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
 

       
Date Reported: Jun 29, 2014  
Brenda
General Location: Ozarks
International/State: Missouri
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: Chanterelles
General Information: I have these flushing by the pounds. Please help with I.D. Thanks...
Chris' Comments: chanterelles
 

       
Date Reported: Jun 29, 2014  
Name: Eric
General Location: Southwest
International/State: Iowa
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: Lots
General Information: Nice walk in the woods an found young coral Berkeley deer and oysters, than I ran across about a full acre of these. Pretty sure they are pear puffballs
Chris' Comments: yes
 

       
Date Reported: Jun 29, 2014  
Name: Beth
General Location: Michiana
International/State: Indiana
Other Mushrooms: 20
General Information: Found these growing in my yard. I think they are Boletes but don't know safe ones from bad.
Chris' Comments: very bitter bolete
 

       
Date Reported: Jun 29, 2014  
Name: Awful Erik
General Location: Gainesville
International/State: Georgia
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: Smooth Chanterelles
General Information: Found about 2# of chanterelles. Any ideas about this mushroom? Spore print is a ochre. It did exude a bit of white latex from the gills when cut but didn't stain the mushroom.
Chris' Comments: lactarius sp, sure it is peppery
 

       
Date Reported: Jun 29, 2014  
Sandra Leone
General Location: Indiana
International/State: Oklahoma
Morels Found: 0
Other Mushrooms: ?
General Information: Hi Chris, Can you tell me the name of this mushroom and if edible. Thanks
Chris' Comments: not edible, prob clitocybe
 

       
Date Reported: Jun 28, 2014  
Brad
General Location: Northern Ohio
International/State: Ohio
Morels Found: None
False Morels: None
General Information: Chris, Which bolete is this?
Chris' Comments: hard to say based on pic but certain to be delicious
 

       
Date Reported: Jun 28, 2014  
Name: Michael
General Location: United States
International/State: Ohio
Morels Found: 0
Other Mushrooms: chanterelles
General Information: They've been here a week or so!
 

       
Date Reported: Jun 28, 2014  
Name: Victpria
General Location: Bluett Pass
International/State: Washington
Morels Found: 1
General Information: 6-20-14 Really dry still. Is it even going to be good like last year?
Chris' Comments: if the rains come
 

       
Date Reported: Jun 27, 2014  
Name: Sonja
General Location: Ozarks
International/State: Arkansas
Morels Found: 1
General Information: Awesome find! Morel!!!!
Chris' Comments: ummm two months ago?
 

       
Date Reported: Jun 27, 2014  
Name: Sonja
General Location: Ozarks
International/State: Arkansas
Other Mushrooms: Not sure, I think it's a type of hen of the woods... Help
General Information: Found in Ozarks mt. Thought it might be in family of hens of woods..
Chris' Comments: black staining polypore, a great edible
 

       
Date Reported: Jun 27, 2014  
Name: Carson Barnes
General Location: near griffin
International/State: Georgia
Morels Found: none
False Morels: none
Other Mushrooms: Boletus
General Information: Delicate reticulated texture on light colored stems, tan caps up to 8 inches, pores do not stain, young ones have white pores, older ones brown, spore print sort of olive brown, smell meaty, they cook up very nice. They seem to like open sloping roadsides by mixed pine, oak and sassafras.
Chris' Comments: may be two-colors, taste test them to make sure not bitter, but may be seperans or two color, probably tasty
 

       
Date Reported: Jun 27, 2014  
Name: Joseph Grill
General Location: Charlotte, NC
International/State: North Carolina
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: Milk caps
General Information: Can you help me ID these milk caps? I found a ton of them.
Chris' Comments: not a good lactarius, sorry
 

       
Date Reported: Jun 26, 2014  
Name: Chris
General Location: Ann Arbor
International/State: Michigan
Other Mushrooms: White mushrooms
General Information: Found these guys the other day, ranging from 3 to 4.5 - 5. Stumpy and close to the ground
Chris' Comments: white russula, I have eaten these as long as they are not peppery
 

       
Date Reported: Jun 26, 2014  
Name: Kim
General Location: United States
International/State: Massachusetts
Morels Found: none
False Morels: none
Other Mushrooms: boletes?
General Information: Found 6 of these while visiting my mother in Cape Cod, MA. Light tan top, damp from rain but not slimy, porous underside and white flesh. Undersides are white to light brown and do not bruise easily. Found them poking up through the pine needles right off the trail. Are they boletus edulis?
Chris' Comments: take a tiny pinch and taste to your tongue, if not bitter, then edible, there are many similar edible boletes but many are extremely bitter
 

       
Date Reported: Jun 25, 2014  
Name: Brian
General Location:
International/State: Ohio
General Information: View of top
Chris' Comments: nothing common or good
 

       
Date Reported: Jun 25, 2014  
Brian
General Location: Carroll county
International/State: Ohio
Other Mushrooms: Many
General Information: Found in my chanterelle patch no chanteys yet though. Curious as to what these are thank you
Chris' Comments: ?
 

       
Date Reported: Jun 25, 2014  
Penny Budinsky
General Location:
International/State: Arkansas
Other Mushrooms: Not sure what these are
General Information: Found in Mixed woods Near lake.
Chris' Comments: not edible, peppery lactarius
 

       
Date Reported: Jun 25, 2014  
Penny
General Location:
International/State: Arkansas
Other Mushrooms: Don't know
General Information: Found in Mixed woods near Lake
Chris' Comments: edible lactarius
 

       
Date Reported: Jun 25, 2014  
Penny
General Location:
International/State: Arkansas
Other Mushrooms: Chanterelles?
General Information: Chris please help I'm at a park in Arkansas and these are everywhere was wondering if the're edible? I have searched the Internet and still can't tell the difference between the false and the real. I think they're real chanterelles but I don't want to get sick just in case!
Chris' Comments: yes common and a peach chanterelle there
 

       
Date Reported: Jun 25, 2014  
Name: Craig Kern
General Location: Erie
International/State: None_given
Other Mushrooms: Lions mane, oysters, shaggy manes.
 

       
Date Reported: Jun 25, 2014  
Doug McEvoy
General Location: Black Cherry tree Northern KY
International/State: Kentucky
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: Chicken of the Woods
General Information: Surprisingly I found this on a Black Cherry.
Chris' Comments: wow
 

       
Date Reported: Jun 24, 2014  
jackie
General Location: Fredericksburg
International/State: Virginia
General Information: Found several of these green russulas in a grassy field. Not sure I WANT to eat a green mushroom, but....:) may I?
Chris' Comments: edible green quilt russula
 

       
Date Reported: Jun 24, 2014  
Jackie
General Location: Fredericksburg
International/State: Virginia
Other Mushrooms: oysters, chicken
General Information: Are all of these chanterelles? The larger ones have more of a firm flesh and wider stem...color less bright. Found in two different places but same woods.
Chris' Comments: yes
 

       
Date Reported: Jun 23, 2014  
Name: DP
General Location: SW Mo
International/State: Missouri
Other Mushrooms: Bolete
General Information: Chris, could you tell us which bolete and is it edible? Smells excellent.
Chris' Comments: bitter bolete, tylopolis
 

       
Date Reported: Jun 23, 2014  
Name: Eric
General Location: Front yard
International/State: Iowa
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: 50+
General Information: Never seen any mushrooms in my yard before and went to mow today and these are everywhere. White top with purple gills
Chris' Comments: sorry no image
 

       
Date Reported: Jun 23, 2014  
roger
General Location: Montgomery Co.
International/State: Missouri
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: 2
General Information: Found in backyard by a stump. Never seen anything like it.looks like a morel sort of. Smells terrible. thought you might be able to help identify? Thanks Chris love the show.
Chris' Comments: stinkhorn
 

       
Date Reported: Jun 22, 2014  
Name: Jerald
General Location: Teanaway
International/State: Washington
Morels Found: 8
Other Mushrooms: 2 Earthballs
General Information: Meager year. Last year we found at least 10 times the amount.
 

       
Date Reported: Jun 21, 2014  
Name: Tiffany
General Location: Central Ohio
International/State: Ohio
Other Mushrooms: Please help? Urgent so they don't get wasted due to my stupidity
General Information: I thought I was finding Chanterelles but then I started tho second guess myself...after picking a plethora of them like a dummy. Can you please tell me if the ones on the purple paper look like some type of them to you or something else? Spore print is white to off white, the stem becomes hollow with age, the scent is actually pleasant, it's a firm mushroom and the gills are attached and flow smoothly into the stem. What got me wondering if I was mistaken was that I found a patch of the two little guys on the black paper in the photo. They have the same spore print as the other ones, the same scent and concave cap... but the gills are noticeably different (and I know that Chanterelles don't have true gills, correct?). Please help me if you can, before these and all the others go to waste. I'm new to shroomin` and still have so much to learn! I realize that you can only give me you're best guess when all you have to go by is a picture but any help would be awesome. Thank you!
Chris' Comments: a couple of young ones, also oyster and peppery lactarius
 

       
Date Reported: Jun 21, 2014  
Brian
General Location: Carroll county
International/State: Ohio
General Information: Find on dead limb. Think it may be a pig ear?
Chris' Comments: nope, omphilina
 

       
Date Reported: Jun 21, 2014  
Name: LT
General Location: Floyd
International/State: Virginia
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: A few small chanterelles and one large chicken!
General Information: Unfortunately I was a couple of days late in finding in time for dining.
 

       
Date Reported: Jun 19, 2014  
Name: DP
General Location: SW MO
International/State: Missouri
Other Mushrooms: Boletes
General Information: Hey Chris, could you tell us what these are? Are they edible? Thanks.
Chris' Comments: yes, suillus sp
 

       
Date Reported: Jun 19, 2014  
Name: Jimmy Newman
General Location: Cumming
International/State: Georgia
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: Quilted Russulas 2-3 lbs
General Information: On our place and still fruiting with a sprinkler once a day.
Chris' Comments: pretty
 

       
Date Reported: Jun 19, 2014  
Name: Archie
General Location: North of Rainer
International/State: Washington
Morels Found: 11
False Morels: 100's
Other Mushrooms: many
General Information: Joined Chris and crew for the WA morel foray last week near Yakima - learned a lot, had a great time, highly recommend. Was only out for an 1.5 hrs and was immediately on the morels.
Chris' Comments: way to go
 

       
Date Reported: Jun 19, 2014  
Name: Liz J
General Location: Talbot County
International/State: Georgia
Morels Found: n/a
Other Mushrooms: Chanterelles, Fragrant trumpet chanterelles, Indigo lactarius,Russula, Strobilomyces
General Information: Lots of stuff out there!
Chris' Comments: nice
 

       
Date Reported: Jun 18, 2014  
Name: Carson Barnes
General Location: Griffin
International/State: Georgia
Morels Found: none
False Morels: none
Other Mushrooms: boletus edulis?
General Information: Near the road side, yellow/ochre pores, 3 or so per mm, about 10 mm deep, white flesh, clubby stipe (not hollow), cracked caps about 15 cm across, does not stain blue, pleasant flavor and aroma (tiny taste). Edulis?
Chris' Comments: suillus bolete
 

       
Date Reported: Jun 18, 2014  
Name: Brandon
General Location: Dubuque
International/State: Iowa
Morels Found: 1 pint
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: 0