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Poisonous Mushrooms
« on: October 13, 2016 »

This article has been doing the rounds. A three year old boy died in Victoria, Canada after eating a Death Cap mushroom while on a foraging trip with his family. Obviously Canada is quite a distance away but the mushroom he ate also grows in Ireland.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/death-cap-mushroom-victoria-boy-poisoned-1.3802245

You can get information on edible fungi here:
http://www.nifg.org.uk/edible_fungi.htm

And the top 10 most poisonous mushrooms are listed here:
http://www.irishexaminer.com/examviral/real-life/can-you-recognise-the-uks-10-most-poisonous-mushrooms-286190.html

Be careful foraging folks!
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