A stretch of good rainfall and warmer temps brought out a few late fall mushrooms.
Some fungi are continuing to fruit. There are reports of Honeys (Armillaria mellea), Pear-shaped Puffballs Lycoperdon periforme and various Pholiotas. Yesterday, we found one cluster of pholiotas at the base of a deteriorating hardwood snag, probably Golden Pholiota (P. aurivella). These had slightly slimy, bright-ochre caps with scatterings of flat, dot-like scales. The “planting” of Stropharia at Dave Mollen’s continues to produce some new mushrooms.
Cora Mollen, author of Fascinating Fungi of the Northwoods and founder of Northstate Mycological Club.
Northstate Mycological Club