Date Reported: Aug 8, 2014  
Name: Brigitte
General Location: mixed woods northern ny
International/State: New York
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: unknown name
General Information: Chris, not much to go by, but would you have a clue as to what kind of mushroom this may be. Sorry I didn't get more pics of the underside. Thank you
Chris' Comments: maybe old lobster or a bolete
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 6, 2014  
Sandra
General Location: Yard
International/State: Oklahoma
Other Mushrooms: ?
General Information: Here is another mushroom I found in my yard. Can you tell me what this is and if edible. Thanks
Chris' Comments: not edible
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 6, 2014  
Sandra
General Location: Yard
International/State: Oklahoma
Other Mushrooms: ?
General Information: Hi Chris, Can you tell me what this is and if it is edible. It has a cinnamon colored spore print.
Chris' Comments: not a common known edible
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 6, 2014  
Name: Erick
General Location:
International/State: Pennsylvania
General Information: Chris, is this a hen of the woods or a cauliflower mushroom??? It is about 12 inches in diameter and looks very fresh.
Chris' Comments: yes it is
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 6, 2014  
Name: Eva
General Location:
International/State: New Jersey
General Information: Yey! In my neighbor's yard!
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 5, 2014  
Name: Heil
General Location: Dayton
International/State: Ohio
Other Mushrooms: Armillaria tabescens Ringless Honey Mushroom
General Information: Here is a photo of the gills that I think are the ringless honey's. I have been searching for this mushroom for a couple years now and I hope I'm right on this find.
Chris' Comments: it does look like ringless
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 5, 2014  
Name: Heil
General Location: Dayton
International/State: Ohio
Other Mushrooms: Armillaria tabescens Ringless Honey Mushroom
General Information: After all these years I have ran across a patch of the Ringless Honey mushrooms or at least I'm hoping this is what they are and I feel pretty confident on this ID, am I right Chris? Great show you got going on!
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 4, 2014  
Name: Patrick
General Location: Hot Springs
International/State: Arkansas
General Information: In mulch on the west side of house. What are they? This was slimy underneath and smelled like poo.
Chris' Comments: maybe an old bolete
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 4, 2014  
Name: Patrick
General Location: Hot Springs
International/State: Arkansas
General Information: in mulch on west side of house. What are they?
Chris' Comments: ?
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 4, 2014  
Name: Patrick
General Location: Hot Springs
International/State: Arkansas
General Information: in mulch on west side of house.What are they?
Chris' Comments: russula sp
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 4, 2014  
Name: Patrick
General Location: Hot Springs
International/State: Arkansas
General Information: I mulch on west side of house. ?
Chris' Comments: amanita sp
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 4, 2014  
Name: Patrick
General Location: Hot Springs
International/State: Arkansas
General Information: bright yellow in clumps Cantharellus cibarius?
Chris' Comments: yes
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 4, 2014  
Name: Sonny
General Location: SE Pa
International/State: Pennsylvania
Other Mushrooms: Chanterelles, Chicken of the Woods, Indigo Milk cap, Lobster Mushroom and Puff Balls
General Information: Spent most of the day exploring for new Chanterelle patches and had a great day. Made a nice wild mushroom soup.
Chris' Comments: nice
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 4, 2014  
Name: BlueFasa
General Location: North Central
International/State: Pennsylvania
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: Chanterelles, Oyster mushrooms, Amanita
General Information: Oyster mushrooms are everywhere right now! As for these chanterelles, something had eaten away at the tops too much. Hoping for more fresh ones.
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 4, 2014  
Name: Stephen tapp
General Location: Cecil county
International/State: Maryland
Other Mushrooms: Chicken of the woods
General Information: Big clusters around 10 pounds kinda soft but stiff smell like a regular mushroom. They were growing on the base of a dead tree in a very shaded moist area. From everything I can tell it is chicken of the woods.
Chris' Comments: yes
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 2, 2014  
Name: Bill
General Location: Charlotte
International/State: None_given
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: not sure need help with id
Chris' Comments: all non- edible lactarius
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 31, 2014  
Name: BZubrisky (Hastings Ontario)
General Location:
International/State: International
General Information: One is a bolete, perhaps 2 coloured? The other two were found quite by accident on a rotten stump in the woods by our house...they look and feel like kind oysters you get in the store. Quite heavy and they smell nice! never found before
Chris' Comments: probably a bitter bolete and a peppery lactarius
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 31, 2014  
Name: Stu
General Location: iowa great lakes
International/State: Iowa
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: this strange beast
General Information: stood out like a sore thumb. Never seen anything like this one. Any ideas as to the type?
Chris' Comments: stinkhorn
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 30, 2014  
Name: Eva
General Location:
International/State: New Jersey
General Information: Hi Chris , what is this?
Chris' Comments: bitter bolete
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 29, 2014  
Name: michelle
General Location: mountain woods
International/State: Kentucky
Other Mushrooms: large orange clusters of mushroom
General Information: Ran across a large patch of orange mushrooms. Could they be chantrels or jack o lanterns? They are rather huge and smell like morels.
Chris' Comments: don't think they are chants. cannot not tell for sure based on that photo, I always need a clear top and bottom pic to id
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 29, 2014  
Name: Mariah
General Location: United States
International/State: Washington
Morels Found: 0
Other Mushrooms: Chanterelles!!! and 1 lobster
General Information: We found a few tiny Chants last week before the rains, so waited a week and went back and found a bunch! Also found one lobster.
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 28, 2014  
Name: Sonny
General Location: SE Pa
International/State: Pennsylvania
Other Mushrooms: Golden Chanterelles and Chicken of the Woods
General Information: Second flush from a Chanterelles patch. Found a fresh Chicken of the Woods. Made for an excellent omelette dinner. Btw: I love this site. Helps so much on when and what to look for. Thank you Chris and thank you all for your reports.
Chris' Comments: you are welcome
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 28, 2014  
Name: Michelle Widell
General Location: My back yard
International/State: Illinois
False Morels: 1?
General Information: Looked out my window to see this sticking up out of my yard. Two maples and a pine nearby. May be half free morel? Or false? The 'shroom pulled up out of the earth easily - the base stayed and the step had a conical bottom. Sliced it open and was hollow, stem was very spongey but dense. Cap attached at top only.
Chris' Comments: stinkhorn
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 28, 2014  
Name: matt
General Location: ridge top, rocky
International/State: West Virginia
General Information: lots of rain and the chickens are everywhere. about ten pounds
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 28, 2014  
Name: Mykola
General Location: Irondale, Ontario, Canada
International/State: International
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 1
Other Mushrooms: many
General Information: My First Chanterelle foray of the year,... and I hit the mother load. More than I have ever seen, growing in all shapes and sizes. Needed to pick through the older ones that the slugs devoured, ended up with three bags full, I'd estimate 5-7 lbs picked in an hour and a half. Going back tomorrow, had rain today and many young ones just starting when I was there.
 

       
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