Date Reported: Aug 26, 2013  
Amy
General Location: Roane Co
International/State: West Virginia
Morels Found: none
False Morels: none
Other Mushrooms: Need Identification
General Information: Only one of these I have ever seen, waterlogged and like jello to touch on top layer. Bottom layer very rigid.
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 26, 2013  
Amy
General Location: Roane Co
International/State: West Virginia
Morels Found: none
False Morels: none
Other Mushrooms: Need Identification
General Information: Only one of these I have ever seen, waterlogged and like jello to touch on top layer. Bottom layer very rigid.
Chris' Comments: beefsteak polypore, edible
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 26, 2013  
Amy
General Location: Roane Co
International/State: West Virginia
Morels Found: no
False Morels: n/a
Other Mushrooms: Unsure
General Information: Found growing on a decaying stump. Top side is fuzzy like velvet. Any ideas, edible? Habitat
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 26, 2013  
Amy
General Location: Roane Co
International/State: West Virginia
Morels Found: no
False Morels: n/a
Other Mushrooms: Unsure
General Information: Found growing on a decaying stump. Top side is fuzzy like velvet. Any ideas, edible? Underside
Chris' Comments: yep, oyster species
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 26, 2013  
Amy
General Location: Roane Co
International/State: West Virginia
Morels Found: no
False Morels: n/a
Other Mushrooms: Unsure
General Information: Found growing on a decaying stump. Top side is fuzzy like velvet. Any ideas, edible?
Chris' Comments: probably a pluerotus sp
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 26, 2013  
Amy
General Location: Roane Co
International/State: West Virginia
Morels Found: n/a
Other Mushrooms: Need identification
General Information: Found in hardwood(mostly) forest, growing in leaf litter. Other mushrooms close to initial ones I submitted moments ago. These look pretty true to the same as they were when harvested, minus the curling around edges.
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 26, 2013  
Amy
General Location: Roane Co
International/State: West Virginia
Morels Found: n/a
Other Mushrooms: Need identification
General Information: Found in hardwood(mostly) forest, growing in leaf litter. Other mushrooms close to initial ones I submitted moments ago. These look pretty true to the same as they were when harvested, minus the curling around edges.
Chris' Comments: purple laccaria, edible
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 26, 2013  
Amy
General Location: Roane Co
International/State: West Virginia
Morels Found: n/a
Other Mushrooms: Need identification
General Information: Found in hardwood(mostly) forest, growing in leaf litter. Gills changed from lilac color to rusty (after harvest)as shown in pic. Spore print light brown/tan (x4hours)and same color as gills(x16hours). I tasted a small part of the cap and it isn't bitter, pleasant actually. These were growing in an arc near a very large white(smelly/decaying)mushroom. Could you help with identification please?
Chris' Comments: cortinarius species, avoid!
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 26, 2013  
Name: doodabides
General Location: portage county
International/State: Ohio
Morels Found: none
False Morels: none
Other Mushrooms: hen of the woods,chicken of the woods,etc
General Information: lots of mushrooms!
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 25, 2013  
Name: doodabides
General Location: portage county
International/State: Ohio
Morels Found: none
False Morels: none
Other Mushrooms: hen of the woods
General Information: Large hen
Chris' Comments: nice
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 25, 2013  
Name: themushroomman
General Location: Bellingham
International/State: Washington
Other Mushrooms: chantrelles
General Information: joy! second find of about 4 lbs. a little dry but in great shape. they're everywhere, gonna be a good season! sorry it won't upload my photo, but they're gorgeous
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 25, 2013  
Name: Ryan Hines
General Location: Bloomington
International/State: Indiana
Other Mushrooms: Honey Mushrooms, Silvery Violet Cort
General Information: Looking for a second opinion on the ID for these. What I believe to be Honey Mushrooms were found at the base of a dead deciduous tree and popping out of the ground along the roots radiating from said tree. The Silvery Violet mushrooms were found in a deciduous dominated area as well; they smell good and it appears that they had a veil at some point. No spores dropping yet. Thoughts?
Chris' Comments: purple laccaria edible, and yes, ringed honey
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 25, 2013  
Douglas McEvoy
General Location: Base of mature oak on north side in open field.
International/State: Kentucky
Other Mushrooms: Ringless homey mushroom?
General Information: Chris, I am hoping these are ringless honey mushrooms. If they are its the first time I found them before larve did. They were at the base of an oak tree on north side in open area. The stems are hollow and very fiberous. Couldn't exactly see the tell tail hairs on cap. Inner flesh is white. Gills fork at margin. Gills are nearly white, tinged brownish orange near stem. I hope the pics are sufficient. I hear there are some dangerous look-alikes. If you know of any, I have a spore point in process, would white rule out any dangerous look-alikes?
Chris' Comments: yes
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 24, 2013  
Lark Stjohn
General Location: southern ny
International/State: New York
General Information: wow what a day for a walk, holy, holy, holy, in southern ny, honey, blue staining boletes, hens, gypsys, also saw abortive entelomas starting and was triping over black trumpets picking oh yea smooth chanterelles in pic also, thier growing in the beech woods right now
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 23, 2013  
Douglas McEvoy
General Location: Daniel Boone N'tl Forrest KY
International/State: Kentucky
Other Mushrooms: Please help me identify
General Information: At least 3 types of ramaria. Also bicolor boletes. What I am unsure of are the brown ones with the thick tapering stems. I am guessing Agrocybe acericola but they seemed to be growing on the ground in heavy leaf litter in deep shade in heavy woods, but did not seem to be growing ON wood. Spore print a rusty brown leaning towards orange.
Chris' Comments: i would need to see gills on them also, when submitting photos for ID, I need to see top, and bottom always to start with
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 23, 2013  
Douglas McEvoy
General Location: Daniel Boone N'tl Forrest KY
International/State: None_given
Other Mushrooms: Please help me identify
General Information: I know I have a few bicolor boletes here, one Frost's bolete and at least one other bolete, but what I cant pin down in the type of lactarius I have here. The small white ones and the large ochre ones are, I am fairly certain, all the same variety. They were found in a shaded grassy area at the edge of a mixed forest (hardwoods, brush, sasafrass and pine). They are very large. The only species I can find that gets this large is said to grow only in the pacific northwest. cream to light yellow milk. Did not taste for heat.
Chris' Comments: boletes are all fine, all of the lactarius are very peppery, avoid
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 23, 2013  
Nathan
General Location: mt hood
International/State: Oregon
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: some
General Information: Do you recognize this polypore? Gomphus? Edible I assume.
Chris' Comments: not gomphus, probably polypore, need to see top
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 23, 2013  
Name: Liz
General Location: Olympic National Forest
International/State: Washington
Other Mushrooms: white and yellow chanterelles
General Information: Even with no rain, found 2 pounds of white and yellow chanterelles, August 23, 2013. Fun day.
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 21, 2013  
Alek
General Location: Avery CO
International/State: North Carolina
General Information: Nice fresh chicken flushes, smooth chanterelles, hedgehogs, trumpets, old man of the woods. Went looking in a hen spot and found these lovely mushrooms all within a 50' square area, I suppose the moisture and heat was just right
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 21, 2013  
Name: MD Seamon
General Location: Upper Middle Tennessee
International/State: Tennessee
General Information: 3rd photo: Chris, I know you're busy with all of your morel endeavors, but I found this just this morning on the levee above our pond. I believe its a type of puffball, but would you be so kind as to help identify it and tell me if its edible? I can't seem to find anything regarding it-some photos on the net but no positive id. It is snow-white on the inside
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 21, 2013  
Name: MD Seamon
General Location: Upper Middle Tennessee
International/State: Tennessee
General Information: Chris, I know you're busy with all of your morel endeavors, but I found this just this morning on the levee above our pond. I believe its a type of puffball, but would you be so kind as to help identify it and tell me if its edible? I can't seem to find anything regarding it-some photos on the net but no positive id. It is snow-white on the inside
Chris' Comments: purple-spored puffball, as long as flesh is 100% white, enjoy!
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 20, 2013  
Name: Mike
General Location: Ontario
International/State: International
Other Mushrooms: Boletus edulis
General Information: It's been really dry here over the last few weeks but with a bit of rain, I think they will flush. This was a nice one I found yesterday though in my trusty spot
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 20, 2013  
Name: gabriel ray
General Location: park
International/State: Tennessee
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: a lot
General Information: chantys and indgos
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 20, 2013  
Leszek
General Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
International/State: International
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: Plenty
General Information: Even with the dry month of August like this year,(no rain in 3 weeks), there are a lot of mushrooms around. Last Sunday, I got across with: Boletus edulis, Leccinum aurantiacum, Amanita flavoconia, (Yellow patches), Slippery Jack, Lactarius deliciosus and many other. Also: lots of snails, mosquitos and POISON IVY!! I hate the last one !!
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 20, 2013  
Name: hugh
General Location: United States
International/State: Ohio
Other Mushrooms: chicken, hedgehogs, boletes
General Information: we found several huge flushes of chicken in the last few days, plus many hedgehogs, a few bicolor boletes and others
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 20, 2013  
Jerry
General Location: Bridgewate
International/State: Vermont
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: 100+
General Information: Found a huge horde of Lycoperdon pyriforme....anyone have any good recipes?
Chris' Comments: I just bread them and fry in butter...
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 20, 2013  
Name: David
General Location:
International/State: West Virginia
General Information: NOT A NEW REPORT!! image did not upload from post this morning. made it smaller, can it be linked to the original post? thanks
Chris' Comments: this is an edible species of sparassis, cauliflower mushroom
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 20, 2013  
Alek
General Location: Boone
International/State: North Carolina
General Information: Biggest hogs I've ever found
Chris' Comments: cool
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 20, 2013  
Name: David
General Location: pine (VA and Loblolly) clear cut 2005 Eastern WV
International/State: West Virginia
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: coral mushrooms
General Information: at base of 3" scurb VA pine would like ID PS great site
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 20, 2013  
Name: Todd M
General Location: Front Yard, Atlanta
International/State: Georgia
Morels Found: 2 color Boletes?
General Information: Hi Chris...Is this an edible 2-color boletes? After all the rain here in Georgia, I have 40-50 of these in my front lawn.
Chris' Comments: yes, suillus sp
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 19, 2013  
Name: Randall Welsh
General Location: Hunlocks
International/State: Pennsylvania
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: Aborted ent.
General Information: I think I answered my own question by looking at the finds....
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 19, 2013  
Name: Randall Welsh
General Location: Hunlocks
International/State: Pennsylvania
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: Aborted _________
General Information: Chris I think this is an edible ? right or wrong ? Thanks for looking !
Chris' Comments: yes, aborted enteloma
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 19, 2013  
Name: david hurley
General Location: pittsburgh
International/State: Pennsylvania
Other Mushrooms: chicken of the woods and chanterells
General Information: chicken of the woods
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 19, 2013  
Name: Tuck
General Location: White Pass
International/State: Washington
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: 2 Kings, lactarius deliciosa.
General Information: Along the PCT this past Saturday. Others I couldn't identify (some were likely russulas, but not edibles), and a few that I thought might be puffball buttons, but looked like they might be amanita embryos when cut open. Needless to say, didn't eat anything but the king boletes. Found a Lake's bolete and another I'm not sure of, but might have been a bitter bolete.
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 19, 2013  
Name: sue bartlett
General Location: canton, me
International/State: Maine
Other Mushrooms: 4
General Information: I found these large puffballs this afternoon just down from my house. Most of them are pure white inside, but 1 has a spot that's starting to turn yellow. Is this 1 still safe to eat? I found a softball size 1 the other day that was yellowed inside, but didn't dare eat it. Also, can shrooms be frozen to keep them longer?
Chris' Comments: they need to be all white... otherwise won't taste well. I have sliced and frozen them before...
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 18, 2013  
Name: anna
General Location: cascades
International/State: Washington
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: lots of chanterelles!!
General Information: I'm not too sure if this is a white chanterelle? Looks a lot like one but I'm fairly new to mushroom picking
Chris' Comments: hard to tell with just that photo, it is possible to be a button of the white chanty
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 18, 2013  
Name: Bruce
General Location: SW Michigan
International/State: Michigan
Other Mushrooms: Lots
General Information: Chris I have heard folks up in northern Michigan look for "Oak Stump" mushrooms in the fall what are the looking for? Thanks
Chris' Comments: yes, they are honey mushrooms
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 18, 2013  
Dea Lewis
General Location: Paris
International/State: Illinois
Morels Found: none
False Morels: no
Other Mushrooms: found 1
General Information: starting to grow at foot of oak tree. Tree is at top of hill at edge of pasture, all other oaks had nothing. Will keep watch on it every week to see growth progress.
Chris' Comments: I assume a hen?
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 18, 2013  
Name: Nick
General Location: Mid Missouri/Columbia
International/State: None_given
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: Chanterelles, plus this unidentified one
General Information: Found plenty of Chanterelles, and also this large cluster. Anyone know what it might be and if it's edible?
Chris' Comments: this is an oyster, edible
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 18, 2013  
chris matherly
General Location: dallas
International/State: Georgia
General Information: Hodgepdge again- indigos, coral, 5 species of chants, boletes, elm oysters, more
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 18, 2013  
Name: Clever_you
General Location: garrett
International/State: Indiana
Morels Found: None
False Morels: None
Other Mushrooms: thinkin these are honey'?
General Information: Hoping chickens and hens will start showing up soon
Chris' Comments: not honeys
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 17, 2013  
mark
General Location: Glen Allen
International/State: Virginia
Morels Found: no
False Morels: no
Other Mushrooms: lots
General Information: black trumpets, small chanterelles, cinnibar chanterelles, lactarious indigo and boletus. Morning foray on top with indigo's, afternoon foray on the bottom.
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 17, 2013  
Mark
General Location: Glen Allen
International/State: Virginia
Morels Found: no
False Morels: no
General Information: mature Ceasars?
Chris' Comments: yes
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 17, 2013  
Name: Jerry Petschen
General Location: St Paul MN
International/State: Minnesota
General Information: Early Hens
Chris' Comments: wow!
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 17, 2013  
Name: Larry
General Location: Bedford
International/State: Virginia
General Information: Oysters on a walnut stump
Chris' Comments: never seen that before!
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 17, 2013  
Name: Tony
General Location: cleveland
International/State: Ohio
Other Mushrooms: hen of the woods
General Information: All spored out.
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 16, 2013  
Name: Lauri Stanley
General Location: wise county /coeburn
International/State: Virginia
Other Mushrooms: wild mushroom /or fungi
General Information: I found this very colorful mushroom, or fungi. I'm not sure which it is! Sorry, it has been many years since I had been on a nature walk. When I was young, I used to know many things about nature!
Chris' Comments: try again to submit
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 16, 2013  
Name: Jon Bieri
General Location: Grand Rapids
International/State: Michigan
Other Mushrooms: Pretty purple mushroom. Can you help identify
General Information: Growing next to rotten log in oak woods
Chris' Comments: cortinarius species
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 16, 2013  
Sandra Leone
General Location: Tulsa
International/State: Oklahoma
General Information: Bottom of same mushroom.
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 16, 2013  
Sandra Leone
General Location: Tulsa
International/State: Oklahoma
General Information: Top of same mushroom