Oneida County; I knew it was too soon but I had to check anyway. Plenty of moisture but not enough ground heat. The only Chants I found were buttons. They were on the fringe of a hardwood forest with an open field on its South facing flank. Meguesses that the sun drenched field warms up more then the canopy covered forest enough to push up the Chant buttons. They get both the warm ground temps and the indirect sunshine which they crave. The future looks bright! Enjoy the hunt!
Lynk, Sorry I can't agree. The pores from the picture seem too small to be mirabilis and all my books say Pine Bolete hangs out in the western part of the country. All pure speculation on my part. But thanks, it got me looking into the field guides.
geo,looked again and seems to be a slight hint of mustardy yellow color just beneath the dark brown on cap(very feint) stems off white w/ brown streaks and all white at top 1/8 to 1/4 inch.stem flesh non-brusing. pores offwhite w/ hint of beige when young darkening with age and same hint of mustard emerging brusing very slowly beige-brown.i appreciate the help! Fogwhisper,cold beer patch is only one i can count on to produce every time and my favorite go-to in this everpleasant weather!!
linda,do you not like them?if so,why not?my daughter won't touch shrooms because they're a fungus but loves cheese(go figure).i'd suggest sauteing some up in butter and garlic and trying them,they might grow on you.i think they're completely different from other shrooms in flavor and aroma.give it a shot,i could't stand olives for years,but kept trying them until i finally got it.good luck!
Just got back from a foray; Chants were everywhere but most too buggy to keep. Did find a bevy of boletes in need of pos.ID. Great day to be in the woods. A cloudy mist arose from the fast moving stream providing a cooling mist and the bugs were nearly non-existent. I enjoyed the hunt.
This is so strange ,I'm from Germany and there is never any worms in our chanterelles ,they are also much peppery in flavor . I have been mushroom hunting for 42 years and I'm so frustrated that you can't eat most of them .
Max, I think not so strange. David Arora notes a difference in Pfifferling (Cantharellus cibarius) growing in the Western US opposed to the eastern US, especially in regards to insect attack. I only have first hand knowledge of the eastern variety and they are currently getting munched on big time. Greetings from the US, I have a buddy soon moving to Mittenwald, loves your country!
Awesome haul link. I found a big group of boletes today as well. Most of the time they are a pain to id. I focus mostly on the ones not to eat since boletes are generally pretty safe. I cooked up a big pan of them today and topped my pasta with them. Amazing. I have missed them so much.
i love it when you stumble onto a new chanterelle spot. i went driving around some backroads and walked up into a pine stand to find chanterelles everywhere. most were small so i left them im going back in a few days hopefully they grow a little. also found some beautiful bi color boletes and when i was driving out i spotted a huge cluster of chicken of the woods about 30 yds deep in the woods. chicken of the woods curry is simmering on the stove.
kg,sounds yuuuummy!found a couple dozen edulis that were the kind shroom books have on the cover and a dozen or so bi-colors equally as nice,all in an hour after work next to job site.sometimes love work that jumps around.season has been great so far.HAPPY HUNTING!!
Spent lunch in the woods again. Found some lobsters, puff balls and a few kinds of boletes. Not sure on the boletes ill try to look them up after work. More than likely something edible so I grabbed about 10lbs of them. Do they look familiar to anyone.
jc, nice lobsters! Did you take a nibble of the boletes to test for bitterness? If bitter maybe Tylopilus felleus. Not enough clues for other guesses. Looks like they might be a might buggy but at least your finding them. Kudos!
Yes those big ones were really buggy. There were a bunch of smaller ones with clean caps. I tasted the boletes and they were spicy and bitter. There was no reticulation on the stem though. After tasting them I through them all out though
Super excited to be finding lobsters.
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