These mushrooms should not be picked, or eaten

Published: 17 June 2021

The combination of wet weather after a dry spell has caused a mushroom explosion in parks and back yards, but Ashburton District Council is advising residents to be careful about picking them.

The red ones with white spots, like some growing on Havelock Street, are not edible. These are the Amanita muscaria variety and classified as poisonous.

There are a number of the Amanita muscaria growing around the district at the moment but are not safe for mushroom fans to eat.

There are thousands of types of mushrooms in New Zealand and the fungi grow quickly in wet weather after a dry spell.

Know your New Zealand poisonous plants and fungi...

Upcoming meetings

RC Hearing: 30 Queens Drive

4 October 2021, 9.00 am


COMMITTEE: Water Zone

28 September 2021, 1.00 pm


COMMITTEE: Audit & Risk

22 September 2021, 1.30 pm


Council - Activity Briefings

22 September 2021, 9.00 am


BOARD: Methven Community

20 September 2021, 10.30 am


Road Closures

EAST STREET + BURNETT STREET

from 27 Nov 11:00 to 27 Nov 22:00


LE BRETONS ROAD

from 21 Nov 8:30 to 21 Nov 17:30


SYMES ROAD

from 30 Oct 5:30 to 30 Oct 15:30


ASHBURTON RIVER BRIDGE (SH1)

from 10 Oct 18:00 to 11 Oct 7:00


MICHAEL STREET

from 6 Oct 7:00 to 7 Oct 18:00


More News

View all news