Featured Fall Mushrooms 2017

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

  1. Earthwalkr

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    Not sure, but I think a permit is required for harvest. If so, is it ok to just plant the seed?
     
  2. trahn008

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    If in PA.... No permit they have to have 3 prongs for harvest and that one only has 2. You can pick and plant berries right by the mother but can not remove berries from the site. They can grow for hundreds of years!!!
     

  3. trahn008

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    Left out the most important part. PA season for shang is Sept.1 to Nov.30. Need a license if you going to sell out of state but if selling to local dealer no license needed.
     
  4. Barnacle

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    Awesome Beat!
    Earth, really great pics! Are those honey mushrooms after the chickens?
     
  5. Earthwalkr

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    I also find most my lions mane and bears head on Oak that is totally dead, but many sources claim that still living trees with wounds are best. I mostly find Honey's on beech.
    It's cool you have a buddy who is into cultivation. I have yet to see a controlled cultivation of any type, though I have been pondering the idea of experimenting with bag cultivation in my basement, and perhaps some logs in my yard. Fascinating and potentially profitable.
     
  6. Barnacle

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    So I'm finding lots of this white stuff growing around the oaks. The first pic is a fifth hen from that group I found yesterday, note its size. The 2nd,3rd & maybe 4th I think are even younger hens? The last few are what I'm seeing around the roots of oaks in the same area. I think I'm north of most of you in Saratoga area. I'm wondering if the hens are just a little slower coming out over here? Any opinions. IMG_6962.JPG IMG_6968.JPG IMG_6980.JPG IMG_6967.JPG IMG_6979.JPG IMG_6943.JPG IMG_6944.JPG IMG_6976.JPG
     
  7. Earthwalkr

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    They are Honey mushrooms, but this is the first season of seven years going to this place that I have seen them so white. They are usually much browner, but I seen scads of white ones and no browns.
     
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    IMG_6965.JPG IMG_6985.JPG IMG_6986.JPG IMG_6988.JPG Found a couple more hens on my way home today. These are my first ever picks. The others are still to small. Also found a bunch of these gem studded puffballs? Thought these were blewits but after watching an Adam haritan video I believe they might be cortinarius alboviolacius.
     
  9. Earthwalkr

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    The Fall season is on.
     
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    I may have found my first ever giant puffballs? They are in a wide open grassy area of the park behind my house. They feel soft. Can anyone tell if these are the kind people like. Should I pick them or see if they get bigger?
     
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    I found this on the side of the road on my to pick up my 3 yr old from his first day of preschool. He says "YOU GOT THE MOON!"
    I said " that's no moon". This must be a giant puffball right? I have no idea what to do with it. It's very fragrant.
     
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    Found a few Entoloma abortivum in my yard this afternoon. IMG_20170914_174820.jpg IMG_20170914_175431.jpg
     
  13. Antiquated notions

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    You can just slice and fry it. There's a leathery skin that I remove before cooking. You can also grill the slices and then use them as a crust for a pizza. Pretty tasty.
     
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  14. Domdart

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    Sheepsheads are up in Cambria County. I still have never seen one on a living tree. IMG_1367.JPG IMG_1368.JPG
     
  15. Barnacle

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    I'm in your guys region today. Visiting a dental supplier. Passing Scranton now. It's a good thing I'm not driving, I'd never make it there's too many oak trees!
     
  16. trahn008

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    ;)
     
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    IMG_1421.JPG Yep it's on!! Picked 2 dozen in about 1hr walk at a local park. IMG_1431.JPG IMG_1430.JPG
     
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    IMG_1434.JPG Nice ring of honey's. To far gone!!
     
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    IMG_1438.JPG Perfect size honey's for picking.