Know these toxic mushrooms earlier than you go foraging

This story was initially printed in September 2018.

Mushroom foraging would possibly appear to be a candy exercise, however it can be fairly harmful. Whereas some mushrooms are scrumptious, others include chemical compounds that may make you severely sick — and these toxic varieties aren’t unusual. Take a stroll outdoors — spring, summer time or fall — and also you’ll seemingly run into some poisonous fungi.

“Of the mushrooms we now have within the forest, we now have in all probability the same variety of edible species as we do poisonous species,” mentioned Greg Marley, a longtime mushroom skilled from Rockland. “So any time period when there’s quite a lot of mushrooms round, you’ll undoubtedly come throughout mushrooms that may sicken you for those who eat them.”