... in which I found this stick.
I guessed from the way it was growing that it would be some kind of bracket fungi but, if I'm honest, there are a lot that all look kind of the same to me. These little white growths didn't give me much to go on except for the fact the underside was covered in minute pores - just visible to the naked eye.
Not wanting to be completely defeatist, I decided to take it home. And left it by the back door in the rain, to see if it would do anything.
Well, it hasn't done a lot. But the little growths which were completely white have turned brown on the upper surface.
And here's what those minute pores look like under the microscope I've recently obtained; like a cross between a golf ball and the moon:
Location: Tottington Wood
Grid reference: TQ216126
Added to FRDBI: 13/02/2017