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    saltwater fishing, hunting, cooking.

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  1. Thanks Dave. These are spruce that are isolated on 2 sides with wide asphalt and even wider grass sections on the other sides. No hemlock but I'll look again. The Amanitas are on the small side without rings. On a side note the horse mushrooms are right in there with the spruce roots. So I wonder about arvensis or fissuratus. If I get lucky maybe I can find Kerrigans book in our library network.
  2. I cut it half. It was like a very low density foam still giving off brown spores. It was connected to the ground and had a thin papery cover on the underside. If it's still there on Tuesday I put it on the table at the WPMC meeting.g.
  3. Normally I don't see Amanitas in May but here's one. A praecox is listed as the early spring Amanita. I didn't see it on mushroomexpert but found it on Dave W life list and then on Amanitaceae.org. Under a couple Norway Spruce with horse mushrooms nearby. A praecox?
  4. Here's one that I really don't need an ID on. The blob, about 6 inches high by 8 inches across. When I first saw it I thought it was nice neat pile of colorful mud. A stick was embedded in it and when I removed it a puff of brown spores was released. Steve Mcqueen and the blob came to mind.
  5. Here's Coprinopsis variegata on an elm log from last week. A different species showing universal veil remnants making a cool pattern. One photo shows the veil breaking off in a large piece. Mycoquebec has 11 Coprinopsis species listed and none of them look like the photographed species.
  6. Thanks Dave. I'm workin' on Psathyrella #3. A white cap thats a splitter. Waiting to see the spore print. Thanks Dave, On mycoquebec I see P. piluliformis. I'll have to read thru it. They have a great site.
  7. The oysters are good eating. With the wet weather they are saturated. Let them dry uncovered in the fridge for a couple days. Found some today.
  8. Peziza badioconfusa [ Ascomycetes > Pezizales > Pezizaceae > Peziza . . . ] by Michael Kuo If you have found a large, brown cup fungus while hunting yellow morels, odds are fairly high that it is Peziza badioconfusa--acommonly collected late spring to early summer species. That's what I frequently see, Kuo says odds are it's P badioconfusa.
  9. This one seems like a Psathyrella. Couple dozen growing at the base of a dead Elm. Heavy purplish brown spore print. Smooth tan slightly lined caps with a few flecks that are dark brown with a bump at muturity. A partial veil that looks comb like on the baby mushroom. No ring on the stem. On mushroomexpert "P. incerta" seems the closest match. Kuo says that one mycologist listed over 400 Psathyrellas for NA. He has descriptions of 8. I'm pretty sure these photos are a examples of the same species. Psathyrella? incerta??
  10. I think I got this one, Psathyrella delineata. Growing on a well rotted log. I really struggle with color. Could have used a heavier spore print, call it purplish black. Corrugated cap about 3 inches wide. Cortina like partial veil that wraps up onto the cap a little. Psathyrella delineata? Cool mushroom!
  11. Here's a photo where you can see new babies to mature and faded. They were growing in the litter on a log & inside the bark.
  12. I've been seeing this LBM in the leaf litter lookin for morels. Looks like it's a Gymnopus. Whitish spore print. A cap that's darker in the center but can be zonate. The cap flattens or cups a little. Close white gills that darken. The stem is reddish brown and attaches to both sticks and leaf litter. One had a short stout root with rhizos. It grows alone or in small groups. Maybe there's more than one species represented. None of the examples on mushroomexpert seemed to be matches. I tried to follow thru Kuo's key for this type but didn't succeed. Gymnopus?
  13. It looks like Leucoagaricus americanus, the reddening lepiota, but Kuo says there are many small lepiotas that are hard to ID. There's a yellow lepiota, Leucocoprinus birnbaumii, that people find in their flower pots. Kuo says most are saprobic and won't harm plants. If you have young children or pets that would eat them, that could be a big problem as many mushrooms are poisonous. Dave W will be able to give more accurate info.
  14. Mycena has a white spore print. Maybe a Parasola. If a Parasola, Kuo says there is a gazillion coprinoid mushrooms that look alike. Check them out on mushroomexpert.com. He has 3 listed.
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