Can anyone help me?
I THINK these are oyster mushrooms, but as anyone who hunts for wild mushrooms knows...thinking isn't good enough! Plus, I WANT them to be oysters so much that I could quite possibly talk myself into believing it. I'd appreciate your input asap, so I have a chance to actually do something with these beauties if they turn out to be oysters.
Pros: (why I think they may be oysters)-growing on dead/dying hardwood
-no stalk or small stalk on side of cap
-white spore print (take my word for it)
-we've had several frosts in Shohola, plus recent rain and then a warmer spell
Cons: (why I'm not 100% sure)-the gills don't run as far down the stem as I think they should
Come on people! You know I want to eat these babies! But I won't do it till I have confirmation, I promise.
Labels: oyster mushrooms