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  1. I was wondering if anyone is able to ID these mushrooms I found earlier today and was curious because I’ve searched multiple books and can’t find any strains that match theses
  2. I found this cluster of mushrooms on a fallen branch, im not 100% what type of branch it is. The branch was under a maple and a beech so i will assume its one of those two. Im awaiting a spore print now, i will post as soon as i get some spores. They have a very pleaseant mushroom oder, but it does not smell like anise which seems to be a constant theme in oyster mushrooms. My primary concern about this mushroom is the fact that the stem seems to be alil long for an oyster. I have never actually found a oyster mushroom so i would like to see what you knowledgable folks have to say. Thanks for any help.
  3. Im almost certain these are oysters but im fairly new to mushroom hunting so i wanted a seconed opinion from some folk who were a tad more educated on the matter. Gills run down the stipe, tanish color, dense white meat, and growing on a log across the street. Thank you for your time.
  4. Walking the dog yesterday, I noticed these on an Ash tree that fell (I'd guess) about a year or two ago. Though they don't look exactly the same as those I've found in the past, perhaps because these are just older, I still believe them to be Turkey Tails. Please correct me if I'm wrong! I know they're prized more for their medicinal value but I actually like their "mushroomy" flavor and am considering trying to use them to make soup. On the opposite side of the tree were these I've never seen before but think may be a type of Oyster Mushroom? Sorry. I forgot to include anything in the photos to indicate the scale but they're very small. The one in the close up shot showing the gills is less than 2" across. Cap shapes: convex Cap edge: wavy/toothed Cap surface/texture: smooth, dry Mushrooms with gills under the cap Color: tan/ beige, Darker on top Color when cut: no change Spore Print Color: none yet Odor/Smell: None. I detected no scent of shellfish, ocean or anything else Winter, December 8, Temperatures in 40s, rained yesterday Growing in small clusters directly out of fallen Ash tree trunk Habitat: back yard/ forest North-eastern Ohio (Cuyahoga County) Are these Oysters? If so, any idea what type? I believe what John Smalldridge suggested in another recent Oyster post, "oysters in winter ..tend to dry up quickly and are subject to freeze/thaw cycle" , might apply to these. My hunch is that these are a bit older than ideal but, assuming they are Oysters, are they still edible? Are older ones simply stronger tasting or do they become bitter or even inedible? Thanks for any help
  5. Hello! Found a BUNCH of these this weekend in So. NH. I have never found oysters this late in the year, but can't see what else they could be. They were on a rotten log. No serrations on the gills, no stems. Thoughts? thanks!
  6. I've been out of a few times over the last 10 days in the Raleigh NC area since we've had some good rain over the last 2 weeks. I shared some of these via Facebook, but thought I'd share them here as well. The first trip was on the way to Western NC to visit the parents. I used the NOAA NWS historical precipitation to find a 3-4 inch of rain hot spot near Winston Salem, just off I-40. Found a spot called Salem Lake Park with long greenway around the Lake surrounded by a heavy hardwood forest. Found some bolates as well as my first chanterelles along a moss covered bank. Enjoyed in an omelete the next morning. First chanterelles. Small, but enough for a meal. After a trip to Boulder last week I was ready for hike this weekend. Unfortunately I was late on some of these, but gaining knowledge so I'll be ready next time the chicken and black staining polypore re-emerge. Found my first local Chanterelle. I could be wrong so did not eat these, but they were growing in a wash area, on the bank, moss and evergreen/oak forest. Although the yellow one had yet to break the veil, it's characteristics were just like the chanterelles found a week before. In hindsight it should have been left behind to mature. The orange ones were very small, but forked false gills. orange and yellow chanterelle old chicken. First chicken of the woods. Came close to this area a week before, but turned around just before this tree. Notes taken on date, so next year I'll be ready. young oysters. Found on down poplar. Lots are really small ones were left. Unfortunately I won't be able to go back to harvest. I took enough for a sauteed squash and oyster mushroom dish. Black staining polypore. IDed via Facebook. This had be stumped as it looked like maitake. I thought maybe an old chicken of woods, but Ben Ruben helped identify as meripilus sumstinei, black staining polypore, something new to me. Must have been at least 20 lb of mushrooms in 4-5 clusters around the base of old oak.
  7. I finally managed to go out in the rain yesterday and find some edibles. I got into a good bit of oysters and saw honey mushrooms, and then stumbled onto a huge patch of Ganoderma growing out of the ground. Not a bad day all in all. The pink one (Phlebia incarnata) I'd never seen before although I take it it's fairly common. I have not done much fall foraging in the east so this was the first time I'd seen this brilliant pink thing growing alongside Stereum and oyster mushrooms. A real beauty!
  8. Found about a pound of oysters this weekend, and some others yellowish mushrooms im not sure of, But both were everywhere in the St Louis area. I think these may be honey mushrooms, not sure, but they were everywhere! Not really sure what this is
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