I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had do teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
- Henry David Thoreau, Walden
I spent Saturday morning on another mushroom forage in the Elgin valley. We rolled in with the fog, and it made for a magical morning amongst the Pine trees. It's much colder now, which means we didn't find any Porcini, but we did walk away with some Slippery Jack's (Suillus luteus), usually covered with a thin slimy layer.
Even though I didn't find enough edibles for breakfast, I did take delight in the many complex, finely hidden species of inedible mushrooms. I played a little hide and seek and wanted to share some of the treasures I found with you today.