For the past couple years I've started really enjoying finding various mushrooms around where I live. I keep taking pictures of them, but it's about time to start learning what they are! It would be cool to find some edibles along the way, but I'm hesitant to try any without being sure. Also, I think I'm in a deadzone for actives, so I'm really not expecting to find any psilocybin/psilocin containing mushrooms.
I would love to have input along the way if anyone has comments or suggestions. Gonna try getting better at getting pictures too, the pics in the first post on taken on my phone but I have a DSLR that I want to start taking out on my hikes.
So here we go, this is the first one I found last week on 5/6. These were found on some old dead tree limbs, not sure what types. The caps are on average 3cm across, but they look young so maybe these will get larger. As I was looking in the field guide, I think these may be Spring Polypore, Polyporus arcularius. I don't think I saw fine hairs on the margin of the cap like I've seen in descriptions, but I may need to go back an look at these again, they're only a 10 minute walk from home anyway.
I went back three days later and took a few more pics (5/9):