This is an "oyster mushroom." Beautiful! Smells so nice and when I weighed it, it came in at 5 pounds! I fried up a little of it for lunch in butter and am going to dehydrate a lot of it. So delicious! Free! I feel so blessed!
Here it is sitting in a basket on the stove. It took quite a while to clean. It is now all washed and draining on a towel on the table. By the way, it is a myth that you should not wash mushrooms. They don't absorb water.