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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 9, 2011
4:26 AM

Post #8800212

Due to all the rain we had i've noticed lots of different mushrooms around my area. Some have grown extremely large, as large as bowling balls!
Thought that since i've got this many, those of you south of me should too. I was thinking if we've got to be this wet we might as well find something other than the rain and flooding to talk about!!
Lets post the different shapes, sizes and colors we come across.

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pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 9, 2011
4:45 AM

Post #8800230

Another

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pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 9, 2011
4:47 AM

Post #8800236

If anyone knows what kind they are feel free to ID them. I haven't clue.

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pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 9, 2011
4:49 AM

Post #8800238

This one I found poking up thru a piece of plastic on the woodline.

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pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 9, 2011
4:50 AM

Post #8800239

Curled edge

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pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 9, 2011
4:50 AM

Post #8800240

Trio

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pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 9, 2011
4:51 AM

Post #8800241

This one was darker and good sized.

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pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 9, 2011
4:52 AM

Post #8800242

side look

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pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 9, 2011
4:52 AM

Post #8800243

Some of these are along the woodline, some under the pines, in beds of clover...

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pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 9, 2011
4:56 AM

Post #8800249

These are on the edge of the shade garden.

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pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 9, 2011
4:57 AM

Post #8800251

One of my favorites

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pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 9, 2011
4:57 AM

Post #8800252

Funky top on this one

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pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 9, 2011
4:59 AM

Post #8800256

Another one I like

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pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 9, 2011
5:00 AM

Post #8800257

I have expect to see a little face underneath the 'hat' and see it start dancing like in the Disney movie "Fantasia".

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pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 9, 2011
5:01 AM

Post #8800259

Tiny ones too.

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pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 9, 2011
5:01 AM

Post #8800260

Funky

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pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 9, 2011
5:03 AM

Post #8800263

This is my least favorite

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pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 9, 2011
5:03 AM

Post #8800264

Thought it was dog poo when I first saw it!

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pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 9, 2011
5:06 AM

Post #8800266

This one I found while clearing DL debris out of one of my gardens.

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pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 9, 2011
5:06 AM

Post #8800267

These were growing at the base of one of my JM's.

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pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 9, 2011
5:09 AM

Post #8800269

The next 3-4 are all growing under a big pine.
1.

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pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 9, 2011
5:10 AM

Post #8800270

2.

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pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 9, 2011
5:10 AM

Post #8800272

3.

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pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 9, 2011
5:13 AM

Post #8800274

#4. Last one, another one of my favs, love the brushed orange color on top. :-)

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victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 9, 2011
5:30 AM

Post #8800304

Cool!
WaterCan2
Eastern Long Island, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 9, 2011
5:47 AM

Post #8800324

Pretty big one you have there!

I always get some mushrooms, usually the end of spring/ early summer. About 50 of your curly tops. sometimes more, very few in the lawn area which is exposed to the sun, maybe two or three. About 98% of them pop up where I had an old oak tree removed it's a shady area about 30% sunlight. Unfortunately I don't think I took any pics of them this year because I find the ones I have unsightly.
- I did have a very pretty one growing in one of the potted tropical plants that I have, sort of pink/ yellow/ white, - classic shape. It also had an unusually large upturned ring feature underneath the cap. I'm pretty sure it was poisonous. It only lasted one day.

At this time of year I usually don't get any, I guess the soil has dried out enough and their cycle is complete for the year. The sandy soil here drains fast and with the dropping temps we slowly switch into winter mode. The soil is not as waterlogged as it is with snow and ice melt earlier in the year even with all the rain we've had lately.

- You've got a very nice collection there, I used to visit this forum just to see their pics,
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/f/fronds/all/

they've had some great shots of mushrooms at ground level, - almost surrealistic. I'm sure they'd like to see your pics too and can identify most if not all of them.

- Very nice Celeste!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 9, 2011
5:57 AM

Post #8800336

Thanks WC!!! I'll go take a look around, looks like they could def. help ID them!
"Unsightly"...you mean like my dog poo? LOL
WaterCan2
Eastern Long Island, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 9, 2011
6:07 AM

Post #8800342

No, not as bad as that.. (lol!) - they weren't 'guey' or wet, they're the 5th one down, the one you call 'curly top', but they were very clumped together. They don't harm the area underneath, last about 2 weeks until the temps started to get warm. - gets kinda messy when I run over them with the lawnmower, but I usually wait until they start shriveling up before I do. I figure they're part of the whole picture, so I dont eliminate them right off the bat.
- everything has a reason for 'being' I suspect. ☺

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 9, 2011
6:27 AM

Post #8800366

The pretty orange with the warty top is Fly Agaric...deadly poisonous! The ones with the little holes under the rhodies are Earth Stars...These are tiny favs of mine..Bird Nest fungus, but they're old, & the 'eggs' have disappeared from the 'nests'.

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ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 9, 2011
6:28 AM

Post #8800369

This is Witches' Butter...

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ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 9, 2011
6:29 AM

Post #8800371

Noid...

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ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 9, 2011
6:30 AM

Post #8800374

I think this is an amanita...

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ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 9, 2011
6:30 AM

Post #8800376

And another Fly Agaric...

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 9, 2011
6:40 AM

Post #8800397

Nice Robin and thanks for the ID's!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 9, 2011
6:41 AM

Post #8800403

Your welcome...I have no mushroom field guide (thank you, Garret Douglas), but the IDs came from my Audubon guide...
WaterCan2
Eastern Long Island, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 9, 2011
6:43 AM

Post #8800405

Here's a good professionally done video of Fly Agaric, by a professor at Oxford University. Although it does contain poisons it was used in ancient times, by the Celtic tribes to induce a hallucinogenic effect. - it's also one of the more prominent symbols in folklore associated with 'fairies' from the same area of Europe. Apparently it is presently available for purchase in the UK. (- not into that stuff, but the info and the correlation to culture is interesting..) ☺

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mAlpI58qww

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 9, 2011
6:46 AM

Post #8800409

Wow...scary stuff!
WaterCan2
Eastern Long Island, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 9, 2011
7:04 AM

Post #8800433

Not really, many medicines used in cultures such as Chinese, South American, American Indian used plants and fungi which contained toxins to cure maladies, the key was the right proportion and preparation of the plant. I've read that some of the medicines we commonly use today are in fact derivatives of those compounds which we manufacture in large quantities because obviously growing them and using them as those cultures did wouldn't be cost effective and there would be little quality control to ensure the uniformity and safety of the product.
If I'm not mistaken the big drug companies are always researching those plants and looking for ways to use them.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 9, 2011
7:05 AM

Post #8800434

You grow 'em big up there Celeste!!!!

Mine are all pretty small...have to go get some more pics as some came out blurry

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flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 9, 2011
7:05 AM

Post #8800437

Twins!

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 9, 2011
7:58 AM

Post #8800480

Love the twins Jen!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 9, 2011
12:29 PM

Post #8800847

Little parasols...
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

September 10, 2011
4:16 PM

Post #8802666

here are a couple shots of some shrooms i saw in Camden ME

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wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

September 10, 2011
4:17 PM

Post #8802667

closer look - these were so orange colored they glowed in the brush

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victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 10, 2011
5:03 PM

Post #8802734

Looks like Chicken of the Woods, Bill.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 10, 2011
5:12 PM

Post #8802747

Yes, I agree...Chicken mushroom...

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 11, 2011
3:18 AM

Post #8803154

Nice bright orange ones you found Bill!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 11, 2011
3:29 AM

Post #8803156

Those are pretty Pixie.The whole subject is too scarry to me. I wish I could get over it and learn more ID's.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 11, 2011
3:46 AM

Post #8803160

I like the shape of most of them and I can't help but think of Fairies and Pixie's when I see ones like this...

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 11, 2011
3:59 AM

Post #8803168

LOL

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 11, 2011
8:19 AM

Post #8803412

Had to walk the dogs at the state park yesterday since all the dams are closed because of 9/11, and found scads of mushrooms in the woods...no camera, though!
McCool
Millbury, MA
(Zone 5a)

September 11, 2011
2:14 PM

Post #8803836

I don't usually post on this forum even though I am certainly from the Northeast (Massachusetts), but I do come by once in awhile and read a few of your posts.

The two top pictures on this thread as of 9/11/11 are giant puffballs. They are edible and almost impossible to confuse with any other mushrooms. If you cut one and it's pure white all the way through, it's edible. There is another mushroom of similar shape (though hardly ever anything near this size), that is dark in the middle and is poisonous. We had a few of these in our yard for a couple of years, but I think that the chipmunks burrowed right through where they were growing and destroyed them. I was quite unhappy about that; however, the taste of these is pretty bland, so it really wasn't that much of a loss.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 14, 2011
4:17 AM

Post #8807726

Thanks McCool!!! I wondered if those gigantic white ones were edible or not, they certainly could feed a number of people. :) I wear a size 8 - 8 1/2 shoe so that gives you an idea of how big they were. There were 2 big ones and a smaller one all under a weeping willow tree. I am amazed at the different ones growing in my yard this year!!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 14, 2011
4:56 AM

Post #8807763

This one I took on Sunday afternoon

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pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 14, 2011
4:57 AM

Post #8807765

Same mushroom the next morning, starting to curl up.

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pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 14, 2011
4:58 AM

Post #8807766

This ones shape reminded me of a flower or a clover.

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pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 14, 2011
4:59 AM

Post #8807768

This one had black, red, yellow and green smudges on it.

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pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 14, 2011
5:03 AM

Post #8807777

I love the shape of these and the bumpy tops.

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pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 14, 2011
5:03 AM

Post #8807778

I find myself drawn to the ones with dots or texture.

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pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 14, 2011
5:04 AM

Post #8807780

These remind me of thatched roofs. :)

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pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 14, 2011
5:06 AM

Post #8807781

more spots/dots

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pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 14, 2011
5:07 AM

Post #8807784

Last one for now, a cluster growing in my mulch pile!

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WaterCan2
Eastern Long Island, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 14, 2011
5:12 AM

Post #8807790

Wow, astounding diversity! Very nice!
- Some of those must be gourmet, rare/ 'hard to find mushrooms', you can go into the mushroom business! ☺
Might be truffles somewhere down there too!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 14, 2011
5:19 AM

Post #8807805

Thanks WC, i've never had so many different kinds! I'll keep my eyes open for the truffles. :)

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 14, 2011
6:39 AM

Post #8807884

Truffles are underground...you'll need a 'truffle' pig or dog to get them LOL...I believe the narrow white ones are Shaggy Manes...some are edible, some not...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 14, 2011
7:47 AM

Post #8807963

Wow very cool varieties you got there!

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 14, 2011
3:24 PM

Post #8808523

Thanks guys!
LOL Robin, guess it won't do me any good to keep my eyes open then!!
Cool shroom Jen, I have expect to see little sprites dancing underneath. Maybe its the drugs talking. :)
McCool
Millbury, MA
(Zone 5a)

September 15, 2011
2:46 PM

Post #8809954

Lots of variety! I do like to find mushrooms in the woods and around the yard, but will only try eating the ones that are near impossible to confuse with anything else. I do have a large book all about them, but found from reading it that there are some that can't be confirmed as edible without examining the spores under a high power microscope!

If you ever find one that looks like the picture I'm posting, pick it. I had never seen these in the woods, but this spring several popped up right in my veggie garden spot. This is a morel. If you google "false morel" you'll see that the closest "look-alike" really doesn't look much like it at all. These are delicious.

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McCool
Millbury, MA
(Zone 5a)

September 15, 2011
2:47 PM

Post #8809956

Oops. Should have mentioned, these only come up in the springtime.

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 15, 2011
3:07 PM

Post #8809971

Thanks for the tip McCool, glad you said they only come out in spring...I would of been looking for them. LOL

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

September 17, 2011
5:36 AM

Post #8811981

The diversity here is amazing. I only know puffballs and Death-angels.
WaterCan2
Eastern Long Island, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 17, 2011
10:33 AM

Post #8812254

Found some for you Pixie!

... while mowing the lawn, - no I didn't mow them down, just left them there, they'll go away by themselves.. lol!

Maybe about 6 or 7 of these in a clump, if it weren't for this thread I would have never taken a pic. ☺

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WaterCan2
Eastern Long Island, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 17, 2011
10:37 AM

Post #8812261

These are the ones that always come up in late spring, much more so then but I found a few clumps growing now..

* 3 shots to show the progression..

1) They start of with what I call the 'classic' mushroom form, light yellow in color..

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WaterCan2
Eastern Long Island, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 17, 2011
10:40 AM

Post #8812264

2) Then they flatten out, - still light yellow/ tan...

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WaterCan2
Eastern Long Island, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 17, 2011
10:45 AM

Post #8812268

(... I'm becoming a 'mushroom hunter' thanks to Pixie. lol!!)

- And finally # 3) Then they get darker leaning more towards tan until they shrivel up...

I found some chunks right next to them, whatever tried to eat it didn't seem to like it, - haven't found any carcasses yet. lol!

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ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 17, 2011
12:51 PM

Post #8812379

That's a very pretty clump! Wish I knew what they were for sure...I found this clump today which has been totally gnawed by, I think, squirrels...

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 18, 2011
3:38 AM

Post #8813024

Nice shroom WC!! I find myself looking for new ones everyday and checking the changes in the ones I had found the day before. They do change shape from day to day until they become unsightly!! LOL
Geez Robin, wonder what ate yours & WC mushrooms? Wierd that they would be nibbled on...something doesn't like mushrooms!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 18, 2011
4:22 AM

Post #8813059

Have a few more fresh ones but not new, these are the only ones im finding.

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pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 18, 2011
4:22 AM

Post #8813060

#2

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pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 18, 2011
4:22 AM

Post #8813061

#3

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pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 18, 2011
4:23 AM

Post #8813064

#4

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pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 18, 2011
4:23 AM

Post #8813065

#5

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pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 18, 2011
4:24 AM

Post #8813066

#6

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pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 18, 2011
4:25 AM

Post #8813068

#7
This one was huge, i'd say at least 15-18" tall

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pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 18, 2011
4:25 AM

Post #8813069

#8 another thatched

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 18, 2011
4:26 AM

Post #8813071

#9 Last one

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victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 18, 2011
12:48 PM

Post #8813582

Nifty!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 18, 2011
1:34 PM

Post #8813639

This is the time of year my Dad would go out picking...sometimes he'd bring home a bushel basket of them!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 19, 2011
3:38 AM

Post #8814397

Bill has me looking for more of the colorful varieties now i've seen his bright orange ones. :)

Where's the Sprite's dancing underneath like all the fairy tales show?

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pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 19, 2011
3:40 AM

Post #8814398

Small but bright.

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pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 19, 2011
3:40 AM

Post #8814399

Something burrowed a hole in this one.

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 19, 2011
3:40 AM

Post #8814400

I like the texture on the edge of this one.

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pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 19, 2011
3:42 AM

Post #8814402

Found some neat berries in my search for shrooms.

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 19, 2011
3:42 AM

Post #8814403

These could be seen from some distance.

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 19, 2011
3:44 AM

Post #8814405

This is the top of the large mushroom pictured above in Post #8813068. Something must of knocked it off during the night.


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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 19, 2011
3:45 AM

Post #8814406

I like the edge on this one too.

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 19, 2011
3:49 AM

Post #8814413

Last one, put this one on blooms thread by accident!

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WaterCan2
Eastern Long Island, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 19, 2011
4:09 AM

Post #8814428

Wow! Nice, .. Very good shots too!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 19, 2011
5:59 AM

Post #8814531

Thanks WC

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 19, 2011
6:06 AM

Post #8814554

Love that one with the black edging...how cute is that???

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 19, 2011
10:10 AM

Post #8814879

You're a great mushroom hunter, Pixie!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 28, 2011
6:51 AM

Post #8827626

NH seeing high amount of Mushroom poisoning...

CONCORD, N.H. New Hampshire public health officials say they are concerned about a surge in the number of wild mushroom poisonings in the state.



The state Department of Health and Human Services says the number of emergency room visits attributed to eating wild mushrooms has jumped from eight in 2009, to 11 in 2010 to 31 this year. Eighteen of those have come this month.

Director Dr. Jose Montero says wild mushroom poisonings are usually limited to children and young adults, but he says officials are now seeing people of all ages showing up in hospitals.

He says people should be careful because many toxic mushrooms look like the safe ones, and there is an abundance of mushrooms because of the recent wet weather.

Symptoms including abdominal pain, vomiting, fever and diarrhea.

My advice is not to eat any, just shoot them with your camera. :-)

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wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

September 28, 2011
6:52 AM

Post #8827630

i used to eat some backpacking - only stayed with what i knew were same.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 28, 2011
9:30 AM

Post #8827832

Oh, I found what I think is hen of the woods...this was yesterday while in the dam picnic area...but...I was too chicken to pick them...it's really like a huge, cluster of fungus, not a mushroom...I need someone with experience to tell me...my Dad used to pick them, my Mom would cut them in strips, saute them & add them to rigatoni & sausage, & bake the dish...very yummy.
McCool
Millbury, MA
(Zone 5a)

September 28, 2011
9:41 AM

Post #8827847

So far, the only ones that I have picked and eaten are the giant puffballs and the morels as it's almost impossible to confuse those with anything else. We did have another type growing near my veggie garden one year that was probably edible, but since I couldn't be absolutely sure, I gave those a pass.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 28, 2011
9:57 AM

Post #8827861

Yeah unless your 100% positive DON"T EAT IT
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

September 28, 2011
11:13 AM

Post #8827940

i always had my mushroom book with me to be sure

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 28, 2011
11:29 AM

Post #8827954

Found a new one

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 28, 2011
12:55 PM

Post #8828089

Nice one Jen! I see yours has little crusty's on top too. I found one with those too.

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ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 28, 2011
1:00 PM

Post #8828096

Jen's is poisonous...fly agaric. Not sure about yours, Pixie. Bill, even with my mushroom book, I'm not 100% sure...I need someone who has eaten it before me!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 28, 2011
4:39 PM

Post #8828380

smart move!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 29, 2011
10:44 AM

Post #8829279

Met my bird watching friend at the dam today...he was amazed I ate the chestnuts there...he thought they were horse chestnuts...one of the rangers told me they were Italian chestnuts, & edible...I've seen other folks picking them...now I'm not sure I should eat them!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 12, 2011
2:17 AM

Post #8845873

Found a few more...I didn't expect too after the heat wave, it dried things up quite a bit.
This one looks like something munched on it.

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pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 12, 2011
2:20 AM

Post #8845874

Another, no bites taken out of this one. :)

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 12, 2011
2:21 AM

Post #8845876

Most of these pop up in between the Oak tree and the Apple tree's.

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 12, 2011
2:22 AM

Post #8845877

Love the ridges.

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 12, 2011
2:24 AM

Post #8845878

Last one...

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RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 12, 2011
4:56 AM

Post #8845927

Odds are nothing ate the second one because it looks like a Death angel from here.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 12, 2011
6:00 AM

Post #8845983

I've been looking, but no new ones here...they closed the trails behind the dam, & that's where I usually found mine...
McCool
Millbury, MA
(Zone 5a)

October 12, 2011
7:29 AM

Post #8846084

Haven't spotted any fungi in the yard of late. We used to get some enormous, rather nasty looking ones where my veggie garden is, but they seem to have died out. Now I just get patches of slime mold.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 12, 2011
9:40 AM

Post #8846274

Ugh!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 15, 2011
4:37 AM

Post #8849531

The rains brought me another biggy. :-)

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ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 15, 2011
7:18 AM

Post #8849676

This has been the year for them...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 17, 2011
6:36 AM

Post #8852256

Is that one of your granddaughter's shoes???

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 22, 2011
9:35 AM

Post #8859184

No, mine. :)

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 22, 2011
10:14 PM

Post #8859796

That is one HUGE shroom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Unless like Alice you drank some potion.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 23, 2011
4:35 AM

Post #8859863

LOL Nope, no potions...shrooms are just big this year!
Those are my favorite shoes, boiled wool from L.L.Bean and i've had them for a few years now.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 1, 2012
12:42 PM

Post #8950206

Some cute shrooms today(felt good to get out of the house)

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 1, 2012
12:44 PM

Post #8950209

another colony

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ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 1, 2012
1:28 PM

Post #8950267

Can't believe they are growing this time of year...

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 1, 2012
2:46 PM

Post #8950355

It's quite amazing to see mushrooms in January! I've got mushrooms on the brain. DD wrote her college application essay about picking mushrooms.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 2, 2012
8:08 AM

Post #8951256

Sounds like an interesting topic! My family & I were talking just yesterday about our Dad picking mushrooms...none of us ate what he picked!

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 2, 2012
5:40 PM

Post #8952042

it was about going with her friend from Poland and their family to pick mushrooms. Just as well she didn't put being a multiple in the college's face, because her first choice gives extra aid if there are more than one kid in college at the same time.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 3, 2012
8:03 AM

Post #8952638

My son needs to know this as he will have 3 in college at the same time...good thing that won't be for quite a while, as they are 6, 5, & 3 right now!

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 4, 2012
5:36 AM

Post #8953955

We're learning how different every college really is. Several are looking for diversity, so for them writing about being a triplet would be a good thing and that's what the other two did. There is a lot of positioning that comes from the college essay, though, and this daughter is aiming to study linguistics, so she was using humor in her Polish translations about mushrooms, which was where she found inspiration. The college is also very eco-oriented, so everything was aimed at her first choice college. This DH is extremely conscientious and takes no chances.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 4, 2012
8:11 AM

Post #8954097

I hope they all get into their top choices...my son applied only to 2 colleges, never visited either, got into both, & decided on UCONN, so he could come home weekends to visit his chickie...but UCONN was actually a good fit for him, because after discovering he hated biology, he went into the landscape architect program which he loved...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 4, 2012
10:25 AM

Post #8954278

And how good a fit was the chickie?? :-)

I only applied to two also. Columbia and Manhattan. Accepted to both. Was unimpressed with Columbia. Went to Manhattan (for free). No regrets.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 4, 2012
12:45 PM

Post #8954405

i applied to one, northeastern, and got in :)

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 4, 2012
1:12 PM

Post #8954438

I only applied to one also...Central CT, because I wanted to teach & that was the best in the state at the time for teacher training...did my master's at Wesleyan, though, because I wanted a broader education...Chickie was not for him, she continually dumped him until he finally wised up...she was a very pretty girl, but tres manipulative!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 4, 2012
1:58 PM

Post #8954501

I applied to 3 was accepted to 2(both with partial scholarships) then ended up not going, worked my way up in JCP

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 4, 2012
2:50 PM

Post #8954540

Thanks for sharing. What is JCP, Jen?

Clearly this is an educated bunch here.

I'm a product of University of Illinois, and Commonwealth of Massachusetts gave legal certifications that the youngsters have to get post-docs to do if they're starting out now. I know most of these schools somewhat. My DS applied to Northeastern as one of his colleges, but he's never been to see it. One DD is applying to Wesleyan in Connecticut. The other DD isn't saying if boyfriends have any influence on choices mostly in Northeast.. DS wants mechanical engineering, DD 1 wants linguistics and Spanish education but maybe interpreter services, and DD2 wants biology and classics, maybe premed. Altogether they will have applied to about 33 colleges because these days you have to do about 10. The one early decision II is for Middlebury in Vt. for Spanish. Whew! Thanks for the good wishes.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 4, 2012
3:12 PM

Post #8954555

Seems to be more involved now than when I was at that point. I never even visited Manhattan, had no interview, etc.

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 4, 2012
3:32 PM

Post #8954572

Yep, I resisted this at first until I realized how different it all is now. I only applied to one college myself. College Board must be making a mega-fortune on the college profiles, if not already for the SAT.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

January 4, 2012
3:43 PM

Post #8954584

What are application fees running these days?

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 4, 2012
3:47 PM

Post #8954593

What is the cost to take the SAT's??

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 4, 2012
3:54 PM

Post #8954599

My answer just failed. Seems SAT cost around $45 to take, sending it costs $10 per school unless you expedite for $40. Two colleges on our list had free application fees, but otherwise cost is between $50 and $70 per college. CSS profile per school costs $16 and FAFSA was under ten dollars per school. After spending this, we ought to qualify for more financial aid!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 4, 2012
4:01 PM

Post #8954616

You have to pay to take the SATs????


JCP=JCPenney

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 4, 2012
4:15 PM

Post #8954633

Yep. And nowadays kids are taking it multiple times. They almost have to so they get the idea of how the essay is scored. Moreover, many colleges will score only your highest score on a subtest so there is no downside to submitting many testings. I also didn't mention the AP tests and the SAT subject tests, which in Massachusetts can win extra scholarhip money for the state's expensive public colleges. Other families (not us) hired SAT coaches too. This is high stakes testing. Many really fine liberal arts colleges have made it optional to submit. I think Bowdin College took the lead there because this kind of activity is counterproductive if you really care about a well-rounded liberal arts education.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 4, 2012
4:26 PM

Post #8954645

rosemary if dd1 wants linguistics i would strongly suggest mandarin, cantonese or both - there are lots of spanish speakers out there

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 4, 2012
4:43 PM

Post #8954665

I agree about Chinese. Pig-Latin is good too.

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 4, 2012
8:43 PM

Post #8954960

Yeah Bill, she knows but thinks it's too late. She's not particular, so Arabic would have been OK too. Back when choosing a language in hs, she didn't know she was that good at producing correct sounds or hearing dialects. Now she's testing better than native speakers in Spanish, but it's only a recent discovery. Mandarin classes at the high school were almost entirely made up of native speakers, or at least kids who had it spoken at home. Then she was locked in by the liberal arts requirement of the same language for at least three years of hs. . She's studied Italian for four years too but thinks Spanish will be more practical.

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 4, 2012
8:56 PM

Post #8954971

She's terrible at the really good dialects like pig latin, or alfalfa for another. :-)

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 1, 2012
4:33 PM

Post #9106171

went from no rain at all to this already

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

May 1, 2012
4:45 PM

Post #9106190

Oh my, early start!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 1, 2012
4:56 PM

Post #9106205

no wonder my allergies are totally freaking out.. anytime I see shrooms .. I know it's bad.. mold always gets me along with the grasses, trees, etc

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

May 1, 2012
4:59 PM

Post #9106209

Considering Maine is over 75% tree's...this is not good!! LOL

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 1, 2012
5:04 PM

Post #9106217

and add in furbabies!!!... going to die!!!

LOL

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

May 1, 2012
6:21 PM

Post #9106320

Yes, and Cyrus is one big white mop. LOL

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 1, 2012
6:35 PM

Post #9106345

oh you know I am going to play with him... can't help myself

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

May 1, 2012
7:19 PM

Post #9106424

:-)

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 1, 2012
8:12 PM

Post #9106514

I can't believe you got a mushroom!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

May 2, 2012
7:32 AM

Post #9106984

Haven't seen any here yet...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 2, 2012
10:26 AM

Post #9107243

after today I think I'll be seeing some

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

June 22, 2012
4:07 AM

Post #9175461

Got some shrooms popping up but im not the least bit shocked with the amount of humidity we've had.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 22, 2012
10:12 AM

Post #9175888

No shrooms but tons of dog vomit slime mold, looks really nasty but I read up on it and it's completely harmless to the plants

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

June 22, 2012
11:34 AM

Post #9175969

Would make a great punk rock band name.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 22, 2012
1:02 PM

Post #9176078

proabably already is, I'm not up on any of the new bands, listening to rock station dj comes on and lists the bands that just played one was "Saliva"

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

June 22, 2012
2:24 PM

Post #9176220

Had some erotic looking fungus in the hosta bed the other day...my son found it, so I didn't tell him the proper name...

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 22, 2012
4:17 PM

Post #9176353

salvia can be a drug.. think that's why the name Jen
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

June 22, 2012
5:36 PM

Post #9176461

ask Miley, She knows.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

June 22, 2012
6:38 PM

Post #9176572

Heehee, my 16 yr old great nephew who will be an eagle scout candidate this year, who is a counselor at a camp this week for kids who have Down's Syndrome, and whois a growler in a band. The band's name- Lobotomize the Leader. Otto is 6'5" and wears a size 15 shoe. The name cracks me up. There are some way-out names.
McCool
Millbury, MA
(Zone 5a)

June 22, 2012
6:54 PM

Post #9176589

onewish, I believe it was "saliva", as in "spit", not salvia.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 22, 2012
9:35 PM

Post #9176728

hee hee thanks McCool, yes that is correct saliva as in spit, LOL

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 23, 2012
2:02 AM

Post #9176821

ok so I can't read.. LOL

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

June 23, 2012
4:32 AM

Post #9176879

#1.) Found these on my walk around the back-forty yesterday morning.
# 2 & 3) This is what they looked like this morning after yesterday's rain storm.

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Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

June 23, 2012
4:40 AM

Post #9176882

Wow!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

June 23, 2012
6:10 AM

Post #9176966

Saw some pretty pinky ones down at the dam the other day...wish I knew the variety...

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 23, 2012
2:24 PM

Post #9177467

amazing this time of the year to see them

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 7, 2012
7:58 AM

Post #9267891

knew I'd find something after all this rain

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ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 7, 2012
12:26 PM

Post #9268119

That's an interesting one...this is the time of year my Dad would head out for them...but he also went in Oct. for a different variety...wish I had paid more attention to what he picked...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 7, 2012
2:55 PM

Post #9268285

Nice, Jen.

Probably Morel, Marilyn.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 8, 2012
1:05 PM

Post #9269084

No...no morels...ones he called chestnuts, and 2 other varieties that I cannot recall...plus hen of the woods...I only ate the hen of the woods since they are a fungus, not a mushroom, & I didn't think they could be confused with anything poisonous...

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 19, 2012
4:44 AM

Post #9279698

Nice Jen, I was thinking the same thing...all this humidity and rain should build a nice growing condition for them.
It did!!

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 19, 2012
4:46 AM

Post #9279702

a few more

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 19, 2012
4:48 AM

Post #9279703

last ones...

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ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 19, 2012
5:41 AM

Post #9279742

Nice variety...will have to go looking on my walk today...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 19, 2012
6:24 AM

Post #9279787

Geez, that second to last one looks like a satellite dish it's so big
McCool
Millbury, MA
(Zone 5a)

September 19, 2012
8:15 AM

Post #9279886

I hope you picked that giant puffball this time. I got greedy one year and left one too long, thinking it might get even bigger, but instead it just became too old and inedible.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 19, 2012
9:32 AM

Post #9280001

Not all puffballs are edible...
McCool
Millbury, MA
(Zone 5a)

September 19, 2012
10:53 AM

Post #9280153

Agreed, if they are black in the middle instead of white all the way through, they aren't edible. I don't think that that type ever gets so big.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 19, 2012
2:54 PM

Post #9280354

Thanks...if I'm lost in the woods, I hope I remember that! I think I found a large clump of hen (chicken, I'm never sure which) of the woods...but I won't touch it unless someone can ID it for me...

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2012
4:27 AM

Post #9285706

Thanks for that info McCool!
Just 2 more although the bigger one is still growing. :) I've noticed more of the little button ones this year than ever before.

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RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 5, 2012
3:50 PM

Post #9296857

Could this be fly agaric? There are plenty there.

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wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 5, 2012
9:41 PM

Post #9297173

cool shot rosemary

saw some chicken of the forest on our walk today i will go and pick some tomorrow!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 6, 2012
7:12 AM

Post #9297363

Yes, Rosemary, that's just what it is...Lucky you, Bill...they are delish!
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

October 7, 2012
7:29 AM

Post #9298355

Any Ideas?

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ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 7, 2012
7:35 AM

Post #9298364

Looks like Armillariella

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schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

October 7, 2012
9:29 AM

Post #9298482

Does kind of. The caps are rounded a bit more. Dont matter I aint eating them.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 7, 2012
3:26 PM

Post #9298834

No, I won't eat any unless they're from the store!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 20, 2012
4:34 AM

Post #9310323

I've found myself walking alot lately...wandering is more the term. Anyways, i've come across some lovely clumps of shrooms in my journeys.

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 20, 2012
4:36 AM

Post #9310325

A few more.

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 20, 2012
4:41 AM

Post #9310326

Some singles

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 20, 2012
4:43 AM

Post #9310327

a few more...

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Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

October 20, 2012
5:52 AM

Post #9310363

Your wanderings have found some very interesting specimens.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 20, 2012
10:30 AM

Post #9310533

Wow, what a variety...love the one that looks liked a cooked lobstah! A Pakastani family from CT picked mushrooms from their yard last week that looked like the ones in Pakistan...amanitas! All 4 were saved, one by an experimental drug from Europe that Hartford Hospital received permission to use...saved the young ladies life...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 21, 2012
7:11 PM

Post #9311677

wow some cool shrooms

That's neat, Louise

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 13, 2013
2:23 PM

Post #9557905

and so it begins again!!! all this rain there's shrooms everywhere!!

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 13, 2013
3:36 PM

Post #9557999

oh I had them for a while now
McCool
Millbury, MA
(Zone 5a)

June 13, 2013
3:43 PM

Post #9558011

Haven't noticed any yet even though we have been getting a lot of rain as well. No morels this Spring, unfortunately!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

June 13, 2013
5:23 PM

Post #9558112

Haven't seen any yet, but I'm sure they're out there...

lavender4ever

lavender4ever
(Louise) Highland, MI
(Zone 5b)

June 13, 2013
6:10 PM

Post #9558167

Mushrooms in the yard. The red one was so very tiny!!

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

June 14, 2013
4:37 AM

Post #9558484

Cool red one!
I've had them off and on all spring but with all the rain the last 2 weeks I expected to get mobbed shortly. :(

lavender4ever

lavender4ever
(Louise) Highland, MI
(Zone 5b)

June 15, 2013
7:52 PM

Post #9560426

The fairy circle on our north side lawn, and closer look of part of it.

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lavender4ever

lavender4ever
(Louise) Highland, MI
(Zone 5b)

June 15, 2013
7:54 PM

Post #9560430

More mushrooms !

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 16, 2013
2:57 AM

Post #9560608

love the fairy circle of course!!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

June 16, 2013
6:04 AM

Post #9560701

Some are miles in area...

lavender4ever

lavender4ever
(Louise) Highland, MI
(Zone 5b)

June 16, 2013
7:22 PM

Post #9561543

You can see where smaller ones are forming. The grass is very green in the circle. The large one is about six feet across.

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