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A closer look at the LBM, little brown mushrooms glistening with the early morning dew. Please view Large, thank you.
Most little brown mushrooms on the ground look similar. That’s why they’re referred to as “LBMs”, which stands for “little brown mushrooms.”
LBM isn’t a scientific term for genus or species. Rather, it’s a category used to lump together all small to medium brownish mushrooms.
Brownish is a relative term as some drab yellow, white, or gray mushrooms are considered LBMs. There are hundreds of species out there fitting this description, and many of them are extremely difficult to identify outside of a lab.
Little brown mushrooms are found everywhere, in all seasons, and in all habitats. If you look closely outdoors, you’ll probably see more LBMs than you ever noticed before!
Many LBMs are poisonous mushrooms and will cause nausea or gastric distress. However, some contain the same deadly amatoxins as certain amanitas such as the death cap.
The most notable and deadly of these are species in the Galerina genus. They may not appear dangerous, but some of these little specimens can kill! Thus it’s worth examining the deadly galerina mushrooms in more detail.
One way to avoid LBM poisoning: never eat them!
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 May 2011 Gore Southland New Zealand
Featured 19th May 2011

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  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 3 years ago

  • virginian
    virginianabout 3 years ago

    I don’t like to eat mushrooms, but this is a very nice capture of them and it looks good framed.

  • Thank you for your lovely comment, always appreciated

    – AndreaEL

  • relayer51
    relayer51about 3 years ago

    Super find and capture Andrea.

  • Thank you for your lovely comment, always appreciated

    – AndreaEL

  • waxyfrog
    waxyfrogabout 3 years ago

    Lovely lighting and tones

  • Thank you for your lovely comment, always appreciated

    – AndreaEL

  • Linda  Makiej Photography
    Linda Makiej ...about 3 years ago

    really lovely…
    Have a great week!!

  • You too Linda. Thank you for your lovely comment, always appreciated

    – AndreaEL

  • dedmanshootn
    dedmanshootnabout 3 years ago

    super shot!

  • Thank you for your lovely comment, always appreciated

    – AndreaEL

  • BingoStar
    BingoStarabout 3 years ago

    Nice Andrea They look so painted but its nice to see the nice whole family there together. Cool picture my friend <:)

  • You are right they do look painted Bingo. Thank you for your lovely comment, always appreciated

    – AndreaEL

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonabout 3 years ago

    Great capture and dof. They do look like they have been lacquered.

  • That too Joy. Thank you for your lovely comment, always appreciated

    – AndreaEL

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 3 years ago

  • Thank you Ray

    – AndreaEL

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture, great and interesting write!

  • Many thanks for your wonderful comment & support, much appreciated Pamela

    – AndreaEL

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