Re: mushroom id help
And I'll add. Most polypore's I know of, are edible. But, there is an enormous difference between edible and desirable. The polypore known as Dryad's Saddle, or Pheasant-Back, are certainly edible and will not harm you, but I would put it in the same class as shoeleather being edible and not harming you. For me, Chicken-O-Woods is not far behind. Better as an addition to a soup stock or so, than something you would want to sautee and put on a steak.
Getting close to about time for a prime-time mushroom, the Chanterelle. On equal grounds, or possibly better than the Morel. You can start looking in a couple weeks in hardwood forests after a rain. They are a tough hunt for me since I generally can't stand the oppressive summer heat.