Fly Agaric

Amanita muscaria

With the autumn rains come the mushrooms. Most hide themselves in browns and mottled tans, lurking under the leaves and against the trunks of trees. But not the fly agaric. It shouts from under oaks and birches across most of the northern hemisphere–the classic toadstool.

Don’t eat this one. From the University of British Columbia’s Mushrooms Up! website: “It should be noted that very few people who have experimented with eating fly agarics have chosen to repeat the experience.”

Amanita muscaria, fly agaric
Amanita muscaria, fly agaric

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