Kathleen Dickson, the energetic president of the Wild Rivers Mushroom Club, broadcast an e-mail on December 24th with the following update on mushrooming on the southern Oregon coast:
In one spot they found themselves "picking a few hedgehogs right out of the snow banks." The next day they drove up the Chetco and "saw very little snow." The patch they "went to was clear of snow, and the black trumpets seem to have survived." They even "found some chanterelles which were in good shape (they usually get frozen out and rot when it snows on them)."
Weather like this can stress
chanterelles and make them harder to identify!