2016 may have been a dreadful morel season in Texas, but now it's summer and all the other yummy edibles are out! Today I found the first chanterelles of the season in an urban park in the northern DFW area, along with orange milky caps, which are also DEEEEEELICIOUS! Chanterelles are very easy to identify, they don't have traditional gills, only blunt ridges. The only real lookalike is the false chanterelle, which is also edible. An idiot could mistake a jack o'lantern mushroom for a chanterelle, but it has true gills, paper-thin and deep. [/url] [url=http://benstarr.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/chant1.jpg][img][/url] [url=http://benstarr.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/chant3.jpg][img][/url] These are a little early, but we had such a warm winter, I shouldn't be surprised. Found under oaks. Orange milky caps are a SUPERB and underrated edible. They are sturdy mushrooms, and the gills weep a milky latex when touched or cut. The cap surface is matte orange, as is the stem, and the gills are widely spaced. [url=http://benstarr.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/milkycap2.jpg][img][/url] [url=http://benstarr.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/milkycap2.jpg][img][/url] Yesterday along White Rock Creek I also found a HUGE fresh oyster, and literally tons of cloud ears. Early summer, provided we have rains like we're having, can really be prolific, even in urban areas.