Oyster mushrooms are an edible wild mushroom that I like very well and that I find at various times of year but most commonly and abundantly in late fall/early winter. I see them most often on tulip-poplars (which are very common trees here), but I’ve also seen them on hickory and persimmon and ailanthus… Oyster mushrooms are fairly easy to identify, I don’t believe there are any seriously poisonous look-alikes, and they can sometimes be found in very generous quantities (most often smaller quantities on multiple fallen or standing dead/dying trees but sometimes as much as a bushel or more off a single tree.)
Chicken-of-the-woods, hen-of-the-woods (which are two totally different mushrooms), and lion’s mane are much less common than oysters, at least in my part of the world, but late summer/fall is a good season for them, and if you do find them they’re fairly straightforward to identify as a beginner (although I’d definitely want to get confirmation from some very experienced mushroom people I knew and trusted before I’d eat any wild mushroom I wasn’t already very familiar with.)
Harder to find and often less plentiful when you do find them but also in season now: hedgehogs, black trumpets, puffballs.
There’s a facebook group for North Carolina mushroom foragers that’s very helpful for seeing lots of photos, learning to recognize different mushrooms, and knowing which mushrooms to look for when. Maybe there’s something similar for your area.