Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Old Men and Slippery Jacks

Both these bolete mushrooms (no gills, but a spongey underside) have some association with men (well, in MY mind, anyway).

First up is old man of the woods, Strobilomyces strobilaceus. I love the pattern on this one - makes me think of vanilla ice cream and crumbled Oreos!

The pattern is exquisite - giraffe-ish?

And then there's the sticky and slimy Slippery Jack, Suillus spraguei, which is apparently edible, but I'm no longer bold enough to try it after a bad experience with chicken-in-the-woods. That's me done with experimenting with wild mushrooms.


Anonymous said...

Fungi are fascinating! I like both of these photos.

Debbie said...

Glad you're enjoying them