Date Reported: Jul 27, 2014  
Name: chris and levena
General Location: smoky mountains
International/State: Tennessee
General Information: lots of fresh chicken, cauliflower, boletes and chanterelles
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 27, 2014  
Name: bob
General Location: oak grove
International/State: Pennsylvania
Other Mushrooms: chants
General Information: lots of young small ones
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 27, 2014  
Name: Jeffrey
General Location: United States
International/State: Arkansas
Morels Found: none
Other Mushrooms: Confusing Bolete?
General Information: Found growing in liriope (aka Monkey Grass) border of graveled pathway in mostly deciduous parkland. Cap looks more like "Old Man of the Woods", but insides look more like Confusing. Ref picture in "Mushrooms... of North America" by Roger Phillips
Chris' Comments: I have found these once, pretty neat and edible, yes confusing
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 26, 2014  
M Hilliard
General Location: Atlanta
International/State: Georgia
Other Mushrooms: Purple spored puffball (Calvatia cyathiformis)
General Information: I've never found one of these before, but I can't come up with anything else it could be (it's grapefruit sized). Sounds like it's a tasty edible as long as the flesh is white.
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 26, 2014  
Name: Eva
General Location:
International/State: New Jersey
Morels Found: 0
General Information: Dear Chris , we have debate if this is a Gilled Bolete or Paxillus Involutus? What do you think?
Chris' Comments: gilled bolete
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 25, 2014  
Name: Pam
General Location: Gaithersburg
International/State: Maryland
Other Mushrooms: Hen of the woods?
General Information: Is this a hen of the woods? It seems to early in the season?
Chris' Comments: i think black staining polypores
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 25, 2014  
Name: Shibby
General Location: trail
International/State: Ohio
General Information: These are some crazy fungi.
Chris' Comments: not fungi, parasitic plant called indian pipe
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 25, 2014  
Name: Shibby
General Location: Trail
International/State: Ohio
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: plenty
General Information: Are these the goods or a look alike?
Chris' Comments: chanterelles!
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 25, 2014  
Name: Shibby
General Location: along the trail
International/State: Ohio
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: plenty
General Information: Was trail running and stumbled across these. Any good? 5 big bouquets. 2 were already bugged, but the other 3 are fresh. I've never harvested summer or fall shrooms. (Highly considering the Oct. Ohio foray.) Any suggestions on cleaning and preparing if it is an edible. They smell good too.
Chris' Comments: black staining polypore, choice
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 25, 2014  
Name: Brandon
General Location: Dubuque
International/State: Iowa
Morels Found: 1
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: 0
General Information: Morels are coming up on July 25 after rain and cool wether
Chris' Comments: take a pic with todays paper and send it to me!
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 24, 2014  
Name: Buddy
General Location: Western foothills
International/State: North Carolina
Other Mushrooms: Goldens, black trumpets, beefsteak?
General Information: First good trumpet hunting this morning. The daily rains have them cranking up nicely. Goldens still producing a few nice ones, and what I believe is a beefsteak?
Chris' Comments: yes it is
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 24, 2014  
Jackie
General Location: Fredericksburg
International/State: None_given
Other Mushrooms: oysters, chanterelles
General Information: I'm wondering if the small white mushrooms are white chanterelles or sweetbread . I have been finding the orange chanties, but never the white. Also the large white mushroom on the right...did not milk but is bruising where cut, orangish tan...peppery milky?
Chris' Comments: hard to tell from that pic, def not white chants
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 23, 2014  
Name: Jeremy
General Location: Under an oak tree
International/State: Kentucky
General Information: Found these yesterday at the base of an oak tree. I'm not really sure what they are or if they are edible.
Chris' Comments: chicken of the woods enjoy!
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 23, 2014  
Name: Bzubrisky
General Location: under white pine , log in forest
International/State: International
Other Mushrooms: White Pine Bolete, oyster
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 21, 2014  
Name: Timothy barron
General Location: under oak tree
International/State: Kentucky
General Information: I found these mushrooms 5 feet away from old oak tree.the picture doesn't show the color as good as it should it's brighter orange and does have white in it
Chris' Comments: baby chicken of the woods, enjoy!
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 20, 2014  
Name: Buddy
General Location: Western foothills
International/State: North Carolina
Morels Found: None
False Morels: None
Other Mushrooms: Chanterelles, black trumpets, boletes.
General Information: The cool wet spell has made for another good round of peach, golden, and red chanty's. And the trumpets have also started to show up. I am curious about these boletes? Thanks.
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 19, 2014  
Name: Michelle
General Location: Western Wisconsin
International/State: Wisconsin
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: Chicken or hen if the woods?
General Information: Found on red oak tree, appeared last year but wasn't picked. Seems like it could be really early for them, bit it's been such a wet cool summer.... What do you think?
Chris' Comments: edible probably black staining polypore
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 19, 2014  
Name: Zeke
General Location: United States
International/State: Indiana
Other Mushrooms: lots of chants today!
General Information: We found a bunch, but then they seemed to run out... so we went to a new spot and all of a sudden they were everywhere! And BIG too.
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 19, 2014  
Name: Tony
General Location: New York
International/State: New York
Morels Found: Boletes
General Information: Are these boletes? If not what kind of mushrooms are they?
Chris' Comments: very bitter
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 18, 2014  
M Hilliard
General Location: Highlands NC
International/State: North Carolina
Other Mushrooms: Fish Caps (Lactarius Volemus)
General Information: Over 4th of July weekend found chants, chickens and several fish caps
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 18, 2014  
Name: Phil McCormack
General Location: Mixed woods
International/State: Maine
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: Cauliflower?
General Information: Not quite sure of this, Cauliflower?
Chris' Comments: no, pic is a bit blurry are there gills or pores?
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 17, 2014  
Name: jeremy
General Location: brown county
International/State: Indiana
Other Mushrooms: chanterelles
General Information: Another good load of chants left lots more to grow.
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 17, 2014  
Name: jeremy
General Location: brown county
International/State: Indiana
Other Mushrooms: chanterelles
General Information: Another good load of chants left lots more to grow.
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 17, 2014  
Name: Richard Espo
General Location: Leeburg fl
International/State: Florida
General Information: brown button.Are these mushrooms edible?
Chris' Comments: ringless honey mushrooms
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 16, 2014  
Brenda
General Location: Ozarks
International/State: Missouri
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: Unknown
General Information: Don't know what it is but I think it's awesome. Wait, I think all mushrooms are awesome in some way lol
Chris' Comments: peppery lactarius sp
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 16, 2014  
Brenda
General Location: Ozarks
International/State: Missouri
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: Beautiful strange unknown
General Information: This is beautiful. Don't know what kind it is. Found awesome mushrooms today.
Chris' Comments: old bitter bolete
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 16, 2014  
Name: BZubrisky
General Location: mixed forest
International/State: International
General Information: chantrelles, tiny oyster, I think a porcini or king bolete (?) and also am thinking lobster (?). First finds for bolete and possible lobster - if a lobster it has parasitisized another mushroom but if so are all lobsters edible? How would you know what the original mushroom was?
Chris' Comments: bitter bolete and maybe small oyster
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 16, 2014  
Name: Brian koterba
General Location: Carroll County
International/State: Ohio
Other Mushrooms: Black staining poly pores, chanterelles, oysters, crown tip coral
General Information: Found and mixed hardwoods curious if this bolette is bitter or not ? Thank you for your time and I love this website
Chris' Comments: leccinum sp, edible
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 16, 2014  
Name: Richard Espo
General Location: Leeburg fl
International/State: Florida
Other Mushrooms: brown buttons
General Information: what kind are they and are they edible?
Chris' Comments: may be ringless honeys, need a spore print and pic of underside
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 16, 2014  
Name: Richard Espo
General Location: Leeburg fl
International/State: Florida
Other Mushrooms: brown buttons
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 15, 2014  
Name: jeremy
General Location: brown county
International/State: Indiana
Other Mushrooms: chanterelles
General Information: Found 40 pounds today may be good as 2006
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 15, 2014  
Name: Sonny
General Location: SE PA
International/State: Pennsylvania
Other Mushrooms: Chicken of the Woods
General Information: Found about 12lbs of Chicken of the Woods on an Oak tree. It was on someone's front yard. I knocked on the door and asked permission. Great road side find
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 13, 2014  
Name: jt
General Location: eastern
International/State: Ohio
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: o
Other Mushrooms: oyster
General Information: 5-6# on dead hickory logs
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 10, 2014  
Name: Brian & Nicole
General Location:
International/State: Vermont
Other Mushrooms: Chanterelles, Black trumpets, Porcini, hedgehogs, Caesar's amanita and a variety of russula
General Information: Up 40# of chanterelles on the year so far, A little over 10 # in this picture. Filled my basket on every chanterelle foray so far. A few other mushrooms are starting to pop up but were too small or too few to bother with. Well besides the bug free porcini, i took that home.
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 10, 2014  
Name: J.Reinhardt
General Location: lancaster
International/State: Pennsylvania
General Information: Could not positively ID this shroom first I thought it was in the Sparassis family but now I'm clueless...
Chris' Comments: black staining polypore, good edible
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 8, 2014  
Brian koterba
General Location: Carroll county
International/State: Ohio
General Information: Top view. 7 inches tall., 5 inches across
Chris' Comments: maybe platterful mushroom but would have to have a spore print... etc
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 8, 2014  
Name: Brian Koterba
General Location: Carroll County
International/State: Ohio
General Information: Found on ground around deciduous trees would like to know name and edibility please thank you and I love your website
Chris' Comments: hard to say with just that picture, doesn't appear to be a choice edible
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 6, 2014  
Name: Beck
General Location:
International/State: Vermont
Other Mushrooms: Goldens, 1 lobster, old boletus & hemlock varnish shelf
General Information: 2 lbs of goldens in total from the first 2 early spots!!
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 6, 2014  
Name: Beck
General Location: VT
International/State: None_given
Other Mushrooms: Chantys!!
General Information: First look at my early spots. Looking good for 2014
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 6, 2014  
Name: Peg
General Location: South central
International/State: Pennsylvania
Other Mushrooms: Is this a bitter bolete?
General Information: I hope the picture comes thru
Chris' Comments: yes prob bitter
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 6, 2014  
Name: mushroom lady
General Location: United States
International/State: New Jersey
General Information: Went for a walk at a local park after a major rain storm and Chanterelle's covered the ground all around a group of Oak Tree's. I had to be careful where I walked not to step on them.
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 6, 2014  
Name: Brian & Nicole
General Location: Northern Vermont
International/State: None_given
Other Mushrooms: Chanterelles
General Information: Filled my basket two days in a row, just under 15#. Some of my early spots were the best i have ever seen them. One spot that usually has about 30, had more like 200. Was pretty awesome to see. Going out tomorrow will take some pics this time.
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 5, 2014  
Name: Larry
General Location: Floyd
International/State: Virginia
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: Chanterelles and lobster mushrooms.
General Information: Lots of orange out there.
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 5, 2014  
Name: Lindsey
General Location: Beach
International/State: Georgia
Other Mushrooms: Bolete
General Information: Blue staining bolete. Any idea if it's edible?
Chris' Comments: no pic
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 5, 2014  
Brenda
General Location: Ozarks
International/State: Missouri
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: Boletes?
General Information: Hi Chris, What are these chubby guys? And can w eat them? They have no gills just smooth like flesh underneath. Thanks p.s. I did what it says in all your great compiled information and cooked up a few of the Chants I found (As I had never eaten them before) no side effects! So now I am eating them well in good health. Trying to figure out how to dry some without a dehydrator. Having fun out there finding so many awesome new things.
Chris' Comments: probably tylopilus species and most likely very bitter
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 4, 2014  
Leszek
General Location: north of Toronto (Ontario, Canada)
International/State: International
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: 8 boletes, 1 Leccinum (red-capped scaber stalk)
General Information: What an excitement!!! My first boletus this year. (Last year it was almost 3 weeks earlier). Today I found 8 Boletus edulis and 1 Leccinum aurantiacum. (Almost every boletus had the maggots inside of it). They just started to pop up. Hope to get much more next week. Already booked a day off at work !!
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 4, 2014  
Name: Leonard Keeney
General Location: Ozarks
International/State: Missouri
Other Mushrooms: 22 LOBSTER!
General Information: Looking for chants and trumpets.. a BUST But found a few lobsters
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 4, 2014  
Name: JMG in NC
General Location: North Carolina
International/State: North Carolina
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: Chantrells
General Information: 5.2 oz!
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 4, 2014  
Name: JMG in NC
General Location: North Carolina
International/State: North Carolina
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: Lobsters!
General Information: Lobsterfest! 6.2 lb of lobsters this morning.
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 3, 2014  
Name: Buddy
General Location: Western foothills
International/State: North Carolina
Morels Found: None
False Morels: None
Other Mushrooms: Chanterelles
General Information: Got out again today for an hour or so, and was wondering if these on the right are peach rather than golden? A few non buggy smooths at the bottom, and what I believe are cinnabarinus? Have never tried eating the red before, but have heard they are good. Black trumpets should be just around the corner here. Can't wait!
Chris' Comments: yes they are