Uh, is this a Tylopilus or some sort?

Most remarkable is the almost neon green color it showed in the bottom of the stipe.
It is mycorrhizal with birch.

Pics:

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Tan Lepista nuda (blewet)???

I’ve attached pics. They were found in a lawn. I see no trace of lilac coloration, even in the gills, however I think that is quite possible (especially in some areas like here in CT).
Odor: I don’t think I really noticed the frozen orange juice scent w/these, though I’ve noticed it in other years.

Taste: Tried a small piece microwaved: I think a very faint bitterness, but otherwise it was pretty sweet w/good texture (a bit firm). I hope I can eat regular amounts!

BTW, I’ve read they can be allergenic, especially when not cooked. I wonder how true or not this statement is…. Any examples of the "allergenic" symptoms described somewhere anyone would like to point out?

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12 October, 2017 03:45

I finally made birch syrup from gallons of sap. I found the result excellent w/meat (worked well w/deer, very well w/steak, and well w/lamb). Though it makes little syrup, it is very potent, and so a little goes a long way.

On Mon, Apr 17, 2017 at 9:10 AM, Sam Schaperow <sam.schaperow> wrote:

Standing under my birch tree, it felt like it was raining, but no cloud was above us. I discovered a broken branch was dripping sap. I planned to make birch syrup with it.
But, I was down to such a small % of it that was still not getting syrupy that I evaporated it longer, but then accidentally went too far and lost all water and burned it. Perhaps I’d be better off w/birch beer making.

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Jumping Maggots on Berkeley’s Polypore!

See pics and vid (yes, the noise are the maggots jumping, hitting the plastic bag!).

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Amanita – mostly white. Seeking ID.

Taste & odor mild.
Found near birch.
Grows from volva (pic w/a younger one of the two found today shows its volva, too) that seems to also show it didn’t have a rooting quality.

Resembles A. virosa, but seems different than any A. virosa I’ve seen, so I’m thinking it is isn’t A. virosa.

Pics: http://mushroomobserver.org/282865

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17 April, 2017 13:10

Standing under my birch tree, it felt like it was raining, but no cloud was above us. I discovered a broken branch was dripping sap. I planned to make birch syrup with it.
But, I was down to such a small % of it that was still not getting syrupy that I evaporated it longer, but then accidentally went too far and lost all water and burned it. Perhaps I’d be better off w/birch beer making.

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Pawpaw

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2011/09/29/140894570/the-pawpaw-foraging-for-americas-forgotten-fruit

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