July-August 2014 newsletter published

The bimonthly newsletter has just gone out and should be in your inbox by now or your postbox in a few days time. Chanterelles (Cantharellus cibarius) and Black Trumpets (Craterellus cornucopioides) are beginning to show in Western Pennsylvania.

You can see the first page here.

Craterellus cornucopioides and Boletus variipes

Black trumpets and boletes

2 Comments on “July-August 2014 newsletter published

  1. I was wondering if I could get some info on what kind of mushrooms are around in the fall and any spots around Westmoreland County I could look. Thanks Email me at anytime.

    • Some of the edibles around at the moment are:
      Honey mushrooms
      Chicken of the woods
      Hen of the woods
      Aborted entoloma
      and the last of the chanterelles.

      There are a lot of other species fruiting right now as we transition from the summer to fall weather.
      I saw various species of boletes, puffballs and amanitas on a quick walk today.

      If you have not picked mushrooms before you need a guide as a minimum and even then I urge caution as there are a number of poisonous mushrooms around at this(all the) time of year.

      As for locations Twin lakes park and Mingo Creek are popular spots.

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