Go ahead.... I'll let you take the line.... Fungus Amungus.

Humungous Mushrooms Are All Over the Place!

You may have seen large mushrooms growing all over more than ever over the past few days.  That's because of the rain and warm temperatures we've been getting lately, according to a report from WCVB. 

Slime Mold Happens

WCVB spoke to Elizabeth Almeida, who said:


Slime molds exist around us.  It'll be there for a few days and then will die, disintegrate, dissolve back into the earth and help replenish your soil. So no need to be concerned if you see some mushrooms or slime mold pop up in your lawn.

Learn To Identify NH Mushrooms

If you'd like to know the difference between mushrooms you can eat and the ones you can't, you can go on an educational hike with the Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center in Laconia, NH.  

Prescott Farm Is Located Less Than a Mile From Weirs Beach

If you haven't heard of this place before, you are not alone.  Phoebe VanScoy-Giessler, Development & Communications Director for the Farm said that they are less than one mile away from Weirs Beach.  The farm works with the NH Mushroom Company in Tamworth to educate visitors on what to eat and what to avoid.  Also good to know what mushrooms are bad for our pets.  Some dogs will eat anything.

Mold and Mushrooms Can Be Very Slippery When Hiking

If you are going on a hike, remember to be very careful where you step.  Even when the sun comes out, the mushrooms and ... slimy mold..... will still be around for a while.  A sunny hike could send you sailing if you're not careful.

LOOK: Here Are 30 Foods That Are Poisonous to Dogs

To prepare yourself for a potential incident, always keep your vet's phone number handy, along with an after-hours clinic you can call in an emergency. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center also has a hotline you can call at (888) 426-4435 for advice.

Even with all of these resources, however, the best cure for food poisoning is preventing it in the first place. To give you an idea of what human foods can be dangerous, Stacker has put together a slideshow of 30 common foods to avoid. Take a look to see if there are any that surprise you.

LOOK: Here are the 50 best beach towns in America

Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.

Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.

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