Date Reported: Sep 11, 2013  
Name: Liz J
General Location: Talbot County
International/State: Georgia
Morels Found: nope!
False Morels: nope!
Other Mushrooms: Ringless honeys.... GOBS of them.
General Information: More than I could even pick. Hoping they are ok to dehydrate. They smell wonderful! Left lots of babies behind. Everywhere in our yard and woods.
Chris' Comments: good dehydrated
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 11, 2013  
chasD
General Location: se NH flatlands
International/State: New Hampshire
Other Mushrooms: Chicken L. sulphureus
General Information: picked about 8 lbs Meadow mushrooms Agaricus campestris since coming back from the Vt. foray thanks Chris I had a great time. but I did find this yesterday ..
Chris' Comments: cool
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 10, 2013  
Alek
General Location: WNC
International/State: North Carolina
General Information: 60# of lobsters! Perfect conditions for them right now. Black trumpets and a very little Hen.
Chris' Comments: nice
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 10, 2013  
A.J.
General Location: Eatonton
International/State: Georgia
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: Honey
General Information: About 4 lbs. on dead oaks.
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 10, 2013  
Name: Jasmine C
General Location: Janesville, WI
International/State: Wisconsin
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: many
General Information: dead mans fingers?
Chris' Comments: yes, call 911!
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 9, 2013  
Name: badoww
General Location: milwaukee
International/State: Wisconsin
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: dozens
General Information: Real sticky, about one finger across, around an old dead oak, milky stuff comin out
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 9, 2013  
Name: Tambolisa
General Location: Great Falls
International/State: Virginia
Other Mushrooms: Lactarius
General Information: Resending this pic. The first one didn't work. Was wondering if they are Milky Beefsteaks or if not, do you know if they might be edible? When I cut them with a knife, white milk came out. Couldn't get a spore print.
Chris' Comments: yes, these are edible lactarius
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 9, 2013  
Name: JP
General Location: base of dead tree
International/State: Iowa
Other Mushrooms: Oysters?
General Information: I think my first picture may have been too large. I will try again. Found along with some giant puff balls. Could anyone confirm these as oyster mushrooms please? Thank you
Chris' Comments: yes they are oysters
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 9, 2013  
chris matherly
General Location: vermont foray
International/State: None_given
General Information: another pic
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 9, 2013  
Chris Matherly and the Vermont Foray Group
General Location: Brattleboro
International/State: Vermont
General Information: over 50 different edible species found on this foray, a new record! It was amazing!
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 9, 2013  
Name: Eric Chandler
General Location: Kitsap Peninsula
International/State: Washington
Other Mushrooms: Chanterelles
General Information: We've had 2-3in of rain in the past week so I decided to make a foray to our favorite 'shroom place. Sure enough, we got 8+ lbs of Chanterelles...mostly whites. In one spot I found a fairy-ring-like assembly of whites within a 20-25 sq ft area, only it was a half-circle. I harvested 72 out of the 106 whites there. I left the smaller ones for next week. That is the MOST Chanterelles I've ever seen in one spot (see attached pic). At another spot I harvested 18 in a 4-sq-ft area. Lots of button yellows, so by next week the place should be booming. By the way, I've discovered why some whites get really big ... they tend to come up in very close groups of 3-4 individual mushrooms, and then the stems and caps fuse...also helps to explain how all the crud gets caught up in the cap.
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 8, 2013  
Name: Frank
General Location: Brown County
International/State: Indiana
Other Mushrooms: not sure what they are, inside a hollowed tree
Chris' Comments: oyster
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 8, 2013  
Douglas McEvoy
General Location: Kentucky
International/State: None_given
Other Mushrooms: Same mushroom in situ.
General Information: Polyporus varius? Edible?
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 8, 2013  
Douglas McEvoy
General Location: Northern KY
International/State: None_given
Other Mushrooms: Polyporus Varius?
General Information: Really a beautiful mushroom. Growing low on live but failing maple in heavy shade. No gills (took pic but it was corrupted) . Very tender, not at all tough. Stem not central. Much prettier than other photos I find of polyporus varius but black stem leads me in that direction. Polyporus varius? Edible?
Chris' Comments: I think so, edible when young and tender
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 8, 2013  
Name: curtis
General Location: northern WV
International/State: West Virginia
Other Mushrooms: HEN
General Information: First hen of 2013
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 7, 2013  
Name: kim
General Location: southeast
International/State: Ohio
Other Mushrooms: lions mane
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 7, 2013  
Name: Quincy
General Location: Janesville
International/State: Wisconsin
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: puff ball
General Information: Found in cemetary. Not sure what the scientific name is,but grew up with people calling them puff balls. Are they good eating?
Chris' Comments: wow, yes I like them
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 6, 2013  
Name: Joe B.
General Location: Puget Sound Area
International/State: None_given
Other Mushrooms: Chanterelles, Chichen of the Woods
General Information: 22 lbs of beautiful Chanterelles and 1 nice Chicken of the Woods. A great walk in the woods!
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 6, 2013  
Name: Hampton
General Location: Atlanta
International/State: Georgia
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: Unsure but think I ID'd it & want your opinion - My first edible (?) find.
General Information: Found @ SprucePine NC (2000 ft elavation) on 9/1/13. A group of 10-15 in mossy grass under 2 oak trees. Caps & stems all light purple 2-3 wks ago, now pale white/grey but gills still med/dark purple. Cap 1.5-2 in, flat to slightly concave, some with smooth edge, some cracked. Stem 2-4 in & firm, wider at base. Gills purple, distant, uneven, attached. Spore print subtle but distinct pale purple/mauve
Chris' Comments: ?
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 6, 2013  
Name: Brian
General Location: Seattle, WA
International/State: Washington
Other Mushrooms: Chantrelles!
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 6, 2013  
Name: JP
General Location: base of dead tree
International/State: Iowa
Other Mushrooms: Oysters?
General Information: Found along with some giant puff balls. Could anyone confirm these as oyster mushrooms please?
Chris' Comments: ?
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 5, 2013  
Name: Tuck
General Location: SW of Mt. Adams
International/State: Washington
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: 2 pounds white chanterelles, 2
General Information: Found over Labor Day weekend while camping. Actually left about a pound of chantys in the ground. I didn't have my field guide, and haven't seen chanterelles for years - and never whites, so, not being sure of what I had and lacking time, I only picked enough for a couple of meals. Was happy to have expended the effort once I got home and IDed them for sure. Tasty. Boletes weren't bad - slightly lemony - but not as good as kings.
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 5, 2013  
Name: Jon Bieri
General Location: Grand Rapids
International/State: Michigan
Other Mushrooms: Rinhless honeys? Pic of caps
Chris' Comments: yes
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 5, 2013  
Name: Jon Bieri
General Location: Grand Rapids
International/State: Michigan
Other Mushrooms: Chris are these rinhless honey mushrooms
General Information: Near bases of hardwoods
Chris' Comments: honey
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 5, 2013  
Name: Porcini Paul
General Location: Panhandle
International/State: Idaho
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: Porcini, gypsy, hawk's wing, shrimp, orange milky...
General Information: About a week late to catch the prime flush but still got close to 10 pounds of porcini. Tons of other edibles and non-edibles out - in addition to what's listed above also saw amanitas, blackening & emetic russulas, Smith's boletus, and many other species. In response to Laura's post from Sept. 1 yes the ones on the right are b.edulis (porcini) - those are beautiful specimens!
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 5, 2013  
Wes
General Location: Durham
International/State: North Carolina
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
General Information: Cinnabar Chanterelle's I think??? These are everywhere.
Chris' Comments: yes
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 4, 2013  
Jackie
General Location: Fredericksburg
International/State: Virginia
General Information: Lepiota? 2nd pic
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 4, 2013  
Jackie
General Location: Fredericksburg
International/State: Virginia
General Information: Seems to be a Lepiota, but not sure. Can you help? sending 2 pics.
Chris' Comments: pholiota sp
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 4, 2013  
Jackie Grizzard
General Location: Fredericksburg
International/State: Virginia
General Information: Caesars, chanterelles and puffball. Orangish mushroom top left looks suspicious...could it be a jackolantern?
Chris' Comments: no, common chant
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 4, 2013  
Jackie
General Location: Fredericksburg
International/State: Virginia
General Information: Are these Lactarius deliciosus? There's either no milk or a slight amount that's clear
Chris' Comments: they look very much like that, good if not peppery
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 4, 2013  
Amy
General Location: Roane
International/State: West Virginia
Morels Found: none
False Morels: none
Other Mushrooms: Hen, Chicken, Honey, Chanterelle and lots of boletes (many others I am not even guessing at )
General Information: What boletes are good as edibles? Many of them are buggy/wormy but I did find a few that appear pristine. After opening them it may be a different story.
Chris' Comments: for beginners, if they bruise or if they are bitter to the taste then avoid
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 4, 2013  
Amy
General Location: Roane
International/State: West Virginia
Morels Found: n/a
False Morels: n/a
Other Mushrooms: Need identification
General Information: Are these large white ones chanterelles? I have found little white ones but, these smell the same even in worse condition.
Chris' Comments: no, white chantis only grow out west, these are lactarius
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 4, 2013  
Amy
General Location: Roane
International/State: West Virginia
Morels Found: n/a
False Morels: n/a
Other Mushrooms: Need identification
General Information: More, I have been walking by these all summer too. Hope it wasn't something I am missing out on.
Chris' Comments: lactarius sp
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 4, 2013  
Amy
General Location: Roane
International/State: West Virginia
Morels Found: n/a
False Morels: n/a
Other Mushrooms: Need identification
General Information: More
Chris' Comments: old man of the woods, get a good field guide like audubon
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 4, 2013  
Amy
General Location: Roane
International/State: West Virginia
Morels Found: n/a
False Morels: n/a
Other Mushrooms: Need identification
General Information: Pretty sure this is something I don't want to mess around with. Seen this and decided to bring it home instead of letting them mature and spore.
Chris' Comments: amanita
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 4, 2013  
Name: Tambolisa
General Location: Forest
International/State: West Virginia
Other Mushrooms: White Mushrooms
General Information: Found a lot of these all over the mountains in West Virginia. Many were very large - very white - with short stems. Hugging the ground everywhere. Are these edible?
Chris' Comments: not a good edible
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 4, 2013  
Name: Tambolisa
General Location: Forest
International/State: Virginia
Other Mushrooms: Milky Beefsteaks?
General Information: Found these in Virginia this week. The gills were sending out a latex when I checked them. Are they Milky Beefsteaks?
Chris' Comments: ?
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 4, 2013  
Name: hugh
General Location: United States
International/State: Ohio
Other Mushrooms: hen of the woods
General Information: We found our first hen of the woods yesterday, 2 on a dead white oak and 1 on a live white oak. Surprisingly, two were almost too old to pick already. It must have been the cold snap a couple of weeks ago. Hopefully the cooler temps now will bring the next flush out
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 3, 2013  
Name: Nate Maxon
General Location: Kenai Penninsula
International/State: Alaska
Morels Found: none
Other Mushrooms: fly agaric
General Information: I just had to share the photo.
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 3, 2013  
Name: Tony
General Location: Long Island
International/State: New York
General Information: found on Long Island, not sure what kind of mushroom these are
Chris' Comments: honeys, edible
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 3, 2013  
Name: Jwalisa
General Location: Laurelville
International/State: Ohio
Morels Found: 0
Other Mushrooms: Hen. Just one
General Information: Chris checked a tree on the way home from work today that I always find my first hens on. Checked this past Friday and nothing then checked today Tuesday sept 3 rd and there she was so now I will be checking various secret spots and have more to report. Happy hunting all get ta lookin!
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 3, 2013  
chasD
General Location: se N.H.
International/State: New Hampshire
Other Mushrooms: meadow mushrooms, Chantrelles
General Information: is this a cort? see you in Vt....
Chris' Comments: cort. iodes
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 3, 2013  
chas D
General Location: se N.H
International/State: New Hampshire
Other Mushrooms: Chantrelles, meadow mushrooms, bule cort will post different pic of that
General Information: we received a lot of rain yesterday and it should improve the finds of the Vt/NH foray which I am attending .. . Took a walk today looking for poultry , chicken, hen , turkey tail . found chants, corts? and meadow mushshrooms along with some LBM's. chantrelle caps were about the size of my palm .
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 3, 2013  
Brian
General Location: Carroll county
International/State: Ohio
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: Corals ,young hen of woods , old honeys
General Information: Need I'd on this one please. Growing on ground near oaks
Chris' Comments: lactarius sp, not edible
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 2, 2013  
Moreldawg
General Location: Henderson
International/State: Kentucky
Other Mushrooms: ????
General Information: Found n public park. ???? ID anyone
Chris' Comments: probably a ganorderma species, usually on the base of an oak, to woody to eat...
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 2, 2013  
Name: Lindsey
General Location: Boston
International/State: Georgia
Other Mushrooms: Chanterelles, black trumpets, milkys
General Information: Chris, does this look like a hydrophorus milky? White latex immediately forming on gills.
Chris' Comments: yes it is
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 2, 2013  
Alek
General Location: WNC
International/State: North Carolina
General Information: Lobster mushrooms everywhere in on pine and tulip poplar forest! 16 pounds total, one lobster alone weighed in at 12 oz, many dead ones, and more that I couldn't fit in my bag still out there! One of my better days mushroom hunting ever!
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 2, 2013  
Name: Mark
General Location: Dexter Township
International/State: Michigan
Other Mushrooms: Eastern Cauliflower Mushroom
General Information: Found a larger one in the same spot two years ago in wet August. It was mildly aromatic, and very firm. This one is about 10" diameter.
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 2, 2013  
Name: Larry
General Location: Bedford
International/State: Virginia
General Information: On a dead oak. Spread out all over, not clumped.
Chris' Comments: turkey tail
 

       
Date Reported: Sep 2, 2013  
Name: Larry
General Location: Bedford
International/State: Virginia
General Information: Polypore-edible?
Chris' Comments: chanterelle