It was a nice afternoon to check out some new places to look for edible wild mushrooms. The Knik Arm flats by Cottonwood Creek are in the foreground. The Eklutna and Peter's Creek Valleys are in the background.
Not what I was looking for - very young Amanita Muscaria mushrooms.
Boletus, but not what I was looking for. Called Birch Boletus locally, these turn inky black when bruised or cooked. They taste fine, but look rather forbidding.
Called Spruce Boletus locally, these are OK, but not the very best Boletus.
Here is one - Boletus Edulis, the best.
A clump of edible but not at all choice mushrooms on a downed birch tree.
Mushroom clumps on a ledge, overlooking Cottonwood Creek.
The bounty in the kitchen, ready to be sorted and cleaned.