I love the name of this mushrooming book by David Arora…I look forward to the rain in Oregon when we visit in the fall. Rain makes me happy, because I look forward to seeing all it brings.
I haven't Identified all these mushrooms..and will keep adjusting this post as I identify them. If any of you know what they are just comment and I will add a name to the mushroom.
Now i want to make a disclaimer..as I am an amateur in mushroom ID. Please always speak to your local mycologist if you have a mushroom you need identified. Out of the gazillions of mushrooms out there I know just a handful…and the ones I pick..I am very sure of…if i have a question I always go to a local mycologist.
You can click on the links for more information.
I have chewed on this mushroom as I hike.
“Turkey Tail mushrooms are one of the most researched and respected of the medicinal mushrooms. They are also one of the most common in the northern forests of world, from Europe to China and Japan, from Siberia to the US and Canada.
This member of the polypore family has longest history of medicinal use in China and Japan, where it is known as Yun Zhi and Kawaratake, respectively.
Turkey Tails are tough and chewy, so they are generally consumed by drinking the tea made by boiling them for a prolonged period. However, the eminent herbalogist Christopher Hobbs likes to chew the fresh fruitbodies like gum when walking in the woods.
Turkey Tail mushrooms are medically significant for many reasons (as the monograph below details) but they are most popularly known as being the natural source of the anti-cancer polysaccharide PSK. PSK (polysaccharide K) is a high molecular weight carbohydrate found in the fruitbodies and (in higher concentrations) in the mycelium of Turkey Tails. (See Spawn for a description of mycelium.) Check out this link, cancerguide.org/psk.html, for more information on PSK as a cancer treatment.” from Wild Branch Mushroom site.
Amanita muscaria just popping out young adults..
Hallucinogenic and Edible after parboiling per this link. I have never tried this mushroom myself and have no interest doing so…this mushroom can make you very sick…dont try it!
However I always love to see it..what a beauty!
Young troops of LBMs…another words..Little brown mushrooms..unidentified A great edible below Chicken of the Woods
I adore this mushroom..for its looks and taste.
It grows on dead or dying wood.
“When and where to find them (ecology) Chicken of the woods are most likely to be found from August through October or later but are sometimes found as early as June. This is a mushroom that is likely to startle you. It is very noticeable from long distance because of it's size and very bright colors. It grows on many types of dead or mature trees with hardwoods such as oak, or beech being more likely than conifers. They grow very fast. Usually when you find it there will be a lot. "Geez, what am I going to do with all this?" Younger specimens can have a large amount of clear watery juice pour out of the fruit body and the wood immediately after cutting. It can run almost like a faucet. Really. That's a good sign it will be a choice edible”
Unidentified mushroom… Will look this up when I have some time… And this one..a small beauty.. A type of Amanita… More LBMs LBM..until i decide to ID
Edible..I have never tried this mushroom.. Manzanita Bolete
Edible..I have never tried this one.. The bleeding tooth fungus, Hydnellum peckii Fairy Ring of mushroomsUnidentified beauties..
The Violet Webcap and a coral mushroom cortinarius-violaceusOne of my favorite Edibles
Boletus Edulus or King Bolete or Porchini
Another of my favorite Edible mushroomsMe holding a beauty of a KIng Bolete
Matsutake and King Boletes
I stocked up on a few mushrooms while in Oregon.
I now have a nice supply of Porcini, Chanterelle, Matsutake and Lobster mushrooms