5 thoughts on “Mushroom

  1. nick

    Are these edible? I’ve seen several (although none anywhere near this size) just like it in the Middlesex Fells.

    Also, ran into a woman who was carrying out a large “hen of the woods”, the prospect of eating which she was quite enthused over.

    Quite a year for mushrooms, eh?

  2. bhyde

    Nick –

    First off, never ever eat a wild mushroom on the basis of some supposed expert’s say so. The principle reason being that some people have very different reactions and some ‘experts’ have very different attitudes about risk.

    But, to answer the question. That is extremely poisonous! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amanita_muscaria

  3. nick

    Oh, no worries on that score. I am too fond of my liver and kidneys to ever try something like that.

    I had thought that the Amanita Muscaria was bright red; These yellow variants are quite attractive.

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