Friday, September 25, 2009

A Monster Among Us

Just when you thought it was safe to walk on your lawn, one of these jumps out in front of you. This is the definition of a monster mushroom. This makes your average grocery store portabella look like an amuse bouche. The mushroom is almost certainly a result of the massive rainfall we've had at the beginning of the week.

I'm not sure what kind of mushroom this is, but if anyone out there can help identify, please post a response here. In the meantime try not to get too scared by these monster mushroom pictures.

EDIT: After some internet research I think the mushroom in question is a huge puff ball mushroom. They are evidently known to grow to giant proportions and they are in fact edible!

1 comment:

Lauren said...

That is one big mushroom! Looks like the Pillsbury doughboy's hat!