09.06.2020 Quiet Forest Nature

Common Puffballs aka Gem-Studded Puffballs aka Warted Puffballs aka Wolf Farts aka Devil’s Snuff-box-Lycoperdon perlatum.

I went to the pond I visit for sundews yesterday but the buds are still closed tight.  There is another flower there I want to shoot, the Virginia Marsh St. John’s-wort-Triadenum virginicum but that is also still tightly budded.  I’ll keep at it.


About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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26 Responses to 09.06.2020 Quiet Forest Nature

  1. Gallivanta says:

    Wolf farts! My mind boggles.

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  2. Ann Mackay says:

    Hehe! I’m laughing at the ‘wolf farts’ too – maybe not so quiet nature! (Good job I wasn’t drinking my coffee!)

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  3. Looks like Covid-9 to me, based on the number of puffballs.

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  4. melissabluefineart says:

    An illustrated wolf fart~thank you, Steve. You have made my day 😀 I see puff balls here but they don’t have those spikes at all. These really have a marvelous look to them.

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  5. It’s good to know what a wolf fart looks like. I’ve been wondering all these years. If I see one I’ll steer clear. There may be a wolf nearby.

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  6. tomwhelan says:

    Wolf farts indeed! Love the grouping of puffballs.

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  7. So cool 😎☺️ smiles hedy

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  8. shoreacres says:

    Well, I saw golf balls. I dont’ even play golf, so who knows? I did caddy for my mother when I was in high school, and my dad played, but that’s a long time ago. The monochrome really works with this one.

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    • Yup, a golf ball although with points rather than pocks. I bet it would make golf even more difficult than it already is. And I much prefer that over the virus we see pictured. I’ve golfed a few times but it never became an avocation for me. As someone once said…a good walk spoiled.


    • Thanks. There was not much color on the forest floor so I thought properly processed the mushrooms would really benefit from monochrome.


  9. bluebrightly says:

    Oh, such beauties and the monotone is perfect. Really well done. 🙂 I don’t remember hearing of Virginia March St. John’s-wort so I looked it up – a little beauty – can’t wait to see it here.

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    • bluebrightly says:

      …and thanks for educating us on the names, too funny.

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    • Sadly, my understanding of the situation was incorrect and what I thought were buds are actually the fruits for both plants. Now we’ll have to wait until next spring. 😦

      I find some of these very year, guess with the name “common” that is to be expected. Even so, I always am happy to see them and make an image or two.

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      • bluebrightly says:

        I made the same mistake with buds vs. fruit recently, when I saw some Ladies tresses in the spot where I found them before that appeared to be in bud. I photographed them and later, when I looked more carefully on the computer, I was pretty sure they were developing fruits. Even so, the season for little orchids was longer than I thought it would be. It dries up so thoroughly over the summer here that it seems to shorten the wildflower season, compared to a garden or to the east coast. I remember seeing roses hanging on in NYC past Thanksgiving, and wildflowers…not sure but later than here, I think. This is a working theory. 😉

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