These bright orange mushrooms are commonly found throughout our hardwood forest in October and early November. Their range is east of the Rockies.
THEY ARE POISONOUS! Do not eat!
The mushrooms grow crowded together on wood (like dead trees and stumps), and one way to ID them is to look at the gills; Jack O’Lantern gills run down the stem.
This picture was taken in Green Lane, PA, on October 31 (appropriate – LOL), 2011.
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