Author Archives: Kate Winter

Hyphae Holidays!

Hyphae Holidays by Xenothere on deviantART

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Reindeer

It’s that time of year again.

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How To Make Wonder Christmas

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The Mushroom Hunters

Amanda Palmer reads Neil Gaiman’s poem “The Mushroom Hunters” about women as the original, natural scientists, accompanied by extraordinary cut-paper animation. And the cover image is an Amanita muscaria!

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Wrong again!

Another misidentification from pop culture: In the Star Trek Voyager episode “Heroes and Demons,” within a holodeck Beowulf-based program, a so-called shieldmaiden shows the doctor a “most powerful plant” which her people brew into a potion drunk before battle, which … Continue reading

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Mush-Mush and the Mushables

New CGI animated series starring a fly agaric! Trailer:  

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Amanita meowscaria

Cat mushroom maneki-nekos from Japan:

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Psychedelic Witch

One of the best author photos I have ever seen – and very appropriate, considering his favored subject matter. I have his book The Witches’ Ointment which is excellent. Thomas Hatsis

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Amanitas in Art

A variety of artwork featuring amanitas I’ve rounded up lately: Zuzana Ziakova   Mike Moses Yesmouse scratzilla

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Hunters of the Great Forest

from Hunters of the Great Forest by Dennis Nolan

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