Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Lycoperdon pulcherrimum


This is my new best friend. It is a type of puffball.

My excellent hiking-pal found the first one, and then I found a bunch of other ones on another hike. They are tiny (at most an inch--that bit of rusty-brown in the background is an acorn), but the white really stands out (that is, if you’re spending most of your hike looking at the ground 3 feet in front of you).

I think they are so cute that they warrant their own private post. I’ll add more pics to this post if I find more.

9/26: Found more! Still just as cute!

1 comment:

  1. love them. what a great pic of a great 'shroom. you are an excellent guide for an excellent hiking-pal. :)