Occasionally, a mushroom or set of mushrooms pops up out of seemingly nowhere in our yard. I've done very little research on mushrooms so I don't know much about them, except they're considered a "fungi".
This set of golden colored mushrooms appeared in the dirt path near out patio area in the backyard. I decided to see if I could identify it through google search and I gathered a few tidbits of information about it. Known as the American Eastern Yellow Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria var. guessowii) mushroom, it is a large yellow variety of one of the most recognizable mushrooms in the world. It is widespread in North America and common in the northeastern United States.
It occurs in coniferous, deciduous, or mixed woodlands, woodland edges, and among planted trees. It is found from June to November, solitary, scattered, in groups, or in fairy rings, on the ground under pine, spruce, fir, aspen, or birch trees.
This mushroom is poisonous. It is estimated that about 90% of mushroom-related deaths involve Amanitas. Fly agaric contains the hallucinogens muscimole and ibotenic acid. In some parts of the world, Amanita muscaria is still used as an insecticide.
Photos taken 5/30/2020