For more information on the habitat, vegetation, and weather of Money Creek, the area in which this species was found, please see the journal entry for May 12, 2012 here on iNaturalist. This mushroom was found growing on a partially decomposed log on the side facing away from the trail. This is a very common edible mushroom and is also a white rot species, meaning it eats away at the lignin in the wood. This standard oyster mushroom can grow pretty much anywhere, though there are some subspecies that only grow on trees. This specimen was rather small, only about an inch wide.