Saturday, January 3, 2009

Jacks Peak County Park
January 3, 2009

This fire hydrant seemed oddly placed out in the middle of nowhere down a recently cleared path.
fly agaric
Amanita muscaria
var. flavivolvata
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Many Amanita are known to be highly toxic. That's why it fascinates me to find them in the woods often with tiny nibble marks on them. What eats them?

ps 09/27/10 - I originally had this posted as an unknown amanita. I finally got around to looking up embedded links and correcting the ID. For a great blog post, check out Kirkstall Creatures Great and Small.