Interesting Fungi finds

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  1. Scotchmon

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    C377B987-CCF3-4BEB-9786-89E91CE00F3A.jpeg E09646CE-4B07-4024-B1A4-53FDEE15BDBE.jpeg 759518D9-13F1-4C9B-992A-969E0A31FB7A.jpeg We’ve had some crazy amounts of rain lately and the forest is wet!
    On a soggy hike yesterday I found several different mushrooms and I’m hoping someone here can shed some light on what these actually are.
     
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    Im curious on the middle pic. Ive found some giant ones in my area

    Thought I had a pic but I lost it:(

    Eta. Found it! Good ole BCUSA!
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    I'm 99.9% certain the clustered 'shrooms are oyster mushrooms....eat at your own risk ;-)
     
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    That looks like what I had found. If I’m gonna harvest them I better do it today as freezing temperatures are expected tonight....
     
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    The middle pic looks like oysters, @Scotchmon . If you harvest them when wet, use them right away.

    Top, not sure.

    Bottom, looks a lot like a giant squid, served best sauteed in butter with a side of NOPE!! :) Actually not sure what it is, but I guess I would not eat it.
     
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    Thanks for all the replies, guys!
    I ended up not harvesting anything as I didn’t chance it. I was pretty confident with the Oyster Mushroom ID , but still didn’t want to even spend extra time in the bathroom!
    At least I know where to look next season.
     
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    If the gills run down the stem of the ones in the middle picture, they are oysters. Great eating!!
     
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    Yes, oysters are prime eating. I cut them up in strips, kind of quick fry in butter with salt, pepper and adobo seasoning. Very, very good food. And very good for you too.
     
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    I didn’t eat any of my first good find of oysters because I wasn’t confident in IDing them. I missed out on a good score. Now, if I’m out hiking and not necessarily looking for mushrooms, I don’t pass up oyster mushrooms. They are one of my favorites.
     

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