20 at mouth of ct river fishing
Flying with fish heading east over River to Lyme
A male was spotted in the river swimming upstream.
This was so foreign looking to me when I saw it, I thought it was some alien species but after searching for this unique looking mushroom it turns out that it is most likely a young beefsteak polypore.
6.75" across. About 5" tall
Cap 2.75" in diameter. Overall height about 3.12". Stem 0.5" in diameter.
I think this is Polytrichum commune based of of features and habitat in which it was found. Found along the edge of what may be considered as a vernal pool. Some where along the edge and some even appeared to be located in the waters edge. They where very tall or at least in comparison to other mosses ive seen. Dried examples leaves pulled close to the stem.
I knew what this was before I saw it from the low cruck.