Lycoperdon pyriformePear-Shaped Puffball Mushrooms

AKA: Gem Studded Puffballs

Cantharellus - Chanterelle Mushrooms

Armillaria mellea - Honey Mushrooms

Hericium Coralloides - Coral Tooth Fungus

Laetiporus sulphureus - Chicken of the Woods

Sunday Drive to Ohiopyle State Park

Sunday Drive to Ohiopyle I am taking Harrington and Liam to PAX East next week in Boston, so Laurie and I wanted to spend a little time together on Sunday just hanging out.  We decided to take a trip out to Ohiopyle and see what was happening on an early Spring day. I...

Poisonous PA Mushrooms we have found

Omphalotus illudens - Jack O'lantern Mushrooms Pholiota squarrosa - Shaggy Scaly Cap Scleroderma citrinum - Common Earthball AKA: Golden Scleroderma, Pigskin poison puffball <script charset="utf-8" type="text/javascript"...

Pear-Shaped Puffball Mushrooms

What are Pear-Shaped Puffball My wife spotted a few of these for the first time at Linn Run State Park.  I was excited to see a new mushroom so we picked them to save in case we found out later they were edible. They are indeed edible, but... make sure you eat them...

Edible PA Mushrooms we have found

Pleurotus ostreatus - Oyster MushroomsLycoperdon pyriforme - Pear-Shaped Puffball Mushrooms AKA: Gem Studded PuffballsCantharellus - Chanterelle MushroomsArmillaria mellea - Honey MushroomsHericium Coralloides - Coral Tooth FungusLaetiporus sulphureus - Chicken of the...

Staghorn Sumac – No, its not Poisonous

Growing up, we were told this was Poison Sumac.  Turns out, this is Staghorn Sumac and practically the entire plant is editable (or at least, useful) in some form or another!  We are lucky enough to have 4 or 5 of these growing in our yard and this year, we cut down...

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