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I came across this at the base of an oak tree yesterday and am very curious about it. After looking at pictures and doing a little research on the net, I think it is a hen of the woods. Is there any way to tell for sure before I try eating a chunk of it? I have been wanting to try it, but I want to make sure before I do. I amazed at the different types of mushrooms that everyone seems to be finding now. Is there a simple way of telling if something is edible or not? thanks!
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That is a hens.You can buy a good book (Mushrooms of the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada) is a good one.You can also look at a facebook site called Pa morel mushroom club,their are some people on their that are very help full and pictures of all kinds of mushrooms.
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Thanks for the quick reply! Finding this has gotten me interested in trying to do a little more mushroom hunting in my area so I will definitely look for that book. I'm off to saute some of it in butter and see what it tastes like. Thanks!
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Thanks for the quick reply! Finding this has gotten me interested in trying to do a little more mushroom hunting in my area so I will definitely look for that book. I'm off to saute some of it in butter and see what it tastes like. Thanks!
That's how it starts. Two years ago I found my first hen. Then I started watching that youtube channel that was linked on here. Then I found my first morel. Now I'm totally addicted to mushroom hunting. I try to learn a new mushroom every time I go out. I use the National Audubon book. My son and I just picked up a small field guide of common mushrooms at the Ranger Station in Marienville Saturday. For $10 its a great book.
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How about a title & author for that book from the ranger station?

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local library is your friend ...borrow a few books on the matter
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The library is good for Namcy Drew, the Hardy Boys, War & Peace but for a reference guide that you will want to keep going back to with different specimens I'd invest the twenty or so bucks and always have on hand. I'd probably have a couple come to think of it..
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How about a title & author for that book from the ranger station?

Dis be it.....


They also had the Guide to NE mushrooms there but you could get it cheaper online.
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This is the one I always carry with me...
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