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
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 3, 2014  
Name: Jon Bieri
General Location: Grand Rapids
International/State: Michigan
Other Mushrooms: Boletes
General Information: Trying to ID these bolete. Near a hickory tree. Dark brown cap. Reddish brown. Wrinkled. Yellow flesh and tubes. Stalk yellow streaked with light brown. Very slight bruise blue at base of stem. Rest if mushroom does not stain. Mild taste
Chris' Comments: not sure on exact species but I would eat the hell out of them!
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 2, 2014  
Brenda
General Location: Ozarks
International/State: Missouri
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: False Chanterelles vs common Chanterelles
General Information: Hey Chris I have been finding loads of Chanterelles. My neighbors had these, the ones on the right growing in their yard. They have real fine gills unlike the ones I have been finding. Can you confirm that the ones on the right are false Chanterelles? Also found a fat bolete.
Chris' Comments: both are chantys
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 2, 2014  
Name: Buddy
General Location: Western Foothills
International/State: North Carolina
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: Golden Chanterelles
General Information: First post. Love the site. Thank you. I have been harvesting quite a few smooths for the last week or two, and today managed to get out after work for a bit on a foray strictly for goldens as most of the smooths are becoming buggy. These are what we call goldens around here and having eaten them many times I hope we are correct. This year we have had just enough rain and the quality seem very nice compared to last. I found them all in valley floors under Poplar, Hickory, and White Oak.
Chris' Comments: nice
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 2, 2014  
Name: Pedro
General Location:
International/State: Ohio
Other Mushrooms: Lobster, black trumpets and chanterelles
General Information: Our summer season is just starting in my area of Ohio
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 1, 2014  
Name: Fbrem
General Location: Shelby Co
International/State: Tennessee
Other Mushrooms: Smooth chanterelles
General Information: They are poppin' in west TN
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 1, 2014  
Name: Tiffany
General Location:
International/State: Ohio
General Information: Forgot about these. Seemingly growing in just dirt. Were completely white. No strong smell. Thick, hard stem. Attached, close together gills.
Chris' Comments: not sure
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 1, 2014  
Name: Tiffany
General Location:
International/State: Ohio
General Information: I have to do a spore print on these still. I've been finding the red ones everywhere. Russula? The darker purple capped ones I'm not sure at all. And the orange ones...are they a form of tiny Chanterelles? I'm sure people like me drive you nuts and I apologize for not being able to do my own research. I wish I had more time so I could post a photo of all the shrooms I've found out there but I've gotta pick for my trip to MI. I'm sorry that the photo isn't the best but even if you could give me some direction that'd rock! Thanks!
Chris' Comments: yes C minor, red russulas are peppery but purple marron green ones are good
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 1, 2014  
Name: Tiffany
General Location:
International/State: Ohio
General Information: Hi there! I found a spot that would make a Mycologist wet their pants! At least 40 different types of fungi. My problem is that I have an eye infection and can't read very well right now to identify...plus, I second guess myself like crazy. I have two photos to post. The first are def Boletes and I think one is a King?
Chris' Comments: no kings but center and right are good ones may be B seperans
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 1, 2014  
Name: Tiffany
General Location:
International/State: Ohio
General Information: Hi there! I found a spot that would make a Mycologist wet their pants! At least 40 different types of fungi. My problem is that I have an eye infection and can't read very well right now to identify...plus, I second guess myself like crazy. I have two photos to post. The first are def Boletes and I think one is a Long?
Chris' Comments: no pic
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 1, 2014  
Andy
General Location: SW Michigan
International/State: Michigan
Morels Found: 0
Other Mushrooms: Chaga?
General Information: Chris, is this Chaga? Found on river birch trees hanging from smaller branches. I know what Chaga looks like on the main tree trunk, but not sure about this form. If it is Chaga - is there a market for it? I can harvest pounds of the stuff.
Chris' Comments: no sorry
 

       
Date Reported: Jun 30, 2014  
Name: Jason
General Location: raleigh
International/State: North Carolina
Morels Found: none
False Morels: none
Other Mushrooms: chanterelle?
General Information: trying again...went back to same spot and found many more, fresher. can you confirm?
Chris' Comments: yes
 

       
Date Reported: Jun 29, 2014  
Name: Jason
General Location: Raleigh
International/State: North Carolina
Morels Found: none
False Morels: none
Other Mushrooms: chanterelle?
General Information: found this in the woods near my house - i'm pretty convinced it's chanterelle - stem flesh is white, gills (barely raised) appear to fork, smells like fine dining... can you confirm?
Chris' Comments: maybe but in poor condition hard to tell
 

       
Date Reported: Jun 29, 2014  
Brenda
General Location: Ozarks
International/State: Missouri
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: Chanterelles
General Information: Chris, some of these have slender gills as pictured, the ones on the right in the first pic. The other pile have more smoother undersides and seem to be a little thicker. All the stems are solid though. Are these all Chanterelles? And, are they all edible? There are so many that it is bizarre. I had to run my 4 wheeler over dozens of them in order to get down the trails.
Chris' Comments: I found six dif species of chanterelles today in the same woods
 

       
Date Reported: Jun 29, 2014  
Brenda
General Location: Ozarks
International/State: Missouri
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: More Chanterelles
General Information: Chris can I send more pics to you so you can help me identify the difference in these? Thanks
Chris' Comments: smooth and common