Featured Fall Mushrooms 2017

Discussion in 'Pennsylvania' started by trahn008, Aug 24, 2017.

  1. trahn008

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    Little early but I consider the fall season after labor day. The nights will start to get cooler and we'll start finding those fall mushrooms. Will be interesting to see how late the summer mushrooms run into fall. As always it will depend on the weather!! Happy Hunting!!
     
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  2. Barnacle

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    So what are we looking for in the fall?
     

  3. Beatnik88

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    I know i'll be hunting for yellowfoots, porcini, maitake, hericiums, and lobsters.
     
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  4. trahn008

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    My #1 mushroom for fall hunting are hens. Live in an area with the right weather hens can be had by the hundreds of pounds. Lions mane would be #2, but don't find a lot of those. Blewits, kings, honey's, hedgehogs, chickens, beef tongue's....a lot. Will be interesting to see how long the summer mushrooms stick around. Happy Hunting!!!
     
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  5. Barnacle

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    Wow! Lots of googling to do on those varieties for me. First I'm googling rain dances though. It's crispy up here in Saratoga NY area.
     
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    Chants, chickens, possibly blewits?
     
  7. jack

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    The last ones are Laccaria ochropurpurea, not Blewets. Blewets have a pinkish color spores. If I'm seeing the last picture correctly, these have white spores, if the center of the paper plate is a spore print.
     
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    Thank you. It is a white spore print at the bottom.
     
  9. Barnacle

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    great pics! Beat is that a fishing creel your using? I'm trying to figure out a better way to collect than mesh bags. I find my picks get to beat up in the bags.
     
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    Yea, it's a wicker creel I came across a couple years ago. It works really well for smaller mushrooms and harvests. I usually have a backpack with a mesh laundry bag and one or two smaller canvas bags for large amounts or large sizes.
     
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  11. jack

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    Same thing I use, along with a little larger compartmented basket. IMGP0412.JPG SCAN0026.JPG
     
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  12. Barnacle

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    Those look perfect Jack. That compartment basket is interesting. Do you remember where you got it? BTW, very impressive haul you had that day. wow!
     
  13. Barnacle

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    IMG_6833.JPG Could this be a young hen?
     
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  14. jack

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    That was a good day for Blacks. I had the compartment basket made for me by an old friend when I lived Downstate Michigan. Find some gal that does basket weaving.
     
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    IMG_6867.JPG IMG_6859.JPG IMG_6865.JPG IMG_6836.JPG IMG_6838.JPG IMG_6841.JPG Some buggy oysters? Spent a lot of time looking for Hens. I've never found one. I love finding things for the first time. Found some trumpets today in the rain. Couldn't pick them though bc I was hiking out this heavy ass chunk of birch burl on my back. Heavy rains today 80's tomorrow then 3 more days of rain should kick start some new stuff. I'm really eager to find my first porcini. We have tons of hemlock around here and white pine. I've heard to look in spruce forests but I don't know of any near me.
     
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  16. Barnacle

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    IMG_6868.JPG Crappy picture bc I was balancing that log on my shoulder but could thes be ginseng. There was no fruit but the stem structures had me thinking???
     
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  17. trahn008

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    Not shang.
     
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  18. jack

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    Barancle Could this be a young hen?

    Not a Hen. I see a blueish color so I believe it to be Tyromyces caesius / Polyporus caesius. Might be able to use it as a dye for clothing like tee shirts.
     
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    Here's one that's IMGP0035.JPG around my area.
     
  20. Barnacle

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    IMG_6907.JPG IMG_6908.JPG IMG_6909.JPG Thanks Jack. Anyone know if these are hens? I must have checked 100 trees before finding them. Super buggy and obviously past prime. Not sure what the purple ones are yet either but they were under oak.
     
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