A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife
I'm a lover of all living things, big and small.
Franklinton, LASign In to follow
Thanks again! Your comment prompted me to do some research, and you are absolutely right. We have them down here everywhere now, and they look quite similar to native species. They're causing a big stir with pet owners here, because they attach themselves to the roofs of dogs' mouths and cause serious pain and damage.
Perhaps you're right, but it was growing on a live oak, and not the typical willow, poplar, or alder. It also felt closer texturally to the description of Tree Ear. I'm new to this, so it's helpful to have these comments. Thanks!
I posted another column stinkhorn a few days ago, and found this one today in my field. I thought perhaps it could be another column, but it was shaped so differently than the last. Looking through photos on the internet I saw one like this called an octopus. You are probably correct, but this one is quite different from the last, which I find fascinating. I saw one yesterday, or a remnant of one, that was incredibly odd. Again I thank you for your help. I would hate to post incorrectly. Have a happy week.