Complexed chambered interior, irregular dark gray cap, and ridged stem with holes. In Mushrooms Demystified, this keys to Helvella lacunosa. Recent sources state that the oak-associated member of this species complex should be called Helvella dryophila.
Photographs show the fruiting body, whole and cut (transverse and longitudinal) to show chambered interior of stem.
Another color oddity - pale grey with light reddish on shoulders and head.
Red on top, dark on extremities. Lives in the hole in this photo. Thinking perhaps an odd color mutation, since we have all-black Eastern Grey Squirrels here...?
Very large and old specimen! Completely hollow but very stable. Due to be removed for new hospital building. See it while you can!
Write the hospital and ask them to save it. This is a perfect example of how you want heritage tree to be! Low risk and healthy
under the house, couldn't save any of the rest of it. I guessed Trowbridge's since it is the most common in this area. In fact I have seen no other shrews here.
right along the fence on the trail leading to the beginning of Trail 2
upper trail 2
nice patch Trail 8, eastern end.