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Just curious if anyone knows if these are boletes? If not maybe you could identify them. Stumbled across them a couple weeks ago while checking a trailcamera. They were under oak trees not right next to them but in the open. There were prob 30 spread across a 20' area. Looked like they had been there a bit. Some animals seemed to like them they had all been chewed on. Not an expert on summertime mushrooms but always looking to learn something new. Thanks for any input.
Kbshroom, those are in the bolete genus.If you look back in this thread to the third post, shroomsearcher posted a link that goes to a bolete filter. It is really easy to use, but I still don't feel sure enough to eat any of them yet.
 

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Thanks beagleboy much appreciated. I will check out that post for sure. And I don't eat anything I'm not positive of myself. Nice to have someone show you that has been doing it for years if possible.
 

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I've also heard that they are fond of a Beech woods. I know where there is, or was, a big old Beech forest in the south county. I'll have to cruise by and hope it hasn't been turned into a housing development. Balsam Fir and Norway Pines are a little scarce around here. We're dominated by hardwoods for the most part. Driving up through Michigan to go fishing in Canada, I noticed you come to an area where Michigan starts looking a whole lot like Canada! A lot more evergreens and aspen and popple woods.
 

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There are tons of boletes. Based on the picture and under oak:

If they have drab olive spores and bruise bluish they're likely Boletus pseudosensibilis

If they really bruise bluish they're likely
Boletus sensibilis

Check here for more details.
mushroomexpert dot com/boletus_pseudosensibilis
 

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Oh, I know there are tons of them. That's why I've never been comfortable enough with a bolete ID to try eating any. I may have found some of the boletes you described. A couple years ago while playing golf, I hit a bad drive into the edge of a woods on the course. The floor had been all cleared out to make it easy to find a ball in there, so after playing my second shot I took a quick look around. There were big boletes all over the place! I found one in prime condition and picked it to take home and spore print. When I showed my buddy I saw that it had bruised blue like crazy. The slightest touch would make it bruise blue. I had read somewhere to avoid boletes that bruised blue, so I chucked it in the woods somewhere else on the course.

BTW, this golf course is one of the "shroomiest" places I have ever found. They are everywhere out there. On the right hand side of a par 5, there are free-standing trees maples as I recall, in the rough beyond which is the heavy woods. On several of them were growing big oysters! I went and checked them, but they were all over the hill! Even if they were prime, I wasn't equipped for gathering mushrooms.
 

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Oh, I know there are tons of them. That's why I've never been comfortable enough with a bolete ID to try eating any. I may have found some of the boletes you described. A couple years ago while playing golf, I hit a bad drive into the edge of a woods on the course. The floor had been all cleared out to make it easy to find a ball in there, so after playing my second shot I took a quick look around. There were big boletes all over the place! I found one in prime condition and picked it to take home and spore print. When I showed my buddy I saw that it had bruised blue like crazy. The slightest touch would make it bruise blue. I had read somewhere to avoid boletes that bruised blue, so I chucked it in the woods somewhere else on the course.

BTW, this golf course is one of the "shroomiest" places I have ever found. They are everywhere out there. On the right hand side of a par 5, there are free-standing trees maples as I recall, in the rough beyond which is the heavy woods. On several of them were growing big oysters! I went and checked them, but they were all over the hill! Even if they were prime, I wasn't equipped for gathering mushrooms.
you need to be careful eating shrooms from the golf course. they put a lot of chemicals out there to make the grass pretty!
 

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you need to be careful eating shrooms from the golf course. they put a lot of chemicals out there to make the grass pretty!
I would send to agree about the chemicals... And also not being equipped to harvest mushrooms is when you find the most haha!
 

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you need to be careful eating shrooms from the golf course. they put a lot of chemicals out there to make the grass pretty!
I understand that, but this is hardly a country club type of layout, more of a "farm country" course. Just like the city park where I find pinkies. The city of Youngstown is lucky to have the money for gas and wages to keep the grass cut! so I know they're not putting herbicides, pesticides or fertilizers on it.
 

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I understand that, but this is hardly a country club type of layout, more of a "farm country" course. Just like the city park where I find pinkies. The city of Youngstown is lucky to have the money for gas and wages to keep the grass cut! so I know they're not putting herbicides, pesticides or fertilizers on it.
Are you from Youngstown?
 
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