2019 FALL MUSHROOMS PA

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

  1. Osroc76

    Osroc76 Morel Enthusiast

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    Agreed and same beagleboy. But do you think they might still pop up? Anyway, Steelernation, if I remember right yes they are white oaks. I know last year there was 5 hens around each of those trees, it was the first year I found those trees. But last weekend I checked probably 100 oaks, didn't pay attention to red or white, but not one hen.
     
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  2. Osroc76

    Osroc76 Morel Enthusiast

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    IMG_20181010_164519690.jpg IMG_20181001_165919362.jpg IMG_20181001_174941533.jpg Here is a picture of one of those trees last year. I think you can see 4 hens around it. And there other two pics are my biggest I've found in my few years hunting them.... It was 16 pounds
     

  3. bananas2

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    Hello all. My brother was checking on the American Persimmon trees and found a patch of ground that had been dug up by an animal. Right in the middle was what looked to be a small truffle. It looks and smells just like a truffle. Anyone know anything about wild truffles growing in Pennsylvania and their edibility?
     
  4. steelernation

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    From what I understand, very few species of wild truffle from the east are from here. I once found pounds of truffles with Norway spruce that turned out to be western transplants that were "squirrel food", according to Matt Trappe, author of Field Guide to N.A. Truffles.
     
  5. bananas2

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    Did you eat the ones you found? I have read they are well loved by chipmunks and squirrels.

     
  6. DanCB

    DanCB Morel Enthusiast

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    More than likely they are Deer Truffles. Critters may eat them but they're not for human consumption.
     
  7. ajack

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    Was out this past sunday around Pittsburgh and came upon one small hen on a tree that had the same small hen last year. Also, found about 20lbs of chicken, harvested about 10. Really wasn't much else in the woods but I feel like this rain over the past two days will help. They're saying the leave changes are/will be late this year so I imagine most everything has just shifted back due to the August-like September that we had.
     
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  8. steelernation

    steelernation Morel Connoisseur

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    Let's hope you're right about Pittsburgh. Now...to find the requisite TIME to go a-hunting...
     
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  9. cwlake

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    cool nights,35-45 days,50-60. not much rain
     
  10. cwlake

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    Here in S. Mi. we find hens on red oaks mostly and burr oak, occasionally on white oak. I find some large ones every year on a walnut tree.
     
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  11. beagleboy

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    I went for a hike today but came up empty as far as mushrooms go.
    I did find this. This is why you shouldn't ride bikes in the woods.lol
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  12. Osroc76

    Osroc76 Morel Enthusiast

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    Yeah, I'm still new to it, I just check all the oaks I can haha. Last year, my first if the year was going underneath a cherry tree
     
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  13. pchunter1231

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    Took the Muzzy for a walk this morning and found a fresh hen about the size of a soccer ball at the base of a maple tree. No deer or bear seen but not all lost when i found that. Going tomorrow and see what else i can find.
     
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  14. sb

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    beagleboy -- Here's one from Franklin County OH

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  15. beagleboy

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    sb, looks like somebody put some time into that one.
     
  16. steelernation

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    They were almost sickeningly powerful, so no, barely tasted them.
     
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  18. Kbshroom

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    IMG_2399.JPG IMG_2401.JPG IMG_2402.JPG Found these a couple days ago in Fred Co Md. Do they look to be worth harvesting still?
     
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  20. Kbshroom

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    Ok thanks mostly stick to hunting morels so not my area of expertise. Appreciate your input