Two Of The World’s Most Toxic Mushrooms Can Be Found In Massachusetts Each Year

Mushrooms are some of the most gorgeous creations in Massachusetts nature, but going foraging can come with great risks. While some mushrooms are edible, many of them are poisonous and look very similar to safe mushrooms. In fact, Massachusetts is home to some of the most toxic mushrooms that you can find, so while these fantastic fungi might be tempting to taste, it’s best to leave foraging to the experts. There are two fungi in Massachusetts that are especially poisonous, so you’ll want to watch out!

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While we do not recommend eating wild mushrooms found in Massachusetts, they sure can be beautiful. If you go mushroom hunting, don’t forget to go share photos from your Massachusetts outdoor adventures with us in our Massachusetts Nature Lovers group on Facebook, or by tagging us at #onlyinmassachusetts on Instagram for a chance to be featured!

Besides these two toxic mushrooms, Massachusetts is also home to a wild glow-in-the-dark mushroom.

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