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Red Peril

By Halgiver
Last year I found somewhere that these fungi were to be found. Three times a week I went to see if they would do a repeat performance and went last Friday and returned again the following Monday only to find they had been and gone. Just discoloured remnants left. Today I was tracking deer and thought I would be lucky as I had found a buck and hind only to be spotted by a second hind and they ran off. I followed but found this in their trail. A compensatory discovery. It has been taken by pixel shift, as it is not often one finds a good subject to use the technique. I took another ordinary shot by way of comparison and the colour rendition is far more accurate, big file though.

Tags: Fungi Fly agaric Wildlife and nature

Voters: bobpaige1, mike9005, Ericsamson and 13 more


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17 Oct 2020 4:23AM
An old amanita muscaria...they tend to grow in temperate zones in the fall in pine woods, color ranging from buff to yellow-gold to red, always with spot. Toxic though not deadly...and thought to be psychoactive....may have been eaten by Plato as stimulus for the Allegory of the Cave, in the Republic. The best metaphorical description of a "trip" I have ever read.

And cousin to,the amanita verna, the Death Cap....née Destroying Angel....one of the deadliest of mushrooms.

Peter

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