sequence or not??

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  1. rmk123

    rmk123 New Member

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    During a "normal" year,,,is there a progression of mushrooms,,,for example chanterelles first,,then lobsters and followed by procini??? Also do different species start in the warmer lower reaches of a mountain or start from the top down. Was curious as this year in the interior with the late arrival of rain,,,everything seemed to bud at once???Thanks for your input,,,Ron
     
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    vitog Contributor 10 Years

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    What's a "normal" year? It seems that every year is different, and the appearance of mushrooms definitely depends on the timing and amount of the rain, as well as the season, temperature, and altitude. There are so many variables that it is impossible to predict the timing accurately. I find that spring morels are much more predictable than any of the summer or fall mushrooms. This year has been particularly strange on the coast, possibly because warm fall temperatures have delayed fruiting of some of the fall mushrooms. I do think that there is an "average" progression of mushrooms, but it's not too useful for actually finding them.
     
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    Frog Generous Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Agreed!
    There are some species known to arrive earlier in the fall or later in the fall, but yes I have found that this is not always reliable. For example, Winter chanterelles arrive later in the season, but the start and end time for their season is very variable. You can find interesting Pine mushroom predictor charts online, tracking precipitation and weather patterns. Christmas Naucoria arrives late in the season certainly :-). The oysters sometimes run in a familiar order from late summer to December .... but then again I've also seen them all appear simultaneously. Its always interesting and exciting!
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    Thank you everybody for the insight.----Has been raining here in the interior on a steady basis and the forest is now quite wet.----More fungi just keep on popping up---so its and ongoing game--just hope the frost holds off.----Cheers, ron
     

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