I packed my drawing gear and a mushroom basket and ventured out to the enchanted mushroom forest this morning. It’s been such a poor season for mushrooms I didn’t expect to find much, perhaps a couple lobsters and hedgehogs – but instead I found lots of different boletes.
There were quite a few mushrooms in the forest, but as is often the case with boletes, many of them were wormy or past their expiry date. Still I filled my basket, then sat down to make a couple drawings in the forest. By the time I cleaned up the mushrooms at home, I was left with a nice bowl of slice boletes, ready to be fried up. The photos show some of the variety I saw in the forest today…..