November has made its way around once again and I found myself in Metchosin for another Mycoblitz. With Southern British Columbia experiencing a colder and drier than usual fall, we were unsure of what we would find in the forests around Metchosin. To our surprise and delight, there was still plenty of fungi to be found. Psilocybe pelliculosa (Conifer Psilocybe) and Auriscalpium vulgare (The Earpick Fungus) were some notable collections that made their way into our baskets. Until next year!
Another day out in the woods. This time the Yellowfoot Chanterelle (Craterellus tubaeformis) was the star of the show. What a pleasure to find these little guys. They are found in quite large numbers making them quite easy to collect and they're always super clean!
Also abundant on today's walk, Elaphocordyceps capitata. Commonly known as the Truffle Eater, this fungus is only able to fruit after parasitizing a species of deer truffle.