These are some shelf or bracket fungi. They are hard and leathery and
grow on the sides of both dead and living trees. I love the variety of
fungi there are in the forest. I especially like shelf fungi and
mushrooms. They are very distinctive and have beautiful colors and forms. They are also part of the
natural world that is mostly ignored. Looking for these small details in
the forest is one of the most memorable part of being out in the
natural world away from computers and freeways.