Should you go mushroom hunting after it rains?
Mushrooms like rain. Miller’s hunting forecast is, “after it rains two inches, wait two weeks.” Mushrooms don’t just pop up the day after it rains. They need time to grow and sprout. You’ll get the most mushrooms at the right time of year, with the right amount of precipitation.
How long after rain do chanterelles grow?
The best time to go looking for chanterelles is 2-3 days after a heavy rain period. This gives the mushrooms enough time to grow but you still get to them before they begin to rot. Typically you can find chanterelles for around two weeks after a big rainfall.
How can a mushroom appear to grow overnight?
Mushrooms “rapidly inflate with water, which they must absorb from their surroundings—the reason why mushrooms tend to appear after rain.