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PostMon Oct 08, 2018 5:04 pm 
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Be careful and only eat a little bit your first time though. I harvested some off either Doug fir or hemlock and my throat got very raspy for a day or two so they can cause allergic reactions.

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4/19/19 I found a morel growing right beside my back door in north Seattle, north side of house.  This spot had been under concrete for at least 40 years.  About 2 years ago, we broke through the concrete patio to R&R a sewer.  I left it uncovered as a planting area.  It was sterile sand, so I added a lot of compost, dead wood and other organic matter.
Do morels grow here on the west side ordinarily?
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PostSun Apr 21, 2019 12:34 pm 
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wolffie wrote:
4/19/19 I found a morel growing right beside my back door in north Seattle, north side of house.  ...
Do morels grow here on the west side ordinarily?

I don't know, but I have the same situation in West Seattle.  A couple of days ago I spotted something unusal coming out from under tarped wood chips.  It looked weird and I grabbed it up and threw it in the recycle bin.  Not being a mushroom hunter type, it took me a few minutes to process it.  There were these three sort of arrowhead shaped thingies branching off a base, just poking out from the tarp.  They were fairly dark and spongy with open-celled structure.

Then I noticed yet another group on the other side of the tarped chip pile.  I have left these in place for now to see what they do.  I thought to maybe take a photo and email to a friend.  But your story seems to confirm that they do appear in the city.  I looked up morels in search and the images are similar.  Who knew?  ~z
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PostSun Jun 23, 2019 11:19 pm 
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What is the story with the commercial pickers? I notice they flock to burn areas requiring special camps and management by the Forest Service. Obviously, they are there for a reason. Is it a bad idea to head up to these areas with my family? I don't want to find things picked out or feel unwelcome.
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PostMon Jun 24, 2019 7:49 am 
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uww wrote:
Is it a bad idea to head up to these areas with my family?

The vast majority are legal picking operations and you should have nothing to worry about.  There was this though:

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/search-halted-for-missing-mushroom-hunter-foul-play-possible/

I have been told by a reliable local source that many believe that Ms. Hendrickson came upon a large, illegal picking operation set deep in rough terrain.   frown.gif

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PostThu Jul 18, 2019 10:03 am 
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I found a lobster mushroom a couple weeks ago. went by the same spot yesterday, and there was a few more. plus one odd ball in the same spot. anyone know what the little guy bottum left is? makes me want to go check my usuall area. never found them this early.
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PostThu Jul 18, 2019 7:43 pm 
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The bottom one looks like a chanterelle but I would need to see the (false) gills to be sure.

Yay for mushroom season! It looks like all this rain will make for an early start!

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PostSat Aug 03, 2019 10:12 am 
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I.D. Please, first time I've seen these, Tipsoo Lake path.


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PostSat Aug 03, 2019 6:12 pm 
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Looks like a shaggy mane mushroom. Good when very fresh, but blacken quickly and very gooey when older. Quite watery to my taste, but my wife likes them a lot....
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PostSat Aug 03, 2019 6:49 pm 
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Looking at the Shaggy Mane Mushroom photo's (google) I believe you're right. I'm no mushroom expert!  Thank you!!

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PostSat Aug 03, 2019 7:10 pm 
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That mushroom is also often seen in local lawns!
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PostMon Aug 19, 2019 12:24 pm 
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it rained Friday and Saturday, I went out the Dosewallips on Tuesday...


They were bursting out of the ground everywhere under the trees.

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PostMon Aug 19, 2019 12:42 pm 
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Interesting

Are any of those edible?

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PostMon Aug 19, 2019 1:23 pm 
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reststep wrote:
Interesting

Are any of those edible?

not sure...I'm a looker more than a taster.

The slime mold made me crave a fried egg...

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PostMon Aug 19, 2019 2:59 pm 
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reststep wrote:
Are any of those edible?

These are very much edible--if the bugs haven't beaten you to it...

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