Winter Polypores

Today's hike through the Recreation Area found me photographing an unusual site - a fungus adhering to a tree in winter. hra-polypores-012109

I wonder if they're dead or dormant or what? They were on a dead tree... near the arched beauty below.

hra-snowy-arched-tree-012109Spring will be here soon and a whole new crop of fungi will sprout in the park.  Come out and enjoy the crisp clean air and the wonderful wintry sites in Highland Recreation Area! You might even find a fungus on a tree in the winter.