2013-08-22 / Outdoors

Puffed up



Above, Alex and Maria Kopecky picked this giant puffball mushroom in the Gulliver area. The basketball held by Alex has a 30-inch diameter, while the mushroom has a diameter of 33 inches and weighed in at 4 pounds, 4.5 ounces. Giant puffball mushrooms, calvatia gigantea, are commonly found in meadows, fields, and deciduous forests in the late summer or early fall. In most cases, the mushrooms are edible. 
Courtesy photo Above, Alex and Maria Kopecky picked this giant puffball mushroom in the Gulliver area. The basketball held by Alex has a 30-inch diameter, while the mushroom has a diameter of 33 inches and weighed in at 4 pounds, 4.5 ounces. Giant puffball mushrooms, calvatia gigantea, are commonly found in meadows, fields, and deciduous forests in the late summer or early fall. In most cases, the mushrooms are edible. Courtesy photo

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