Going back a few weeks to September 21, I found a log being broken down by a couple of healthy colonies of Pholiota aurivella, commonly known as Golden Pholiota or Golden Waxy Cap along the road in the Federated Women’s Clubs State Forest, aka Gate 36 in North Quabbin.
They do look a bit like crunchy cookies and are reported as being edible although kind of slimy. I also read that some people had GI issues after eating them. As I’ve mentioned, I don’t forage, but if I did I would ascertain the ID of any mushroom no matter how sure I was of its safety. It only takes one mistake.
Sometimes I will clean up a subject a little but in this case I like the hemlock needle stuck to the cap.
And why not make a portrait of a handsome fungus. Those two words sound a bit ludicrous together. 🙂