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If you guys are just getting chanterelles and chickens now then it's gonna be longer than I thought for us in Minnesota...
Chickens are out in Minnesota. Haven't seen any chanterelles or oysters. Berry season is going to be good though.
 
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Mushrooms are going crazy in southern MN right now with cool temps and tons of moisture. Found this on my property last week. Didn't harvest though because I forgot to ID it when I got home. 20180924_190735.jpg 20180924_190748.jpg
 
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Turns out, I think that last mushroom I posted was a hen. I went back and some sort of white mold had over taken it. Lame. Anyways, I've got another for you to ID for me @Glassman
I think they're honey, but honey's have a ton of look a likes so I'd like your thoughts. 20181029_173548.jpg 20181029_173546.jpg 20181029_173557.jpg 20181029_173604.jpg
The fact that the flesh bruised yellow makes me think they're the real deal. I found them by running them over with my lawn mower.
 

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Turns out, I think that last mushroom I posted was a hen. I went back and some sort of white mold had over taken it. Lame. Anyways, I've got another for you to ID for me @Glassman
I think they're honey, but honey's have a ton of look a likes so I'd like your thoughts. View attachment 124239 View attachment 124240 View attachment 124241 View attachment 124242
The fact that the flesh bruised yellow makes me think they're the real deal. I found them by running them over with my lawn mower.
Definitely looks like it, but I'd take spore prints and check an ID key to be sure.
Aaaand, that flush may be a bit past prime..

I haven't ever bothered with honeys cause they do have so many lookalikes, so many people have unpleasant reactions to them, and they can make you really sick if under cooked.
 
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Ok. I've got another one got you @Glassman
Where I was 90% sure I had honeys yesterday, I have no idea what this is. The cap reminded me of a pretzel bun in texture and color. Flesh stains purple when cut. No veil. No idea. 20181030_153422.jpg 20181030_153435.jpg 20181030_195538.jpg Best guess from my national Audubon society field guide is purple gilled laccaria. But that's just a guess. Any idea?
 

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Ok. I've got another one got you @Glassman
Where I was 90% sure I had honeys yesterday, I have no idea what this is. The cap reminded me of a pretzel bun in texture and color. Flesh stains purple when cut. No veil. No idea. View attachment 124295 View attachment 124296 View attachment 124297 Best guess from my national Audubon society field guide is purple gilled laccaria. But that's just a guess. Any idea?
Oh wow. That's cool. Not familiar with laccaria. But theres been a lot of nemenclature changes the last few decades.
Almost looked like King stratopheria from above, but those are usually cultivated.
You want me to throw it up on mushroom id page and see what they say?
 
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Yes please. It smells awesome. I really want to take a nibble. I also crushed many of these with the mower in my wooded lawn.
 
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King stratopheria certainly fits. The brown stem threw me. And the pretzel skin.
 

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Having trouble i.d. ing these elderberries? They're either berries. Toxic dogwood if uncooked for poisonous hemlock. Any clue? I have a mess of them but won't eat till a good i.d. is made ugh
 

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Having trouble i.d. ing these elderberries? They're either berries. Toxic dogwood if uncooked for poisonous hemlock. Any clue? I have a mess of them but won't eat till a good i.d. is made ugh
Definitely not elderberry, or the other. That's not a compound leaf.
At a glance, that looks more like a wild grape....
ID is really tricky early on, but once you start working through some keys you really start noticing the differentiations.
 

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It's funny Ben, I don't remember ever hearing about purple gill laccaria till you said that, then this shows up in my mushroom group tonight.
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I went back and looked and indeed I believe they are wild grapes. The vines were entwined in the tree that was fooling me.
It's a really nice harvest of wild grapes.

Next summer I'll get some good pics of elderberry for you. The foliage is most often confused with sumac, but the bloom clusters and fruits are fairly easily distinguished by their appearance and timing.
 
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