Maitake aka sheeps head aka hen of the woods. Recommended as one of the 5 easiest wild mushrooms to identify on Wild Foodism.

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Chicken of the Woods- pretty good ID notes. One of the "foolproof 4" in mushrooms, very easy to ID. Available in Spring (occasionally), more so in Fall

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Here are five mushrooms that are great for a beginning forager!
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A short guide to fall mushroom hunting with descriptions of common edible mushroom species such as chanterelles and lobster mushrooms.

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OYSTER MUSHROOM [Pleurotus ostreatus] The oyster mushroom, is a common edible mushroom. It was first cultivated in Germany as a subsistence measure during World War I and is now grown commercially around the world for food.

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