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  1. Found in a hardwoods forest in the upper peninsula of Michigan on a dead log. Unfortunately didn’t get a spore print. Kuo’s book mentions a lookalike, lentinellus vulpinus which is lighter and fuzzier than L. ursinus, but has a short stem. This mushroom here kinda has a short stem so I’m unsure.
  2. Found on August 31 in SE Wisconsin in the ground a maple-ironwood forest. Only mushroom of this species nearby, I believe. Unfortunately I didn't get a spore print, but I think the cortina helps narrow it down to cortinarius? Gills purplish-brown.
  3. Found on August 14 in SE Wisconsin in a mulch bed. Maybe 3-4 others nearby. Looking on Mushroomexpert this looks fairly straightforward as none of the other Calvatiae have spots like these. Would love some confirmation. Thanks!
  4. @JOHNY Haha I did not eat this mushroom. I would never eat anything unless I am 100% sure it is not poisonous. The table cloth is because I went camping for a week and brought all of my mushroom finds back to the campsite/picnic table to get spore prints and pictures. I will have to try this shroom next time I find it though
  5. Thanks Dave for all of that invaluable info!
  6. Found on ground of hemlock/yellow birch/maple forest in central WI last week. Lots of rain. Volva at base, looks like partial veil remnants on gills. No ring apparent on stem. Perhaps remnants of warts on cap? White spore print. The color and shape doesn't seem to fit any of the amanitas in central WI. Some help would be appreciated.
  7. Found on the ground of a forest of hemlock/yellow birch/maple trees in central WI. Lots of previous rainfall. Found last Wednesday, July 14. Spore print didn't work too well (too much moisture) but it looks light brown. Pores turning yellowish in last pic. Perhaps brown birch bolete?
  8. Found growing alone on what looks like a box elder just after a rain. Can't remember if wood was dead or alive, but probably dead. This fungus looks like it could possibly Exidia Recisa but it looks perhaps a bit too brown to be E. recisa?
  9. Thanks! And thanks for sharing that website...looks great!
  10. That sounds great! I still need to need to get a microscope for more in depth study of spores.
  11. Thank you so much for your help and keeping this forum flourishing!!
  12. You may have forgotten to post the pics
  13. Found growing gregariously on dead wood about a week ago in a hardwoods forest. Didn’t check wood type, pretty sure it was decayed and unrecognizable. Clusters of mica caps growing nearby. edit: spore print pale, although the edges were more brown Added spore print pic Sinuate gills, jagged cap margin. Drop of purple juice in first pic leads me to believe this is mycena haematopus. Would love to hear other opinions from more knowledgeable people though
  14. One other thing @Dave W, can I ask how you IDed this mushroom? Was it by any chance just off of familiarity alone or did you use a key? I bought Kuo's book as Calvert suggested and this shroom wasn't in it, nor was I able to find it by using Kuo's key to pale spored gilled mushrooms on his website. Is there a better online key you could recommend?
  15. Thank you so much Dave! I really appreciated you sharing your knowledge
  16. This one seems pretty straightforward to me, but I just want to double check in case there could be a similar coprinopsis…I read on Michael Kuo’s website about a coprinopsis atramentaria var. squamosus. I also read how C. variegata is a summer and fall mushroom whereas C. Atramentaria can be be found in spring, summer and fall. In SE WI conditions are much more cool and springy than summery so far. These shrooms were found growing gregariously and in clusters on a decaying log (didn’t check what kind). In various stages of deliquescing. Spore print dark brown.
  17. Found on a a dead elm log in a forest in SE WI. White spore print. Conditions here have been more typical of cool early spring weather rather than June weather.
  18. Found growing in shady wood chip bed densely clustered. Possibly parasola plicatilis? There isn’t much color left on these guys so I guess it’s hard to tell. SE Wisconsin on a property on Lake Michigan. Apologies for less than stellar pics.
  19. Not a morel. You might want to look at the Gyromitra genus.
  20. Wonderful, thank you, both.
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