Date Reported: Sep 29, 2014  
Name: hugh
General Location: Columbus
International/State: Ohio
Other Mushrooms: hen, chicken
General Information: Otter and picked about 20 perfect hens today and left another 15 or so babies to grow. Despite zero rain and hot, it is a good hen season so far. I think it will be short, though
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 28, 2014  
Name: Rolland
General Location: sw washington
International/State: Washington
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: boletes, chantrelles, lobsters, sullius and hedgehogs
General Information: Spent a few hours up at Mt st Helens this weekend. Planned on bringing home some matsutakes, but a bit early and slim picking. Chantrelles are few and far between as well as boletes. Worms were out in full swing, could have picked well over 200lbs lobsters but happy with 40lbs bug free. Colder weather should put an end to that. Surprised to find 4 hedgehogs this this early. Can't wait for more rain and more chantrelles.
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 28, 2014  
Name: Eric & Jen Chandler
General Location: Near Olympia & Silverdale
International/State: Washington
Other Mushrooms: Chants, Fried Chicken, & Lobster
General Information: On first day went to a place we had never been to before near Olympia...found Yellow Chants, Fried Chicken, and a Lobster. Second day went to our fave place and found mostly White Chants and a few Yellows. Total take was: 135 Whites, 118 Yellows, 12 Fried Chicken, and one Lobster. Several of the whites and yellows were huge...running about 5-inches across and 6-inches high. Had to quit on the second trek because our baskets were full. Will go again in a week or so to see what other goodies the forest has to offer.
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 28, 2014  
Name: A. ward
General Location: Shelbyville
International/State: Illinois
General Information: Found this about a foot off of base of oak tree.The underside has no gills and is white or a very light yellow. Is this a chicken of the woods.
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 27, 2014  
Name: Manny
General Location: Treasure Coast
International/State: Florida
Other Mushrooms: I need help I.D.
General Information: I was cleaning up the yard when i saw these guys next to the over ground lot next door. They leave a yellow stain on the newspaper and smell fresh and earthy. growing in grass after a few days of rain. Thank you for your time.
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 27, 2014  
Name: Ken
General Location: eastern wa
International/State: Washington
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: Shaggy mane?
General Information: Hey Chris- wondering what these look like and if they might be edible?
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 26, 2014  
Name: Val
General Location: United States
International/State: Minnesota
Other Mushrooms: can't identify those - any idea?
General Information: white to milky beige tops, white gills...
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 25, 2014  
Name: Tuck
General Location: 10 miles east of Chinook Pass
International/State: Washington
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: King boletes, matsutakes, chants, hedgehogs, shrimp russulas
General Information: Over the last three weeks found a few chants, a very few puny hedgehogs, some decent matsutakes, and a fair number of shrimp russulas and kings. Things have been dry, though, and in the past week have only found viable shrooms over 4000 feet (except for the shrimp russulas). Did find one aspen bolete at said altitude, but there were no aspens nearby. On irrigated grass, found good numbers of shaggy manes and a. campestris yesterday in Yakima. Have found a few shaggies in the mountains growing on the shoulders of forest roads, but didn't find them in time. Things have been drying up, but rains are underway again, so I think October will be good.
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 24, 2014  
Name: Eric & Jen Chandler
General Location: Mt Rainier area
International/State: Washington
Other Mushrooms: Many varieties
General Information: Did a half-moon trip around the mountain, stopping at several places to explore for 'shrooms. Kind of slim pickings with all the recent dry weather. However, managed to pick and keep a few Chants and one White King Bolete. Found several Admirable Boletes, but they were wormy. Also discovered a batch of Kurotake and Pear Shaped Puffballs. Also saw Short-stemmed, Comb, and Emetic Russula, along with an old Milky Cap (Delicious or Red-Juice), as well as some other types we've never seen and are uncertain as to identity. Was a fun trip.
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 23, 2014  
Name: troy
General Location: woods
International/State: Indiana
Other Mushrooms: puffball
General Information: this weighs 8lbs and is approx. 18" across can i eat it
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 23, 2014  
Dave S
General Location: Lorain County
International/State: Ohio
Other Mushrooms: Horse Agaricus
General Information: One more of the seven edible species found in my yard. Unfortunately this was from my neighbors yard across the street and he uses a lawn fertilizing service.
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 23, 2014  
Name: Sara
General Location: KC
International/State: Missouri
Other Mushrooms: Hen of the Woods
General Information: Found 3 baby hens on 9-22-14.
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 22, 2014  
Name: Steve
General Location: Mid mo
International/State: Missouri
Morels Found: O
False Morels: O
Other Mushrooms: Suillus sp.?
General Information: Found under pine in mid mo today. A LOT of them. Not staining blue, pleasant taste, a handsome mushroom, but cautiousness preventing me from harvesting them. Please help so I can pick a couple of armfuls!
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 22, 2014  
Name: Rob
General Location:
International/State: Missouri
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: Cauliflower?
General Information: I'm not sure if this is a cauliflower or not?
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 20, 2014  
Bud
General Location:
International/State: Minnesota
General Information: Orange with white specks. 8 inch diameter, gills. North MN.
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 19, 2014  
Name: Bruce
General Location: Midwest
International/State: Iowa
General Information: Stumbled across this? Looks familiar so I've probably seen one on your amazing site.
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 19, 2014  
Name: fort
General Location: south ga
International/State: Georgia
Other Mushrooms: chanterelles and bradleys
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 18, 2014  
Name: Tony
General Location: Toronto
International/State: International
Other Mushrooms: not sure
General Information: orange color with some greenish in the stem. hollow stem
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 18, 2014  
Name: Monica
General Location: Bremerton
International/State: Washington
Other Mushrooms: I have searched for hours???
General Information: Please help, NO clue what this mushroom is, thanks Chris!
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 18, 2014  
Name: Lisa Espada
General Location: Carderock
International/State: Maryland
Other Mushrooms: Oysters
General Information: Jelly like looking mushrooms found in clumps on the ground. Do you know what they are and if they are edible?
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 17, 2014  
Dave S
General Location: Lorain County
International/State: Ohio
Other Mushrooms: Oysters
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 17, 2014  
Name: Eric & Jen Chandler
General Location: Silverdale
International/State: Washington
Other Mushrooms: Chants & Pollypores
General Information: Found about 1lb of whites & yellows at our 'shroom place after LOTS of hunting in the bushes. Also found a couple of polypores I've not seen before. One I could id is the White Cheese...smelled like a mild cheese. The other is a large and tall stalked polypore (6 inches tall and wide...see pic). Interestingly, hardly any other kind of 'shrooms found...likely due to the hot, dry weather we've been experiencing for some time. However, today we are due for a stint of rain, and will have some for a couple of days maybe. Will check out our place in a couple of days to see what is brought out.
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 17, 2014  
Name: G-SHROOMER
General Location: grand rapids
International/State: Michigan
General Information: any word on these species?
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 15, 2014  
Name: Roberta Roberts
General Location: Back yard
International/State: California
General Information: Not sure what kind of mushroom this is but they have been turning up in my yard lately. Would you have any idea? Much appreciated. Roberta
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 15, 2014  
Jimmy & Loi
General Location: Forsyth County
International/State: Georgia
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: meadow and horse
General Information: In grass after big rains.
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 15, 2014  
Name: Todd M
General Location: Rome
International/State: Georgia
Other Mushrooms: don't know
General Information: also found this on Saturday hunting. The cap has a diameter of 8 inches. found two more later in the day, same kind, same size. the bugs sure do like them. You can see some other mushrooms growing underneath the cap.
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 15, 2014  
Name: Barb and bill
General Location: richmond and liberty
International/State: Indiana
Other Mushrooms: old man of the woods
General Information: Found quite a bit of these
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 15, 2014  
Name: Todd M
General Location: Rome
International/State: Georgia
Morels Found: none
Other Mushrooms: don't knbnow
General Information: i was hunting for opening Bow season this past Saturday, and I found this mushroom, with a pine tree growing in the middle. it's about the size of a small soccer ball. Don't know what it is.
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 14, 2014  
Name: Ben Starr
General Location: Silverton
International/State: Colorado
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: Aspen Boletes, 4 lbs
General Information: Closely related to the porcini. They were delicious!
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 14, 2014  
Name: roger turner
General Location:
International/State: Kentucky
General Information: What are these? I found them hunting in Northern Ky
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 13, 2014  
Name: Angie
General Location: Southern Ontario
International/State: International
General Information: first hen this year for me. had lots of rain the last 2 days. these 2 are very fresh, about 3.5 pounds.
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 11, 2014  
Name: Melrose
General Location: Michiana
International/State: Michigan
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: 1 chicken of the woods and many corals(?)
General Information: Wondering is these are edible coral?
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 11, 2014  
Name: todd
General Location: NW
International/State: Iowa
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: 1
General Information: Growing off the side of a silver maple i do believe not sure on wat it is
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 11, 2014  
Name: Virg Shook
General Location: United States
International/State: New York
Morels Found: 0
General Information: Not sure on these?
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 11, 2014  
Name: Lisa Espada
General Location: Olney
International/State: Maryland
Other Mushrooms: Chicken, Honeys
General Information: Found these under a beech tree around a lake. Their gills turned slightly brown after foraging them. Haven't spored any yet. Scent is good.
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 11, 2014  
Name: Aaron
General Location: Klickitat co.
International/State: Washington
Other Mushrooms: Bolete
General Information: What type of bolete is this?
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 10, 2014  
Name: Aaron
General Location: Mt Adams
International/State: Washington
General Information: A top pic
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 10, 2014  
Name: Patience
General Location: Grassy patch
International/State: Illinois
General Information: It's a huge patch of orange oyster looking mushrooms.wondering if they are edible?
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 9, 2014  
Name: Tim
General Location:
International/State: Minnesota
General Information: Hopefully my first chicken of the woods find?
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 8, 2014  
Name: Rolland
General Location: sw washington
International/State: Washington
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: white and golden chants
General Information: Lack of rain has kept them from really popping, but we still found 5lbs of whites and 3 small goldens. They sure are tough to clean when they're covered with dry fir needles! No pics this outing, but I'll post some when the rain comes.
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 7, 2014  
Name: Gregg & Gaylene
General Location: Eagle Creek
International/State: Indiana
Other Mushrooms: Chants, puff ball, Coral Crown, Russula Rosacia and unidentified
General Information: Hi Chris and others! This site is the best! can you look at and help us id some of these? Please!
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 7, 2014  
Name: kevin
General Location: eastern Iowa
International/State: Iowa
General Information: Found in a fairy ring gilled bottom wire top not sure what it is new to this if not a morel
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 6, 2014  
Name: Sioux City Stu
General Location: Sioux City residential
International/State: Iowa
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
General Information: Chris, I found this beautiful thing on my neighbors Elm tree. Think 'tis an oyster because it doesn't have any markings for a pheasant back. (maybe it's too young?) What is your favorite way to cook this one up?
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 5, 2014  
Name: Holly Justesen
General Location: United States
International/State: Wisconsin
Other Mushrooms: Unknown
General Information: Have not seen this before and cannot find info on it. Growing in garden.
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 4, 2014  
Name: John Weide
General Location: Posen
International/State: Michigan
Other Mushrooms: Coral,lobster,oyster,chanterelles
General Information: Since two weeks ago,when the weather became more humid with rains,we have been finding many late summer shrooms.here is some corals i picked today.lots of these out there.
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 2, 2014  
Name: Anti-m
General Location: United States
International/State: Oregon
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: Chanterelles!
General Information: A little early for the PNW. Many were molding, unfortunately, but got a good basketfull to make ravioli.
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 1, 2014  
Name: John Kwei
General Location: backyard in the bamboo grove, Los Altos, Calif
International/State: California
Morels Found: in the bamboo groves in my backyard.
General Information: I was found under the groves of bamboos in my backyard, this month and last month. It has strong smell and the crown pores has blackish juice with strong smell. both stem and crown are hallow specially the stem. The first found was not photographed and left in the open area uder the sun over night and disappeared. I twas a huge on at least 6 inches high and with the crown fully grown and full of back juice. guess the small animal ate it. The photograph I attached is a small one with crown half open. I washed the black juice and the it still smell like crazy. Can you tell me if it is edible. Sincerely
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 1, 2014  
Name: MNSTICKS
General Location:
International/State: None_given
Other Mushrooms: Yes
General Information: My guess is pink oyster, but I have never found one here. Found a couple growing on my woodpile (ash). Has a pink top, pink gills, and pink flesh, off-white/yellow spore print. Everything fits what I've read save for the pink flesh. Smells similar to the white oysters we typically find here.
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 1, 2014  
Name: monique
General Location: mount charleston vegas
International/State: Nevada
General Information: they are all white found under the dirt in wooded mountain area I want to make sure they are edible :)
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 1, 2014  
Name: Myron Wasiuta
General Location: Spotsylvania
International/State: Virginia
General Information: Lumpy cap surface not slimy. Underside has thick branching gills. Cap is about 3 inches across.