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Nice, seems a bit early, but I guess the rains brought them on ? Always wanted to get out after them, but I don't do well in heat for the most part, and really don't know where to find a predominantly oak forest around here.
 

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I hear you on the heat. I went right after daybreak this morning, actually while that
first wave of storms went through. (Greene Co). found a few more but I think tomorrow
will be better after all this rain.
 

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Nice find.
I love mushrooms. My dad picked them all the time. Like a fool I never paid attention. The only ones I pick now are morels and the ones that come on my pizza.
 

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Are Chant patches consistent year after year, providing the weather is right for them ? In other words, do you find them pretty much each year in the same place, or is it hit or miss, and you just walk until you come across them ?


Like I said, I'm not up on Chants, as the heat normally keeps me out of the woods.
 

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this is the second year i found these in this spot. I started checking early because of all the rain
we were getting. i found them there in august last year just out walking. So I'm hoping that they'll keep
coming.
 

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Anyone still finding them?
No because they are a rare/incidental find for me but I went out yesterday and struck out, still got a couple pints of black raspberries though. I've found them mid June thru early Sept so the season is long, I just don't live in a super fertile mushroom area and don't get in the woods a lot this time of year.
 

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Anyone finding any now? I'm hoping for a down pour of rain today. looking forward to getting some chanterelles and some white milkies...
 

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They are up for sure. I have found a few pounds already. With all the recent rain they should be up all over the place this week.
 

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i've been in Erie and thinking of looking for some here. we we're on lakeshore road and spotted a tree
loaded with fresh oysters. ended up with a couple pounds cleaned.
 

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They are popping with all this rain. Went out Saturday and got about 5 or 6 pounds in half an hour. Took me twice as long to clean them as it did to gather them.

 

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Nice find Yinzer. I agree the cleaning can be tough. those gills running the length of the stem are
a good ID but can be bad for holding dirt. I found a bag full this morning but there were a good
many already past their prime. Check out the little three prong ginseng in the pic, there was a
two prong right below the knife also but the pic was too blurry to post.
 

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ok so what do you do with all the ones you dont eat right away, I founs over 15lb in one patch last year and the year before. but didnt know what to do with all of them.
 

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ok so what do you do with all the ones you dont eat right away, I founs over 15lb in one patch last year and the year before. but didnt know what to do with all of them.
I cooked them in butter/olive oil then froze them, per instructions from the interwebs. That was the first time I found enough to put away. I am not expecting them to be anything too special, figure at this point I'll use them in risottos and sauces.

Went back looking for more last week thinking the second round of heavy rains would bring another flush, but there weren't near as many. Only had about a half hour, I got enough for dinner and headed home.

Got some trumpets Saturday, right along a busy walking trail. Those I dry and use in sauces and gravies. They have an incredible smell when dried.
 
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