While out walking in the woods with her camera Tuesday, photographer Joyce Grogan came upon these two mushrooms poking up through the forest duff.
Readers have quickly responded to our request for information on these red headed shrooms. Darren Turk, Ashley Wechter, Jovita Ballentine and Ralph Aylstock quickly nailed down their proper name and even more quickly pointed out that these things are as pretty as they are deadly. They’re highly poisonous. And, by the way, author Lewis Carol picked this species of mushroom (amanita muscaria) as an element in his adventure classic “Alice in Wonderland!”Share on Facebook