The Orange Birch Bolete (Leccinum versipelle) that I spotted three days ago under the front bank birch (first pic below) is now a lot bigger and apparently has been tasty to various wee beasties. For scale, those are Devil’s-bit Scabious leaves near it.

 

The troop of Brown Rollrim mushrooms (Paxillus involutus) under the big birch up top has increased its number. Some of its number have increased their size; the one in the bottom right pic below whose width was my hand span. Some of them had another fungus growing on them.

 

Down below the garden, and over the boggy lane as the land falls steeply under a huge spruce tree, where I had previously spotted a few False Saffron Milkcap mushrooms (Lactarius deterrimus), there is now a much bigger troop of several groups. I love the saffron colour (that bit is not what’s false!) that the scratched stems and broken flesh of this fungus show.

 

Thinking as I walked back uphill to the house that I hadn’t seen a Brown Birch Bolete yet, I spotted one. We usually get quite a few of these. I’ve seen roe deer eat them occasionally.

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I like the fluidity of this stem

 

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