We have been in a drought here in Massachusetts but we decided to go on a hike at Wachusett Mountain (about an hour from Boston). We weren't expecting much in terms of visible fungal life but we were pleasantly surprised with what we found.
There were a few Amanitas around. But not many...the lack of rain is having the fungi conserve energy and not produce fruiting bodies. Maybe we'll get some Nor'easters or hurricanes later this year and they'll all pop up.
Besides the Amanita we also found some boletes. No clue what they are but they were growing in some numbers.
The forest has a portions of hemlock trees. I was on the look out for a species of shelf fungi, Ganoderma tsugae, that grows on hemlock. Lo and behold! We found some. It was a new species for me :)
Pretty cool little hike for a dry summer day.