Date Reported: Aug 30, 2013  
Jackie
General Location: Fredericksburg
International/State: Virginia
Other Mushrooms: honeys
General Information: Are these Boletus flaviporus?
Chris' Comments: or a similar edible sp
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 30, 2013  
jackie
General Location: Fredericksburg
International/State: Virginia
General Information: Coprinus quadrifidus or micaceus? and should I attempt to eat them?
Chris' Comments: edible
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 30, 2013  
Jackie
General Location: Fredericksburg
International/State: Virginia
General Information: American Caesar?
Chris' Comments: yes
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 29, 2013  
Name: Kim
General Location: Northeast
International/State: Ohio
General Information: Believe I found my first hen of the woods? Located at base of oak tree.
Chris' Comments: sorry, looks like maybe a coral sp
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 29, 2013  
Name: Linda Kersh
General Location: Mississippi Delta
International/State: Mississippi
Other Mushrooms: I have a fairy ring of plain white
General Information: Grows under my elephant ears every year.... gets not bigger... off white and weeps amber colored liquid. Got any idea what it is?
Chris' Comments: ganoderma sp
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 29, 2013  
Mark
General Location: Glen Allen
International/State: Virginia
Morels Found: No
False Morels: No
Other Mushrooms: Hedgehogs?
General Information: First time with them - but very abundant. Underside is smooth to very, very , small teeth. Any dangerous look alines? I haven't found any. Thanks.
Chris' Comments: ?
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 29, 2013  
Name: bob
General Location: oaks
International/State: Pennsylvania
Morels Found: na
Other Mushrooms: ?
General Information: chris can you id and are these edible
Chris' Comments: purple laccaria, edible
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 29, 2013  
Name: bob
General Location: oaks
International/State: Pennsylvania
Morels Found: na
Other Mushrooms: ?
General Information: chris can you id, and are these edible
Chris' Comments: russulas, edible
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 29, 2013  
Name: bob
General Location: oaks
International/State: Pennsylvania
Morels Found: na
Other Mushrooms: hens, chants
General Information: hens out in abundance, most already bad, early this year for my area
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 28, 2013  
seeker not finder
General Location: Mt. Hood
International/State: Oregon
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: chanties (white), corals and a boletus regius? Can you confirm?
General Information: The bolete has a bright yellow stem and bright yellow pores. Both blue with any pressure. We also found some beautiful examples of hydnellum peckii (yes, I'm copying from my book)
Chris' Comments: nice
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 28, 2013  
Brian
General Location: Carroll county
International/State: Ohio
General Information: I'dentification please ? There are thousands of these growing at the bases of stumps. Think they are honey mushrooms ?
Chris' Comments: honeys
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 28, 2013  
Brian
General Location: Carrollton
International/State: Ohio
Other Mushrooms: Old chanterelles. Abortive entalomas puffballs. Chickens
General Information: Think they are honey mushrooms. Growing around stumps
Chris' Comments: yes
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 28, 2013  
Brian
General Location: Carroll county
International/State: Ohio
Other Mushrooms: Many
General Information: Need identification on these. Growing southwestern slope of oaks
Chris' Comments: cortinarius sp. avoid
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 27, 2013  
Brian
General Location: Carroll county
International/State: Ohio
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: Many
General Information: Smoothe chanterelle patch after rain found over 30 lbs this year
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 27, 2013  
Alek
General Location: WNC
International/State: North Carolina
General Information: 15 pounds of yellow pored chickens, also found some old dried up trumpets. Still no sign of hens
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 27, 2013  
Brian
General Location: Carroll county
International/State: Ohio
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: Many
General Information: Found growing on old dead oak log
Chris' Comments: chicken!
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 27, 2013  
Name: Jon
General Location: Bucks county
International/State: Pennsylvania
Other Mushrooms: Purple gilled laccaria?
General Information: Found a bunch of these under an oak tree growing from some moss. Purple gilled laccaria I think? Am I right? Are they worth eating?
Chris' Comments: yes
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 27, 2013  
Name: Lindsey
General Location: Boston
International/State: Georgia
Other Mushrooms: Oysters maybe
General Information: Chris, are these an oyster? The underside has a strange texture
Chris' Comments: no, oysters have gills, these have pores, so it is a polypore, edible if tender
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 27, 2013  
Name: Julie Anne Rohrer
General Location: Tillamook National Forest
International/State: Oregon
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: Tiny Chanterelles
General Information: I found these 2 babies growing on July 22... it's been very dry and it's early. 1000 ft elevation.
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 27, 2013  
Name: Julie Anne Rohrer
General Location: Fort Stevens State Park
International/State: Oregon
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: Amanitas
General Information: I have found both Panther and Gemmed Amanitas.
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 27, 2013  
Name: Julie Anne Rohrer
General Location: Fort Stevens State Park
International/State: Oregon
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: Unknown
General Information: I have found dozens of these. I've looked through all of my mushroom books and can't find any that describe these wavy-gilled mushrooms. What are they?
Chris' Comments: russula species
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 27, 2013  
Name: Julie Anne Rohrer
General Location: Blue Mountains Summit
International/State: Oregon
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: Boletes - many
General Information: June 17. Lots and lots of many different types of boletes.
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 27, 2013  
Name: Julie Anne Rohrer
General Location: Boise National Forest near Warm Lake
International/State: Idaho
Morels Found: 11
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: Tumbling puffballs (8)
General Information: Found June 15.
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 27, 2013  
Name: SGT Shroom
General Location: N Indiana
International/State: Indiana
Other Mushrooms: Honey/Hen
General Information: Way early here
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 27, 2013  
Alek
General Location: WNC
International/State: None_given
Other Mushrooms: Chanterelles, trumpets, chx, hogs, many boletes
General Information: I cannot figure out how to differentiate between different bolete sp. this looks like a king to me with the thick stalk but the color appears to be all wrong. What is it?
Chris' Comments: this is a bitter tylopolis species
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 27, 2013  
Name: Lisa Espada
General Location: West Virginia
International/State: None_given
Other Mushrooms: Chicken, Chanterelles, Hedgehogs
General Information: Hi Chris, I found a lot of coral in my travels. Are they ok to eat or do they cause some stomach problems. I can pretty much eat anything, but have stayed clear of them for the most part.
Chris' Comments: the worst species causes mild laxative effects
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 26, 2013  
Douglas McEvoy
General Location: wood chip mulch in shade
International/State: Kentucky
Other Mushrooms: Lepiota americana?
General Information: I submitted a pic of this mushroom earlier today showing cap and gills. I thought it was Macrolepiota procera, I am now wondering if it is Lepiota Americana. It does have cream spore print. I am including this additional pic pf them in situ.Can you please help me identify?
Chris' Comments: correct
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 26, 2013  
Amy
General Location: Roane
International/State: West Virginia
Morels Found: none
False Morels: none
Other Mushrooms: Unsure
General Information: This was growing around the bottom of a stump.
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 26, 2013  
Amy
General Location: Roane
International/State: West Virginia
Morels Found: none
False Morels: none
Other Mushrooms: Unsure
General Information: Last one of the day, I am in for the evening. I have some chanterelles in the dehydrator and frying up the rest of the chickens for dinner with some squash and...cream of mushroom soup with all the edible bits and pieces left over... Thanks Chris! I appreciate your knowledge very much! (I am a chicken at heart-ha ha!)
Chris' Comments: maybe aborted entaloma
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 26, 2013  
Amy
General Location: Roane
International/State: West Virginia
Morels Found: none
False Morels: none
Other Mushrooms: Unsure
General Information: Only one of these I seen...
Chris' Comments: cortinarius sp., avoid
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 26, 2013  
Amy
General Location: Roane
International/State: West Virginia
Morels Found: none
False Morels: none
Other Mushrooms: Need identification
General Information: Growing in deciduous forest on leaf littered forest floor. Small group of about 15 (all smaller than a golf ball)
Chris' Comments: yep
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 26, 2013  
Amy
General Location: Roane
International/State: West Virginia
Morels Found: none
False Morels: none
Other Mushrooms: Need identification
General Information: Growing in deciduous forest on leaf littered forest floor. Small group on about 15 (all smaller than a golf ball)
Chris' Comments: studded puffball?
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 26, 2013  
Amy
General Location: Roane
International/State: West Virginia
Morels Found: none
False Morels: none
Other Mushrooms: Need identification
General Information: Growing in deciduous forest on living hardwood trees. The habitat pics appear to be same mushrooms(one older & on sunny side of tree). This is a consistently damp area down slope from a natural spring.
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 26, 2013  
Amy
General Location: Roane
International/State: West Virginia
Morels Found: none
False Morels: none
Other Mushrooms: Need identification
General Information: Growing in deciduous forest on living hardwood trees. The habitat pics appear to be same mushrooms(one older & on sunny side of tree). This is a consistently damp area down slope from a natural spring.
Chris' Comments: also honeys, they can vary alot in color
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 26, 2013  
Amy
General Location: Roane
International/State: West Virginia
Morels Found: none
False Morels: none
Other Mushrooms: Need identification
General Information: Growing in deciduous forest on living hardwood trees. The habitat pics appear to be same mushrooms(one older & on sunny side of tree). This is a consistently damp area down slope from a natural spring.
Chris' Comments: ringless honeys
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 26, 2013  
Amy
General Location: Roane
International/State: West Virginia
Morels Found: none
False Morels: none
Other Mushrooms: Need identification
General Information: Growing in deciduous forest on in ground roots of fallen tree. They seem to be a bit dry. Are these honeys?
Chris' Comments: yes, good
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 26, 2013  
Amy
General Location: Roane
International/State: West Virginia
Morels Found: none
False Morels: none
Other Mushrooms: Need identification
General Information: Growing in deciduous forest on in ground roots of fallen tree. They seem to be a bit dry. Are these honeys?
Chris' Comments: probably, always need underside also
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 26, 2013  
Douglas McEvoy
General Location: Mulch pile in shade
International/State: Kentucky
Other Mushrooms: Shaggy parasol?
General Information: Chris, let me first start by saying thank you! I have learned more from this sit than all others combined! I will be subscribing as soon as I am back from vacation and urge others to do the same! I believe I have an edible shaggy parasol. Bulbous base, largest cap 3.75 inches. Spore print white. SINGLE ring. Not exactly loose on all but on older ones I was able to roll it down the stem. Macrolepiota rhacodes? The description I found says double ring but I could only distinguish one. I dont think it is acrolepiota procera because the stem is quite bulbous. Do I have a good edible here? Again the print is NOT green but is a cream white.
Chris' Comments: it is edible, not a shaggy though, this is the redening lepiota
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 26, 2013  
Name: BCole
General Location: Outside Portland
International/State: Oregon
Morels Found: None
False Morels: None
Other Mushrooms: Chantrelles & Oysters
General Information: Its been dry, but mushrooms you do find are in good quality.
 

       
Date Reported: Aug 26, 2013  
Amy
General Location: Roane Co
International/State: West Virginia
Morels Found: none
False Morels: none
Other Mushrooms: Dinner (several)
General Information: Chanterelles, Chickens and Corals.
Chris' Comments: keep up the good work!
 

       
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.
 

       
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!