The Chicken of the Woods can be found from late summer to fall sitting at the base of dead or dying trees—never on the ground or alone in fields. The one photographed above is a very young Chicken of the Woods. As they mature, they turn orange and have more of a shelf or bracket fungi appearance. At this stage, they are delicious and can be sautéed for a relatively short time prior to eating. Once they get older they require a bit of marinade and a couple or few hours of cooking but are still great eating! Check in with next week’s Wordless Wednesday post to see this little guy’s transformation.