If you love wild mushrooms now is time to hit the woods for chanterelles. These distinctive yellow mushrooms are easy to spot and hard to confuse with anything that will kill you. They also taste great. I like to fry them up in butter in a hot pan, then add them to scrambled eggs or just salt and eat - great!
Look for chanterelles in softwood areas, a day or so after rain. Once you find a patch you can keep checking on it as they produce multiple crops through the fall. Consult with a good mushroom guide for positive ID before eating. Once you learn chanterelles they are easy to ID, fun to find and great to eat. They are a great excuse for exploring new areas and getting in some early season scouting too. Good luck!