Photo Friday: Edible

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Is this little mushroom edible?

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I don’t know much about mushrooms (not much of a fan like Wubby is), so when I see interesting mushrooms growing in our yard or on the land, I wonder if they are edible.  I really need to invest in a good book that I can take with me on my photo journeys, I know.  Everything I saw on the internet today said repeatedly that if you don’t absolutely know for sure if it’s edible, don’t touch it.  Approximately 5% of all mushrooms are dangerous to humans, while only 5% of all mushrooms are edible by humans.  I never realized it was so few!  So that leaves a bunch of funny looking fungi out there to enjoy for their looks and the job they perform in nature, but nothing else.

I found an interesting quiz in my travels.  Why not give it a try and see how well you would survive in an emergency?  Take Sergeant Safari’s Survival Quiz.

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~ by byrningbunny on March 21, 2009.

One Response to “Photo Friday: Edible”

  1. That looks like some type of Coprinus, or inky cap. Some of those are edible, but some contain a chemical that reacts with alcohol and will make you sick if you consume alcohol at the same time.

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