Is this chicken of the woods?

Asked October 3, 2016, 8:38 PM EDT

I went to our county extension office and the agent was not there... I was told to ask in this site. Is this fungus known as chicken of the woods?

Isabella County Michigan

1 Response

This looks like Polyporus squamosus, which occurs east of the Rockies and grows on rotten wood or as a parasite of hardwoods. Look on the underside for pores. The name Polyporus translates to "Many Pores."