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Death cap mushrooms are back in Boise

A death cap mushroom pops up through grass in a Boise neighborhood.jpeg
Susan Stacy
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Posted by joemat on iNaturalist
A death cap mushroom pops up through grass in a Boise residential neighborhood.

Over the weekend, the death cap mushroom was likely identified for the second September in a row in Boise.

The extremely toxic fungus is a concern for parents and pet owners. The Mountain West News Bureau’s Madelyn Beck reports what it is, how it got here and what to do about it.

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Madelyn Beck is Boise State Public Radio's regional reporter with the Mountain West News Bureau.
As Senior Producer of our live daily talk show Idaho Matters, I’m able to indulge my love of storytelling and share all kinds of information (I was probably a Town Crier in a past life!). My career has allowed me to learn something new everyday and to share that knowledge with all my friends on the radio.