STONE COUNTY, Mo. – A hiker found a massive Chicken of the Woods mushroom in Stone County, Missouri.
The Missouri Department of Conservation posted a photo Friday of Jackson Sifford with the mushroom in southwest Missouri.
Chicken of the Woods mushrooms are layered, fan-shaped, and fleshy. They grow in overlapping clusters on dead or dying trees, stumps, buried roots, or living trees. They can be found in Missouri through November.