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August's mushroom The Hedgehog - Hydnum Dentinum repandum Linnaeus:Fries

How to Pick #Wild #Mushrooms

How to pick mushrooms without poisoning yourself

Chicken of the Woods This is a "shelf mushroom", growing in pale to vivid orange “shelves” on both upright and fallen trees. Be sure to leave some mushroom behind and cut several inches out from the tree when harvesting.

This is one of many amanitas that are found here is the southern Appalachians..

Amanita species -- beautiful-but-deadly; one of many amanitas that are found in the southern Appalachians, USA.

☆ Mushroom in Newtown, Isle of Wight :¦: By Keith Allso on Flickr ☆

☆ Mushroom in Newtown, Isle of Wight :¦: By Keith Allso on Flickr ☆

Toadstool it isn't! This is a Boletus, or HRIB in Czech - a very delicious mushroom!

Toadstool it isn't! Though it looks like a toadstool straight out of Alice in Wonderland, this is a Boletus, or HRIB in Czech - a very delicious mushroom!

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My Mom and I would go Chantrelle hunting while my dad and the Forester would go Roe hunting. My Mom taught me how to tell the huge fascinating mushrooms were poison. Take a stick, scratch it and if it turns purple - stay away.

My Mom and I would go Chantrelle hunting while my dad and the Forester would go Roe hunting. My Mom taught me how to tell the huge fascinating mushrooms were poison. Take a stick, scratch it and if it turns purple - stay away.

Clathrus Cancellatus by tormento, via Flickr

Red Cage fungi - I've seen these at the Marin Art Garden Center!

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