Tag Archives: Boletus edulis

Matsutakes, a prized edible mushroom, are up. Alex Kun found a nice haul on the Sonoma coast.

Rick and I found some too, near our place in Anchor Bay. They come up in the same place, year after year. They grow in sandy soil and they smell like cinnamon.

King Boletes, Boletus edulis, another choice edible, are also still appearing. Remi Alexander photographed Patrick Hillscan with two nice mushrooms.

This morning Rick and I found two big Boletes growing on our land. It's rather puzzling with the dry, low humidity weather we've been having. We did receive over nine inches of rain in November, and that was apparently enough for the 'shrooms!

Cece Case photographed two beautiful Coral mushrooms.

Some Coral mushrooms are edible, but I just like to enjoy their beauty where they grow.With more rain, we should be seeing many more of these intricate fungi in the forest. No rain is  predicted until the 20th.

Thanks to Alex, Remi and Cece for allowing me to share their photos with you here.

Catherine Miller was the lucky forager who found two of this year's first King Boletes, Boletus edulis. The first photo shows a banana slug on the big bolete. Banana slugs love these porcini mushrooms!

The second photo shows a smaller Bolete. Those tiny gray mushrooms are Fairy Bonnets, which are appearing in vast numbers right now on the Mendonoma coast.

Boletus edulis, also known as Cep or Porcini, are delicious, edible mushrooms. They are so fun to find. I hope I join the ranks of happy foragers very soon!

Thanks to Catherine for allowing me to share her photo with you here.


Jackie Baas found the first Boletus edulis, King bolete, of the season about two weeks ago. Here's the beauty that popped up in an area she has never found one before.first-boletus-edulis-of-the-season-by-jackie-baasSince then we've had more rain and now the King boletes are abundant. Irma Brandt found a very fertile area last week.

a-treasure-trove-of-boletus-edulis-by-irma-brandtOne of the most delicious edible mushrooms, they are so fun to find. Look for them near Bishop pine trees.

I spotted the first Fly amanitas two days ago, and two Coccoras are peeking up under the duff in our forest. Tiny mushrooms are appearing in masses. Oh, it's so fun to have this early rain and have the mushrooms appear!

Thanks to Jackie and Irma for allowing me to share their photos with you here.


With the wonderful rains, mushrooms are appearing as if by magic. After four years of drought, the autumn rains are inviting them to pop. King Boletes are up, as are Queen Boletes and Chanterelles. Jeff Quenzer found a pristine King Bolete.

Jeff Quenzer with a beautiful King Bolete, a selfie by Jeff Quenzer

It's a fun -  and delicious -  time to be on the Mendonoma Coast!

Thanks to Jeff for allowing me to share his photo with you here.

Amy Ruegg took a walk one cold morning and this is what she found - Mother Nature created a work of art with icy leaves.

Icy foliage by Amy Ruegg (Large)

We have a lot of storms headed our way and mushrooms are appearing seemingly everywhere. Lots of Boletus edulis being found, and Chanterelles too. Fly Amanitas are also up. I'll be sharing photos of them soon!

Thanks to Amy for allowing me to share her photo with you here.