Hunting for hens

Discussion in 'New York' started by running ape, Oct 13, 2013.

  1. running ape

    running ape Morel Enthusiast

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    I have been out hunting after the recent rains. There is lot of fungus fruiting, but I am finding hard to find hens. Berkekeys polypore seems to be very commonon large oaks, and I am wondering if this is a soil pH thing. Most of the areas I search are on limestone, high pH bedrock areas. So, as an experiment, I am driving tomorrow to an area with acidic soils on ingneous and metamorphic bedrock to see if it makes much of a difference.

    R.A.
     
  2. fogwhisper

    fogwhisper Morel Connoisseur

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    let us know what you find, I have terrible luck finding hens on oaks I've only found two both on maples
     

  3. running ape

    running ape Morel Enthusiast

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    I found... Nothing!

    I have heard hens are rather common, yet I have not found a single one.