Red and white mushrooms, also known as amanita muscaria or fly agaric, are poisonous plants found in temperate and boreal regions of the Northern Hemisphere. These cosmopolitan mushrooms are often found in woodlands of birch, pine, spruce, fir, and cedar. In the Northern Hemisphere, red and white mushrooms pop-up during the wet seasons of autumn and winter, but may differ based upon location and climate.
They were also used by ancient Siberian shaman, who would consume the mushrooms and drink their urine for insight and “transcendental experiences”. Compared to other hallucinogenic mushrooms, however, the amanita muscaria is said to be “rarely” consumed in modern times.
Autumn leaves lie scattered amongst the green grasses, as the beautiful mushrooms push their way through the ground. They always remind me of fairy tales.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35. A little Elf added in Paint. April 2011 Southland New Zealand
Featured 1st May 2011
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