Truly an eye catcher we have growing in our front yard.

Red mushrooms with white polka dots!

We live in Warrenton, OR. Looked out my window and saw the usual many mushrooms that frequent my yard this time of year. But standing tall off away from all the others, was this family of beautiful bright red mushrooms, with bright white bases and white polka dots on the tops. A smaller one is just coming up through the ground next to it. They look almost like they belong in a cartoon, as they don't look real. Just stands as a reminder that you can always find something beautiful and different even on the dreariest of days, down at the coast. There really are other eye catching things growing during the fall and winter months, besides just the moss and mildew. These mushrooms are extremely magical and beautiful! Much too spectacular not to share with everyone.

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Hippocritter says ... on Monday, Nov 16 at 6:09 PM

Saute with some taters and eggs on the side....mmm.....mmm.....good.....nothing like some cooked shrooms, but I think I stick with the edible kind. ;)

andrew says ... on Monday, Nov 16 at 7:49 AM

yeah those are amanita muscarias they are poisonous, I found some out hunting one day and my dad recognized them. Ialso found some at my school, NKN

boltboy says ... on Saturday, Nov 14 at 10:08 PM

I read a High Times Magazine article on these back in the early 80's. They said they're highly halucinogenic and that the vikings used to eat them and get very mean. They grow in pine needles.

anonymous says ... on Saturday, Nov 14 at 4:23 PM

dont eat the shrooms

Adelle says ... on Saturday, Nov 14 at 10:27 AM

It's like smurfs! I think that those are called toadstools?

Ron says ... on Friday, Nov 13 at 4:52 PM

Did you see the movie, Bear? These are the shrooms that the cub ate and went bananas.

Tom says ... on Friday, Nov 13 at 2:09 PM

Member of the Amanita family. Most are poisonous.

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