Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Puffball fungi

This is a quite impressive patch of puffball fungi frowing on a tree stump in Colinton Dell.

If you look very closely in the individual puffballs you can see the fungal spores

When rain falls on the balls, or if an animal walks over them then the spores are released into the air and dispersed to hopefully find a place to grow.


7 comments:

Lowcarb team member said...

Thanks for sharing - I sometimes wish more people would open there eyes and see what is around us.

All the best Jan

Rabbits' Guy said...

They will probably grow in my yard!

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

Puffballs make very good eating, I believe. All mushrooms taste essentially the same to me!

Magyar said...

Fungi glen; as ground birds harvest bugs; mushrooms.
__Luvit, Juliet! _m

gabriellebryden said...

fascinating - and love that name 'puffball fungi' - can imagine the puffing of the spores onto the ground

Crafty Green Poet said...

Hi Simon, the giant puffballs are excellent to eat, one of the few wild mushrooms i like. I've never tried these small puffballs though and not sure even if they're properly edible.

A Cuban In London said...

The miracle of nature. It never ceases to amaze me. Thanks.

Greetings from London.