witch mushroom

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In the circle of amanitas 🍄 P.s. they were naturally growing this way! 😨 I found this spot not far away from our home in the young birch forest which grows there for about 10 years after wildfire killed the old one. It was full of poisonous mushrooms

September 2016

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Two jelly fungi that look alike but aren’t! The fungus on the left is Witch’s Butter, Tremella mesenterica, and the one on the right is a Dacrymyces, probably Dacrymyces palmatus. No big deal if you mix them up, though, because both are edible! They’re pretty bland and watery, though, in my opinion, but then again, so is celery. Be sure to cook them thoroughly before eating them if you’re up to try them.