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  1. These morels were formerly classified as Morchella Semilibera. This is the beginning of the peak season for these Morchellas. It takes a lot to make a pound, but they're fun and easy to find under hickory. They lost that beautiful orange hue within minutes of picking them. This is the first time I've ever found this species. Today in Lake County, IN. I'm planning to eat them tomorrow.
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    Devil's Urn (Urnula Craterium)

    Hi Bruce🤠👍 Yes, that was a morel. It certainly had me scratching my head a little, because it was flat to the ground, but when i pinched it off the stem and fruiting body was hollow.
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    Devil's Urn (Urnula Craterium)

    After I posted this, I went to the main page and saw the Urnula... Just an fyi the two morels I found were in Stony Run County park in Lake County, Indiana. They were in a stand of shag bark hickory. Who woulda thunk?
  4. As near as I can tell, here in northern Newton county, the morel season is just starting, but there are many other fungi that spring up. Among them are these really neat looking urnulas. I only found two immature morels, but the forest floor is laden with these black, saprophytic goblets. These can also be parasitic on oak. And the first morel of the season 🤠 (For me)
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    Morel Progression Map 2018

    A week ago the map had hundreds of pins. Today not one pin is showing up. Is there something wrong with the map, or is it a smart phone/ internet issue? Anyone else having this issue?
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    Found a Hen

    Eagle eye! 👍
  7. I recently saw a post here about honey mushrooms, and noticed a user advising extreme caution. I've eaten honey mushrooms that a neighbor harvested and ate every year from the same stumps. They gave me a mild upset stomach that could've been because they were misidentified, or it could've been brought on from the placebo effect, as I had recently misidentified two toxic mushrooms. One I thought was a purple spore puffball, and was likely a pigskin poison, and another was a toxic look alike to a parasol mushroom. I acquired a couple of books and thought myself to be fairly knowledgeable after much study, however, that was just ignorant pride that, when swallowed, put me in my place, with purgative effects 😉 Thankfully, I've learned, as many people here have, that multiple resources, much field experience and exhaustive studies can be invaluable when identifying choice edibles, but even with a high quality microscope, it is safe to say that the more we learn, the more we realize we really don't know much about micology. I enjoy identifying a lot of various species, whether edible or not, and I've found this forum to be very helpful, in that the participants, collectively, have decades of invaluable experience. I feel like a newbie among veterans and enjoy this forum, greatly. Thank you all for your participation, and thank you to the administrator(s) for maintaining it. Hope to see y'all in the woods.
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    Walk to my tree stand

    That will go well with venison tenderloin or backstrap cooked over some cherry or apple wood.
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    Very helpful YT channel.

    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
  10. "Milo Masson" has authored a couple of posts that smell like spam. Please help keep this site spam free and report nonsense posts (except my "tasteful mushroom jokes " that's not spam... just a twisted sense of humor)
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    Shades State Park Walk


    Ill have 4 in my party.
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    Mushroom foraging campsites

    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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    Mushroom foraging campsites

    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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    Another UFO

    Thanks for replying. It was in the ground. I don't know if there was a subterranean stump or wood there, but my friend, Bill that found it is going to be out of town for two weeks, so he might not get to observe it in a more mature stage. I've never seen a mushroom quite like it. The pores are on the top, facing upward.
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    I'd be in for a late September/ early October camping/ hiking/ mushroom hunting trip too. I just started a post on the forum, requesting the administrators/ moderators input regarding the scheduling. I didn't see any rules against posting contact information. I'll wait a little and see if they're going to respond, but if not, maybe we can plan something independently. I just don't want to break any rules.

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