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  1. Found these in South Carolina. I don't know much about identification yet, so help would be very much appreciated. Thank you!
  2. While I'm not particularly interested in eating this mushroom off a neighbor's tree, I would like to know if it can be identified. I love these little guys, although this one was about ten inches across, and am just curious. If this is a purely foraging forum, I apologize for the wasted bandwidth! xD
  3. Found this little guy in my moms garden in some wood chips after heavy rain. It has kind of a fuzzy brown top, feels dry. Black spore print. Grew in a small cluster but they did not appear attached at the bottom
  4. Hello all, I just noticed this "introduction page". I posted right away about a youtube video after I registered my account. Sorry about that. My name is Ming and currently I live in New Jersey. I became super intrigued by mushroom and fungi since 2019. Since then I join the NJ and NY mycological societies to learn about mushrooms and fungi. I love taking pictures and videos of mushroom. Therefore I created my youtube channel very recently about mushroom. I came to the US in August 2009, to continue my education and earned my doctors degree in Chemistry in 2014. I was born and raised in China. My hometown, Guizhou Province, has a big tradition using mushrooms for culinary purposes. I was influenced by this mushroom-loving culture when I was young. It may be the reason why I love mushroom so much at this moment. Currently I work as a scientist in a cosmetic company, and I would like to make friends here. I have great interest in mushroom hunting, especially when observing mushrooms I have never seen before. I join the forum, to learn, and to enjoy the time together as we all have the mutual interest in fungi. Thank you very much! PS: when you feel free, you can always to stop by and watch the videos I make (I only have one now https://youtu.be/lY96uAcSwvc). I will keep updating bi-weekly and try to deliver good-quality content. Best, YM
  5. Hello, I thought I should check before I eat these. I am fairly sure these are oyster mushrooms since they were found on some hardwood logs (never mind the hemlocks in the background - the logs were brought from elsewhere) near Montreal mid-October. The do have that slight anise smell too. Can anyone corroborate or correct me? Thanks!
  6. Hi people I found this mushroom in late June in a mountain, forest area outside of Tokyo during a rainy spell. The smell of it was incredible, very aromatic and floral/nutty almost. Looked it up in my book but nothing matched well. I added a picture of the same mushroom split lengthways a few days later - by that time some of the white had changed to yellow.
  7. Hi everybody, I'm new here, so this will be my first post I stumbled upon this little fellow and when I took a closer look I saw some white fluids coming out of the cap, it also has a milky smell. It was growing close to a pine-tree, in a mossy/grass environment. Are these toxic and edible? Thanks in advance, and I appreciate the time
  8. Hi, could anyone help with identifying this mushroom? - found near birch trees - however may be unhelpful because it was found upturned and already picked from the ground - don't know where it was picked from - live in the uk, frequent rain - as shown, is a large white mushroom with dark gills - cap diameter was 25cm across, with ragged edge (as shown) and the sides of the cap slope up (shown in img 3) - thought they might be pavement mushrooms but it seems to big to be one? - found the mushroom's stem with a yellow patch on it, but after bruising it the flesh did not turn yellow thank you!
  9. Hey guys, I have found this fungi in a grassland in late may earlt june. It is not located in heights or forests. Could someone help me identify this mushroom? Sorry if I have failed to comply with the format of this site. My first post here. Thanks.
  10. Found a couple patches of these in the lawn. I’m in upstate NY about an hour south of Syracuse. Are these to young to identify?
  11. I came across this white mushroom in the woods while hiking in southern Ohio and I am new to mushroom identification / hunting. Does anyone have any idea of what this mushroom species this is? Appreciate the help, Thanks! 😀
  12. My mom found these and brought them home, are these reishi? They are hard and shiny and not porous like beefstake
  13. it grows on roots of living trees, Brazilian species, please help identify. The tiny one broke apart from the cluster of three growing together because it so attacked to the living wood from the tree it could never be taken away one piece. The tree is located alongside a road in an urban area, one can hardly ever spot a growing mushroom, it is such an occasion to find one. Would you be so kind to give me any hints which mushroom it might be?
  14. Hi! I am new to mushroom hunting. I came across these growing on a fallen log on a trail in SW Michigan. Are they golden oysters? Are they edible?
  15. These were found growing on grass in a bunch, maybe 10-12 of them. They have the tell tale brown spot on the top but I don’t want to risk anything. It is one of these for sure; panaeolus cinctulus Psilocybe subtropicalis gymnopilus sp. Because of where I live it won’t be any other. Please let me know if it’s any of the above if not I won’t use it
  16. Just found these on a bike ride at a location where I have harvested oyster mushrooms before, but I wanted to check here first! They have the licorice smell and were found growing in an overlapping pattern on the bark of a dead, fallen tree. They had some beetles and white worms in the gills, but they were able to be cleaned out. None of the mushrooms were bug-eaten. Is it safe to say these are oyster mushrooms? Thank you for your help!
  17. Hello all! Hope you are having a good day today. I stumbled upon this magnificent log hosting small clusters of these bright orange-yellow mushrooms in Autumn last year (North Wales, UK). However when I drove past them again in the winter they had shriveled up and turned a light brown color. I have had someone tell me that they could be part of the Flammulina Velutipes species but I would just like to receive a second opinion. Also, I would like to know if they could somehow be preserved nicely? I like to work with fungi and flora in my art projects so it would be lovely to incorporate them into my work somehow if possible, and if so, will their vibrant color return with the seasons? Thank you so much in advance!
  18. Hi guys! Just found these little guys on the north island of New Zealand around the Te Puke area. Think they may be liberty caps but not sure - can anyone help ID? Thank you!!
  19. Found this one in northern California, in mid January. any help is appreciated thank you. I apologize for the blurriness of the second shot. this mushroom seemed to not have gills and be rounded at the bottom.
  20. Interested in knowing what these mushrooms are.. Found in the depths of a pine tree forest in a tight cluster. They stood out for their really bright green tint to them, doesn't show that well in the pictures. Any help is invaluable! Many thanks
  21. Found these in the woods near a lake in boothbay, ME. They were growing in a moss patch. The weather of the past week has been pretty chaotic. On Monday it was 90° then the temp dropped to 80 on Tuesday. Wendy’s was about 70°. Thursday and today (Friday) were rainy and cold. Accidental repost lol
  22. I Found these on buffalo dung after two nights of rain. in the stems they are very watery. the whole mushroom is small and thin with no blue bruising.
  23. Are these mushrooms poisonous or edible or something else?
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