It's been a mushroom-heavy autumn, but atypically so. Amanitas everywhere, clustering under the pines, the first shouldering their way up through the needles as the speckled vanguard of a scarlet army. There's been quite a few with no spots this year. A moderate tricholoma showing, relatively few boletus aside from some new arrivals in the shape of thise unfamiliar species. They might just be Slippery Jacks that've gotten too much sun. They're oxbloody and rather sinister, like stamped rounds of offal or dead flesh on their dirty mustard yellow legs.