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    any other mycophiles around here? i know you guys in the snow dont have much action right now, but here in nor cal the season is just getting started. post some pics! ill start with these from today.Click image for larger version. 

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    We only have two kinds that can be found this time of year.
    The oysterscroom in your picture is one, but I don't care for it. It has a consistency too much like meat, for me to find it palatable.

    The other one is "velvet foot" flammulina velotipes. The horse chestnut trunk I took down yesterday was covered in those.

    Edible, but so is cardboard, and they taste about the same IMO.

    So it is slim pickings untill spring.

    What is the one in your first picture?

    Looks like some kind of lactarius.

    I ain't exactly a mycophile, I just like to know the names of everything I come across in the woods: trees, plants, scrooms, insects, you name it.

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    the first pic i haven't identified yet, some kind of agaricus i think. i tend to avoid those. funny, i like the oysters for the same reason you dislike them. i love iding the things i find in the woods, and i really get a kick out of finding wild edibles.

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    Some folks at work on the crew, go mushroom spekunking, I'll get some photos as they show up.

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    cool. if anyone is interested this is a really nifty program for identifying pacific northwest mushrooms.

    http://s158336089.onlinehome.us/Ian/MatchMaker20HD.htm

    there is also an online version:

    http://forestry-dev.org/cgi-bin/matc...MatchMaker.asp

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    Whoa! Neat.

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    Spotted some amanitas on Thursday. We saw chanterelles recently, too.

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    did you eat the chanterelles? i havent seen much down here since the last rain. overcast today for the first time in a week, maybe a new crop on the way.

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    found this lion's mane (Hericium erinaceus) on the job the other day. tastes like crab if cooked right. i made a simple pasta alfredo to go with it, yum. the other (amanita) you obviously dont want to eat, but its very pretty.Click image for larger version. 

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