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  1. Hi all, haven't been on here for quite awhile... I found this while morel-hunting today. I thought it might be something closely related to Lion's Mane, but following a couple guides led me to identify it AS Lion's Mane... It has dried yellow/brown patches, as if it's grown as much as it will, but might not be fully mature. If you look at the very bottom of the photo, it does has some slight tooth-formation going on, but mostly it has a coral frondy look. Found on an old fallen tree. What seems to not fit especially is that these are supposed to pop up in October in my area--- has anyone ever found them in Spring? Or have a different identification? Thanks for all help!
  2. Thanks Dave W. The spore print is light gray/purple. What a nice surprise!
  3. Found these this evening on a dead log. There were several clusters, some older and some younger. Yellow surface of caps, white gills, white flesh. Gills decurrent. Smell is somewhat fruity, and fairly strong. The closest lookalike I've found is yellow oysters, which are apparently not an option for this hemisphere. Any more reasonable suggestions? Doing a sporeprint now, expecting white/cream. I will take more pictures of underside tomorrow, unable to load the ones I have for some reason...
  4. I'm going to try looking at the spores under a microscope to see if that helps differentiate, will post the results here.
  5. Went out looking for Armillaria mellea, but I've never found or eaten them before and so wanted to check that these were right. They were growing on bases of trees, roots, and soil. They all had some ring remnants, some more prominent than others. Flesh is whitish.
  6. Great finds! Looks like a blewit to me, but I think spore print should be kind of peachy/skin colored, when done on white paper.
  7. Came across these a week or two ago. They didn't drop any spores for me. They were growing on a dead log and were pretty soft and pliable, with a very pleasant purfumey aroma. The pores must be very small because they weren't distinguishable. Any suggestions?
  8. The first one I think is L. volemus; lots of white latex, found in deciduous woods. The white on the bottom of the stem I think is a hypomyces, not the muhroom coloring. The second I think is Tylopilus alboater. It is not bitter, no apparent taste, bruises brown.
  9. The suggested Tylopilus does taste bitter. The pores are a dull pink.
  10. The yellow color on the stalk of the first mushroom is from touching a different one. It isn't bruising.
  11. Would the first 3 pictures be an example of B. separans? Found this one today. It smells a little sweet. I might say this about a lot of mushrooms, but this is one of the most beautiful I've seen. And the other photos, another one I can't find a suitable ID for.
  12. Thanks, Dave W. I tasted them both and they are mild with a very slight sourness. The tubes didn't show any green color when cut. It's nice to get information on a more local level-- the ID guide I use seems to have different seasons listed for some mushrooms than when I typically find them, even though it's for this area.
  13. The first pictured (1-4) were found in an area that was mostly hemlock trees, and some smaller deciduous trees I didn't recognize. No bruising. My un-confident guess is Boletus affinis... The second type were found close by, the nearest trees of any size were oak. No bruising on these either. I believe they are a different mushroom than the first because of their stems and lighter pore color. My guess here is Boletus separans, which seems very unlikely because it is listed as rare and more of a fall mushroom... so any suggestions welcome.
  14. The first species here (photos 1-3) is growing on the stump of an english walnut tree which we thought had died and cut down, but the stump is growing some vigorous new shoots along with these mushrooms, which are both on the stump directly and in the grass, so probably growing on the roots. Spore print was a light gray/brown. The second species (photos 4 and 5) were found in a lawn, only these two together. Getting the spore print now.
  15. It has been a really dry period in my neck of the woods too... found only three yellow morels this morning, also on the dry side-- enough for breakfast though! But earlier this week I came across a tree of Laetiporus sulphureus, 20 lbs of it in great condition. I have never found it in May, not even June! Maybe not as good as morels, but it's a nice surprise.
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