• The Point Reyes Beach as viewed from the Point Reyes Headlands

    Point Reyes

    National Seashore California

Multimedia Presentations: The Natural Laboratory: Death Cap Mushrooms at Point Reyes National Seashore

The Natural Laboratory is a series of pod-casts, videos, audio-slide shows, and other multimedia presentations produced by Pacific Coast Science and Learning Center Science Communication Interns exploring science from Bay Area National Parks.

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Deathcap Mushrooms. © John Lennie.

Deathcap mushrooms are found throughout the Point Reyes region and are the most poisonous mushrooms in the world. But they're fairly new arrivals here. They invaded the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 1930s, likely brought over on cork trees from Europe for the wine industry. More...