Date Reported: Jul 14, 2013  
Name: Adriana Gutierrez
General Location: Pickens County
International/State: Georgia
Other Mushrooms: Chanterelle?
General Information: Mushroom on the left I found near my house, the ones on the right came from Colton Parker at the Ellijay Farmers Market. Can you confirm the ID for the one on the left?
Chris' Comments: yes they are!
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 13, 2013  
Name: Greg
General Location: s.e. PA
International/State: Pennsylvania
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: smooth chanterelles
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 12, 2013  
Alek
General Location: WNC
International/State: North Carolina
General Information: Blewit or Cort?
Chris' Comments: cort... will have rust spore print
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 12, 2013  
Name: Jon Bieri
General Location: Grand Rapids
International/State: Michigan
Other Mushrooms: Frostii bolete
General Information: Chris. I believe this is a frostii. You mentioned it was the only red pored bolete that you eat. Wanted to make sure of my identification
Chris' Comments: boletus frostii, edible
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 11, 2013  
Alek
General Location: Wautaga co
International/State: North Carolina
Other Mushrooms: Milkys oysters chicken mushrooms lobsters witches caps waxy caps
General Information: The chanterelles are starting in the mountains! Very scattered still. Found my first hedgehogs of my foraging career! Can't wait to try them. How can you tell what the host mushroom of the lobster parasite is? I found the lobsters under tulip trees oddly?
Chris' Comments: most hosts are lactarius or russula, never heard a report of a poisoning on these, whatever the host is, it becomes a lobster, that simple
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 11, 2013  
Rick
General Location:
International/State: Tennessee
General Information: Let me try again.
Chris' Comments: probably an older chicken of the woods
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 11, 2013  
Name: Bob
General Location:
International/State: None_given
Other Mushrooms: chanterelles
General Information: I found hundreds of chants today. They are everywhere, just no time to pick them. But found some white mushrooms that puzzle me. Especially the trumpet shape that looked like a doughnut at top. Thanks.
Chris' Comments: lactarius species, very peppery
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 11, 2013  
Rick
General Location: SE Shelby co
International/State: Tennessee
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
General Information: Before I feed this to my Woman folk this is a ? I know you get asked the same ? all the time but I want to say thanks.
Chris' Comments: no pic
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 11, 2013  
Mark
General Location: Glen Allen
International/State: Virginia
Morels Found: No
False Morels: No
Other Mushrooms: Chanterelles of all types
General Information: more rain last night - looking for another round of picking!
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 10, 2013  
Name: Michelle
General Location: Eastern shore, Salisbury
International/State: Maryland
Chris' Comments: ?
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 10, 2013  
CharlesD
General Location: S.E. NH
International/State: New Hampshire
Other Mushrooms: yellow cracked bolete
General Information: Chris, have you tried these ? says edible ? guess i'll have to try one ...
Chris' Comments: yes, mediocre
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 10, 2013  
charles D
General Location: S.E NH.
International/State: New Hampshire
Other Mushrooms: yellow cracked bolete, Red Bolete, Chantrelles,white coral and few others
General Information: need ideas on red bolete,it has burgundy pores stains dark blue immediately when a piece is torn off cap, confusing part is the pores are dark red not yellow .. How do you test a bolete . field taste and if bitter throw out? I found some that I thought were bitter Boletes and tasted in the field and just tasted like raw mushrooms. Does the bitter come thru when cooked in that case?
Chris' Comments: I stay away from red pore boletes except frostii bolete
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 10, 2013  
roger
General Location: st.louis
International/State: Missouri
General Information: Hi Chris i love your website.i was wondering what your opinion the best mushroom that is not a morel for eating and can they be found in missouri.Looking for more reasons to be in the woods.
Chris' Comments: This is a matter of opinion- My second favorite is Hen Of The Woods, Then Porcini
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 9, 2013  
Name: Lindsey
General Location: Boston
International/State: Georgia
Other Mushrooms: Amanita Jacksonii, indigo milky, and giant puffball
General Information: Any recipe suggestions for the milky? Can't wait to try it!
Chris' Comments: I like them in my eggs- makes the eggs green!
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 9, 2013  
Name: John
General Location: Dayton
International/State: Ohio
Other Mushrooms: Many
General Information: I believe these to be beautiful oyster mushrooms. I don't know what species, could someone please identify? Are they edible? White spore print, veil goes down the stalk?
Chris' Comments: yes, common oyster
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 9, 2013  
Name: Andre
General Location: Atlanta Area
International/State: Georgia
Other Mushrooms: Chantrelles, but which?
General Information: I am hoping these are chantrelles (the ridges look a little different from common chantrelles) - could someone plz comment?
Chris' Comments: yes they are
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 9, 2013  
Name: badoww
General Location: west of milwaukee
International/State: Wisconsin
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: several
General Information: my first chanty of this season, well im pretty sure.
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 9, 2013  
Name: badoww
General Location: west of milwaukee
International/State: Wisconsin
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: several
General Information: no idea yet what these r, but very pretty :)
Chris' Comments: amanita- poisonous
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 9, 2013  
Name: badoww
General Location: west of milwaukee
International/State: Wisconsin
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: several
General Information: im thinking these r my first chanterelles of the season :)
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 9, 2013  
Name: badoww
General Location: west of milwaukee
International/State: Wisconsin
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: bunch
General Information: im thinking these r bitter boletes but could ude an expert opinion.
Chris' Comments: yes, bitter
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 9, 2013  
Alek
General Location: McDowell co
International/State: North Carolina
Other Mushrooms: Some boletes, tons of Russula, jelly clubs, jack'o'lanterns, NO chanterelles yet!
General Information: Strange thing growing on the base of an oak, is it fungus? Do you know what it is? How long till chanterelles pop here?
Chris' Comments: very interesting, could you email me the high res pic of this? chrismathe@aol.com, I will investigate the ID
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 9, 2013  
Name: Liz Jasper
General Location: Talbot County
International/State: Georgia
General Information: Underside of same.
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 9, 2013  
Name: Liz Jasper
General Location: United States
International/State: Georgia
Other Mushrooms: ??
General Information: Are these some sort of oyster?
Chris' Comments: not a good one
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 9, 2013  
Name: Liz Jasper
General Location: Talbot County
International/State: Georgia
Other Mushrooms: Chanterelles, Cinnabar Chanterelles, Indigo Milkcaps, Hedgehogs, Old Man of the Woods
General Information: All this rain is good for something!
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 9, 2013  
Name: Mike Leitner
General Location: peoria
International/State: Illinois
General Information: I was wondering if I found some Chanterelles
Chris' Comments: yes they are, a little burned up though
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 9, 2013  
Sarah
General Location: St. Louis
International/State: Missouri
Other Mushrooms: Lactarius hygrophoroides???
General Information: Keyed this out in Mushrooms Demystified, I THINK this is what it is. Found near my chant patch. White spore print, latex remains white. Any thoughts? (2nd picture)
Chris' Comments: edible
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 9, 2013  
Sarah
General Location: St. Louis
International/State: Missouri
Other Mushrooms: Lactarius hygrophoroides???
General Information: Keyed this out in Mushrooms Demystified, I THINK this is what it is. Found near my chant patch. White spore print, latex remains white. Any thoughts?
Chris' Comments: yes
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 9, 2013  
Shroomin' B and Max
General Location: Butler County
International/State: Ohio
Other Mushrooms: Smooth Chanterelles
General Information: I wouldn't call it hunting when you have to watch your step to keep from smashing them. We picked a few pounds and left a ton more.
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 9, 2013  
Shroomin' B
General Location: SW Ohio
International/State: Ohio
Other Mushrooms: Chanterelles, Lobsters
General Information: I have never seen so many types of mushrooms in the woods. They are everywhere with all of the rain we have had. Ten steps into the trees we started finding them. Chanterelles, lobsters, boletes, corals, aminitas, russulas - you name it.
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 9, 2013  
Name: Robert E
General Location: Central Alabama
International/State: Alabama
Morels Found: None
False Morels: None
Other Mushrooms: Golden Chantrelle?
General Information: Located under Oak/Mixed forest in backyard. Very few pines remain. In ground not in stump or tree. About 10 others around it but not in group. Growing in large moss patch. We've had heavy rains for the past two weeks. These always come up in the same spots. I'm sure it isn't a Jack O'Lantern but False Chantrelle???
Chris' Comments: yes, chanterelle, jack o lanterns don't come until fall
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 9, 2013  
chris m
General Location:
International/State: Georgia
General Information: common chanterelles
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 9, 2013  
chris m
General Location:
International/State: Georgia
General Information: also belly button chanterelles
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 9, 2013  
chris m
General Location:
International/State: Georgia
General Information: another pic- cinnibars
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 9, 2013  
chris matherly
General Location: paulding county
International/State: Georgia
Other Mushrooms: black trumpets, chanterelles, lactarius, boletes, hedgehogs
General Information: the woods are full of everything right now like I have never seen before
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 8, 2013  
Name: Jon Bieri
General Location: Grand Rapids
International/State: Michigan
Other Mushrooms: Laetiporus Cincinnatus?
General Information: Three feet from base of oak. White underneath. Creamy orange on top. Sixteen inches across rosette. Not sure. Any idea Chris?
Chris' Comments: yes, delicious, enjoy
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 8, 2013  
Name: Phil
General Location: Southern Ohio
International/State: None_given
General Information: Oysters, Old Man and I assume the small yellow ones are chanterelles ?? The bigger one was fairly smooth. Am I correct?
Chris' Comments: yes
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 7, 2013  
Alek
General Location: Avery co
International/State: North Carolina
Other Mushrooms: Russula, agaricus, witches butta, ???
General Information: Started finding these mushrooms all over this year, they grow on hardwood and are tender, look like oysters but are polypore. Can you please identify? I can't find them in any field guide or website....chanterelles should be soon
Chris' Comments: the name eludes me, I have eaten them as long as they are very fresh
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 7, 2013  
Chas
General Location: SE N.H.
International/State: New Hampshire
General Information: Found under red oak, white gills, crowded/close, adnate . sort of phenol smell to cap. Guesses?
Chris' Comments: ?
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 7, 2013  
Chas
General Location: SE N.H.
International/State: None_given
Other Mushrooms: Bolet
General Information: found 1 cream/tan bolet with white pores, not ID ed yet.. under red oak go or no go ? also found gem studded puffballs as well as another gilled short pfat gilled mushroom under same oak .
Chris' Comments: may be seperans, should taste good, if not bitter, then go for it!
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 7, 2013  
Name: Carrie
General Location: WNC
International/State: North Carolina
Other Mushrooms: Cortinarius Iodes?
General Information: Huge Oaks, multiple hardwoods
Chris' Comments: looks like it
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 7, 2013  
sidney
General Location: 9000 ft elevation
International/State: Colorado
General Information: Hi Chris, I came across your website earlier this year and -as a family of mushroom maniacs-, I signed up immediately. Since then, it has been great resource of information and every time I see your harvest, I am turning green of envy. I was waiting with my report from Colorado until we find something - the season here is typically early May in lower elevations to end-of-May-early-June in elevations 8,000-9,000 ft. This year, it is 3 weeks late, plus very dry. We checked our location that typically produced basket like the one on attached picture (2007) but we found only three(!) morels this year. Year-round creek running through is completely dry this year.
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 7, 2013  
Name: Bob watkins
General Location: Somerset
International/State: Kentucky
General Information: Is this an edible bolete?
Chris' Comments: probably bitter again
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 7, 2013  
Name: Bob Watkins
General Location: Somerset
International/State: Kentucky
General Information: Are these edible? I have always hunted morels, but thought I would try to find some summer edibles.
Chris' Comments: these are chanterelles, choice
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 7, 2013  
Name: Bob Watkins
General Location: Somerset
International/State: Kentucky
General Information: Yellow with fleshy stalk. I am uncertain if this is edible?
Chris' Comments: probably bitter
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 7, 2013  
Name: Kathy Adams
General Location: Gettysburg, PA
International/State: None_given
Other Mushrooms: Other
General Information: I frequently have mushrooms grow in my yard but had not seen this one before and cannot find pictures of anything similar. If anyone could identify it for me, that would be wonderful. I saw it a few days ago but just remembered to take the photo today. It seems to have shrunk from about a 3" diameter to 2" diameter in that time. It is a charcoal black with a specific pattern of nodules jutting from it. The stem is difficult to see.
Chris' Comments: it looks like a type of puffball that grows out west, but black instead of white
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 7, 2013  
Name: Stuart B
General Location: Franklin County
International/State: Ohio
Morels Found: no
False Morels: no
Other Mushrooms: lots, lots
General Information: Hundred of these in the picture. What variety are they? Edible? They are growing out of the ground, not wood and are in scattered groups of 20 to 500.
Chris' Comments: woodland agaricus, edible but not great
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 7, 2013  
Name: Luke S
General Location: SE Pa
International/State: Pennsylvania
General Information: Chanterelles everywhere...starting to see boletes, lactarius, and trumpets too.
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 6, 2013  
Name: Carson Barnes
General Location: Spalding County
International/State: Georgia
Morels Found: none
False Morels: none
Other Mushrooms: Two boletes, I think they're projectellus and affinis.
General Information: Mycorrhizal on pines, thec color in the photo is off, affinis brick red pileus and creamy white pores with no reticulation on stem, slight striping on stem which is wider at base than apex, tart taste; projectellus brilliant yellow pores, slightly less bright pileus, quite reticulated stem and mild taste (tiny taste); neither stains when bruised. I think we have a couple of tasty ones here. Oh, also Cantharellus minor, C. cinnabarinus, C. cibarius; going back for more black trumpets tomorrow - they dry well and keep for a year or more when dry.
Chris' Comments: as long as they are not bitter, than they would be fine... There is some weird stuff out there this year with all of the rain, very rare ones are showing up
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 6, 2013  
Name: Len
General Location: Fluvanna County
International/State: Virginia
Other Mushrooms: Cortnarius violaceus?
General Information: My first purple mushroom. Apparently fairly rare - Cortnarius violaceus? From what I've read they're edible - mixed reviews, though.
Chris' Comments: No, actually purple laccaria, edible
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 6, 2013  
Jackie
General Location: fredericksburg
International/State: Virginia
General Information: My first Old Man! So excited. Very small but I'm happy. I should eat them right?