Weather: Snowing big flakes most of the time, about 6 inches of snow on the ground.
Habitat: front yard in an older suburban district
Not many other species in the immediate area, there is another retired fruit tree of some type in the front yard as well, along with non-native rose bushes and rhododendron by the house.
Found in a small cluster at the base of a lower branch, there where other clusters further out on the same branch and on some of the other branches as well. There where no sporpophytes present on any. Are its sporpophytes seasonal?