2012 Mushroom Festival

Like we did last year, last weekend we attended the annual Mt. Pisgah Mushroom Festival (notice the lead image on their webpage).  And once again, I smirked while overhearing other people talk about how “deadly poisonous” Amanita muscaria is. Ah well, it’s probably for the best – if you ate the mushroom raw it would really just make you sick, and even if you ate it dried, if you weren’t expecting the trip, it would not be a pleasant or useful experience.

A local news photographer captured many great images of the event, including this one of me and my partner (because I was wearing my felted mushroom hat – also note my Amanita necklace!).

Of course, I just loved this lady’s costume:

And here’s a nice shot of the Amanita section of the specimen display:

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2 Responses to 2012 Mushroom Festival

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  2. Great pics!! Thanks for sharing! We joined our local mushroom club this last year but unfortunately have not yet had the chance to attend any events.

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