Pretty excited to find this beautiful mushroom on the walk today. Not only hadn't I found a specimen before but it's edible. The books say that sauteed and dipped in garlic butter it's flavor is reminiscent of lobster. I didn't bring any home w/ me though since (1) I'm not absolutely positively sure it's Hericium americanum and (2) I don't like lobster. Might have been tempted if it's taste was described to be like a filet mignon w/ bernaise sauce.