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Puffballs in the woods!

Posted by Isabella de Buy Wenniger,
North Country explorer from Topsfield, MA
October 8, 2018

Found a few Puffball mushrooms in the woods behind the Canoe Shack at SLU! The common names of this species are the common puffball, warted puffball, gem-studded puffball, or the devil's snuff-box. The scientific name is Lycoperdon perlatum-- Lycoperdon translates to wolf farts, and perlatum means widespread.