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  2. Good evening. My family and I take a few trips to the mountains from Florida each year and have become interested in foraging. Of course mushroom hunting is quite involved and we can identify the basic easy mushrooms but of course it’s not that simple. Today I found what I originally thought were Beefsteak polypores but these are way smaller than what the pics I find on the internet show. They were found on decoying hardwood and they actually have a fairly pleasant smell and they are very firm. More searching pointed me in the direction of a specie of reishi but I am unsure. Attached are a few pictures and thanks in advance for the help!
  3. Chanty button 2018

    Found a few very small Chestnut boletes today while weed eating and a blue stainer. We have had tons of rain in the past two weeks ....need to plan a trip outside my own property and see what if anything is popping in the woods. I already had them drying when snapped the pic.
  4. Morels in Northeast Pa

    Beautiful morels! Were the Stropharia growing in the same place?
  5. Blewits?

    Hi! Did you try to slice this mushroom? What is the smell of this mushroom?
  6. Strange looking

    Maybe, Lepiota cristata
  7. Chanty button 2018

    Your own little pet chanty, water that sucker
  8. Backyard Mushrooms

    For higher confidence, need to know the way the gills meet --or fail to meet-- the stalk. Spore print looks to be pink. So my guess is this mushroom represents a species of Pluteus, possibly P. petasatus. Also, when collecting a mushroom for ID discussion, it's best to try to extract the entire stalk, even if part if underground (although in this case the stalk base would likely mot be very interesting).
  9. This spot along my in-laws driveway has been a good reference in the past and I walk past it almost daily. It also had a few pop this time last year. I don't expect much yet but it's still nice to see.
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  11. Morels in Northeast Pa

    Actually gathered 5 more big 'uns today. They were past prime, but I was able to trim away some questionable material and saute enough to make one frozen package.
  12. Wood ear mushrooms?

    Hi Dave W! Thanks so much for your reply!! I just read bunch things on cup fungi. So cool. Thank you!
  13. I have several of these on my property this year. All are growing near old tree stumps. I'm in Utah at an elevation of 4,300 ft.
  14. Wood ear mushrooms?

    Not Wood Ears. These are "Cup Fungi". The one without wrinkles is a species of Peziza, possibly P. phyllogena (formerly P. badioconfusa). The one with the wrinkles is possibly also a Peziza, but Disciotis venosa is also a possibility.
  15. Hi! My husband and I took a short hike at Hacklebarney State Park this morning and found bunch of mushrooms that look like wood ear mushrooms. But they were growing on the ground, not on a tree. The grounds are very moist from recent rain and tons of fallen trees and dead leaves covering the ground. Each mushroom was easily removed from the ground and they have no stems. We noticed light power that got dusted away as we removed the mushroom from the ground. The mushrooms were brown to dark brown. The diameter ranges between approx 1 in to 3-4inches. They seems pretty fragile to handling, as some crumbled into smaller pieces as we tried to grabbed them. We thought they are wood ear mushrooms but the skin looks little thicker and they weren’t growing on a tree (close to it but not on it). Let us know what you think. Thank you!
  16. I'm unsure about these particular mushrooms

    It's difficult to be confident about a mushroom ID based only a photo that shows neither the undersides of the caps nor the stalks. Also, spore print color is a useful trait. Could be Mycena leaiana, but I think these are something other than Mycena. My guess is these are a brown-spored type of mushroom. Maybe Galerina marginata (deadly poisonous if eaten) or a species of Kuehneromyces. Mycena leaiana is vividly orange. Like I wrote above... need more information.
  17. Any idea what this is?

    I agree, a species of Pluteus. The free gills are a good indicator. Maybe P. cervinus, as has been suggested. P. petasatus is another possibility for the species. Pluteus mushroom shave pink spore prints. There are species of Entoloma that have gills that turn form white to pink, and the gills may seem to be free of the stalk. Some Entoloma species feature sinuate gill attachment, that is, the gills are not truly free of the stalk. Instead, the gills attach to the stalk very thinly, sometimes by a threadlike extension of the gill. Entolomas are pink-spored mushrooms that are mostly poisonous.
  18. Large cluster on a dead log

    Another Pleurotus citrinopileatus citing. This is a species that is not native to NA but is apparently spreading across the continent as a result of spores spreading from cultivated ones.
  19. Yellow Oysters?

    Interesting. Looks like Pleurotus citrinopileatus is spreading across North America.
  20. What mushroom is this?

    Interesting. The view of the upper side of the cap looks like Polyporus/Lentinus arcularius. But the underside has gills, instead of pores like P. arcularius. I think this is Lentinus tigrinus... or maybe some other closely-related species. http://www.mushroomexpert.com/lentinus_tigrinus.html
  21. What mushroom is this?

    Need more information for a confident ID. The website Shroomery is a better place to discuss psychoactive mushrooms.
  22. New to mushroom picking

    A post-mature Dryad's (Cerioporus squamosus).
  23. Blewits?

    That's how you tell a purple Cort from a Blewit.
  24. Hi there, I'm new to this forum. My sister and I love searching out mushrooms and photographing them. We have found quite a few varieties and taken many lovely photos. I was out for a hike a few days ago and came across these clusters of mushrooms. There were quite a few groups of them. I had my trusty camera and snapped a few photos. This is why I'm here, to get some clarification. From what I could find online, I think they may be Mycena leaiana.
  25. Any idea what this is?

    Thanks. I think it is P. cervinus. It smells a bit like radish. They all dried out except 2 by the time I got back.
  26. Large cluster on a dead log

    Now I can see the gills running down the stalk. They do appear to be a type of oyster a little past prime. That could account for the yellowing.
  27. Went out this weekend in Scarborough and Brampton but came back empty-handed. Hoping for more luck this weekend!
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