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Brown birch bolete (Leccinum scabrum)
Soft bracket fungus found in clumps on tree stumps and rotting logs. Grey upper sides darkening with age, and pale gills.
The young caps make good eating. This species is prone to maggots, so check before gathering. It makes a good addition to stews and soups.
Gather between July and November. Another (closely related) species, the orange birch bolete (Leccinum versipelle) is also worth looking out for.
See the mushroom page for general advice on gathering wild fungi.