They've been about in varying numbers for the past couple of weeks, although today was the first pick of the season; and a first class haul it was too. A kilo and a half, firm and fruity, few maggots to spoil them either. There were plenty out there, I could have picked 5 times as much, easily! Lets hope it's a sign of a good season to come. Other edible mushrooms are still abroad, the brightly coloured clumps of Chicken of the woods continue to be seen, as do Beefsteaks.