Canada/YT: Yukon Wildlife Reserve – Red-capped Scaber Stalk Mushrooms

The forests of Yukon are just-packed with these choice edible mushrooms (known as podosinovik aka aspen mushroom in Eastern Europe) that are highly thought after boletus. Clearly in Yukon and Alaska nobody cares about them. I was so tempted to pick them all up, but what would I do with them. When I was little, I remember how we used to load our car trunk with then – delicious stuff. Known in Latin as Leccinum aurantiacum, they are easy to identify and almost impossible to confuse with any other mushrooms.