Observation 25543: Non-fungal

When: 2009-09-21

Collection location: Fayette Co., West Virginia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Eddee (eddeeee)

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I could see this, on the hill across from the parking lot area of Conard on the New River Gorge area. It was about 60 yards away. A puff ball of some sort. So down into the ravine going through green Briers, poison ivy. a hornets nest OUCH and a pissed off copper head. i finally reached it. im not sure what species this is if anybody knows ?

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:03:45 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘New River Gorge Area, Conard Fayette co West Virgnina’ to ‘near Cunard River Access, New River Gorge National River, Fayette Co., West Virginia, USA’

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So …
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-09-22 21:35:37 EDT (-0400)

The specific epithet tigris-silvicola was deprecated? Damn those name-deprecators!

Found on wooded hill sides across from parking lots too
By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2009-09-22 21:32:52 EDT (-0400)

I also seem to find them across rivers and parking lots where there are grassy or wooded hills. And once I found about 50 growing in an old soccer field.

Calvatia Tigris-woodsii
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2009-09-22 14:28:30 EDT (-0400)

These are rather common in the overgrown areas surrounding open meadows.
They may also be found buried in sand, and even underwater!
In folklore, if you lose one, you should immediately shout,--!”