Satan’s Shroom
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Satan’s Shroom

You all know my penchant for things to be descriptively named, like Death Camas. With a name like that, you know to leave it alone and definitely not eat it. I’m also not a fan of foraging, there are too many poisonous look-alikes out there. I’m not an expert in identifying wild edibles, and likely … Continue reading

Southern Walkingstick: The Toxic Sharpshooter
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Southern Walkingstick: The Toxic Sharpshooter

Walking sticks aren’t very cool unless they’ve got a sword or a blowgun hidden in them. Fortunately, Mother Nature provided us with her own vision of walkingsticks, insects capable of ejecting a noxious chemical spray with astonishing accuracy, blinding its victims. Now that’s cool. Anisomorpha buprestoides is the common walkingstick native to the southeastern United … Continue reading