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  • Birthday 04/18/1982

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  1. I think you're right -- probably the cincinnatus variety (which I think is the best tasting one). That color is orange, right? It looks a little pink to me, and there are other pored shelf-like mushrooms that grow from the ground.
  2. It's been a loooooooooong time since I've checked in here. Good to see y'all are still talking mushrooms. The first photos are almost certainly pholiota of some sort. They'll have gills and a funky smell. The other "shelf" ones are definitely pheasantbacks, which don't have gills and have an odor that's close to a watermelon rind.
  3. Nice find...I haven't found much of anything yet, though I haven't had the time to get out as often as I'd like.
  4. I'm not too worried about it. If I can't find the walleyes this weekend, *then* I'll be frustrated!
  5. In many hours the last week or so, I've found *zero* morels. Worst year for me yet in a long time. I did put my first edibles in the bag tonight--some nice pheasants--but that is not what I'm looking for. Not sure what's up, either. Oh well, at least the best mushrooms of the year are still to come.
  6. Great finds, NoTime. I'm jealous! My spots have been a bust so far, but the pheasant backs are *just* starting, and they are (usually) before the morels, so we might have more time. That being said, I'm seeing reports of full-grown yellows in my area, so I think my spots might just be duds. Ah well, morels are overrated anyways.
  7. Definitely a pheasant back/dryad's saddle. They're *just* starting here in central MN (at least in my spots), but they'll be out and about down in SE Minnesota. I actually like eating the young ones.
  8. Lilacs are really leafing out here in central MN. On my few walks through the woods, the mushrooms have been few and far between: No more scarlet cups, no pheasant backs, no oysters. I haven't went to my morel spots because there's no hurry and I don't want to trample them, but I doubt they're up very far around here if the pheasant backs haven't even fruited. I'll be back out today before the rain checking on things, though.
  9. Yes, as leech said, check out the trout lakes. They can be fruitful or not, depending on the time of year (or how close you are to the last stocking). There are some good (but small) lakes up there that have canoe access only but that are also outside the BWCA. Worth a look at a map for sure.
  10. As eyeguy says, the Miss is always a good bet. The Sauk is a favorite of mine, but it can be rocky and in recent years has gotten pretty weedy as summer wears on.
  11. Yep, you got it, caddis. As far as I know, these are the first mushrooms to fruit in MN each year. The woods near me (St Cloud area) are loaded with them.
  12. Yours were a little too old, Royce. Next time, keep one with pure white under the fronds, and it'll taste better...at least they do to me.
  13. You'll grow old whether I answer or not. Honestly, I'm guessing one reason you didn't like them was that they were too old. They get...I dunno how to describe it...a little gamey if they get too old. The trick is to look at the pores on the underside of the frond. The best hens are pure white, with pores so small you can't really see them. As soon as the underside gets at all off-white, they go downhill, at least to my taste buds. As that happens, the pores increase in size and become easily visible.
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