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I have been interested in nature for most of my life but since I retired I spend as much time as I can exploring the nature reserves and wildlife hotspots of my adopted home, Dorset in southern England. Whilst out I record what I see and take snaps where I can (I am no photographer!) and that forms the basis of my Nature of Dorset website. When I find something new I like to research it and write about it in my nature notes, it is how I learn and hopefully you might find my notes helpful as well!

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13 July, 2012

Oak Maze-gill (Daedalea quercina)

The Oak Maze-gill is predominantly found on Oak but not exclusively. This species appears all year round, is widespread and common. It grows on dead wood causing a brown rot whichhelps to decay the remnants of the wood down. Usually more than one bracket appears at any time. Although the mage-GILL this species has pores but a clower look at the underside will reveal that the pores look like a maze of ... short gills!

Not edible, tough as old boots!
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Find out more about the Oak Maze-gill in Dorset here: www.natureofdorset.co.uk/species_panel/Oak%20Maze-gill?vd...