Fall is mushroom season in France: market stalls start overflowing with all different kinds. But there are many more types than the handful that are edible. Some are poisonous - even deadly. Others are hallucinogenic. I went looking for some with a specialist in a forest near Paris.
This piece was produced for Network Europe
and aired October 25, 2008.
Producer: Sarah Elzas
Recorded in and near Avon, France
Photo: Duane Peres