|King Bolete Boletus edulis|
I'm not telling where I went hiking today. I went to find Matsutake and I did find three of them, but look what I found in the middle of my Matsutake spot!
I had a great time hiking and mushroom hunting but the weather was very hot so I turned back short of my goal.
It's a good thing that I hike light, I had a lot of extra mushroom weight to carry on the way out.
5.5 miles with 2,000 feet elevation gain
Here are some videos from today's hike:
Finding a King in my Matse Spot:
Finding two Matsutake:
I was really hoping for this to be a Matsutake, was I let down or was it a Matsutake?
My dog eats blueberries off the bush:
Time to turn around, Patches is hot:
5 miles with 2,000 feet elevation gain
|Boletus mirabilis, commonly known as the admirable bolete, the bragger's bolete, and the velvet top, is an edible species of fungus in the Boletaceae mushroom family.|
|Chicken of the woods in it's prime, but I did not pick any|
|Chicken of the woods|
|I left this king behind to feed the worms|
|That's my lens cap for scale|
|Today's awesome haul: Three Matsutake, 21 King Boletes, 2 Bears Heads|
3 Clusters of Blue Chanterelles and a mess of Hedgehogs all absolutely
choice gourmet mushrooms, I would have been happy to find just
one of any of these species
|Unknown truffle like fungi filled with maggots|
|Laetiporus conifericola aka Chicken of the woods|
|Slug eating a Russula, notice the cross in the picture|
It's the trinty of slug,mushroom and moss!
|Boletus edulus or King Bolete|
|Cream of King Bolete Soup|