Sunday, 30 October 2011

Puffballs and Fencepost at Knockdon

Puffballs do not have an open cap with spore-bearing gills. Instead, spores are produced internally in a sort of stomach which then explodes (to use the scientific term!) to release the spores and hence reproduce.

Puffball - pre-explosion

Puffballs - post-explosion

I also thought I'd add a photo of another amusing fencepost I saw today at Knockdon. I wish the lichenologists were around to identify the lichens!

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