Mystery mushrooms of Hyland Park

Posted on September 4th, 2007 – 6:47 PM
By Jaime Chismar

Wild, wacky, weird — We love reader submitted photos. Oh, yes, we do.

Dale Mattson came across this monster mushroom on his morning run through Hyland Park in Bloomington. All I can say is hat’s off to you and your photo! (You made my fungi look like button-caps.)

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3 Responses to "Mystery mushrooms of Hyland Park"

Tracy says:

September 5th, 2007 at 9:28 am

It’s a puffball! I blogged about them last year: http://timberglade.typepad.com/outside/2006/09/puffballs.html.

Some of the commenters said you can eat them – I think I’d pass, though.

deb w says:

September 5th, 2007 at 1:44 pm

Could be a puffball, or it could be a huge toadstool. We had some on the lawn here at school that were as big as volleyballs then they opened up to toadstools as large as a trash can lid.
I would be afraid to eat any wild mushroom but morels as it is q

deb w says:

September 5th, 2007 at 1:46 pm

Could be a puffball, or it could be a huge toadstool. We had some on the lawn here at school that were as big as volleyballs then they opened up to toadstools as large as a trash can lid.
I would be afraid to eat any wild mushroom but morels as it is really easy to think you have a safe one then OOPS! you die.