2019 FALL MUSHROOMS PA

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

  1. Osroc76

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    Yeah, I'm surprised they did as good as they did with that temperature. Going out Saturday and hopefully find some good stuff!
     
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  2. shroomsearcher

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    Again, rain forecast but little delivered! Mid-afternoon the wind switched around to the NW and the air got cooler and drier. I'm glad of that, but we need some rain!
     
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  3. blueshroom

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    Shaggy mane in the parking lot at work 20191003_072509.jpg
     
  4. trahn008

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    Fall mushroom report from team 008. Looks like the weather is turning for the better! Have not had boots on the ground yet, but have been doing drive by style hunting. Saw some honey mushrooms yesterday and not much of other fungal life, but we local should start seeing some life. Looks like next weekend should be good, with some rain thru the week. Happy Hunting!
     
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  5. Gibz

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    Rain? What the heck is rain? :)
     
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  6. PickinFungi

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    The cool weather with recent rain has made my wine caps go crazy! This might be a great weekend to be in the woods!
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  7. SquirrelKing

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    Me and the Mrs. are heading out in the morning,
     
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  8. shroomsearcher

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    I went and checked every hen spot I know of, and a few new places that I knew had oaks. Absolutely zilch, zero, nada! And nothing else growing either. It's been 2 years since I've seen a shaggy mane! Used to pop up everywhere in yards around here. Have seen honeys. One house had a yard full of them about 3 weeks ago.

    But, we're finally getting some seasonal weather, and maybe that will trigger something. There's rain in the forecast for Sunday and Monday, so I'm hoping. We didn't get squat out of this last cold front.
     
  9. Osroc76

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    Anybody do any good today around SW PA? I was going to go out, but I had to change it to tomorrow.
     
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  10. SquirrelKing

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    I’m not in SW PA . I’m in eastern PA and it was a bust yesterday. We checked a bunch of trees we took hens from last year and nothing but a handful of little button head stumpies. The ground is still very dry here . It’s moist for about 2 inches and then it turns to dust lol.
     
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  11. PickinFungi

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    No hens today. It's just too dry. Hopefully the up and coming rain will help. I did find a super fresh chicken though. Normally I would little go a little longer but will not be out in that area for quite some time. You can see that someone grabbed the first flush probably a few weeks ago KIMG2412.JPG KIMG2413.JPG KIMG2415.JPG
     
  12. Osroc76

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    That's awesome.... I'm hopefully heading out soon. Now, what do you consider a "flush"? Is that essentially a "bloom"
     
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  13. PickinFungi

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    I consider a flush a picking/ harvesting period or period of fruiting. The first period of chicken picking time is far gone. I have a tendency not to use bloom because the mushroom is fruiting not flowering.

    Now quit waisting time and go out and find some nice mushrooms! LOL
     
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  14. Beatnik88

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    This weekend should have been a phenomenal boost to growth with such a soaking rain and cool temps. Excited for next week.
     
  15. Osroc76

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    IMG_20191006_141326737.jpg would this be a flush? Haha IMG_20191006_141232787.jpg
     
  16. shroomsearcher

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    Don't know where you live, but we got rain today. Our forecast called for a 60% chance, so when it rained, I figured that probability rose to 100%. But, we got another gentle sprinkle that lasted about an hour. Nothing substantial! And another little spritz that lasted about 15-20 minutes in the afternoon. I don't think it will do much good, but I'll still go out and look.

    OH YEAH!!!!!
     
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  17. Beatnik88

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    Harrisburg area. We had an almost all day on/off soaking rain today. Several hour long burts of rain the last several days as well.
     
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  18. wildshroomer

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    Here's a take from up in Morris today. IMG954256.jpg
     
  19. pchunter1231

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    This year has been so frustrating with mushroom growth. This summer was just plain terrible and so far, fall isnt much better. Only found a small cluster of honeys and so far no hens. I checked well over 100 big oaks today and nada. I thought for sure with all the rain we got Monday things would be popping.
     
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  20. Osroc76

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    Where abouts are you located?