Mushroom season

Thursday, November 8, 2018






Photos by Jon Ann Cruver

Jon Ann spotted these mushrooms at the Shoreline Center on Wednesday. She said they are GINORMOUS.

Neither of us knows for sure what variety they are but a reader previously identified them as poisonous.

From watching different varieties of mushrooms in my yard, I'm going to guess that the third photo is the same mushroom, going to seed (if it has seeds). I've seen them go through this transition in one day.

Are there any mushroom experts out there? I'd love to have a series on local schrooms?

DKH

2 comments:

coco November 8, 2018 at 8:52 AM  

I found this article among many. They look like halucaneagenic mushrooms:

https://www.themix.org.uk/drink-and-drugs/legal-highs/fly-agaric-mushrooms-9846.html

Fly agaric mushrooms, or Amanita muscaria, are known for their distinctive appearance, being bright red with white spots, and for their hallucinogenic properties. They are usually dried and eaten, although they’re not that common because of their unpleasant side effects. The strength of the mushroom varies intensely depending on where and when it is picked.

Denise E November 8, 2018 at 11:29 AM  

Amanita Muscaria, also spotted around Twin Ponds and Fircrest check out this webpage.... very informative.. https://mushroomobserver.org/338599?q=ZrXx

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