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  1. Photos 1, 2 and 3 are the same mushrooms, just different specimens showing the immature ones with veils and a mature one top and under the cap. Like you also said, Honey is likely which I presume to be the most likely. Photo 4 is definitely a Leccinum but these ones have scabers, yellow pores when young to grey/brown when mature. It is in fact exclusive to birch tree root systems I have found and they all have a blue stain near the base and up the stipe occasionally. Photos 5 and 6, with your guess, is a good place for me to start when I can look into them more, the same with photos 7 and 8. Photo 9 I would guess with your help is likely a Cantharellus but I agree with you, more details are needed for sure. Photo 10 does look like a Pholiota indeed. Photo 11 is a close up of a coral of sorts, white when fresh turning black with age/dying. Photo 12, the identification isn't really a concern, I was just curious since most people avoid the little brown/grey mushrooms. All of these specimens will be withered and dried by the time I make it back home in a few days so the photos will pretty much be all I can give. I underestimated the time I had before I had to leave and was unable to try to print them and slice them on top of the photo quality. It would have been virtually a waste of time anyway due to major lack of color and detail with the webcam, I need to invest in a real camera and find my old microscope as well. ;P Thank you so much for the pointers and I'll look into these further when I can.
  2. Today was my last chance to go out and forage so I did just that and was surprised by a few finds. I can only assume what most of these are but since I'm going out of town for a few days I won't have the time to research them right now so I'm hoping I could get pointed in the right direction with some of these. I apologize for me being in the photos and for the quality, my webcam does some photos no justice First I was playing outside with the dog in my yard and found what I believe are Ringless Honey mushrooms. There by the pounds out there! I couldn't see them because they were all under the long grass. The deer seem to love these these things, I see them in my yard every night and was wondering what they were going after. I'm certain this is a Leccinum Scabrum but the only thing that gets me is that these do have a blue-greenish tint to the stipes when aged or picked. When researching these I discovered that they might also be Leccinum Variicolor but they are more grey in color whereas the ones I've been finding are more brown but mixed sources say that Scabrums don't bruise blue while some others do so it's up for debate I suppose. These were growing under a maple and in a patch but all were immature but I found one that hadn't broken out of it's veil yet so I cut it away to expose the gills. Would appear to become very large if the animals would stop eating before they matured. All white and fairly large, I was surprised when I found this one. Apricot colored all through with vein-like gills. Super group of skinny small caped solid yellow mushrooms. All appear to be immature, forgot to uncover the under cap. A spongy mushroom, name not coming to mind, turns black with age. ...And a handful of little grey mushrooms growing on logs and stumps. Have fun everyone, I'll check back when I can!
  3. Very true. I've learned to and hope others inspect every mushroom they see and/or pick because mishaps do happen; better safe than sorry!
  4. I've been there, a lot and it still happens and I'm sure to everyone else as well! It is always exciting to come upon any mushroom when it's your passion. I find the hunt and identification aspect of it all the most exciting!
  5. Black trumpets here in the U.S. (Craterellus Fallax) have no gills, are more tubular with a lack of form, dark grey/brown/black in color with pinkish orange spores whereas Entolomas have bluish grey/white gills when younger to a more pinkish color when mature, spores are pinkish and caps tend to depress along with other Agaricales with age and other conditions. I don't think it has been mentioned because if they had to do that they would have to list most Agaricales with black caps that become depressed which wouldn't make sense since Black Trumpets don't have a stipe/cap connection and moreover no gills.
  6. My knowledge would lead me to say it is Armillaria Mellea. Spore print would be white, more mature stipes would be darker and more fiberous below the ring and the active mycelium would be bioluminescent.
  7. Which part of the world are you from? That will help immensely to get you a more narrow list of species it could be.
  8. I'm leaning to a Mycena as well but hard to say which species, need a little more information. Is it bioluminescent? Does it smell like bleach or radishes or of similar odor? Is it possible to get a photo of the gill structure and possibly a spore print?
  9. You are correct, it is indeed a Stinkhorn egg. I've never had the pleasure of seeing these mushies before until a few days ago and it seems they are just popping up everywhere now. Thank you for the help!
  10. Entoloma Serrulatum is most likely what it is. Try to get a spore print if you can, if it's pink it's a sure bet that's what it is or another closely related species.
  11. So I was venturing out in the wilderness of Maine today where I live hunting for mushrooms and I noticed this strict patch of hemlocks and pines with a bunch of small dig ups in the needles. I took a closer look around and found a log with this thing sticking out from beside it partially buried. I plucked it from this single tough white cord it was attached to and put it in my bag and looked for more but all I could find were ones that had the cores removed laying on the ground. I dug around a bit with no luck to find more. It is just about 4 inches in diameter, 2 inches tall and in width. It is rather wrinkly around the mid section and the base with the latter being ridged and indented so able to stand. The color is like an apricot-peach mixture with a fleshy layer on the outside with a thin layer of goo under it and there is a definite tougher core. Smell not distinct, mostly just like forest floor decay. Whatever it is I think it's safe to say it's not mature and I know truffles aren't typically found or at all in this region so any help would be amazing!!!
  12. It is most certainly Phallus Ravenelii (Ravenel's Stinkhorn). Thank you so much for the guidance guys!
  13. I found this in mixed woods with mossy and boggy areas with a lot of streams, flooded with deer, coyotes and the like. There were only two, this more mature looking one and a very small one of lighter color which I went back to salvage it the next day but it was dead just like that. It was growing from inside a hollow cavity of a tree branch trunk that had rotted away some time ago. It's four inches tall from bottom to top, the stipe is about 20mm in diameter and the cap at bottom is about 30mm in diameter. This thing is hollow from the base of the stem to the very top through the cap. The stipe is yellow-white and foamy feeling, very reminiscent to a nerf bullet and tears just as so. The cap is thin and shaggy and secretes a fluid the same color of the cap, olive green and it spells absolutely abhorrent!!! I'm assuming it is poisonous and the smell alone would repel most animals I would think anyway, you can smell it from another room in the house. I have looked online to identify it but couldn't so here I am and I have to apologize about the photo quality in advanced! This is my first post here and as of a few weeks ago started hunting for wild edibles but this caught my eye and I need to find out what it is, it is so interesting!
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