Boletes are some of the most beautiful, intriguing and tasty mushrooms in the world. No other mushroom has triggered more enthusiasm and love than boletes. Their culinary quality in connection with abundance and relative ease of identification have helped turn King boletes into one of the most desired wild mushrooms. Although the 120+ bolete species recorded in Western North America are but a fraction out of thousands of macro-fungi that one could encounter, often there are plenty of situations when identifying a bolete can be challenging, but luckily only very few boletes are toxic. Daniel will share what characteristics assure you a safe and accurate identification, what resources will help you to develop and improve your bolete ID skills and how to best find your beloved culinary gems by discussing habitat and seasonality for boletes in Western North America.
This is the last presentation in a series of four presentations on how to identify edible and medicinal mushrooms of the PNW & Beyond