On one of our grouse hunts, A came across our first lobster mushroom:
As with some other first mushrooms, this guy was pretty unmistakable when seen in the flesh.
Unfortunately, it was late in the season and that guy had been up for a while; the bugs had found him first and, rather than the crisp white flesh described in the books and on the 'net, he was a soft, bug riddled mass. Still, is was great to see and positively identify a new (and prized edible) species. Further, we've duly noted the location and will give it all due attention next year.
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