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    • That's a lot of hens Caddis - nice find!  I had three babies just starting last weekend in my woods, so I'm hoping to get some this weekend.  I've found hens through October by me (South of Metro), so we still have a full month of good shrooming ahead of us.

    • Yep.  I think most people fall into that "rookie" category with mushrooms.  There are 1000's of them.  I think it's best to just learn a handful of the safe/choice shrooms and just admire the rest from a distance.  I had the same guess as Caddis, the 1st pic might be old Honey mushrooms, but they could be old Jack o lanterns too.  In other words - I have no idea!  The 2nd pick looks like an old gem studded puffball.  And the 3rd one I have no idea.  Generally, you need more info to get close to identifying them.  Examples:  Pic of underside to detemine if gills or pores; pic of cut shroom to see if they bruise a color or if it's solid/hollow inside; where it was growing (on wood or on ground, what type of tree etc.; any significant smell etc.  Every little piece of info helps to ID.  And even with all the info, there's a ton that simply fall into the "I don't know - don't eat it" category.

    • On 8/9/2016 at 9:59 PM, monstermoose78 said:

      I picked up this sign

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      Lets try it like this.

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    • Yah - great looking decoys!

      MJ - I'm just letting you know I'm breaking into your house and stealing your spear rack.  And mount.

      I found a rickety old 5 tine when I cleaned out the garage.  I might give it a try this season.

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    • I can't identify any of those for sure, and certainly wouldn't recommend eating any of them.  The first pic might be some older honey mushrooms, but it's pretty tough to tell.  I've got about 8 mushrooms that I can positively id.  Beyond that, it's just not worth being wrong.  There are still some fresh hen of the woods mushrooms around the metro if you get out into some oak woods.  You can find them around the base of big mature oaks and they are pretty easy to identify.  Found about 20 on Wednesday.  Many were a little old, but was able to take 4 nice ones home.  Here's a pic of one that I left behind.

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    • I'm putting it on my calendar.  Don't forget the Nord Lord trophy since it has a new home to go to. :P

    •  

      Detroit News breaks 143 year tradition, endorses Gary Johnson.

       

      The endorsement is the first time in the paper’s 143-year history it has endorsed someone other than the Republican Party’s nominee.

      http://www.breitbart.com/news/detroit-news-breaks-tradition-endorses-libertarian-gary-johnson/

       

    • 1 hour ago, delcecchi said:

       

      He was on something approaching national TV and he flopped. 

      Kind of like Trump did Monday night.

    • 3 hours ago, delcecchi said:

      Watch the video.  He didn't say "I don't find much to admire...."   He said "uh... I'm having an Aleppo moment... maybe the guy that used to be president of mexico.... then weld said "Fox" and he said "yeah, Fox"  

      You had to see it to believe it.  

       

       

      Gets on a bunch of talk shows.

      Jumps another 5 points in the polls..

      This just ain't working the way it's supposed to...

    • 1 hour ago, Down2Earth said:

      Catching bees with honey.   Johnson and Weld must be hoping for Cabinet positions as they said pretty much the same thing a month or so ago.  Not 4 years ago.

       

      Looks like it's unanimous then. Good thing my vote goes to Hillary since it seems everyone thinks she is the best person for the job.