Somebody landed on this blog after searching “best time for mushroom hunting in Southern Ontario”. Lots of people think the best time is now. I know this because there are a few cars at just about every forest I know and all the obvious places are now mushroom-free zones.
For me the best time is anytime but when the forests are crawling with foragers. This is the time of year I stop. It’s been a pretty good season for foraging for certain species. I haven’t been out nearly as many times as I have on some other years, but I’ve done pretty well when I have ventured into the woods. So I’ll leave the honey mushrooms and any other goodies to the crowds. Have fun. I’ll be back out come morel season in the spring.