Date Reported: Jul 19, 2013  
Name: Davie Crocketts Wife
General Location: Norther NJ Park
International/State: New Jersey
General Information: Not sure, only picture that came out of these, underside looks like forked kills like somekind of chanterelle but the color thru me off
Chris' Comments: cinnibar chant
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 19, 2013  
Name: Davie Crocketts Wife
General Location: Park
International/State: New Jersey
General Information: My very first Black Trumpet find. Pretty sure I found good mushroom hunting grounds this year. cant wait for some rain
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 19, 2013  
Name: DAvie Crockets wife
General Location: NJ Parks
International/State: New Jersey
Other Mushrooms: corral, yellow foot chants, black trumpets, some unknown
General Information: So blazing hot & dry here but rain last weekend brought some mushrooms up. i think these are common chanterelles? I don't have much luck with Chanterelles I found them maybe 3 times in 10 yrs First time I hunted this area for chanterelles same county I found morels, glad to come home with some also picked a basket full of wild berries. I made the chicken in mushroom wine sauce & wild berry scones, really good!
Chris' Comments: yes, young chants
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 19, 2013  
Name: Eileen
General Location: Knoxville, TN
International/State: Tennessee
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: Bolete
General Information: Found these bolete mushrooms in fixed woods mainly oaks and maples. The top color is brown and they smell pretty good and fresh. Are they edible? If they are, bitter or delicious? Thank you.
Chris' Comments: tylopolis sp., bitter
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 17, 2013  
Name: Jan
General Location: Warren county
International/State: New Jersey
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: Chanterelles
General Information: The rain has blessed us this summer. Lots of small ones starting, some medium ones I picked, and if we can get some more rain, we might have a late season!
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 16, 2013  
Chris Matherly and Brad Meyers
General Location: Banning Mills
International/State: Georgia
General Information: Chanterelle heaven!
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 16, 2013  
Name: Ben
General Location: NoVa
International/State: None_given
General Information: Amanita Abrupta. Perfect specimen.
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 15, 2013  
Name: Jon
General Location: Bucks county
International/State: Pennsylvania
Other Mushrooms: Some weird bolete!
General Information: Here is a picture of the cap. The pore surface is yellowish. I have no Idea. Does not stain when cut either. Any ideas? Edible?
Chris' Comments: taste a small bit on your tongue, if not bitter, then go for it!
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 15, 2013  
Name: Margot Berry
General Location: South East Atlanta
International/State: Georgia
Morels Found: none
False Morels: none
Other Mushrooms: Chanterelles
General Information: First time mushroom picking, want to make sure these are what I think they are. Are they Chanterelles? Thanks!
Chris' Comments: yes
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 15, 2013  
chris M
General Location:
International/State: None_given
General Information: another pic
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 15, 2013  
Chris Matherly
General Location: Paulding County
International/State: Georgia
General Information: Chanterelles everywhere, also Boletus betula, frostii, Old Mans, 2 color, lactarius indigo and volemus, and hedgehogs!
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 15, 2013  
Name: Gregg Baker
General Location: Roswell, GA
International/State: Georgia
Other Mushrooms: Chantrelles
General Information: They are everywhere!
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 15, 2013  
Name: Cassandra
General Location:
International/State: Washington
Morels Found: 30 pounds
General Information: burnsite 8000 feet elevation
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 15, 2013  
Name: Casey
General Location: Igh
International/State: Minnesota
Morels Found: O
False Morels: O
Other Mushrooms: Chicken
General Information: How long will these take to be ready for picken
Chris' Comments: maybe 4 days?
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 15, 2013  
Name: Casey
General Location: Igh
International/State: Minnesota
Morels Found: O
False Morels: O
General Information: Wondering if you could identify ? I think it was a type of boilete
Chris' Comments: looks like it could be a 2 color bolete
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 15, 2013  
Name: Lindsey
General Location: Boston
International/State: Georgia
Other Mushrooms: Bolete, chanterelle
General Information: Not sure what this giant is! Growing on an oak.
Chris' Comments: probably a ganoderma sp
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 15, 2013  
Name: Giuseppe Berardi
General Location:
International/State: International
General Information: Raccolta in Ucraina Collection from Ucraine
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 14, 2013  
Name: Jon
General Location: Creek bottom
International/State: Pennsylvania
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: Chanterelles,boletus,yellow oysters
General Information: Found these yellow oysters on a downed elm along a creek bank. Thanks to Chris for the ID. Picked a few pounds and they tasted awesome
 

       
Date Reported: Jul 14, 2013  
Name: Justina
General Location: Morris Cty
International/State: New Jersey
Other Mushrooms: Trumpets, Cinnbars
General Information: Found 3 clusters of this pretty pale yellow mushrooms in thick tight clusters. Deer was eating one of them when I came across them. Fruity smell and looks like there coming up from the trunk of the tree. turned over one so you can see the gills. I left them for the deer, 1st time I seen these and I hunt this spot for over 10 yrs (hens are abundant in this spot).
Chris' Comments: Pleurotus cornucopiae, rare. Please email me as many pics of this as you can in highest quality, would like to possibly use these on the site, chrismathe@aol.com. Thanks
 

       
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