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  3. This is the seventh year we have hosted mushroom training sessions in conjunction with the Indiana State Department of Health. Last year we held two trainings online and the format worked fairly well for the material we needed to cover. We will be holding our morel and wild mushroom trainings online this year as well. All aspects of the course will remain the same for the online format. The course will take place from 1pm to 5pm. Saturday morning (3/20/2020), you will receive a link and passcode to the Zoom meeting to the email you register with. We will begin with introductions, spend an hour on food safety, spend 1-2 hours on morels, and conclude with a test. The test will be emailed out to participants after the course is complete. By finishing and returning the test, you will have completed the requirements for the course, and we will issue the requisite recommendation to become a morel mushroom identification expert for Indiana. (The summer wild mushroom course online, the exam will be required to be taken at a local testing center.) Digital copies of course materials will be emailed once you register for the course. Before Saturday, please go to the link below to join a test meeting, to ensure your camera and microphone are properly configured: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/115002262083-Joining-a-test-meeting Registration for the online course can be found here:
  4. hoosiermushrooms

    2020 Schedule of Events

    Indiana Events: January 25 - Edible Winter Mushrooms - Clifty Falls State Park - 2:30 - 3:30 pm - Join Us! March 14 - Morel Mushroom Course – Indianapolis, IN - 1pm - 5pm - More Information - Register April 4 - Morel Mushroom and HMS - East Central Discussion - Madison County Winery - 12:00 pm - Register April 19 - Eagle Creek Park - Indianapolis, IN - 1pm - 3pm - More Information - Register April 25 - Salamonie State Forest – Andrews, IN - 1pm - 3pm - Join Us! - Date may shift depending on morel progression. May 2 - Pokagon State Park - Angola, IN - 1pm - 3pm - Join Us! - Date may shift depending on morel progression. May 23 – Mounds State Park - Anderson Indiana - 1pm - 3pm - Join Us! June 20 - Wild Mushroom Course - Indianapolis, IN - 9am - 5pm - More Information - Register June 27 – 11 am: Versailles State Park, 4pm: Clifty Falls State Park - VSP Join! - CFSP Join! June 28 – 11am: Obannon Woods State Park & 3pm: Lincoln State Park - OWSP Join! - LSP Join! July 18 - Salamonie River SF August 1 – Ft. Ben Harrison State Park - Indianapolis, Indiana - 1pm - 3pm - Join Us! August 15 - 23 – Summer Online Foray - More Info - Download Field Data Slips - Join the Project August 15 - Whitewater Memorial State Park - Join Us August 16 - Mounds SRA - Join Us August 19 - Dunes SP - Join Us August 22 - Shades State Park - Join Us August 23 - Turkey Run State Park - Join Us September 19 – Potato Creek State Park - Join Us! September 25 - 27 - Smith Foray - Dunes National Park - CANCELLED DUE TO COVID October 18 - 25 - Online Fall Foray - More Info - Download Field Data Slips - Join the Project October 17- Brown County State Park: 1pm - 3pm Join Us! 5 - 7pm Join Us October 18 - Bloomington, IN: 9:00 am Paynetown SRA; 12:00 pm Griffy Woods;
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  6. stblanch

    Mushroom ID??

    Can anyone help with identification of these mushrooms?? Recently returned from a visit to my see my grandsons over Christmas in Houston, TX and took them out foraging hoping maybe to come across some oysters. They were excited to go mushroom hunting but as is not uncommon, did more "hunting" then "finding". Did find several nice Destroying Angels but came across this small clump of yellow-orange mushrooms at the base of a small dead longleaf pine. Spore print was orangish-yellow
  7. stblanch

    Brick caps??

    The spore print was purplish-brown which would seem to confirm brick cap
  8. Bruce

    Help with Identification

    No idea. Seem to be discolored by frost.
  9. Bruce

    Are these oysters?

    Yeah, I think so. I have some of these growing on stump roots in my back yard.
  10. Bruce

    Brick caps??

    Seems to match my references on the subject. Don't hang your hat on my ID, though.
  11. stblanch

    Brick caps??

    Found these this morning. Are these brick caps (hypholoma lateritium)?? Mild taste (not bitter). Currently doing a spore print.
  12. kriskight

    Are these oysters?

    Found out that these are oysters after all. Pleurotus Ostreatus. The common winter oyster. Thanks to Adam Haritan.
  13. Can someone help me identify this mushroom? They are all over our new farmstead yard and the dog is very very interested.
  14. stblanch

    Anyone Seen/Harvested any Hens Yet?

    I found one rather nice maitake cluster last weekend north of Indy after finally getting some rain. Going to head out tomorrow after more rain this week but may be getting a bit too late in the year
  15. Morgan

    Uknown Mushroom

    Let me try again
  16. Dhuntington

    Uknown Mushroom

    Pictures didnt down load.
  17. Hello all, I just discovered this organization and am super excited to have found a group of people with similar interests and more knowledge here in Indiana. I began foraging last spring and have been fortunate to find a few edible species as well as many other unknown mushrooms. Today I went looking in the woods near West Lafayette for some maitake and stumbled across these which I though might be porcini at the time. With further research they are obviously not Bolete mushrooms so I am unsure of their identification or edibility. Any help would be appreciated!
  18. Found these in my back yard today. I'm dehydrating them for later eating, but doubt that I'll eat any myself, as I usually have a nip or two of bourbon just about every day. :-) https://drive.google.com/file/d/10nAn8r5CGv1eMere1c9sTrcvGlQIUk67/view?usp=sharing If anyone else has collected these before and tried them I'd appreciate hearing from you. Bruce
  19. Bruce

    Chicken of the woods

    I've found that freezing them raw works just about as well as anything...but you're right...they're okay but not the same after thawing. Bruce
  20. Dhuntington

    Some questions :)

    Hens come out in the fall. You will have better luck looking for them around oaks. Seems like the older the tree the better you chances. I find most of them around black and red oak. Chicken can be found from late spring till everything freezes. I have found them on many different dead or dyeing hard woods. Like Bruce said, we need rain its just been to dry.
  21. shadowraider83

    Some questions :)

    Alrighty, thanks for the help, Bruce. 😊 Our rain situation down in Daviess County hasn't been so good either. We did get a little bit of rain since I'd posted this. I'm about to go back to the woods again and take a picture of the scaley mushroom I'd seen as well as see if I can't have any luck finding hens or chickens. 😊I think the scaley mushroom might have been honey mushrooms but until I get a picture, I'll not know for certain. Anyway, I hope you and everyone else has a wonderful and safe day, take care!
  22. Hoosierfunguy

    Chicken of the woods

    I tried freezing them raw and also par boiling them, then freezing and partially cooking them in oil, then freezing. None of those worked well. The texture and flavor was compromised.
  23. Bruce

    Some questions :)

    I can't speak to Daviess County, but here in Hendricks, we haven't had any rain to speak of for more than six weeks. No rain, no mushrooms. Bruce
  24. shadowraider83

    Some questions :)

    Hello everyone, I'm new to this website, I've tried to find a different section of the forums to post what I'm about to say and ask in the right portion of the forums but "Identification Discussion" seemed like the only portion of the forums I could access so if you would, please forgive me, I realize this post isn't regarding identification. Yet, now that I'm thinking about it, I can ask a question regarding a species of mushroom I found this morning which will make this post a little more viable. 😊 I went for a walk in the woods the mornings and found some mushrooms on a tree. They were arranged similar to that of how I've seen oyster mushrooms. They were a whitish color, they had fully-fledged gills that appeared to be the flimsy type, not gill like ridges that I've seen on chanterelle pictures. These mushrooms also had full stems, not nudges like an oyster. Yet on top of their cap which was mostly flat but seemed to indent a little in the middle of the cap. Yet on the top of the cap, they had the same style of scales or a scaley appearance which I've seen on the pheasant back pictures that I've seen. I know that with me not taking a picture of them, that makes it hard and I understand that I've not given all of the information needed to identify them but does anyone have an idea of what kind or kinds of mushrooms fit the sound that I've given? This morning, I hadn't planned on posting here and I hadn't taken my phone with me anyway. Yet after walking through a decent-sized woods, I figured I'd ask about if anyone in my area has ever found, Hen of the woods, Chickens and Lions Manes. Personally, before this spring, I've only hunted Morels and hadn't ever gone after anything else. I'd tried my first oyster this spring and enjoyed it quite a bit so I figured that I'd try to start looking for some of these others to try as well. I hear that Chickens and Hens will fruit in the spring but I've never seen any before in the few woods that I'll go morel hunting. I know that the woods I'd went in today had oaks everywhere (healthy, downed oaks, stumps, etc) but I didn't see a single one of these mushrooms that Chickens and Hens are associated with. There's a lot of sugar maples in another woods that I'll hunt morels in but I've never seen anything that looks like a Lion's mane. Is it possible that these mushrooms don't spawn in Daviess County, Indiana? Or maybe they haven't been established in the woods I hunt? Is there anyone from around that area who has hunted them before? The closest area to where I live that I've seen pictures of these mushrooms being found are in northern Greene county but I don't know anyone from there. The few woods that I hunt in are owned by family members of mine. I've never hunted in state parks or anything of that sort but figure that I'll probably start doing this more, at least during the fall if the woods I regularly hunt in don't produce these mushrooms that I've mentioned. I have seen pheasant back when I'd go morel hunting a few times but that was before I knew what they were and that they were edible. If I ever stumble upon them again, I'll be sure to pick them to try next time lol. Anyways, thanks for your time, sorry for the confusion on figuring out where posts like this go. Take care, everyone! 😊
  25. tina da mom

    tina

    so me and the girls went on a hike and looked for some mushrooms so we were hoping to find some puff shrooms but what we got was even better when i saw a cluster of honey mushrooms right there on a log and don't worry i know i need to cook them first so for celebration i'm going to make us a pizza with them. yum can't wait😁
  26. Howard

    Are these oysters?

    Jmills Yes, these are oysters; probably Pleurotus pulmonarius. They are past prime condition, though. They are a bit dry and the gills are turning yellow. They would be chewy and probably pretty tasteless, at this stage.
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