Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Aliens among us


I was walking down the hedgerow path at the old Jesuit novitiate in Wernersville a couple of weeks ago, when I spotted in the distance what looked like an ostrich egg. As I got closer, I realized there were a dozen or so scattered along the path.

As I got closer, I could see they weren't ostrich eggs, but what were they? Alien pods? Fungi, I believe...

The watch on this partially munched specimen gives you some sense of scale...

2 comments:

  1. Humungous fungus!

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  2. That would have been a way better title!!!

    I learned at dinner tonight that these are puffballs...

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