I’ve always been an avid wildflower, and other flora and fauna, spotter and photographer, but one year on a post-storm hike with my family, I saw mushrooms everywhere, which I casually photographed. One tiny bright orange translucent Flammulina velutipes cluster, aka ‘The Velvet Shank,’ on a moss-covered log was particularly compelling, and I was hooked. There’s something magical about refueling in the damp forest and discovering its treasures. I prefer in situ photography, but one day maybe I’ll be foraging for edibles as well. Most photos shot with my trusty Canon DSLR 60mm Macro Lens.