I have some Russian cousins who are passionate about hunting mushrooms. So I have been paying closer attention, out walking. With all the rain followed by warm weather I could easily collect 100 pounds of mushrooms in an afternoon.
So I have heard about and seen pictures of chanterelles and eaten them in fancy restaurants but I have never seen any till now. Lots on the ground where I was exploring in Lunenberg.
I am going to give in to my cousins' passion tomorrow and look for mushrooms with them instead of rock piles. Luckily the place I am taking them to look for "black trumpets" (see here) has some rock piles too.