is generally inedible it is sometimes used as a flavouring in some Asian cuisine and has also been used in medicines. 

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