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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 04.2 December 1992

The Fly Agaric and its Allies – the Amanita toadstools

By - Peter Marren

The world's best-known fungus is sirely the Fly Agaric, Amanita muscaria. Garden gnomes sit on them, Walt Disney turns them into a troop of dancing Chinamen, children play with plastic ones. The wonderfully coloured fungus forms the motif of countless greetings cards and story-book illustrations and it is recognisable instantly to everyone as the poisonous toadstool, even to those who have never set eyes on a real one.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist