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  1. I have these growing on trees in the woods around my house here in GA. Right now, the one pictured is about the size of a toddler's head with a yellow tint. I've seen them grow to basketball size and they tend to turn more white as they age. I wanted to try to get more info on these, as I've heard they're both tasty and have medicinal uses. I usually don't bother with wild mushrooms as I don't have the expertise to feel assured that they are what I believe them to be, but since I've read Lion's Mane has no lookalike neither poisonous or otherwise, I feel more at ease and curious about them, but as stated, I'm no expert and don't really know if any of this is true. I've also heard there are several varieties? These tend to regrow every early spring in the same places, always on living trees in the woods.
  2. Found the strangest green mushrooms on a hike with my boyfriend. The texture was spongy. They were located in the woods on a fallen pine. I didnt get a spore print.
  3. I have this interesting and quite large (3 to 4 ft in length, seems like) orange parchment hanging around my local conservation in the stripped bark of a pine tree (my apologies for not being skilled enough to nail the species of the tree). Up close to it the entire fruiting body seemed pretty meaty as if it would make a great mushroom head on the forest floor, not at all like a jelly fungus or other parchments I've seen. I didn't have time to collect much on it so if there is enough interest I could return to it tomorrow and see what else I could collect that would help. I refrained from removing any of it because there was a stern sign that said $500 fine for "disturbing wildlife" which could mean a lot of things. Any help is greatly appreciated! Here are the pics. Edit: This is in southwest Virginia near the Carolina border. Elevation is 600 to 700 meters.
  4. Not sure if im doing this correct, this is my first post! My fiance and I found these guys hiking today, we are novice mushroom hunters. Just hoping to get ids if possible. Happy new year to all! This mushroom was found near fallen palm. Mushroom #2 Found near pine. This one is sort of a dull yellow/brown with dark pink gills and meat when cut open. #3 off white with Darker spot on center of cap. Lighter Gills and stalk. From fallen pine #4 orage mushrooms growing on the side of a log, don't remember smooch kind. Harder texture, no gills, thck orange dust when rubbed. No gills. #5 small dirty whie balls filled with brown stuff
  5. Found these while walking the woods near my house. Growing from some very old dead wood on the ground. They do seem to be growing from the wood. I can certainly provide more photos and other information if needed. Thanks for your help!!
  6. Walked into my shed and noticed this mushroom all of a sudden. Anyone know what it is?
  7. I just recently started to get into wild mushroom hunting and right now I’m picking everything I see I found these two different types of mushrooms on a trail by the river in my town in Michigan the lighter colored mushroom was found growing in a clump on a dead tree and the other tan topped blue stem and Gilled mushrooms were found farther down the trail off to the side in a mossy dirt area can anyone help me identify these id appreciate it !! Help me !!!
  8. Hi all! I've been a mushroom Hunter for roughly 10 years now. I've recently got more into hunting for edible Amanita mushrooms. I believe I have an Amanita amerirubecens which as you know is a type of Blusher, but I want to double check. Sorry it's somewhat destroyed, it was being bashed by my boletes I had collected! It definitely had a ring and more warts on the cap when I picked it, if that's any help. Picked in Connecticut, in a mixed wood forest. Mushroom was found growing under oaks. I know it's an Amanita at any rate! Any help in ID'ing this mushroom is appreciated!
  9. I found this walking a trail and was looking for help iding it, is it edible?
  10. Hey how is it going everyone? I found some mushroom I need help with IDing. I found these mushroom at a nearby park in Los Angeles, below I have attached a few photos. I am very new to IDing and observing mushroom, any help would be appreciated, thank you in advance! I also heard that spore prints might help, so I have started those as well and will add photos later on.
  11. I have spent many hours trying to figure out what this big boy is. I would be thrilled if anyone could ID it! LOCATION: Was found in a tight cluster of 7 other like mushrooms; point of growth was the base of a decomposing stump.(oak tree{located on a slight down-slope in the woods[bark sample in photos]}) Indiana, USA
  12. I found this on what I believe is an oak. It is still live? I cannot determine whether or not it is actually a reishi however I did find Reishis growing on a stump about 10 feet away..
  13. I found all three in a meadow mixed with hard woods. The first was growing under a living hardwood tree (maple) and the last two we're growing up by a hardwood stump. I think I have an idea of the second one but any insight would be great. Thanks!
  14. Hi, I'm new to this site and just getting into Mushroom Identification. I've read a couple threads and seen other peoples identified so here goes mine! It was growing out of the soil at the base of a large maple tree.
  15. I was walking my dog in my neighborhood here in north-central NC and came across a large polypore about 5 feet from the base of a small tree, growing in grass. I later went back with my field guide but forgot my camera so photographed it when i got home. Underside is light buff color continuing over edge of cup shaped edges about 5mm before turning to brown in the cup. Pores are small enough that I can't see them with my crappy magnifying glass. Smells very fresh, mushroomy. Bruises light brown as can be seen in photos. Black-staining polypore (Meripulus giganteus) is the closest I could find to it but maybe it's not in my field guide. There were a couple other small specimens growing within several feet but this was the largest. About 2 pounds, 10" across. Let me know what you think. Thanks for your help and thanks for letting me join the community. Meripilus sumstinei? Any thoughts. I want to eat it. Garrett.
  16. Here is a collection of shroomies I saw on my hike yesterday on southern Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. Id be very interested in their names if any of you recognize them. It was a wonderful day for mushroom admiring indeed mushroom season is in full swing here on the west coast!
  17. Location: These mushrooms were found in a large patch in a pile of tanbark under a bush with small, round with pointy tip, green leaves. The weather has been very rainy recently and the ground had a morning frost on it late last week. Caps: The caps are distinctly wavy, witch were a caramel brown when we picked them and have turned a far lighter brown after drying. The fresh caps have thin darker spokes radiating from the center of the cap, these are more prominent at the edge of the cap. The caps are in general 2-5 cm with some slightly larger. Gills: The gills are attatched to the entire underbelly of the cap but only attatched to the stem at the very top and are hanging freely below that. The gills are light brown with a hint of purple on the younger mushrooms and a far darker brown with a deep purple in the larger ones. Stems: The stems were white when we picked the mushrooms but quickly bruised a black/blue. After drying some were still mostly white, some were mostly blue. 2-5cm in length, around 0.25-0.5 cm in width. Spore print: Dark brown/black with hints of purple under the light
  18. Hello, I'm fairly new to mushroom foraging, and a few weeks ago I came across this pretty looking fungus growing about 5-6 feet up a tree. I'm having a hard time tracking down an ID, anyone familiar with it? Thanks a lot! Vaios
  19. If anyone has an idea of what species of mushroom this is - help would be appreciated. I saw this quickly in passing and didn't have time to look at it more closely, and most likely will not be able to go back and see it again. The caps were about 3-4 in diameter, about 3-4 inches of the ground in a wooded area. Please note that I have no experience at all with mushroom types, names, etc. etc. Thanks for help.
  20. Hello, these little things have been popping up all over my yard. Could someone help me identify them? Are they poisonous? Sorry if the pictures aren't clear.
  21. This mushroom has come back for the second year since I've lived at this house. It grows on an old stump in my back yard. Could it be hen of the woods? Photos attached. The close ups are of the underside of the caps. I know maitake should have tiny pores, but if there are pores present on this mushroom, they are very tiny. My confidence bolstered by reading look-a-likes are harmless, I tried cooking some very small pieces. Though it smelled nice, the result was very tough. I gave up eating it when I couldn't easily bite though. Perhaps it's too far gone? I live in south central Wisconsin.
  22. can you id and is it edible found growing in moss in a yard under white oaks. Just 1 by it self.
  23. Hello! I'm new here and would like to ask some help for identifying what type of morel this is. There are a lot of them grown in my backyard now. Want to be sure if they can be cooked and eaten. Thanks
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