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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 19th October, 2017)

Fly Agaric


Fly Agaric
On the canal towpath near Bickershaw Marina.

Photo: Dave (Oy)  (Fuji X100F)
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Comment by: alan on 19th October 2017 at 03:05

That looks delicious. Is it?

Comment by: Ken R on 19th October 2017 at 03:58

nice photo, I was always told to not eat anything that grows wild and is Red. This could be the top of a hamburger bun complete with sesame seeds

Comment by: Veronica on 19th October 2017 at 07:52

This one is for Irene - It's so cute and 'story book' !

Comment by: Maureen on 19th October 2017 at 08:39

Can tell right away that it's an (oy) photo, and it's a very pretty mushroom,but as for eating it..I wouldn't bother..they look like little jewels in the woodlands..also they need so much preparing in order to eat them..is it worth the bother ,they look much prettier on the ground than in a pan...thank you oy.

Comment by: Gary Leece on 19th October 2017 at 08:52

This fungus can be eaten but it produces hallucinations or mystical experiences, dependant on your point of view. Was commonly eaten in Siberia by tribal shamans who then shared their "visions" with the tribe.
Usually they were dried before consumption.
An ex naval gunner, lapsed Methodist minister called John Allegro, who lectured in Semitic Languages at Manchester University, wrote a book called The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross. It purported to claim the earliest Christians were a sect of mystical mushroom chewers. It ruined his academic reputation and had no link with any real evidence whatsoever.
Good photo.

Comment by: irene roberts on 19th October 2017 at 10:22

Fabulous! How well you know me, Veronica! x.

Comment by: Maurice on 19th October 2017 at 11:05

Very nicely taken,and just before it was damaged too much.

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 19th October 2017 at 13:29

Thanks folks - this was a decent sized specimen at about 8” across the top.

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