The Central Ohio Poison Center has managed 75 mushroom ingestions from January to June.
The weather this year has been good for mushrooms, which is good for those who know which are good to eat but bad for children and unexperienced mushroom hunters.
"This year it's very wet and you mix that with the warm weather and it's great for mushrooms," said Henry Spiller, director of the Central Ohio Poison Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital. "They're popping up everywhere."
To a child, he said mushrooms look pretty, are new and interesting, and even might look like the characters on their cartoons.
There are a broad variety of mushrooms in Ohio, including some of the deadliest types. Mushrooms grow quite rapidly and may appear to spring up suddenly overnight. Distinguishing between varieties is difficult and requires an expert.
"If you don't know what you're doing, going out and picking mushrooms may get you in significant trouble," Spiller said.
In 2012, the Central Ohio Poison Center managed 75 mushroom ingestions.
"This year by June we've already had 75."
Spiller says if you have questions, call the poison center at 1-800-222-1222.