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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. Are these mushrooms poisonous or edible or something else?
  6. Hello fellow mushrooms aficionados. I took a short hike through the woods today and came upon various mushrooms. I carry a mushroom identification guide in order to be able to identify the mushrooms that I come upon but I'm not 100% sure if I made a correct identification. Location: Eastern Europe, deciduous forest, limestone soil. The mushroom has tubes not gills, it's funnel shaped, grows on fallen branches, has a strong 'typical' mushroom smell, it's smooth at touch. It's been eaten by insects that also made those tubes their home. I identified them as Laetiporus Sulphureus also known as chicken of the woods but I might be wrong.
  7. Found a bunch of these today Double checking to see if they're mica's Very fragile, dark gills, slimy to touch, found on a rotting tree stump (don't know the type possibly eucalyptus)
  8. I wonder if these are edible? They smell soooo good. Growing out of an old tree root in the backyard. All this moisture in NC has brought out the fungus among us!
  9. I'm relatively new to mushroom foraging, found this guy while mowing today here in Clemson SC. It was in the grass near a lobolly pine. Has some worn down worts or scales on it. There was no stem, it is pretty firm on the outside and very firm on the inside. Looks like a delicious layered chocolate cake.. Smells earthy but no overwhelming smell. Haven't yet been able to find any pictures of a truffle or and earth ball like this. Any help would be greatly appreciated! I had already cut it in half before taking these pictures Upside down Cut in half
  10. Mushrooms are more vibrant than the camera picked up. I edited the colors in PS until they matched as closely as possible. Found amongst coniferous forest of mixed larches, pines, firs, and spruces, plus alders and a few deciduous trees, and within 100 feet of several other varieties of Jack boletes. Specifically, they were growing in leaf litter with rotting wood, somewhat different than what the other boletes seem to prefer. Staining is fairly swift and somewhat vibrant, fading to a dingy blue/brown bruise. Stipes are smooth, vibrant, and dappled with pin-prick sized brown dots of no texture. Dark spots on caps have a tight, low-profile, "flake" like texture. Caps mostly irregular shaped, smooth, and dry, up to 5"+ across.
  11. Hello, i recently found this mushroom growing in some mulch on a hike just south of San Francisco. Could some one help me id it?
  12. Hello, i also recently found this mushroom growing in some mulch on a hike just south of San Francisco. It was near the other one I posted. Could some one help me id it?
  13. I know very little about mushroom ID. Trees and plants are my forte. Found this little beauty on a group dog walk (hence no gloves - I washed and sanitised my hands straight after - don’t worry) so did not have my Id book. Not that it would have helped as I’ve been scouring the internet for months. I cannot let this one go. Found: 5th August, mixed woodland but found in a coniferous patch. Near Aboyne, Aberdeenshire. Appearance: earthy brown cap, bright red to bright yellow stipe (this stumped all my google searches) staining bright blue turning dark blue/black. Yellow flesh, again staining blue. Deep blood red pores, yellow towards outer edge. Irridecent **i don’t know the word, forgive me** shiny dried sappy patches on the pores.
  14. I live in Lacey, Wa (Yay PNW!) and love exploring nature. During work i stumbled upon two mushrooms, one in infancy and the other is bulbous but expanding everyday. I am wondering if this is the famous Muscaria that is colloquially well-known. Please help me in identification, this is most and would be very much appreciated!
  15. Hello friends, This is my first post on this forum. This morning I found these little beauties in my backyard (Vermont). All were growing underneath a pine tree and within a few steps from one another. Field guides and internet led me to believe that the first one was yellow fly agaric. Couldn't really make any progress with ID of the others. I dug up the fly agaric & disposed of it because I am concerned about my dogs getting into it. I know that ID based on a photo is pretty tough - but if any of you have some broad ideas about whether the other mushrooms are safe or poisonous I would be grateful. Me and my pups thank you for any information.
  16. Found a plentiful harvest of these. . . I'm new to mushroom hunting. A friend taught me a small amount but had to leave back to Michigan. I think it's a Chantrelle. Has a good smell. Growing in piles of oak leaves in Low Country in South Carolina. Does not glow in the dark. Set up for a spore test, but just started :0) Any thoughts? I'm hoping to enjoy a mushroom gravy. . .
  17. Hello there this is my first post at the site. I picked those bolete like mushrooms yesterday from coniferous woods near St. John's, Newfoundland, Canadathey looked a lot like boletes but have gills. There smell is not unpleasant and they did not discolor when cut. The largest was about an inch wide any thoughts On what these might be?.
  18. Hello! I'm here today to share some pics and to start learning what I'm finding! Please help me out especially with the ones I'm fairly confident are edible. This bolete has no bluing that I could see and isn't vibrant yellow, orange or red like one I found yesterday which I'll post as well. Pretty sure this guy is a keeper! The next pic I believe are reishi mushrooms. If so I think they are more in the realm of medicinal than edible by way of tea or tincture/extracts. Would love to try this supposedly bitter specimen if they are indeed what I believe them to be. What y'all think? Now have no idea what this guy is here...hope its something good because these things are mighty plentiful right now! Has chanterelle like gills or not gills I guess if it were a chanterelle though I'm confident it isn't. The cap isn't exactly concave but wavy sort of and appears bolete like from above. Anyone know what this is???
  19. Hello everyone, I'm hoping someone can help me identify this mushroom. It was found in my backyard in Tennessee just below the top of the grass. I picked one in the same location a few weeks ago. I would like to know if it's harmful to my two dogs and if so, how I can go about getting rid of it for good. The area in the yard isn't covered by shade and doesn't tend to hold moisture other than morning dew. Thanks in advance!
  20. Hi everyone! I've just moved to New Brunswick and was on a discovery walk this afternoon and found what i thought might be chaga on the ground next to and growing on a fallen tree. It was raining so I took the mushroom pieces and brought them home to look at. They are very wet and have tiny pin holes on the smooth side of the mushroom. When i broke them apart they are reddish brown on the inside. Any help would be great!
  21. Hi im a shroom hunter from nor cal where we are really lucky to have an abundance of mushroom varieties of excellent quality. after all the redwoods are located in a temperate rain forest so we get lots of water, 36 inches last month. I'm really excited to join this forum and share my love of mushroom hunting, cooking, identification, chemistry, and fun uses like dying and art. feel free to send me cool pictures or questions to me. I love to cook too and trade recipes.
  22. Hello all I have recently struck up an interest in mushroom foraging after consuming lions mane, chicken of the woods, hen of the woods, and trumpet mushrooms! I do understand that typical chicken of the woods is a nice orange color but upon doing some research (I acknowledge I am novice, no shame there) have discovered a species of laetiporus that is brown. I have read mixed reviews whether it is edible or not though. I would greatly appreciate some input about what is shown in the images here. I believe it is a species of chicken of the woods called laetiporus persicinus. I did nibble a small piece and its taste and texture are just like the chicken of the woods I bought and consumed before. Only difference is that this is a dark brown color. It is very firm and spongy to the touch. No significant color change here. It just slightly browned where it was disconnected. I've also included the tree I found it on. Not sure what kind but know that's an important factor.
  23. 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
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