This year I have found only Suillus species and a couple of Parasitic bolete. The high number of slugs certainly play their part but haven't found a single sign of B.edulis. Anybody having success with Ceps?
There is a lack of these about but there is a lock of a lot of different fungi which must be due to the weather we have had this year.I presume from you link and interest that the disappointment is because you eat them not for recording reason's I personally do not eat fungi my interest is in recording them and I do not think it should be encouraged as there are problems with over collecting in a few area's
there have n't been many boletes in this area either but did find about 5 b.edulis at weekend
Hi Tricky, generally I don't eat my finds(B.edulis,B.badius the exceptions)and share you position on exploiting our resources.
I have noticed last couple of years that whole areas having been stripped of edibles, a sign of comercial ventures.
I keep detailed records of my finds and do plan on sending info to MJ at ABFG and Paul Kirk at FRDBI when time allows :-)
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It is good to know you feel the same I too am a member of the ABFG and there is a discussion at the moment about people removing lots of fungi basically stripping area's bare worth a look.I am hopefully out looking to see what's around this weekend so will report back on finds
I'm no expert in the matter but have certainly noiced the lack of boletes in our normally good hunting ground at Harcourt Arboretum in Oxfordshire. On Sunday we bumped into bolete expect Alan Hills there who has put the dearth down to the very dry spring killing off the mycelium. We did, however, spot 3 Bay Boletes (photo online).
Get out there now!! someone here found 40 b. edulis in about half an hour which is more than i have seen around here total in several years. the weather has been absolutely ideal but frosts forecast so will kill them off soon.
found two good B.badius and even A.augustus! This evening.
got to get some time of work LOL
Found over 10 B.badius today with that number again of buttons left growing.