McDowell and her love of boletes. Balfour saw this beauty and pointed it out. It was perfection. Often the bugs get to the boletes before we do but this day the timing was perfect. Just wait until you see the photo where McDowell cut it in half. Balfour and McDowell had those faces you ave when you cut open an avocado and it’s perfectly ripe. You know what we’re talking about!

Found in Upper Roberts Creek, Sunshine Coast, BC Canada.

And some days that’s all you need: One perfect brown velvet boletus.


About The Brown Velvet  (Boletus mirabilis)

Boletus mirabilis, commonly known as the admirable bolete, the bragger’s bolete, and the velvet top, is an edible species of fungus in the Boletaceae mushroom family. The fruit body has several characteristics with which it may be identified: a dark reddish-brown cap; yellow to greenish-yellow pores on the undersurface of the cap; and a reddish-brown stem with long narrow reticulations. Boletus mirabilis is found in coniferous forests along the Pacific Coast of North America, and in Asia.

More information: Boletus mirabilis: Wikipedia