Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Mushroom as Big as the Ritz


We retraced our hike from yesterday and here's the giant puffball mushroom. In my mushroom book it says a specimen like this one can contain 3 trillion spores. Take that, stimulus package!

It also said it's choice edible if the flesh is white, but we decided to leave it there. Added fun: we haven't seen any bear trace since we've been back, but today we saw a load of pitch black bear poo nearly as big as this mushroom, right on the path we'd walked yesterday. Knowing not all of you like those pictures, I left the camera in my backpack for that one.

5 comments:

LynnyM said...

Yeah...better to be safe around a mushroom than risk needing a liver transplant.

Impressive specimen, though.

Namowal said...

Yowsers!
It's the Giant 'Shroom of Doom.
I wouldn't turn my back on it...
;)

Linda said...

Wasn't Jon skeered to lie down by that mushroom? What if it exploded?

stray said...

Muchmore than an ordinary mushroom! Might need to write a sequel.

Sally said...

we're going to visit Muchmore today.