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  1. Yes they looks like F. velutipes, they love elms, usually on the tree coming from under the bark but sometimes on the roots.
  2. Yellow is the color of the spores, so maybe the end of growth for them. Around the same elm tree this year with a progressive fruiting of 33 morels, a few struggled but most did well in less than ideal conditions.
  3. Looks like an Entoloma, maybe E. strictius.
  4. Looks like Flammulina, white spore. They love elm trees. G. marginata is usually on other hardwood trees laying horizontal.
  5. Yes yellows not blacks, M. americana or a cryptic species from the great lakes, M. ulmaria.
  6. Congratulations Dave, you deserve it!
  7. By the time I started mushroom hunting the ash were mostly dead and I have yet to see a morel on an ash. Yesterday I checked the ash trees which have been treated at Allegheny Counties North Park with no morels found. Even the treated trees sometimes show the damage from the beetles.
  8. I see many young white ash. There's a live elm in the background and 7 M. diminutiva a few feet away.
  9. A good resource is Inaturalist which I think would require you to register, user name and password. When you get the hang of it, it would let you see all of the mushroom observation in the Thailand area and all other geographic locations. The observations come with the ability to read about the mushroom, if there is available content and to see the taxonomy which is good but not always complete. It also has observations for all of the kingdoms of life. A lot to learn there. Some of the more advanced individuals us mushroomobserver, you can spend a lot of time there.
  10. That's listed as a synonym. So it's not used any more. M. ulmaria is a look alike in your area but can't be distinguished without microscopy.
  11. Usually called M. americana, good eating. Too many, you can dry them.
  12. Since I retired 5 years ago I've been able to spend a lot of time hunting morels. I still find a few medium size ash trees and damaged but surviving smaller trees but none with morels. Some places have small ash trees sprouting. One place has treated the ash and 3 to 4 dozen are in pretty good shape but I haven't found any morels under them. Last year I found 15 blacks under elms, both live and dead present. That spot produce 5 blacks the year before and only 2 this year. The apple trees produced about 150 americanas and 1 diminutiva last year. Isolated pignut and shagbark hickories produced 77 diminutivas. Isolated poplars produced 9 yellows. Then there's about 200 morels in mixed trees that I didn't accurately note the association. The apple trees nearly exclusively produced americana. The hickories exclusively producing diminutiva. The poplars producing americana, diminutiva & half frees and the elms producing all 4 of our local common morels. It hasn't been as good so far this year, 2 blacks and 21 americana. Too cold at first then just right for while then too cold and then way too hot over this last weekend. The photo showing 2 morels were nearly dried out.
  13. Yeah, they look tasty. I'd say Morchella americana. ?? Found my first today in Allegheny County PA, M. angusticeps, the black morel. The soil temp at 51 degrees and this under elms, both dead and live present.
  14. Photo from 7/11/21. With the corrected identification of Hortiboletus I can see it matches well with mushroomexperts photos of Xerocomellus rubellus. Boletes of Eastern NA show Hortiboletus rubellus being less dramatic in color and ornamentation. Thanks Dave.
  15. On mushroom observer Igor Safonov identified this as Hortiboletus, at the promising confidence level.
  16. I'm identifying this as Cyanboletus cyaneitinctus. (could be??) I put it on mushroom observer and Inaturalist. Boletes of Eastern NA has C. purverulentus as being here but Igor Safonov says it does not occur in North America. ??
  17. I ordered Bessette's Boletes of Eastern NA today. Yes, a long way to go. This September's Lincoff foray is going to have Alan & Arlene Bessette & also Stephen Russell as speakers. That might be worth it.
  18. https://boletes.wpamushroomclub.org/?fwp_filters=found-in-s-w-pennsylvania, try the bolete filter. He talks about the "tells". When you click on that link, the page is mostly blank so you'll have to click on the name in the top left for the mushrooms to show. It takes a while to get the hang of it. Go to the #1 filter, Regional. Click on the plus to expand it. Select the northeast. Then select PA. Sometime the photo don't show up. You'll have to reload. Lot's of good identifiers contribute to it including Dave W. I don't think his synoptic key works very well but lots of good info and photos.
  19. #7 looks like C. disseminatus. I bought an Aomais clamp on camera lens for my phone camera that helps with wide field and close ups photos. It cost about $20, worth it.
  20. I like hunting morels for that 4 to 5 weeks that they fruit here in Pgh PA. They dry well. I grind them up and add them to gravy. There's at least 4 species here. Honey mushrooms are good. I had shaggy manes and loved them and another time they weren't as good. I just started finding Boletus chippewaensis last year and am looking forward to finding them this summer. I don't have the nerve to try an Amanita.
  21. Yeah, not Laccaria with medium brown spore print. This has been growing for the last week or so, never looking prime.
  22. PGH PA. Lots of rain. Small, without a partial veil, the stem outer cover having the habit of splitting, growing in grass/some mulch under white pine, medium brown spore print, mild taste. Thinking A. sororia. ??
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