On a dark forest floor, this mushroom was found. Almost comical upon first glance, as it is the size of a basketball… hence the name giant. These puffballs can grow full size overnight. And my National Audubon Society Mushroom Field Guide states that an average size giant puffball can contain 7 trillion spores.
It is always exciting to find these treasures in the forest.
I’ve eaten two of these this fall already! Very mello portobello flavor! lightly fried!
I poked strange mass
On the forest floor;
Allergic to ME,
It sneezed out spores.
Oh no! Ha ha ha…. It was allergic to you. 😀 That’s so cute.