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  2. Christi Malasto


    Anyone know if the chanterelles are in Indy yet?
  3. Karen


    Wonderful photo.
  4. Karen

    Bicolor bolete

    A beautiful photo. I've seen Bicolor Boletes in Louisville Ky, , and Clarksville Indiana.
  5. Karen


    Beautiful composition.
  6. Karen


    Very Nice photo.
  7. Karen


    Beautiful photo, I've seen Cinnabar Chanterellas only once in Jeffersonville.
  8. Karen


    Wonderful Photo.
  9. Karen


    Beautiful photo.
  10. Karen

    Sweet tooth

    Very Nice photo.
  11. Last week
  12. Tippecanoe-Ben


    I went for a hike along the dried creek bed at Happy Hallow Park in West Lafayette today. While I didn’t think it was going to be the best time to find new and exciting mushrooms I figured I’d be able to find something. This is the only thing I found. It shot off spores when tapped (lots of them! Super cool to show my boys that were with me today!) I do have a short video of me tapping it with a twig but I was unable to post it on the site Is anyone able to help walk me through identifying this neat little guy? Thanks!
  13. Tippecanoe-Ben

    Brand new hobby - and having a blast!

    That’s actually what I was telling my sons they looked like! Ha! Here’s what I have so far, from top to bottom. 1) not really sure. I found them growing in the soil below a hardwood. When it comes to tree identification, I’m only confident with ash trees - and that has more to do with signs of the emerald ash borer. 2) turkey tail! These were thin and flexible. Growing on a fallen tree. I was a little confused by this at first because the pictures I would see showed more brown tones. The versicolor should have been a clue. Ha! 3/4) same as 1&2 5) growing on the same tree as the turkey tail. I’m thinking maybe fuligo septica, but when I was looking I didn’t really see pictures of this growing on trees. Mostly the ground. 6/7) ganoderma sessile. This has a strong scent - I don’t know the vocabulary to describe it though. I liked how the grass grew through the mushroom 8/9) while I would joking call them “dog poop mushrooms” for my 5 year old, I do believe these are dead mans fingers. 10/11) I don’t know. Some traits I noticed: the cap was very thin and opaque when held up to the light. Had a slight fishy smell to it? That’s what I’ve got so far. We’ll see what today brings! One of the great things about being brand new at this is that everything excites me.
  14. Hoosierfunguy

    Brand new hobby - and having a blast!

    Have you identified the pictured finds? The brownish/ black cluster looks like Pilus Caninis Excrementis 🐅💩 😁
  15. Dhuntington

    Brand new hobby - and having a blast!

    Hi and welcome. Take pride in knowing there are other fungus nuts out there. As hossierfunguy has said they are some very knowlegeable people on here.
  16. Hoosierfunguy

    Brand new hobby - and having a blast!

    Hi Ben. Welcome to the forum! Education is a lifestyle and when it comes to fungus, it's not easy to find very many ppl with the same passions as we have. There are some very knowledgeable and well seasoned micologosts here that are so helpful. Yes, the mushroom kingdom is extraordinarily vast and (to me) one of the most interesting fields of study. 👍🏻🍄🍄🍄
  17. Hey everybody! I’ve been reading up about mushrooms and fungi for about a week or so now and have become completely captivated by them. They are soooo cool (I assume I’m preaching to the choir here). Anyway, my wife is only mildly amused by my new hobby so I guess I’ll have to share my experiences here. Although I will say that my 5 year old has started going on mushroom walks with me. Also, just trying to introduce myself to the group here. So - hi! -Ben
  18. Mick Mushroom

    Angel Wings in Indiana?????

    Thank you Dhuntington and Bruce for the feedback. Honestly nothing better than a morel! First memory of hunting morels at about 5 or 6 with my mom and I found all the tiny ones, helps when you're short I guess. But I found more than she did and was sooo proud. : )
  19. Bruce

    Angel Wings in Indiana?????

    I agree with Dhuntington, they sure look like oysters to me. They are very common in Indiana, and although not as tasty as morels or chanterelles, are definitely a worthwhile edible. They start out pure white but become more buff-colored as they age (or get rained on). I find their aroma to be very distinctive, but your mileage may vary. Regards, Bruce
  20. Dhuntington

    Angel Wings in Indiana?????

    The pictures you posed do apear to be P. Pulmonaris.
  21. Mick Mushroom

    Angel Wings in Indiana?????

    Here are the photos from the WPMC that were posted on their website. To me they do appear whiter, veins are more shallow with wider spacing and not as deep or sharp. Also don't seem to run down the stem as far. But they may be young specimens IDK. I will probably start walking some pine forest in the area to see if I can find some out of curiosity and get some physical comparisons and photos. If I find some I will post them. My first year for summer foraging and WOW didn't know there were so many available. I'm going slow and trying to be safe and educated. Got chanterelles nailed! Had a lot of chant finds (over 5 lbs.) here in Huntington Co. but they kind of dried up now, need rain!
  22. Mick Mushroom

    Angel Wings in Indiana?????

    Hello Bruce, thanks for the response. Here are some pics, I am pretty sure these are oysters I just want to be sure. I have read a lot of info looking for differences in angel wings and oysters and seem to find a lot of warnings but not much by way of describing differences. I did find a pic of the top AND bottom on the West Pennsylvania Mushroom Club website of angel wings yesterday and that really helped. It seems angels grow ONLY on conifers (true?) and are whiter. Not much to go on. BOTH have: decurrent veins and similar spore print color, physical appearance, and growth pattern. Please deny or confirm any of that if you can, thanks. These pics were all taken from growth on hardwood (cherry, oak and one other not sure of) none were conifer. There were some lightly buff colored growth among these too. Also descriptions of smell (mildly anise) are not helpful. When I smell chanterelles I don't get apricot either so I must be different than everyone else, although I can smell a morel patch from a 100 feet lol! Thanks again for helping! Mick
  23. Bruce

    Black Chanterelles

    Great find! I am so freaking jealous right now...
  24. Bruce

    Angel Wings in Indiana?????

    I have not found much by way of angel wings locally, but oysters are pretty common after a good rain. Best to post a photo; as they say, a picture is worth 1000 words. Be sure to get a good shot of the underside. Oysters in Indiana will commonly have little black beetles among the gills and smell faintly of anise. Try to either cook them up or dehydrate them within 2-3 days as they don't have a very long shelf life. Hope this helps, Bruce
  25. Hello all, I hope someone can help me here... I am looking for information about Pleurocybella porrigens (angel wings) Are they found in Indiana? I looked on the archived species lists for summer months and found no listings for these. I am finding a lot of oyster type mushrooms and don't want to misidentify but lacking good information for a positive ID. There seems to be a lot of overlap in characteristics with Pleurotus pulmonarius (summer oysters) which are what I believe I am finding. Are there any other look-a-likes I should be aware of? I have pics if anyone wants to see. Avid morel forager wanting to expand to some summer edibles. Thanks for your help
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