In the summer this whole area was so dry, I was skeptical that any mushroom would be able to thrive here.
However, after a few heavy rainfalls, and with the success we've had finding chanterelles, I realized how naive I really was. Mushrooms are everywhere.
It's now pretty late in the season, but we're still finding some reasons to stop and look at the forest floor.
What are these?
Honey mushrooms? We're not sure and we didn't bring one home for further identification (spore print). The "white stringy pith inside" (as it's described in my field guide) led me to believe it was a honey mushroom. And no we didn't take a bite out of one as the picture might suggest, but someone else did. Some little critter might have had a nibble.
I wonder if we would have found more if we checked the area more thoroughly?
I am really starting to love fall.