Lately there are numerous mushrooms in the yard and in the woods. Today is sunny and cool and too gorgeous to be inside working…so I took a break and took the camera out to get some mushroom pictures.
I have tried to identify these by using my Field Guide to New England, but I am not an expert by any means so if I have named something incorrectly I’d appreciate the heads up.
According to the field guide, there are at least 10 deadly poisonous species of mushroom in New England. I sure didn’t know that. In fact I never knew the name of any mushrooms until today. Like my seashell collection, I like them… but never really cared what they were called.
This yellow/orange mushroom is the Fly Amanita and I think the little one (below) is a “baby” since it was growing in the same area as the others, but I am not sure.
The red one below is also poisonous, but doesn’t say “deadly poisonous” like the one pictured above.
You can read more about the Emetic Russula mushroom on the site link, but I find it interesting that the site doesn’t mention that this one is poisonous.