Woodside Outtake: Maybe I Need A Bigger Trunk

Mushrooms chanterelles

We went out for a hike in the woods the other day, and were driving up one of the zillions of gravel forest roads, when Stephanie said “Look, there’s mushrooms down there…”  And so there were; some twenty pounds of chanterelles were picked in less than an hour. And they’re all dried, canned and frozen now. But the real highlight was this amazing mushroom I found growing on a tree stump:

Mushroom red

The most intensely vivid red giant mushroom I’ve ever seen. And I don’t remember ever seeing one at our annual Mushroom Festival. It was almost two feet across. This was shot with Stephanie’s phone camera, so it’s not as sharp as it ideally would be. Any mycologists here?