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Bruce

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  1. We seem to get a few galls on our cedar trees every year. I rarely catch them fruiting, though. Bruce
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    New mushroom

    Looks pretty similar. I never did get a positive ID, but I think DHuntington is probably on the right track (Peziza phyllogena). Bruce
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    Looking for experts

    I grew up in Butler, IN, if you know where that is. When it comes to edibles, pheasant backs and morels are about all you'll find this time of year. Mushroom season really starts in July. While you're waiting, try out some books. For a true neophyte, you can't go wrong with "Edible Wild Mushrooms of Illinois and Surrounding States" (https://www.amazon.com/Edible-Mushrooms-Illinois-Surrounding-Kitchen-ebook/dp/B00AJA0ZFG). Bruce
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    January mushrooms

    Thanks Steve! And here I could have eaten it all along. :-) Hopefully a few more will pop up at this same location this fall. Regards, Bruce
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    Shelf Fungi ID Help

    Before I can even venture a guess, must have a photo of the underside. Bruce
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    Identify Please

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyromitrin
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    Want to grow native mushrooms

    Good resources I've found for this include http://www.mushroomvideos.com/ and https://fungi.com/. Be sure to get your free catalog from Fungi Perfecti...it contains useful information. Perhaps the best book on the subject is The Mushroom Cultivator by Paul Stamets, available for $35 at fungi.com. HTH, Bruce
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    January mushrooms

    Well, here's the spore print: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1YgSEC73dZUZolUO9i6l3Qnv3TUnMTBA8 Kinda buff- or cream-colored, and not very dark at all. Along with the robust stem and notched gill attachment, I'm currently leaning towards a Wood Blewit (Lepista nuda). Could be wishful thinking on my part. Bruce
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    January mushrooms

    I'm certainly willing to do that, but in the past times you've suggested that to me, you never gave me your mailing address. Getting a spore print at the moment. Bruce
  10. Remarkably enough, some mushrooms are coming up in January in central Indiana. Here are a couple I found this afternoon growing in blue spruce needle duff. If anyone could ID, I would be grateful. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1qLR48UGZWEh6Vu7UhYK1g9KY26SbZraO Bruce
  11. I took advantage of warm weather last Sunday (64 degrees in Ellettsville/Spencer) to do some late-season hiking and collect a limited supply of the Indiana mycophagist's last refuge -- the Pear-Shaped Puffball (Lycoperdon pyriforme). See https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Tay4HOhiLx0MtCDYLItl4LvyCPfidZgU Despite all my efforts in the field, I still had to meticulously tear each little mushroom in half and throw away about a third of the ones that were showing signs of sporulating. Not sure what I'll do with them yet, but I ought to do something special. Bruce
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    Fairy Ring?

    Agaricus campestris should have pink or brown gills and prominent remnants of a partial veil. Spore print is brown. I can't really tell gill color or other details from this photo. Could be a Meadow Mushroom, maybe not. But to answer your question...yes, they sometimes grow in fairy rings. I have some that usually come up every year on my property. Didn't this year, though. September was too dry. Bruce
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    Hen of the woods

    I think I hate you both. :-) You must live in northern Indiana. Here west of Indy, total rainfall accumulation for September was right around 0.2 inches. Very disappointing from a mushrooming standpoint, especially compared to last year. Bruce
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    New mushroom

    This cup mushroom is not familiar to me. ID help please? https://drive.google.com/open?id=16XdrPQ3ikGYGj7p0-3nvX8qvWCTKoV7I It appears to be growing up from the roots of a dogwood tree whose stump I burned out last year. If you watch them carefully you'll see little puffs of white spores coming out periodically. Pretty cool. Bruce P.S. The "Indiana Mushroom Species" section of this web site is not working anymore.
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    Todays finds

    I went hunting today for a few hours and found little to nothing; one cluster of honeys that I chose to leave behind. We could use some of that rain you guys up north are getting.

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