Okay… this was just too cool. I laughed.
Despite the perfect St. Augustine grass and complete lack of species diversity, there was no stopping these guys from showing up all around a few oaks at the edge of this gas station parking lot in Ft. Pierce.
My children actually spotted them first while we were heading home from a Thanksgiving visit to family.
I’m very proud of my young foragers. Here’s a close-up of one of these beautiful boletes:
They almost look like bread rolls rising from the soil, pushing through strands of grass and reaching for the sunlight:
If you find boletes and aren’t sure if they’re safe to eat or not, I recently made a video on identifying edible boletes:
I love how mushrooms manage to pop up in the most absurd places.
I wonder if fairies sit on these mushrooms on moonlit nights?
So much for the foraging rule of not picking anything within spitting distance of a well traveled road.
I actually didn’t eat these but I was tempted to try…
i have boletes growing under an oak tree in my yard they are huge but am afraid to try them as food. Is there any way I could send you a picture?
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