McDowell really, really, really loves to see the brown velvet of a Bloetus mirabilis rising up from the green forest floor.
These gorgeous boletes were found on the inlet side of Tofino, BC Canada.
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