Everyone Loves Amanitas

Fly Amanita (Amanita muscaria) You have to admit that the Amanitas are distinctive. One of the easiest to recognize is the striking red and white Fly Amanita (Amanita muscaria). This mushroom is the classic “toad stool,” and considered both poisonous and hallucinogenic. As Arora puts it, the Fly Amanita is “esteemed by both maggots and mystics” but he goes on …

Delightful Amanitas

Gemmed Amanita | Amanita gemmata Fall on the West Coast can be spectacular when the sun makes an appearance and breaks up the days of grey clouds and rain. Such was the case on Monday this week and Jocie and I decided to make the best of it. We packed the children into the car and headed out to Ship’s …