Cantharellus cinnabarinus. A charming mushroom the Red Chanterelle is. Like other Chanterelles, it's easy to identify, but despite its brilliant color, the Red Chanterelle is easy to overlook. The mature one harvested here is 2 cm wide and 3 cm tall. In the last photo you can see three even tinier ones.
Here you will find a record of my forays into the woods looking for mushrooms. If you're interested in what kinds of mushrooms grow in south central Illinois and when they grow, then please join me.