We are finally getting huge fruitings of honeys. With the warmer fall temps, we still haven't had a frost, but the honeys seem to be making an appearance despite this. There are tons are huge ones and they are growing on all sorts of tree species, stumps, root lines, etc. We are still finding large numbers of Sweet Tooth (Hydnum repandum) in oak woods and also a fair number of Kings (Boletus edulis) near red and white pine.
I found my first big bunch of this fall's honeys (Armillaria mellea) today in our woods below some quaking aspen. Our first good frost should really make them start fruiting.
We are finding our first Hens of the Woods this week, so check your usual oak trees to find these delicious mushrooms. We are still finding plenty of Hedgehogs and Chicken of the Woods. Lobsters and Chanterelles are still out but are starting to slow in fruitings. We also found our first small bunch of Honeys. Should be great after the upcoming week of rain!
Cora Mollen, author of Fascinating Fungi of the Northwoods and founder of Northstate Mycological Club.
Northstate Mycological Club