Sunday 5 September 2010

Amanita Muscaria

Amanita Muscaria, Fly Amanita and Rød Fluesopp. I found this beauty hidden in the bushes not far from the forest path my friends and I were walking on on Saturday. It's so red and looks very inviting, but everyone knows this one is toxic. Yet, there are those who are too curious (for their own good, if you ask me). By searhing for some information on this mushroom I came across a web page which, and I quote "are an attempt to catalog the wide variety of experiences people have with psychoactive plants and chemicals as well as experiences with endogenous (non-drug) mystical experiences... etc." Personally, I am not too curious to find out how I would react if I ate a Fly Amanita, but I find it quite interesting to discover this web page. For those who are interested, check out the possible effects of Fly Amanita here


  1. Did you find any faeries underneath?

  2. I have never seen a mushroom like this in person, only in cartoons. It's so eye-catching!