Monday, September 26, 2011

Timeline of edible mushroom in Rhode Island

Here is a basic timeline of when I am finding which edibles in Rhode Island (and elsewhere as noted).  This is not a comprehensive list of what you might find, but rather what I find when I get the chance to forage and the weather is cooperating.  

2011 (pretty great fall for mushrooms)
July: 
  • Bicolor Bolete
August: 
  • Chicken of the woods
  • Black Trumpet
September:
  • Chicken of the woods
  • Hen of the woods
  • Hedgehog
  • Beefsteak polypore
  • Honey mushroom
October:
  • Chicken of the woods
  • Hen of the woods
  • Painted bolete
  • Lactarius hygrophoroides
2010 (not a good year)
September:
  • Chicken of the woods
  • Hen of the woods
2009 (decent year)
July

  • Bicolor Bolete
  • Chestnut Bolete

August:

  • Hen of the woods

September:
  • Chicken of the woods
  • Hen of the woods
  • Golden Chanterelle (found in Maine)

2 comments:

joe wildgoose said...

Hi, seems the hen is late this year in our RI area. I found a few today on 10/5, but all small and the size of a baseball. Loove the website.
Joe

Jon Hamel said...

I had a large maple tree cut a few years ago , in the last couple years a mushroom has appeared on ,what I think is the root of the tree ,it appears to be a hen of the woods .today is July 14 ,is it possible that a hen would grow so early? It grows beneath some lillies that are in my yard.the bigger of the three is about the size of a basketball.