Have you ever heard cattle dying from eating buttercup?
Is death parasol the same as death cap?
What could cause these horses to drool?
Is mountain laurel poisonous to elk?
Do you know of any plants that kill gophers?
Are ficus tree leaves poisonous to baby guinea pigs?
Could hydrangea make my dog puke?
What plants are safe for my iguanas?
Could mandrake fruit make my wife get pregnant?
Can marigold leaves be poisonous to a canary?
Can you give me some information about human exposure to monkshood?
What kind of a poisonous bean could you put in a soup?
Do you have any information on a plant called hogswart?
What is in avocado that kills parrots?
What kind of reaction should I look for in a baby who chewed a philodendron leaf?
Can you get selenium poisoning from drinking too much milk?
What plant has the common name of zebra plant, and could it have caused leukemia?
In some cases, as I read these questions, I had to laugh. In others, I found myself screaming, "Call poison control!"
The West Virginia Mushroom Club will host a mushroom foray at Greenbrier State Forest, near Lewisburg, July 24. Meet at Shelter 2 at 9:40 a.m. Gary Lincoff, author of "The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms," will be the guide. Samples of mushroom dishes will be available.
Bill Roody, author of "Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians," and his wife, Donna, will help with identification. Taylor Lockwood, an acclaimed nature photographer specializing in beautiful and exotic fungi, will show his latest slides. Mushroom cultivator Paul Goland, of Franklin, will demonstrate mushroom growing techniques and offer mushroom items for sale.
Price is $25, age 13 and under free. Visit www.greenbriersf.com for driving directions and camping information or call 304-536-1944. Questions about the foray? Contact Martha Hopper at Marthachop...@yahoo.com or Nancy Ward at nawar...@verizon.net.
Make checks out to WVMC and send to Martha Hopper, 1543 Hampton Road, Charleston, WV 25314, along with you name and phone number.
Due to a switch in phone systems to improve service, the WVU Kanawha County Extension Office will be using a temporary phone number for incoming calls until the original number is ported over to the new system. Automatic forwarding may take effect within a few days; you may find it faster, however, to directly dial the temporary number, which is 260-443-7178. This will be the direct line to the extension office until further notice. They expect a change back to the regular phone number within a few weeks. Calls made to the 304-768-1202 phone number will receive a message directing them to dial the new 260 number.
Reach Sara Busse at sara.bu...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-1249.