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About ladyflyfsh

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    Sarasota, FL
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    fly fishing, mycology, photography, gardening, mushroom cultivation

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  1. Hi i see youre in swfl im futher south i was wondering if ypu know of any mushrooms hunting clubs around?

  2. Great Time With Friends

    Yes, it was really great to see both of you guys! Here are my pics.
  3. Going Mobile

    Evan, I am here until early June when my Airstream will be done being built. Let's get together with Dave and foray soon. DaveW, it has been cold and wet here with only one or two warm days. Supposed to hit mid 80's this weekend, but been in the 40's and 50's. Want to meet up on Saturday? Ghost, I lived in SW Montana for 13 years so my first stop will be back in my area where I used to live to pick my porcini patch before heading on to Arizona to do a mushroom cooking demo for a regional NAMA foray and then up to Wisconsin in Sept. for the big national NAMA North Woods Foray. After that who knows!
  4. Going Mobile

    Hey Dave and Evan, I'm here in SEPA... any morels here yet? Wanna go foray somewhere?
  5. Going Mobile

    Big news on the southern front for me. I've sold my house and come April 7th, I will be going mobile for the near future. I'm selling everything but my cameras, mushroom books and fly rods, and going traveling the country in search of mushrooms, fish and photo ops. So, that means I can be where the best mushrooming is when it is in fact best. I intend to be back at my porcini patch in Montana in July and expect to be in CA, ID, OR, CT, PA, DE, WI, CO, AZ, NM and possibly ME too......lots to see and do and I'm stoked! So, I'll report in from time to time from the road but no more FL for me. If you want to mushroom hunt together, send me a private message and if I'm coming through your area, we should meet up!
  6. Going Mobile

    Big news on the southern front for me. I've sold my house and come April 7th, I will be going mobile for the near future. I'm selling everything but my cameras, mushroom books and fly rods, and going traveling the country in search of mushrooms, fish and photo ops. So, that means I can be where the best mushrooming is when it is in fact best. I intend to be back at my porcini patch in Montana in July and expect to be in CA, ID, OR, CT, PA, DE, WI, CO, AZ, NM and possibly ME too......lots to see and do and I'm stoked! So, I'll report in from time to time from the road but no more FL for me. If you want to mushroom hunt together, send me a private message and if I'm coming through your area, we should meet up!
  7. A question for you Dave.

    I would recommend a ring flash which you can also just use as fill light. It goes around the lens so you don't have shadows from the lens. You can adjust how bright the light is, and for fill lighting, it works great.
  8. UGA Shroomer, these are specifically associated with Coccoloba tree species. What you found were most likely C. persicinus found in the Southeast.
  9. Well, maybe southern field guides.
  10. Thanks, guys. I was so happy to finally, after over two years, have a name for these beauties. It was just icing on the cake to be at the right time to be able to contribute to Bart Buyck's paper he was about to publish. He had no idea that Coccolobo trees grew in Florida so was both surprised and pleased to be able to add another new chanterelle species to the count for the US and North America. I think we are now up to 29 named and described species in North America. Can you believe it?
  11. I finally have a name for my "pink flamingo" chanterelles I have now found in South Florida twice now. I sent specimens to Bart Buyck in Paris and he already knew of this species from the Yucatan in Mexico and from Guadeloupe as well as Cayman Islands. It is a tropical mushroom and has a strict association with Coccoloba species trees. I have found it under both Coccoloba uvifera (sea grapes) and Coccoloba diversifolia (pigeon plum). It is a subspecies of C. cinnabarinus and is both edible and delicious. The published paper is now out and my photos were published in the paper as well as my two locations where I found it. Bart Buyck was going to call it something different until he got my specimens and found out that Coccoloba grew in Florida. Once he knew that, he changed the name to Cantharellus coccolobae. It's very exciting to have found a newly described mushroom species. It happens every day, so keep your eyes out and if you see something really unusual, document it! You can read the published paper directly linked under the photos here in this post. 391_403_Buyck_light.pdf
  12. Questions on "tasting" mushrooms to identify fungi.

    Tasting without swallowing is perfectly fine even with deadly amanitas. It doesn't hurt you one bit to take a piece in your mouth between your front teeth, taste it with your tongue and then spit it out. It is necessary to identify many mushrooms and just plain won't hurt you if you don't swallow it. Just like handling deadly poisonous mushrooms won't hurt you. One other thing, some of the best tasting mushrooms I've ever eaten were Russula's!
  13. Deb Woods is in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

    1. dcwoods

      dcwoods

      Is there Anybody else in this area? It's abt 20 mi. south of Daytona Bch.

    2. ladyflyfsh

      ladyflyfsh

      I have no idea. Not many Florida members I think. I'm in Sarasota.

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