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Psilocybin Mushrooms in Mexico in Danger of Extinction

I have done field work in the Mazatec region since 2009, and in all these years, I have only seen two types of psilocybin mushrooms for sale in the city of Huautla de Jiménez. However, the article " Seeking the Magic Mushroom " (1957) describes the use of at least seven different species of psychoactive mushrooms in Mexico.

Sep 06, 2021 by Marcos García de Teresa, Ph.D
Botany & Horticulture Blogs
Image shows God of Chaos asteroid Apophis gearing up to pass Earth

The asteroid Apophis, the potentially hazardous space rock due to pass close to Earth next month, has been photographed by a ground-based telescope project. The image was captured by the Elena robotic telescope unit, which took a single exposure shot of the sky lasting 300 seconds.

Feb 24, 2021 by Ed Browne - Newsweek
Conspiracy News
Fireflies are facing extinction due to habitat loss, pesticides and artificial light

(CNN) -- Around the world, fireflies light up the night with their shimmering bodies. But scientists say this magical display is under threat -- with the loss of their natural habitats, pesticide use and artificial light putting some of the 2,000 or so species at risk of extinction.

Jun 04, 2020 by Katie Hunt, CNN
Botany & Horticulture Blogs
A pod of killer whales is accused of 'orchestrated' attacks on boats, terrifying the sailors and baffling scientists

A series of aggressive actions by orca whales along the coast of Spain and Portugal has left scientists baffled. Many sailors have sent distress calls after orcas have left their boats seriously damaged and crew members injured in the past two months, as detailed by The Observer.

Oct 11, 2020 by Insider
Nature Blogs
This British Orchid Is Under Guard in a Secret Location

For a few weeks each spring, a lone guard monitors the moors of northern England. This warden pitches a tent in a remote field to watch over a prize so rare that collectors have been known to break laws, trek into deep jungles, and risk capture by guerillas in its pursuit.

Jun 14, 2019 by Reina Gattuso
Botany & Horticulture Blogs



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