I'm looking forward to chants, too. I'm new to the area and only been hunting for edibles the past few years (spent a lot of time with books and internet sources--spent, er... invested, lots of money on the former as well). So far, my comfort zone for identifying and consuming are morels, half free morels, chicken of the woods, hen of the woods, oysters, honeys, lions mane, hedge hogs, giant puff balls, a couple of easy boletes like old man of the woods, pheasant backs, aborted entelomas, and golden chanterelles. Some, like pheasant backs, are only appealing to me if I can't find what I consider the good stuff. On my almost comfortable with eating list are blewits and meadow mushrooms/pink bottoms. Outside of oysters, I tend to be really careful on the gilled mushrooms. So far, my collections have been in northern Illinois, northern Indiana, southern Wisconsin and northern Arkansas. The different areas seem to present very different opportunities. I'm eager to see what the southern Ohio area has to offer. I hope other folks will post their non-morel finds on here. A heads-up on fruiting events is a good thing if you've been caught dozing or working too much!