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  1. Thank you so much to everyone who donated this year. ? We have made our goal for 2017. As you may already know, 100% of the donations go toward funding this site... No one is paid for operating or moderating the site. The site is kept free of ads and your personal information is never shared with a third party... basically, no one makes money from of this site. It is here for us to have a safe community for people of all ages to learn and share what they know about mushrooms. I also want to thank those of you who are active and offer your help and knowledge in helping people identify mushrooms and learn about what they're finding. That has a value all of its own. So I want to thank you as well for the contribution of the time you spend helping out. Gifts ? for Next Year (your thoughts please) For the coming year, I would like to look into offering unique gifts of some sort for those who donate. Since we are just making our goal and not much extra, there isn't a large budget for this but I feel like it might be nice to offer something for donations of specific amounts. It would be great to have some good options that would be easily shipped worldwide and, of course, be mushroom related. It could be anything... something hand made by someone you know or even manufactured items... I feel like I should get some input from you... thanks in advance :-) What are your thoughts on this? Would you be more compelled to donate if you received a gift? Do you think others would be more compelled to donate for a gift? Do you have any suggestions for gifts?
  2. This is why I love this forum. I think you sent me down a better path here. There was no volva present when I found it. That was partly what was confusing me. It didn't appear that a volva had fallen off either. Leucoagaricus leucothites is what I'm going with unless someone can offer a better suggestion. But I think we have an ID here. Thank you, @Matt McDermott. :-)
  3. Welcome to the forum. Great photo :-) Its funny, once you know what you're looking for they catch your eyes. Its still mushroom season. I hope you get some good finds :-)
  4. Welcome! There are so many types of mushrooms, I think we're all still in the learning phase :-) Have fun. I hope you get some good finds this year.
  5. These things started popping up everywhere yesterday. I only had a chance to take a look at one last night. Whenever I see such a vibrant white mushroom like this, I think Amanita virosa or Amanita verna. But I am not sure here. They were caught in northern Minnesota, fruiting on the lawn near the edge of some mixed woods. The woods mostly have hardwoods... oak and maybe maple. If I remember right, some Amanita require looking at spores in a microscope to verify the exact species. But maybe someone can get me on the right direction.
  6. This year has been great. Despite only finding one Maitake and none of my usual spots fruiting, its been great. My friend grows Wine Caps. He has had an amazing harvest this year. Check out the video of the one he gave me last night. I had to share it here because I know you all will appreciate it. Normally, I don't get to share mushrooms with anyone because my wife hates mushrooms and everyone else is afraid to eat wild mushrooms. But the best part was I got to share them with my brother-in-law who appreciates quality and rare food. We also had some of the cleanest, freshest Shaggy Manes I've ever found and some lobster mushrooms.
  7. Awesome. Finding Maitake like that can always make my day better.
  8. Awesome! You chant be going hungry for a while (sorry for the dumb wordplay... why do I do that? lol)
  9. Nice! Be sure to post how things turn out.
  10. Welcome to the forums. We're glad to have you. PA must be great for mushroom hunting. It seems like a good number of our members are from there. You should be able to get some good help identifying any odd mushrooms you find. :-)
  11. Cool. I've never seen them so bundled upl like that in a mound.
  12. So far, MN has had a great run for fall mushrooms. Here is a video of one lobster mushroom that I found and some wine caps my friend gave me. He grows them. I also found a good sized Maitake that I gave to the friend who grows wine caps.
  13. Awesome photos. Thanks for sharing your find. It definitely looks like an Amanita to me but beyond that its hard to say. I'm not very familiar with Amanitas. It looks like Dave has sent you on the right path though.
  14. Looks like King Boletes to me too. If you cook them up, be sure to try the stems as well. I decided to fry up the stems of the King Bolete one year and it was just as good as the cap, in my opinion.
  15. You've picked a pretty good year. I've spotted Maitake, Lobster Mushrooms, and Chicken of the Woods this fall. All of them seem to be doing well. This is definitely the place to help you fill in the gaps. Have fun!
  16. Welcome to the forum :-) It feels like I see a lot of posts from KY... maybe its just that the state stands out to me for some odd reason. Have fun hunting... its that time of year!
  17. Hello @Daniele, welcome to the forums. I see that you've posed this ID request in the introductions section of the forum so I've moved it to the Identifying Mushrooms section for you. You'll have better success getting some help there
  18. Hello @tinknal. Glad to have another Minnesotan joining us. I'm watching carefully for early signs of Hens as well. Can't wait. If you're up north at all, we may bump into eachother in the woods one day
  19. Welcome, @CajnGrlNLehighValley! Newbie or veteran, we are always learning :-) You have a better chance of getting an answer to your question over at the Cooking with Mushrooms section of the forums. Have fun!
  20. Welcome to the forums @lisapetersart. We're glad to have you. Maitake is my favorite followed by Chaga. I was recently in NJ and was curious how the foraging is out there. I'm looking forward to your posts.
  21. Welcome! About the only reason to get me into the woods these days is to look for mushrooms. Glad I'm not alone in that :-)
  22. flipjargendy


    Thanks for joining us. I wish I had more knowledge of chanterelles to be able to help ID those for you but at least I can welcome you :-) Fortunately, there are a bunch of others here who are much more knowledgeable than me :-)
  23. I keep checking for early signs of Maitake... lets hope for another good year. So glad to have a great group to share the excitement with. Have fun out there everyone :-)
  24. Thank you, guys. I've never found these before so can't say for sure but I'm pretty sure the next state of these mushrooms was going to be dust. They were pretty dehydrated. At least I have some direction if I find something like it again.
  25. While on a trip to New York state, some friends spotted these mushrooms and asked me to identify them. Well, I've never seen any like this in person and being several states away, I didn't know what they were. Here is what I did observe. Maybe you can help me. These mushrooms were past maturity. They were dried out and pretty light. The past few days we had 90° weather. They were in a town north east of Manhattan. Far enough away not to be dense city. Mostly a suburb. The soil around the hotel was kind of sandy black dirt. They seemed to be growing near some bushes. There were mixed trees around, mainly hardwoods. The photos don't show the scale very well. These mushrooms were about 8-10 inches in diameter. Thanks for any direction you can give.
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