- We had a good weekend of mushrooming. At the club walk at Conemaugh
we found over 40 species. At Blue Knob State Park we found around 60
species. Those will be posted later on the club website on the
There were nice quantities of boletes and chanterelles. We had a
very good turnout at both walks particularly because of the rain.
Mushrooms seemed to be everywhere.
Let us know what you are finding.
- Wendy and I camped in the Clarion region last weekend. We hunted for
mushrooms in some of our favorite spots but didn't see much at first,
just a few russulas, lactarius, and amanitas in places that are
usually very productive. The only edibles we managed to find were
some black trumpets and a few chanterelles. The next morning we
continued hunting for mushrooms and found a small hen-of-the-woods
tucked in the folds of a venerable beech tree. It's the second time
we found a hen on something other than an oak tree. A few minutes
later we spotted a bright orange cluster in the distance. It turned
out to be a beautiful white-pored chicken-of-the-woods rosette
growing on a decaying log. We eventually found some blewits, suillus,
ringless honey mushrooms, and puffballs. We also saw some horse
mushrooms growing in grassy areas on the drive home. We collected a
few of these and stuffed and baked them with spinach and asiago
cheese for dinner. Mushrooms are beginning to avail themselves after
the heavy rains of a week ago. With more rain coming tomorrow and
cooler temperatures expected, mushroom hunting should be pretty good
- Wendy and I spent a lot of time morel hunting this weekend. We slogged
through the cold rain all day around the in and around the WV panhandle
region on Saturday and found nothing. Then we stopped by Mingo this morning
and hunted for an hour or so and found nothing. Finally we hunted in Greene
County and found a few half frees, blacks, and yellows around tulip poplars.
The morels are still VERY few and far between. The weather is supposed to
warm a bit next week and hopefully we will see more morels as a result.
Hope you all had better luck at Mingo. Reports anyone?
- There weren't a lot of morels found. A couple of people found
yellows and half frees.
The morels are out there though. A couple that lives south of the
park brought in about 2 pounds of morels 2 of which were softball
size. They found these somewhere other than the park.
It was a good foray. I enjoyed the Plishke's
talk, Gavin's soup, and lots of people who love