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Old Oak

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    Morchella Senior Member
  • Birthday 12/18/1984

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    Fishing and Mushroom Hunting

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  1. Large cluster on a dead log

    I'd say those are oysters. Pleurotus pulmonarius. A spore print and some pictures in better lighting would help with certainty.
  2. Finally, a find

    That’s awesome! I’ve never found one but always have an eye out for them.
  3. Not everyone at once

    Nothing doing today. It’s been dry and cold here. Just rained 2 days ago so may give it a few days and head back to my spot. Great day to be out though.
  4. Not everyone at once

    Ginally got some rain and I’m done with the semester!! Going out tomorrow with my brother. I’ll give a full report. Fingers crossed.
  5. Not everyone at once

    Hope you get feeling better buddy! Get your rest. I got my last final on Wednesday then I’m going hard for a week and a half. As long as I can work childcare out I’ll be in the woods.
  6. Really great youtube site

    Same. Ive been watching his videos for about a year now. It’s nice to find someone actually educating and not just doing bumpy camera POV mushroom hunting.
  7. Sad day, yesterday

    That is sad. The Complete Mushroom Hunter was my first book.
  8. Asparagus is cheap again. That’s the most failsafe “springs is coming” sign I know.
  9. Everything is frozen!!

    We get huge temperature swings on the plains in the winter. The snow will melt and you can find some good oyster flushes. Just gotta carry a sturdy knife so you can pry them off!
  10. Oysters??

    Grilled oyster mushrooms are fantastic. Toss in a little oil and throw them on.
  11. What is it about mushrooms?

    I really like that they get you into the forest more than hiking does. Walking through the woods and observing is fine, but once you really start studying the diversity found in forests it gives you a whole new appreciation for them. For me it’s also a way to feel connected to the people who taught me the foundations of mushrooming/outdoorsmanship but have since passed. Plus they are tasty.
  12. Is this Chaga mushroom?

    Burl x2 Chaga looks like a black chancre that's gold on the inside.
  13. Very cool illustrations! That is a great way to learn new things. I’m taking an anatomy course right now and there is a resource called “draw it to know it” that has helped me a lot. Really helps to solidify structures in you memory.
  14. I’d also say ticks. I’ve had a few kinda freaky run ins with big bucks bedded down in tall grass. I walk right by them and the explode out of the grass on a couple feet away. More cool than dangerous. Apparently mountain lions are getting closer to my area as well.