Forty years ago I spotted some beautiful fungi on a rotten stump. Here’s the entry I made in my nature notebooks:
Today I’m walking in the woods with my fellow fungi enthusiasts and we see Velvet Shank. They are small, yellow, young and like buttons.
Further along I spot a larger one:
The twelve year old me collected specimens and drew, described and measured them:
Velvet Shank is such a brilliant name for them, with their deep burgundy coloured stems.
They’re even more stunning from below: