Sunday, May 2, 2010

Stab a puffball, make it sneeze


Puffballs on the forest floor.

When you stab a puffball spores get coughed up.

The Canadian Encyclopedia has some information on puffballs.

Here is a great page on fungi

I always love to step on them as I walk in the forest, it looks like smoke coming from this little ball.

Notice in the pictures the puffballs are growing on birch bark! Two great forest floor finds