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  1. Hoosierfunguy

    First Find

    Congratulations on your first find 9f the highly sought after morel! How many seasons have you searched for them?
  2. Hoosierfunguy

    Morel season 2020

    Surprisingly, I found a fairly good haul of some very fresh large yellows yesterday, under Elm and Cherry trees, showing that the cooler than average temps have extended the season a bit this Spring (at least in Northern Indiana).
  3. Hoosierfunguy

    New mushroom

    I've been finding these around my yard for a couple of seasons. Did you get a positive ID? I just found these ones yesterday
  4. Hoosierfunguy

    Morel season 2020

    We're at the end of the season. I was down there last weekend in Shades State park and went through some prime area and found nothing. Another group of hunters found 6-7 after 5 hours, so it's likely only going to be fairly productive north of Indiana from here on out.
  5. I had never seen these before and just this last week I noticed them adorning my juniper trees. They have a tangerine color to the jelly like tentacles that come from the growth on the branches. They're not healthy for the trees, but they look really cool.
  6. Hoosierfunguy

    New to the group

    Welcome Annette. There are so many ways to learn. The best thing I've found is to get out into the woods and glean from a many as you can as well as read some good books. This forum has a few very knowledgeable people and they have forays every year.
  7. Hoosierfunguy

    Looking for experts

    Welcome Mr. Guy..We're all novices. The smartest of us all doesn't even know 1% of everything there is to know about one mushroom, but we're learning...lol Really cool user name btw. I live in Northwest Indiana. I've never found the mother load of morels, but I have found the Mother Load of many other delectable Micro Rhizome Fungi fruiting bodies.
  8. Hoosierfunguy

    Identify Please

    That's cool. Looks like a false morel. I've never found one before, but have seen a lot of pictures of them. Gyromitra esculenta can be deadly if eaten raw and still toxic if cooked.
  9. Hoosierfunguy

    Chaga??

    Cool. Thanks Chris. I'm curious to know if the properties are the same (or similar) as Chaga found on Birch, Aspen and Poplar, being an immune system booster, with antioxidants and effective at fighting cancer. They were both found on white oak trees, being the second and third fruiting bodies I've found on oaks, all within 100 yards of each other.
  10. Hoosierfunguy

    Chaga??

    Okay, found a couple of these
  11. Hoosierfunguy

    Chaga??

    Cool. Any advice on the best way to harvest it, so it might continue to grow in the future?
  12. Hoosierfunguy

    Chaga??

    I'm headed to the woods tomorrow, where I found that growth a few years ago. I'm planning to go back and see if it's still there. I'll take pictures of it before I harvest it. If anyone wants a sample for study, let me know.
  13. Hoosierfunguy

    Chaga??

    The one I found was in northern Indiana.
  14. Hoosierfunguy

    Chaga??

    Duplicate post I can't delete, just edit
  15. Hoosierfunguy

    Chaga??

    If this is indeed Chaga, then I'm sure it's the same growth I found on an oak tree. If another specimen is needed from another source, I'd be glad to not only harvest one, but also show where it's at to anyone researching this

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