Caterpillar

While neither Carroll’s or Tenniel’s original illustrations depict it as such, it has often been imagined that the caterpillar’s mushroom from Alice in Wonderland was an Amanita muscaria, or fly agaric.

I’ve been personally very interested in A. muscaria for years, and have just started up a side project documenting its many appearances in modern Western culture. Go have a look.

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