I noticed this mushroom growing in one of the few Eucalyptus trees that have not yet succumbed to drought/disease/infestation on the north end of the Red Car Property, just below Adelbert. Unfortunately, the tree is in a really steep slope, so I can't climb up for a better shot.
It caught my eye when it appeared to grow fringe Tuesday. It's only about 5" tall. I'd been hoping it would grow into a scenic Chicken of the Woods mushroom. But it looks more like a French baguette gone bad. We had a similar mushroom in our dead Eucalyptus stump last year, and we've seen mushrooms that look like discarded dinner rolls. We'll call this one, "bug-eaten-baguette," until we get an ID.