Omphalotus illudens - Jack O'lantern Mushrooms

Pholiota squarrosa - Shaggy Scaly Cap

 

Scleroderma citrinum - Common Earthball

AKA: Golden Scleroderma, Pigskin poison puffball

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

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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 – Western Pennsylvania Mushrooms

Pleurotus ostreatus AKA: Oyster Mushrooms Lycoperdon pyriforme AKA: Gem Studded Puffballs, Pear-Shaped Puffball Mushrooms Cantharellus AKA: Chanterelle Mushrooms Armillaria mellea AKA: Honey Mushrooms Hericium Coralloides  AKA: Coral Tooth Fungus Polyporus squamosus...

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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