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  2. Armillaria mellea

    Selmier State Forest




  3. Very large Lactifluus volemus.



  4. That's exactly what it is
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    Greetings all, This walk was originally scheduled for September 16, but we are moving it back one week to Saturday September 23rd from 1pm to 3 pm. Meet at the firetower near the buffalos.
  6. Thank you Jeannie. That is actually pretty useful advice. I did eat a little bit of it after cooking it. It had a nutty (not crazy) flavor. No bruising when I sliced it.
  7. We eat a lot of boletes. The rules I use is if you bruise it or slice it and it turns blue, leave it in the woods. If it does not bruise blue you can put a tiny bit in your mouth to taste if it is bitter and spit it out. These are not poisonous, just too bitter to eat. The ones that are not bitter are safe to eat. Of course always double check in your mushroom ID book. Remember this does NOT pertain to gilled mushrooms.
  8. Honey mushrooms. Should have a white sporeprint.
  9. Look like honey mushrooms-should have a white spore print.
  10. Can anyone indentify
  11. I found these by oak trees
  12. First off, I am jealous of your rain. It's been a long time since we've had any measurable precipitation. More often than not, chanterelle stems are riddled with insect tunnels -- if they have insecticidal properties, that's news to me. Golden Chanterelles do not grow on wood, they grow in soil. Smooth Chanterelles can sometimes cluster like that, but Golden Chanterelles rarely do. Finally, those gills look pretty thin and bladelike to me. Put that all together and I suspect you have Jack-O-Lanterns. There are three kinds of mycophagists: 1) Those with a healthy (irrational?) fear of all mushrooms that they didn't find in the neighborhood grocery store. 2) Those that study not only edibles, but also poisonous look-alikes and many other mushrooms they would not consider eating, because fungi are intrinsically interesting and cool to study (not to mention good photographic subjects). 3) Those who develop a passing familiarity with a few edible species and tend to disregard slightly different traits in the fervent hope that they still have something tasty in their possession. Guess which of the three is most likely to get poisoned? I can't ID the other two without photos of the undersides, but I will say that the third looks like a Russula of some kind. Hope this helps, and be careful out there.
  13. These finds were on July 16,2017 on Hickory Ridge Trail in Bloomington, IN. These were all a little lower near creek beds and it had been raining consistently, and was very warm and humid on this day. Perfect fruiting conditions! The first two orange/golden mushrooms I have thought to be golden chanterelles. On this 2nd pic, those black spots on the mushrooms are little black bugs, and some were in the gills. The mushroom appeared to be unharmed by them (chanterelles are thought to have insecticidal properties?) They were found at the base of a fallen tree, growing out of the decaying root system. It was pretty BA if you ask me. The other two were found off the path. The growth patterns that they were found in of all of these mushrooms are shown in the pictures.
  14. Found these guys in my backyard a couple days ago, 3 separate clusters of them now. All mushrooms like this found are all in tight clusters. Thick white stalks, with bulky brown/tan caps. Two clusters found standalone in grass and one cluster (this first picture) found at the base of a tree stump. I noticed that these have not fruited once this year in my backyard (as far as I am aware) until this sudden drop in temperature this last week has occured. LOCATION: Muncie, IN
  15. 8 acres with homesite on karst terrain. Formerly in pasture, planted 6 acres in mixed hardwoods (white ash, walnut, poplar, red/white oak, pecan , red and white pine.) in 1984. No morels have been seen, puffballs are common in the grass areas.
  16. Looks like a Ganoderma that is just starting.
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    This would be my first hunt here in Indiana! I'm bringing my father in law. Does the event cost anything?I see tickets offered but didn't get any other info.
  18. I had a fellow mycologist send me a link to this YT channel. I found his videos to be interesting, educational and helpful in our commonality, so i wanted to share this with the community here . I didn't know there were so many medicinal benefits to chickens
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    Ill have 4 in my party.
  21. I started a post addressing the administrators/ moderators with no replies. I just found the admin profile and messaged the admin. I hope that they've just been extremely busy and that no evil has befallen them. One main reason I signed up here was to gather with other mushroom connessuiers and hit the woods. If anyone wants to make plans, message me privately and we can connect.
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    Sunday August 27th, 2017 - Turkey Run State Park. 11 am - 1 pm. Meet at the Nature Center. Park Map.
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    Saturday August 26th, 2017 - Shades State Park. 1 pm to 3 pm. Meet at the parking lot at Shelter B. Park Map.
  24. There is no camping at shades but turkey run is just a few miles away.
  25. Finding the spore print on those doesn't look very challenging. lol. One member mentioned Shades State park near Turkey Run. Late September the hens should be in season. There are a lot of public and private campgrounds in that area. Many public lands restrict assess during goose and duck season, so check before you drive.
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