Victoria recommended an app she uses called, Roger's Mushrooms. I went home and found the product on the net right away. http://www.rogersmushrooms.com/ The names comes from Roger Phillips, the man behind the project, and he is someone well known for his photographs and films about plants and gardening.
If you have found a great resource like this one, I would love to hear about it. comment on this post or send me an e-mail at quietlake at stillinthestream dot com.
Here is a video from last weekend with a tip about collecting fragile mushrooms like Hedgehogs and getting them home in good shape:
Yesterday, after a trip to Cathedral Grove to look at the big trees with friends, and three separate specimens of Bears Head (Conifer Coral Hericium) which I showed great restraint in not picking, I returned to the Nanaimo area and went into a piece of forest with fairly dense Salal that I have been interested in exploring for some time. I found a large patch of Lobster Mushrooms, only two of which were in good shape, some small thin Golden Chanterelles, and a number of small Belly Button Hedghogs scattered across about an acre of forest. Not terribly exciting.
Today I went a little further afield to a location I knew to be good for Hedghogs. I found a lot of Hedghogs, a bunch of Golden Chanterelles still in good shape (and a good number past there prime too!), and Winter Chanterelles at various stages of development. Here is my video from today:
But, until the frosts hit hard, we still have a couple of good weeks for picking for those varieties. So, happy hunting!