Collection location: Donaldson Run Park, Arlington Co., Virginia, USA [Click for map]
Who: Penny Firth (pfirth)
GIANT puffball! Wristwatch and son for scale.
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a few end-of-the-day photos. Super observation!
that’s a big meal, good find
We were working our way through the wooded parkland when he called to me to come see the giant puffballs. It was near the end of a long day of BioBlitzing in Arlington county. My feet were sore. My camera battery was giving out. I was tired. I was sure he was joking (wrong season, wrong habitat, son who enjoys pulling my leg).
“No,” I said.
“No — really! You’ve got to see this.”
“Mom…I’m not kidding. It’s a giant puffball.”
“I’m serious! It’s really a giant puffball.”
“You’d better have a giant puffball over there, I’m staggering over…”
And the rest is history.
Unusual spring find.
Created: 2017-05-21 09:51:54 PDT (-0700)
Last modified: 2017-05-21 11:27:27 PDT (-0700)
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