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I came a little late to the balls.

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Checking out a neighborhood deciduous woods I haven't been in for a couple weeks, I stumbled across a bunch of balls - Giant Puffballs (Calvatia gigantea). Unfortunately, I got there a little late to the ball game and all that was left were a bunch of over-ripe, turning green, squishy, but not yet dusty puffers. There were eight of them there in an area the size of a football field.






To my dismay, not one of them was edible, due to age, as these photos show the greenness of the ripe spores.

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I though my dog was helping me find puffballs, but all he wanted was the stick.2019-9-_048.thumb.jpg.9a96c82abf172412db2b1018a805f719.jpg

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