I think the slight amount of rain we received up here
recently in Greenville may have done some good.
This morning I went back up to my local Spring King spot
at about 4400 ft and found a few large ones. I had just checked a few days ago,
so it was a pleasant surprise.
Later, Cecelia and I went to a different spot at 4400
ft, farther from town, and did much better. At the first spot, we filled the
basket with Spring Kings and a few Red-Capped Butter Boletes, the Boletus
regius. If I had brought a bigger basket, I am sure we would have collected more
kings. Cecelia spotted most of them as usual. I mainly removed and
cleaned them for the basket.
The spots we went to next (after transferring the
boletes to a shopping bag) had mixed results, but when we got home, we had
filled the shopping bag to the top with boletes.
I saw lots of yellow amanitas and many yellow coral
mushrooms during the day, plus a few red ones. We also saw some
The smaller boletes will be cooked tonight, and
most of the large ones are already in the dryer. I ran out of room, so I will
have to finish drying them tomorrow. Darn!
And most were worm-free.
The season still continues!