2019 FALL MUSHROOMS PA

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

  1. monk

    monk Morel Enthusiast

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    Found a couple Hens last weekend in Lower Bucks Co.
    1 decent sized and 3 small ones, raining right now so I'll check again tomorrow.

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  2. steelernation

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    What's rain?

    I jest...we had .05" in Pittsburgh last night...o_O
     
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  3. DanCB

    DanCB Morel Enthusiast

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    We had a "deluge" in Bethlehem, .1 inch.
     
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  4. Osroc76

    Osroc76 Morel Enthusiast

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    Finding any hens around you yet?
     
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  5. DanCB

    DanCB Morel Enthusiast

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    Four so far. All small and starting to dry. We're hoping for some rain next week to get thing going.
     
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  6. SquirrelKing

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    B2DF79D3-5CDD-442A-9889-02880E1765F0.jpeg Found one hen yesterday, but still very dry . We picked up a decent amount of rain last night , hope it helps lol.
     
  7. steelernation

    steelernation Morel Connoisseur

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    It took four weeks, but we finally got more rain...a mini-hurricane last night with 60 mph winds, quarter-sized hail, and .25-.5" rain, all blowing sideways. The hail blew holes in all of our screens. Don't know if this'll help, and I KNOW the 84-88 F temps Monday-Wednesday won't, but I'll have a look soon.
     
  8. Osroc76

    Osroc76 Morel Enthusiast

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    I hear ya. I went out yesterday just to see what I could see. Found some chickens, and a couple small hens that were from a couple weeks ago and have since died. I'm hoping for the blooms to start late this week with the temps and rains more towards normal... At least the last time I checked
     
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  9. Osroc76

    Osroc76 Morel Enthusiast

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    SquirrelKing, where are you from?
     
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  10. SquirrelKing

    SquirrelKing Morel Enthusiast

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    I’m in schuylkill Co.
    The” SKOOK “ lol
     
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  11. Osroc76

    Osroc76 Morel Enthusiast

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    Oh ok. I'm from Beaver county
     
  12. beagleboy

    beagleboy Morel Connoisseur

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    I found my first hen of the year in Snyder co today, it was at a tree that I found three at last year. It is so dry here that I am surprised that I found anything. It was about the size of a soccer ball. IMG_4077.JPG
     
  13. Osroc76

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    Good deal! Congrats! Hopefully more to come once the weather chills out haha
     
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  14. SquirrelKing

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  15. pchunter1231

    pchunter1231 Morel Connoisseur

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    Congrats. I was out hiking for 3.5 hours today and didnt even find a non edible mushroom. So dry
     
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  16. wildshroomer

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    Hey all...just been creeping here and there...really no time out this summer but always come across this house and 1 next to it, where every year have ringless honeys..

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  17. Beatnik88

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    I spent several hours recently driving around the trails on my property in an ATV. The land is littered with oak, and some patches of hemlock, and I haven't seen a single shroom. I'm used to this time of year seeing hundreds, I have never seen such a dry fall.
     
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  18. beagleboy

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    I went for a hike on a ridge in Mifflin county today. I found some honey mushrooms that were dried up, one chicken that was in good shape which I harvested, and a hen that was bigger than the one that I found yesterday. The only problem was I ended up with less of the hen today due to bugs. I did find quite a few chicken mushrooms too far gone. Sorry about the picture quality it was raining when I took them. The weird thing about this ridge is that every hen I found on it last year and the one this year has been at dead stumps. There are a lot of mature oaks and I check most of them every time I am there. Other areas I hunt I find most of them on live trees. IMG_4078.JPG IMG_4079.JPG
     
  19. Osroc76

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    IMG_20191002_171546903.jpg IMG_20191003_184642209.jpg Same mushrooms on same tree.1 day apart.
     
  20. steelernation

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    Yeah, I gave some chickens two days, and some went from "nubbins" to "flat and almost too old on the inner half". 88F will do that...but at least I got fresh mushrooms and had some for dinner, with onions, sliced Serrano chili and more.
     
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