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  1. Feel free to add what you are finding on your lawn or in your yard right now...this is what I found growing yesterday afternoon. They are a frequent visitor to my yard here in tropical FL. Leucocoprinus birnbaumii.
  2. chef...just a word regarding condition of chickens, the best time to harvest (if at all possible) is when they are in the "circus peanut" stage of growth, soft, moist and puffy. Once they flatten out like this, they tend to get very woody and tough quickly.
  3. Found a ton of lobsters in Flagstaff last week. They are all over...ponderosa pine
  4. There is a campground right in town that is first come first serve so you need to get there early to grab a site. We stayed up at Matterhorn Campground where there is a creek, hot showers and bathrooms etc. There are condo's you can rent and share and plenty of places to stay...I have no idea on prices. Nighttime temps around 45 and daytime highs around 70-75 which at that altitude is HOT!
  5. The scenery: Gary Lincoff foray: Dyeing with mushrooms and Alissa Allen
  6. Continuing on ...now we have arrived in Telluride: Art Goodtimes opening the festival The Mushroom Cook-Off: The mushrooms:
  7. Well, I'm back from my trip. I first flew to Flagstaff, AZ to meet up with a friend and do some mushroom hunting there, mainly looking for Boletus barrowsii. We didn't find any and I was told about a sure fire spot to look, so if they were out, we should have found them. Oh well, we did find other things and lots of lobster mushrooms. Then we drove from Flagstaff to Telluride and camped there from Friday night through the following Wednesday night and then drove back to Flagstaff and I flew home to Sarasota, FL. Here is a photo documentation of my journey. Flagstaff first.... Two new critters I'd never seen before. A Acorn Woodpecker and a Abert's squirrel with the tufted ears (not so tufted in the summer months apparently) We found lots of these beautiful Russula's which unfortunately are NOT R. xerampelina but something else that are not edible. Lobsters all over the place, fresh and no bugs: and a nice assortment of Agaricus, Shaggy manes, lobsters, etc. On the way from Flagstaff to Telluride through the Indian Reservation And finally, Beautiful Telluride, Colorado, just as stunning as I'd imagined Continued in next post so I don't post too many photos in one post........................>
  8. We call the Hydnum umbillicatum belly button hedge hogs and they are one of my favorites, maybe even better than chanterelles.
  9. I can't tell what that is. Not a beefsteak though.
  10. I'd say yes. If it had been found at high elevation, I might have said Sarcodon imbricatus. Was it bitter to taste in taste test?
  11. Chicken of the woods is not one of my favorites however, that said, I do prefer the white Laetiporus cincinnatus to the yellow pored sulphureus. I made some chicken of the woods pot pies last fall and they were to be swooned over! http://www.wildmushroomhunting.org/index.php/topic/1016-chicken-of-the-woods-pot-pies/
  12. Wowwwww...that is so cool! Did you do the cultures yourself or have you just transplanted mycelium from the wild into these pots with saplings? You don't have to tell if you think you are on to something, but I'm very interested. You can PM me if you'd rather keep it quiet. This is a very neat experiment. I just came home with some samples of super cool pink chanterelles found in Miami, FL. I'd love to transplant them to my yard but they were growing with Pigeon plum which I don't have.
  13. The study is ongoing and conducted by Matthew Foltz at the University of Michigan Herbarium. If you have an unusual specimen and want to send it, there are things you need to do to document it correctly prior to sending. Here is a PDF of the documents you need with clear instructions. Chanterelle.pdf You also need to have clear photos of the mushrooms in situ.
  14. They do everything with such fervor in Miami Beach, even to the point of beautiful pink chanterelles. These are not your garden variety Cantharellus cinnabarinus or texensis, they are meatier than that and bigger. A little lighter in color and look like chanterelles only pink! I was fortunate enough to hear about these mushroom through a facebook group and saw that the guy who found them who was wanting help with an ID lived in Miami. We chatted a bit and I decided this was important enough of a find to take the trip over to Miami to see them, touch them, photograph them and collect samples to send off to some mycologists who are conducting studies right now on chanterelles. Here are my findings: They are not Cantharellus persicinus which is so far only described from the Appalachians. #1 They are small (largest cap size is around 5cm) #2 They don't have a strong smell. Only where you have a bunch collected can you faintly smell them. Yes, they smell like chanterelles. But not that apricot smell. #3 They grow in thick clusters and bruise slightly yellow where cut or bruised #4 There is no information on these other than a spotting of them under mahogany trees in Key West two years ago. These were growing under Pigeon plum trees.
  15. Welcome, payme! Gee, do you have an easier name to call you? lol Anyway, glad you are finding some choice edibles out there and welcome to the forum. We have a facebook group by the same name also.
  16. ladyflyfsh

    Hey

    Welcome, Kent. I too live in FL but a good bit south of you in Sarasota on the Gulf Coast. Welcome aboard!
  17. ladyflyfsh

    Heya.

    I don't know the answer to your question about your jelly babies but thanks for the well wishes and rain. It is raining here right now and I couldn't be happier about it.
  18. Ha! Leotia lubrica...jelly babies! That's fun!
  19. ladyflyfsh

    Heya.

    Hi brianf and welcome to the forum. Glad to hear things are going well in NH. We are having a slow summer where I am in SW FL. No rain and it's supposed to be hurricane season! Hmmm.... Anyway, enjoy the forum. Lots of great people here so don't hesitate to ask for help if you need it.
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