Date Reported: Dec 16, 2014  
Name: DP
General Location: SW MO
International/State: Missouri
Other Mushrooms: Oysters
General Information: Found the smaller ones on Saturday and the larger ones today. Around 15 pounds. Fried oysters with homemade soup for dinner tonight!
Chris' Comments: wow
 

       
Date Reported: Dec 16, 2014  
joe
General Location: Bay Area
International/State: California
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: Chanterelles, Boletes
General Information: Is this a red pored bolete? Under an oak, seems old, flesh is yellow turning brown. Thanks!
Chris' Comments: no pic
 

       
Date Reported: Dec 16, 2014  
joe
General Location: Bay Area
International/State: California
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: Chanterelles, Boletes
General Information: Found this under a mature oak, it is very dense, firm. No bleeding in the cap. Any ideas? Thanks
Chris' Comments: see the rusty cobbweb under cap? this is typicalof cortinarius, poisonous
 

       
Date Reported: Dec 16, 2014  
Name: Jeff
General Location: Santa Rosa
International/State: California
Morels Found: Lots
General Information: Landscape morels
 

       
Date Reported: Dec 16, 2014  
Name: Facebook post
General Location: Greece
International/State: International
Morels Found: 1
General Information: One morel found in greece
 

       
Date Reported: Dec 14, 2014  
Name: Rob Ralston
General Location: Santa Cruz mountains
International/State: California
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: Chantrelles
General Information: December California gold! 80 in 2 hours they are everywhere best in years with the rain! Many small ones coming up also!
 

       
Date Reported: Dec 14, 2014  
Name: Jaspe russo
General Location: Grand Prairie
International/State: Texas
General Information: Is this a morel mushroom?
Chris' Comments: stinkhorn
 

       
Date Reported: Dec 13, 2014  
Name: Eric & Jen Chandler
General Location: Silverdale
International/State: Washington
Other Mushrooms: Hegehogs, Winter Chanterelles, Yellow Chants, Lobsters, and Russulas
General Information: Went to our other fave place today, on a hunch that even with two hard freezes, we could find a few late'shrooms. Found lots of hedgehogs (some are 3" across !), winter chanterelles, and 5 yellow chants. Beautiful day and very few people at the park. We ran across another couple doing 'shrooms...they found the same ones we did, plus a Lobster 'shroom! We saw several Lobsters, but they were toast, along with some monster yellow chants that got whacked by the last freeze. Yeppir....'shroomin this late is neat!!!
Chris' Comments: nice, great year there
 

       
Date Reported: Dec 13, 2014  
Name: Aaron
General Location: Goldedale
International/State: Washington
General Information: Here is a picture of the underside of my earlier picture.
Chris' Comments: they look a little like oysters but also could be huge lactarius, just unable to make an def id online
 

       
Date Reported: Dec 11, 2014  
Name: David Weldon
General Location: United States
International/State: Texas
General Information: Can you identify this mushroom? I found this in North Texas and know nothing about mushrooms. It weighs about 20 pounds and is approx. 20 inches in diameter. Thanks for your help.
Chris' Comments: sorry no pic
 

       
Date Reported: Dec 7, 2014  
Name: Danny Smih
General Location: On fallen hardwood
International/State: Georgia
Morels Found: None
False Morels: None
Other Mushrooms: Oysters?
General Information: Fallen tree is still producing new oysters.
Chris' Comments: yes
 

       
Date Reported: Dec 4, 2014  
Name: YG
General Location: Pacific coast CA
International/State: California
Morels Found: N
False Morels: N
Other Mushrooms: Boletes
 

       
Date Reported: Dec 2, 2014  
Name: Danny Smith
General Location: On fallen hardwood tog
International/State: Georgia
Morels Found: No
False Morels: No
Other Mushrooms: Oysters?
General Information: I am pretty sure these are oysters. Checking a spore print for certainty.
Chris' Comments: yes
 

       
Date Reported: Dec 1, 2014  
joe
General Location: Bay Area
International/State: California
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: Boletes, Russulas
General Information: Growing at the base of a dead elm tree Stalks are tough, mildly fibrous Tasted small portion raw and was not bitter Are these Honeys?
Chris' Comments: yes
 

       
Date Reported: Dec 1, 2014  
Name: Lisa Espada
General Location: Cambridge
International/State: Maryland
General Information: Found this one at a base of a tree. I looked like lion's mane, but getting closer, there were no manes coming out. Looked much more smooth on the surface, but smelled like Lion' Mane.
Chris' Comments: possibly young lions mane
 

       
Date Reported: Nov 28, 2014  
Name: Aaron
General Location: Goldendale,WA
International/State: Washington
Other Mushrooms: ? Don't know what this is.
Chris' Comments: I would have needed to see underside also
 

       
Date Reported: Nov 26, 2014  
Name: Alex
General Location: North coast
International/State: California
Other Mushrooms: Porcini, chanterelles, oysters, black trumpets, prince agaricus, honeys
General Information: King of kings...helmet sized
 

       
Date Reported: Nov 26, 2014  
Name: Alex
General Location: North coast
International/State: California
Other Mushrooms: Honeys
 

       
Date Reported: Nov 26, 2014  
Name: Alex
General Location:
International/State: None_given
General Information: Here's the pic
 

       
Date Reported: Nov 26, 2014  
Name: Alex
General Location: North coast
International/State: California
Other Mushrooms: White king boletus barrowsii
General Information: Haven't seen these in a few years
 

       
Date Reported: Nov 25, 2014  
Name: J rizzle
General Location: Northern California
International/State: California
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: Chanterelles
General Information: Fresh picked and cleaned Chanterelles
 

       
Date Reported: Nov 23, 2014  
Name: Karen
General Location: Northern Oregon coast
International/State: Oregon
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
General Information: Here is a side view
 

       
Date Reported: Nov 23, 2014  
Name: Karen
General Location: Northern Oregon coast
International/State: None_given
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
General Information: Is this a Berkeley's polypore? I found it inside of a hollowed out rotten trunk. There were many Sitka spruce around as well as deciduous trees, so I am not certain what type of tree it was. The consistency of this mushroom is spongy and firm, but not tough...sort of akin to the chanterelles we also found. It is quite heavy, maybe 5 lbs and largest "shelf" is 15 inches in diameter.
Chris' Comments: berkeleys are on deciduous trees, not sure what this is
 

       
Date Reported: Nov 22, 2014  
Name: Davin
General Location: Paradice
International/State: California
Morels Found: None
Other Mushrooms: Not sure
General Information: Found these in my lawn. Lost of stuff popping up this year. Not sure what they are
Chris' Comments: peppery lactarius or russula no good
 

       
Date Reported: Nov 20, 2014  
joe
General Location: United States
International/State: California
Morels Found: nope
Other Mushrooms: Porcini, Zeller's, Shrimp Russula, Chantarelle, slippery jack
General Information: Pores stain Blue, Cap dry and velvety, brown. Bicolor? Edible? Thanks
Chris' Comments: suillus sp edible
 

       
Date Reported: Nov 17, 2014  
Name: Jeff g
General Location: Northern calif coast
International/State: California
General Information: Morels in november
 

       
Date Reported: Nov 16, 2014  
Name: Chris
General Location: Wichita
International/State: Kansas
Other Mushrooms: Shaggy mane
General Information: Coprinus comatus.... Delicous!
 

       
Date Reported: Nov 15, 2014  
Name: Rick Ulrich
General Location: Fort Ord
International/State: None_given
Other Mushrooms: Lepiota rachodes ??? Shaggy Parasol ?
General Information: 3rd Picture of my original posting.
Chris' Comments: certainly looks like it
 

       
Date Reported: Nov 15, 2014  
Name: Rick Ulrich
General Location: Fort Ord
International/State: California
Other Mushrooms: Lepiota rachodes ??? Shaggy Parasol ?
General Information: Looks and has the majority of characteristics listed in David Arora's Pocket Guide. A second opinion is Always welcome!
Chris' Comments: it appears to be but do a spore print to be certain that it is not green
 

       
Date Reported: Nov 15, 2014  
Name: Alex
General Location: North coast
International/State: California
Other Mushrooms: King boletes
General Information: I dream of porcini
Chris' Comments: nice
 

       
Date Reported: Nov 14, 2014  
Name: Davin schreindl
General Location: Paradise
International/State: California
Morels Found: None
False Morels: None
Other Mushrooms: ????
General Information: Here is a mature one and a spore print. Spore print is greenish brown.
Chris' Comments: you have stumped me onthis one
 

       
Date Reported: Nov 13, 2014  
Name: Rick
General Location: East side of a dying maple tree
International/State: Kentucky
Other Mushrooms: Are these chicken in the woods?
Chris' Comments: oysters and look prime
 

       
Date Reported: Nov 12, 2014  
Name: gerald mixon
General Location: berkeley county
International/State: South Carolina
General Information: found it growing under some pines in open area
Chris' Comments: amanita species, poisonous
 

       
Date Reported: Nov 8, 2014  
Name: Ben Starr
General Location: Urban park, Dallas area
International/State: Texas
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: Oysters, Jack o Lanterns, Clitocybes, Lion's Mane
General Information: My first Lion's Mane find! On a living oak tree wound. Almost 5 pounds!
Chris' Comments: nice
 

       
Date Reported: Nov 7, 2014  
Name: Davin Schreindl
General Location: Butte county
International/State: California
Morels Found: None
False Morels: None
Other Mushrooms: ?
General Information: Found under pines
Chris' Comments: hard to say in this young button stage
 

       
Date Reported: Nov 6, 2014  
Name: greg
General Location: portland
International/State: Oregon
General Information: Found in fairly new bark dust growing in shrubs. Pink gills. I'm thinking agaricus something
Chris' Comments: yes it is
 

       
Date Reported: Nov 3, 2014  
Name: Eric Baker
General Location: Eastern Pennsylvania
International/State: Pennsylvania
Morels Found: Chicken In The Woods
General Information: Hi Chris, Have a couple healthy specimens of what I believe are Chicken In The Woods mushrooms attached to base of nearly 200-year old Oak tree. Probably need to be picked this week prior to freeze forecast this weekend here in Martins Creek, Pennsylvania. 6370 Del Haven Road Bangor, PA 18013 One is a beauty - pretty straight shelf formation that builds from base with nearly foot x foot x 6" deep meaty dimensions. Beautiful orangish rings!! The other is similar little dude, appetizer size!! Honestly, believe these may be worth conducting a filmed "foray". Taping a PA-episode while gathering, preparing and possibly consuming said species at our humble-abode? Harvesting and Marketing episode on the United Mushroom Marketplace?? Bring the Morel Mushroom Hunting gang and Camera Crew for foraging fun in the backyard. Beers from America's Oldest Brewery served before, during, and afterwards - What do you think? Must act quickly!! Eric Baker 610.829.1768 (Home) 484.707.2997 (Mobile)
 

       
Date Reported: Nov 2, 2014  
Name: Lisa Weaver
General Location: Southwest Georgia/Decatur County
International/State: Georgia
General Information: Found this growing underneath a Bradford Pear Tree in our front yard. It's about the size of a soccer ball. I've lived here for 30 years and have never seen anything like it.
Chris' Comments: honey mushrooms
 

       
Date Reported: Oct 30, 2014  
Name: Troy Vest
General Location:
International/State: Tennessee
General Information: Hey man - We have these mushrooms that show up in huge blooms every year in the same place. I've got 6-7 that are a good 2' wide. Can you tell me if these are edible? Thoughts on how to cook them? What are they called? If edible, thoughts on how to cook them?
 

       
Date Reported: Oct 26, 2014  
Name: Jennifer Carman
General Location: new freedom, pa
International/State: Pennsylvania
Morels Found: don't know
False Morels: don't know
Other Mushrooms: don't know
General Information: don't have a clue. what are these?
 

       
Date Reported: Oct 25, 2014  
Name: Kathy Priest
General Location: Ocala National Forest
International/State: Florida
General Information: Lived here for 35 years on 10 acres with lots of big oak trees in the Ocala national forest never seen mushrooms like these. Are they the kind of mushrooms that are desired by chiefs called hens and chickens as we have seen on TV?
 

       
Date Reported: Oct 17, 2014  
Name: joni
General Location: Nj
International/State: New Jersey
General Information: Hens coming up as in the past, around the entire beech Tree.
 

       
Date Reported: Oct 17, 2014  
Name: Tiffany
General Location: Central Ohio
International/State: Ohio
Other Mushrooms: Hens, Chickens, Pear-Shaped Puff's, Honey's, Comb Tooth
General Information: Chris, I've emailed you previously regarding a question about Russula's and never got a response (gee, not like you're busy or anything! haha...totally joking!) so I am hoping this will work better...you've responded to a few posts I've made like this in the past. I've thought very hard about this and although this is no doubt going to be one of the most humiliating things I've ever written anyone, I NEED to try. I won't feel good about myself if I don't try every avenue available to me. First off, I am NOT asking for money so please don't hit the "Delete" button yet. I am, rather, hoping you can help me out by doing something a bit out of your norm... I have Lupus, a very aggressive form that for me, attacks and damages/inflames all of my nerves, mainly in my extremities, at least for now, they say. I'm "only" 33yrs old but I've been dealing with this crud since I was 15. My mom has it too so they knew what to look for. It causes damage to her organs. It's very painful and scary emotionally and physically but it's also painful and scary financially. That's where my question comes in (I'm willing to show you proof of my hospital/doctor bills if that would help at all). I found, two days ago, the freshest most beautiful Chicken of the Woods I've ever seen. I'm rather new to this but I've researched the heck out of it this past year in ALL of my spare time. I have almost a dozen books on it and multiple websites bookmarked...I'm seriously hooked...and I've yet to see an image of them that's nicer than these. I'll gladly send you photos if you want them emailed. My pc is being lame right now but I can send them via phone. Anyhow, they have not one bug hole and they're dripping with that clean, clear fluid ya wanna see with Chickens. All 25lbs worth came from a living Elm. Cooked some up and I discovered that I'm now allergic to it, as I am with so many other things. I NEED to sell this so that I can make some much needed money to afford a new bi-weekly IV treatment for my Lupus that my insurance is refusing to pay. It's VERY expensive. I've begun selling as many personal items as I can but I know 'shrooms make money. I'm new to OH (from MI) and don't know anyone around here. As for people in MI...I can't find anyone who's in to eating mushrooms. I also have a couple hundred Puff Balls, about two hundred PRISTINE Honey's (ZERO bug bites...they are book photo worthy, every single one), a Comb Tooth that is seriously perfect and a few beautiful, perfect Hens. I have a spot that I can continue going back to in order to get probably another 200 Honey's and Puff's, each. Please, please...could you possibly ask around, considering that you no doubt have a zillion contacts here in the greater Columbus, OH area, for anyone who would buy any of these? Moreso, would you be willing to make a post on your website or send out a mass email to all of us regarding it? I would be more than willing to send you a percentage of anything I make. I'm an honest person and although I'm beyond desperate at this point to make money, I will never be willing to do illegal things for it. So basically, that leaves me with selling my personal items, trying to sell my homemade soap I make (it's pretty good stuff, actually!) and trying to sell these mushrooms. I keep posting on Craigslist but it keeps getting removed :/ I hope you understand why I am coming to you with this. I know you're a busy guy and that you and your wife don't know me from nothin' so I understand if you can't...but if you were able to help me get the word out/try to find people to buy these, there are honestly no words to explain how appreciative and life-changing it would be for me. I was let go from my last job due to budget cuts and have been searching hard for another one but have had zero luck. I'm behind on bills and have had to allow my parent's to help me which is very difficult for me to deal with. They should enjoying their retirement, not having to help me with money. You have my email in this post (I think the mass emails you send out go to my other one which is Tiffany Flint 81 at gmail but they are connected so it doesn't really matter). The email I wrote up above is the one I use for public things so even if you could just help me by making a post here in the "Submit a Report" section with the wcwn....etc.....email for everyone to see to contact me at, along with a little info ( I don't mind if you throw in the Lupus stuff...I'm not ashamed of it, just ashamed that I'm having to finally accept that I can't deal with it alone) about what types I have, that would be amazing. I truly hope you can help me, either by posting something or asking some of the people you no doubt know in the area. I need this treatment so badly. I elected a few years ago to stop taking the pain medication the docs insisted I needed because I didn't like what it was doing to my life. I have stayed strong and no matter how badly I'm hurting, I've never touched another pain pill...and believe me, there've been times that I've wanted to crawl out of my skin from how bad it hurts lol. So basically, I can't take anything stronger than my Cymbalta and Ibuprofren. These IV treatments have helped my mom so much with her pain, I'm hoping it will help me with mine. I have a whole life ahead of me but right now it seems very daunting. I'm beyond hopeful these treatments will make me once again thankful. Thank you for reading this, if you did. I'm sorry if I sound whiny or pathetic, I am honestly a pretty kick-arse person, haha...but this message required me to be honest about my intentions and reasons, no matter how ashamed I am. Thank you.
 

       
Date Reported: Oct 16, 2014  
Name: Cindy
General Location: central indiana
International/State: Indiana
Morels Found: 1 very bright pink morel type..stem pink.. head pink with black spots in the groves
General Information: This is the wildest mushroom I have ever seen...not sure what it is..or if toxic..any help out there?
 

       
Date Reported: Oct 14, 2014  
Name: Mike H
General Location: Central Ohio
International/State: Ohio
Other Mushrooms: Chicken of the woods
General Information: Is this chicken of the woods?
 

       
Date Reported: Oct 14, 2014  
Name: Jack Flint
General Location: Grass Yard
International/State: Washington
General Information: Any idea what these are that grow in my front yard each year?
 

       
Date Reported: Oct 14, 2014  
Name: Terry Shaffer
General Location: McCordsville
International/State: Indiana
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: Oysters found on dead Hickory's ?
General Information: These have fruited the last two years. This time one bunch was low enough to knock down.
 

       
Date Reported: Oct 13, 2014  
Name: joni blanchard
General Location: NJ/NY border
International/State: New Jersey
Other Mushrooms: Hens
General Information: So dry I had to travel East to pick Hens but worth it, made a few trips and a fridge filled
 

       
Date Reported: Oct 12, 2014  
Name: Eric & Jen Chandler
General Location: Kitsap Peninsula & Near Town of Steilacoom
International/State: Washington
Other Mushrooms: Polypores & Boletes
General Information: At a park on the Kitsap Peninsula found White Cheese Polypore, Zeller's, Blue Staining & Lakes Boletes, along w/a variety of small 'shrooms. Near Steilacoom found many Zeller's of the perfect size to eat, along w/a large grouping of Angel's Wings. Also found the start of a large colony of Chicken Polypores and several groups of Lemon-Yellow Pholiota...all on the same Alder log. Saw many other small 'shrooms, even one type that was growing on an old Doug Fir cone. One last find....three, young, white turkey carcasses that had been there awhile...likely too much for someone to handle in their backyard.
 

       
Date Reported: Oct 12, 2014  
Name: Mike Cook
General Location: Cedar Springs Michigan
International/State: Michigan