Quite a few species of mushrooms are beginning to fruit. In the area above the river near my home there are red and orange-capped Russulas, Fawn mushrooms (Pluteus cervinus) on birch logs and gatherings of the small, cream-colored Fairy Ring mushrooms. ( Marasmias oreades). On walks in the woods, we’ve seen of the Bitter Bolete (Tylopolus felleus) perched on a decaying stump. Some troops of Alcohol Inkies (Coprinus atromentarius) have appeared and, as they do, quickly declined into black slimy masses. Just now, members also report gathering Chanterelles.
Cora Mollen, author of Fascinating Fungi of the Northwoods and founder of Northstate Mycological Club.
Northstate Mycological Club