Fungal Files

A King’s Fall

Fall 2014 was a great mushroom season! Substantive rains in middle-late August gave the mountains the moisture they needed to pop those primordia out of the ground. I went to last year's king bolete (Boletus edulis) patch in early September, but only found a single button. Ten days later, the same exact date that we had great success last year, porcini were abound! We also found a decent number of hedgehogs (Hydnum repandum). There is something indescribable about finding a king bolete. Their presence in the forest is a sight to behold. Here's to hoping that the remainder of the fall is as productive as the beginning!