Thursday, 10 August 2017
Fairy Ring Puffballs
My route to walk took me past a fairy ring this morning; a fairy ring of puffballs!
The bright white fruit bodies were growing around the circumference of a circle; singly and in clumps.
The plump, pillowy white fruit bodies enclosed perfectly white gleba (the spore-bearing inner mass).
The outer surfaces were covered in fine white scales; you can see where they've come off on the grass, next to the fruit body.
I think this may be the Meadow Puffball Lycoperdon pratense.
UPDATE 23/08/2017: Two weeks later and this is what they look like now.
It had to be done:
For the record
Location: Road verge, Small Dole
Grid reference: TQ2113