PA 2018 FALL MUSHROOM FINDS

Discussion in 'Pennsylvania' started by trahn008, Sep 2, 2018.

  1. beagleboy

    beagleboy Morel Connoisseur

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    IMG_3767.JPG On Saturday I ate my first ever hen, it was outstanding! My wife doesn't like mushrooms but she will eat oysters on some things like pizza, she likes hens. Today I found another one, it weighed around 4lb. I also found some Entoloma abortivum, haven't tried any. I'm not sure enough yet. IMG_3770.JPG IMG_3769.JPG
     
  2. Barnacle

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    The chickens are out in force over here. Trees I've passed a hundred times all of a sudden have massive amounts of them. Picked 50ish lbs and have been giving it away all over town. Also I think I found a ton of perfect looking turkey tail? I'd like to harvest it if anyone can confirm that it's turkey tail and whether or not it's ok to dry it for later use. I tried to post a video but it wouldn't work? Trahn what's growing on those logs?
     

  3. trahn008

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    Barnacle that is Turkey Tail. You can dry it for later use. Shiitake growing on the logs.
     
  4. beagleboy

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    I found 6 hens today but only harvested one. 3 were only about 25ft from a power line which I know they have sprayed in the past, 2 were too far gone, and the smallest one was just right. IMG_3771.JPG IMG_3772.JPG IMG_3773.JPG
     
  5. beagleboy

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    I went out with a property owner today. He was showing me a woodlot that had a lot of large oaks. We found one hen and a few oysters and I think I might have found a new spot for morels, there were a lot of elms at bottom of the ridge. IMG_3774.JPG IMG_3775.JPG
     
  6. Rippers2

    Rippers2 Young Morel

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    Amazing year for hens in SWPA. I have never experienced a year even close to this year. Happy hunting All.
     
  7. trahn008

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    Hey rip a banner year in NEPA as well. Happy Hunting!
     
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  8. steelernation

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    And here I am stuck inside working...
     
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  9. beagleboy

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    I know this isn't a mushroom but it was so big I just had to post it. It was about 10ft up in a red oak tree. It was probably 5ft in diameter IMG_3777.JPG IMG_3778.JPG
     
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  10. trahn008

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    Still finding trumpets! 50CD4C45-6756-416E-B2E4-64084A54FAFB.jpeg
     
  11. Good hunt

    Good hunt Young Morel

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    Anyone know what these are?
     

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  12. trahn008

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  13. morel4ever

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    Sorry. Downloaded picture before I typed my question. Anyone have any idea about what kind of mushroom these are in the above picture? Newer to the fall mushrooms, other than Hens & Chicken Mushrooms.
     
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  14. trahn008

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    Armillaria Tabescens… We call them Stumpies Local. Happy Hunting!
     
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  15. Good hunt

    Good hunt Young Morel

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    Can anyone tell me what these are. New to fall mushroom hunting. Thanks. 15391219703495853055812113447960.jpg 15391220514085276132461995686452.jpg
     
  16. beagleboy

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    Had a good afternoon today. IMG_3779.JPG IMG_3780.JPG IMG_3781.JPG
     
  17. trahn008

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    Good Hunt. You have two types growing a bracket polypore and not quite sure about the one growing from the ground. I'm sure it's not a hen, but it needs too mature some before you could get a + ID. Happy Hunting!
     
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  18. morel4ever

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    Thank you Trahn!
     
  19. Good hunt

    Good hunt Young Morel

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    Thanks for the help. I am finding lots of different types, just don't know what they are. This is a lot different than morel hunting. Are these any good? Thank you.
     

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