Hens and chickens: A good day earns Mushroom of the Week

Corey Fox earned MOTW for 30 pounds of hen of the woods and a bonus.

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Corey Fox found hen of the woods and a bonus chicken.

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Corey Fox found 30 pounds of hen of the woods (maitake mushrooms also commonly called sheepshead) on two trees earlier this fall. The young man also found a bonus chicken of the woods south of Chicago.

MOTW, the celebration of mushroom gathering (the stories matter) around Chicago outdoors, runs Wednesdays in the Sun-Times as warranted. Submit nominations by message on Facebook (Dale Bowman), on Twitter (@BowmanOutside) and Instagram (@BowmanOutside) or email (BowmanOutside@gmail.com).

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