Amanita muscaria in the woods
Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria) is the quintessential English toadstool with its bright red colour and little white spots. The fleshy toadstool is actually the spore-bearing fruiting body of a fungus and as it matures the white spots drop off and it flattens out. Fly agaric derives its name from the practice of using it to attract and poison flies, often broken up into milk or sprinkled with sugar. It is also toxic to humans.
Photo 1: Fly Agaric in the woods
Photo 2: Fly Agaric emerging
Photo 3: Fly Agaric mini
Photo 4: Fly Agaric with bite
Photo 5: Fly Agaric needing a fairy