I know almost nothing about mushrooms.
Mostly, I categorize mushrooms into food/not food groups. I love eating mushrooms, but that’s about as far as I care about them.
There is one mushroom that is really awesome though. And I found some on the stead. I’m talking about the puffball.
When mature, these things shoot out spores like smoke whenever they’re bumped. I found a youtube channel that shows this.
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So I was really excited to see these little balls on the ground.
They came up a week or two after we had a week of heavy rains.
Puffballs are edible before they start making spores inside btw.