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Amanita Mushrooms
Posted October 24th, 2008 - 4:41 am by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
Hi All,

I wanted to let people know that the Amanita mushrooms are in season right now. These are the large (as big as your hand), bright red mushrooms with white spots on the caps. Very cool looking if you've never seen them before.

But don't eat them, they are POISONOUS!!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amanita


There are a few places you can find them:

1. Under the birch tree in front of the Wesbrook Building (some are broken by now, but there were still a few there when I checked today)

2. In the bushes beside the sidewalk on Main Mall beside the construction site near the big Engineering "E".

3. In the grass beside the Ponderosa Building, northwest corner of West Mall and University Blvd (haven't been there this year, but I've seen them there in previous years)

Happy Hunting, and I hope midterms are going well!

Peace,

Eric

Posted October 25th, 2008 - 9:04 am by from Toronto, Canada (Permalink)
Speaking of mushrooms ....

don't forget the long awaited Mushroom Show is this Sunday!!!
here's the info:

Vancouver Mycological Society's Annual Mushroom Show
Date: Sunday October 26, 2008
Time: 11am – 4pm
Location: Vandusen Botanical Garden, Floral Hall, West 37th and Oak Street, Vancouver, B.C. Canada
Details: Mushrooms are Everywhere! The show provides displays of identified mushrooms and other fungi, with their edible, poisonous or dubious status. Also we have displays, speakers, slide shows, books and roving experts on cultivation, preservation, gourmet cooking, medicinal use, hunting, ecology, and cultural use. Bring your own specimens for identification!
Contact: info@vanmyco.com, www.vanmyco.com, 604-878-9878 (recorded information)
Price/Other: Admission $3.00, children under 12 free. Wheelchair accessible. Parking free.

I'm going after work @ 1pm.
hope to see some of you there!
Imelda

Posted November 11th, 2008 - 1:44 am by from Vancouver, Canada (Permalink)
Also, for fun with amanita-inspired flash games: http://www.amanitadesign.com/