Bracket Fungi

IMG_20160421_125716Bracket fungi and moss on the decaying trunk of a spruce, Orcas island, Washington state. This in an area which was logged several years ago and the returning stands of trees are spindly, overcrowded and far from what most think of as a forest in the Pacific northwest. With time, some two or more thousand years or so, they may return to their previous state, today’s rotting stumps with their springboard cuts feeding their growth. IMG_20160421_115537