One of the commoner boletes found on southern Vancouver Island (Xerocomellus chrystenteron, formerly Boletus chrystenteron). Chryst comes from the Greek krysos or gold and enteron refers to the "innards". The photograph does not do the beautiful golden innards justice. This mushroom made me think of crackly cinnamon and brown sugar on toast with butter.....
Two biologists on a beautiful property armed with cameras, smart phones and a marginal knowledge of websites took up the challenge of documenting one species a day on that property. Join along! Posts and photographs by Leah Ramsay and David Fraser (unless otherwise stated; started January 1, 2014.