Amanita

Photography can be quite seasonal, ie what you shoot depends on the season. This time of year, the fall season it’s vey much the changing colors of the trees and bushes as well as mushrooms that come into focus.

Far from all mushrooms are edible, one genus you should stay clear of is Amanita as most of the 600 species in this genus are toxic. Some of them can be difficult to distinguish from edible ones like the Destroying Angel which look very much like the Meadow Mushroom. Others are easier to spot like the Fly Agaric which is beautiful but quite deadly.

Amanita species are responsible for approximately 95% of the fatalities resulting from mushroom poisoning.

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