Puffballs!

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.

puffballs

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.