As always, practice care in foraging for wild foods. I did not eat any of the mushrooms I picked close to town due to the mining activity close to the area - I only collect them for identification purposes and taking spore prints to double check species.
When in doubt, DO NOT EAT!
|Birch Bolete (Leccinum scabrum)|
|Leccinum scabrum, sectioned|
|Lactarius torminosulus (Woolly Milk cap, northern variety)|
|Light tan gills|
|Haven't identified this one yet - lost the fungus on the way home, duuh! |
Much suspect this to be Boletus pinophilus due to the reticulation on stipe, and the fattened base.
|I am still kicking myself for losing this fine specimen. |
I blame the mosquitos and blackflies for my incessant flapping about and dropping things in the bush.
|Yet another Birch Bolete! Worms love them, too.|
|Taking a break from mushroom hunting.|
|You need bug shirt here in the summer and autumn. |
See that mosquito just over my left shoulder, marring the lake background?