2019 FALL MUSHROOMS PA

Discussion in 'Pennsylvania' started by trahn008, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. trahn008

    trahn008 Morel Connoisseur

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    Well got a report from one of my scouts that he has hens coming up in his yard. I'll have to swing by and check it out today. With fall right around the corner, it's time for the fall report. Still would like to see a late summer flush of chants and trumpets. Happy Hunting!
     
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  2. beagleboy

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    trahn, do you think the amount of precipitation has a lot to do with how good the hen flush is. We haven't had much rain up here in the last month, I know that you have had dry weather in your area too. The chanterelles have been really spotty and the black trumpets were almost nonexistent. I am hoping the hens will be on the trees that I found them last year, even if they aren't as big, I should have enough to freeze some.
     
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  3. trahn008

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    Beagleboy, rain is very important, at the right times. Well my scout has failed me, no hens in the yard. We have had very little rain at the right times this summer. I may have been out 6 times and never found a bolete. What we will see if we get rain in the next 7 to 10 days is flushes on top of each other. Happy Hunting!
     
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  4. pchunter1231

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    I have not found 1 Biolete this year or Black trumpets. My chant spots only produced 1 flush instead of the normal 3. Very dry. Hoping for a little rain soon. Found some spots i think will be good for Hens that i cant wait to check.
     
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  5. shroomsearcher

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    We're getting some significant precip now (NE Ohio, western PA) for the first time in a long time. This weekend I'll go hike that ridge again to see if there might be a last hurrah on Chants. Then I'll go check my hen spot. It's been so dry here that my veggie garden that was drowning in June I was watering in August and September.

    I've only found a few boletes this year, and none in the usual spots. A few came up in my Chant spot, but it was strange. I'd go looking and find some Chants but no boletes. 4 days late I'm in the same exact spot and there ARE boletes, that are already going to pot! They were as yellow as French's mustard so my eyes would have been drawn by that color when hunting Chants. Never saw boletes like that before.
     
  6. Ron Day

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    I agree, This has been one of the worst years I've seen for mushrooms in NE PA.
     
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    shroomsearcher...were they a powdery mustard yellow? If so, they were infected with hypomyces, a parasitic fungus. At that point, leave them behind...:(
     
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  8. shroomsearcher

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    That's exactly what I did. They could only have been a few days old, and they looked shot! Had never seen boletes that color before! Like I said, they were the color of French's mustard, and I'm not talking about their version of Dijon!

    We got less rain than I was hoping for out of this last system, about an inch. The radar made it look like Hell was coming to dinner, but we got what we got. Something came up for Saturday, so I'll head out tomorrow morning for a quick look, and then again Sunday morning for something more thorough.
     
  9. PickinFungi

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    Just my thoughts. I think we have to wait for the temps to go back down to the 50's at night. Right now it is just way to hot for significant late summer and fall fruiting. I just found with my garden giants that no rain and high temps has stopped fruiting. I even tried watering - no help. Give it a week . It looks like we will be back in the 70's by the 22nd and upper 50's at night. Happy hunting!
     
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  10. shroomsearcher

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    I agree. It was forecast to be in the low 80's today, but we almost hit 90 and muggy as hell! That cancelled my walk in the woods. I figured I'd sweat like a horse, and the bugs would be all over me. We're supposed to get some significant precip tonight with the passing of a cold front, but who knows? The forecasters don't seem to know what's up lately!
     
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  11. Beatnik88

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    Also agree, this summer season was awful. Not a single trumpet at my usual spot, and I only had one flush of chants before everything dries up. Really hoping we can get enough rain for hericium and hen flushes this fall.
     
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  12. pchunter1231

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    Starting to see a few honey mushrooms popping up hear and there. Its getting close fellas for them and the hens. Found a new spot i am hoping produces. Oak tree after Oak tree and many are on the edges of fields and logging roads. Guys on hear say hens loves to grow on edges. Good luck and happy hunting. Worst summer i can ever remember for chants and trumpets. Did not find a single trumpet in all the spots that i have. I easily fill grocery bags full of chants and trumpets but not this year. Hoping the fall mushrooms make up for it.
     
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  13. beagleboy

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    A little rain fell here on Friday and Saturday. I took a walk for a while yesterday and found a few edibles.Harvested some trumpets and found some honey mushrooms and a lot of lactarius , russulas and boletes. IMG_4074.JPG IMG_4071.JPG IMG_4063.JPG
     
  14. PickinFungi

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    Lactarius thyinos? I have a bunch of them at camp.
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    Just looked at the book. Could be one of many. Will not eat. They are just cool because if the latex they have when cut. Really sticky. Almost can't get off a stainless knife without soap.
     
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    Went out today to hike the hardwood ridge where I've found some Chants. Found a couple of spikes, but nothing substantial. We got a pretty good rain, about 2 inches. The forest floor on that ridge definitely felt much softer under my feet than it has prior. Maybe it needs just a few more days for a new flush to happen. So, I'll go back on Tuesday to see if anything is happening.
     
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  18. DanCB

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    Hens are starting to emerge here in Eastern PA. Found two very small ones on Saturday; hoping they are ready to harvest by Friday.
     
  19. PickinFungi

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    Wish I had one more night at camp so I could try to getting a photo of these glowing.
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  20. beagleboy

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    Took the beagle for a couple hour walk and found some honeys and a chicken that was so fresh that I guess you would have to call it a peep. When I cut it the water actually ran out of it. Mifflin county IMG_4076.JPG IMG_4075.JPG
     
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