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Posted September 19
Looks like a good ID.
Posted August 19
May be leptocaulis
Posted January 30
Any will work. Downloadable here: https://mycomap.com/calendar/event-slips?event=130
Posted July 8, 2022
I think we are going to cancel this event due to lack of interest with the current weather situation.
I have been waffling about this all week due to the drought and never posted on Facebook. I doubt much will be up and it is a two hour drive for me. Thoughts?
Posted February 28, 2022
Where is your home area? May be able to connect you with other locals.
Posted June 29, 2021
Yup - Laetiporus cincinnatus
Posted May 22, 2021
Posted January 26, 2021
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:
Posted August 20, 2020
The homepage has been updated with links.
Posted August 12, 2020
Home page has been updated with the links to the locations.
Posted June 24, 2020
All events have been updated.
Posted May 13, 2020
Welcome. Here is a good list of references for our region. http://www.mycoguide.com/guide/resources/books
Posted May 6, 2020
DNA came back as Lepista nuda. This record will help to add to the morphological and ecological variation that we can expect from this species.
Posted April 25, 2020
Posted April 21, 2020
Our only morel course of 2020 was held in Indianapolis, Indiana in March. Due to concerns with COVID-19, we asked elderly participants and those with underlying medical conditions to refrain from attending and we would get them certified online. A number of participants from our morel course in March chose to stay home at that time. The make-up course is slated to take place on a Zoom meeting this Saturday, April 25, 2020. Due to several requests to hold an online course, we are opening up this meeting to additional participants.
All aspects of the course will remain the same for the online format. The course will take place from 1pm to 5pm. Saturday morning (4/25/2020), 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. (If we hold the summer wild mushroom course online, the exam will be required to be taken at a testing center.)
Please email email@example.com if you have any questions.
Posted March 4, 2020
Package received. Will update once I have more info. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/39546019
Posted February 24, 2020
I do not think so. Would you have a shot of the underside (gills and stem)?
My initial take on the latest round of images is that it would not be Chaga. I am still waiting on getting some results from the OP. I will update here once I have them.
Chaga has been reported on a variety of trees. It is just most common on birch, but can appear elsewhere.
Posted February 10, 2020
Posted February 4, 2020
There are a few possibilities that jump to mind, but I am not sure of the species off hand. If you would be interested in drying the speciemns, I would take a closer look at it. - Steve
Posted April 30, 2019
Image test. Please try to upload again and let me know if it works for you.
Posted April 27, 2019
I would also be interested in a piece of the specimen if possible...to determine the species, not edibility.
Many species in this group are known to be poisonous. Our midwestern species have never been tested for levels of potential toxins. Many people have eaten them fine for years with no ill effects, but we suggest to avoid them until there is convincing evidence they do not contain detectable levels of the toxin.