That's awesome, makes me want to have a shroom garden in the yard lol
Cool pictures! Deffinetly my favorite part of walking through the woods. The top one looks like a white old man of the woods. Havnt encountered anything like the bottom one yet.
There is 2 poisnous look alike the pigskin and earthball. But they are both smoothish,I'm sure there is more but that's 2 common ones. It says along as when you cut it open the egg wall is thin like a egg shell and the gleba is white and not off colored yet they are edible. Seems like a hastle to me lol.I was always told that spiny puffballs are the ones not to eat.. just FYI
Lycoperdon perlatum is a spiny one that is edible aswell as the umbrinum. Lycoperdon echinatum is edible when immature after removing the experidium. Them damn puffballs are a pain in the ass.
Culinary notesAlthough many puffball species are considered good edible fungi the Spiny Puffball is not one of them, and so if gathering puffballs to eat it is important to avoid these very distinctive members of the genus, which in any case are rare in most parts of Britain and Ireland.
For a very easy to recognise edible puffball that cannot be mistaken for any other mushroom, see Calvatia gigantea, the Giant Puffball. Unfortunately it's not every day that you stumble across Giant Puffballs, as they are not only uncommon but also very localised in their distribution. If you find a good spot for these mighty meaty meal sources, make a note of it because Giant Puffballs, like Common Puffballs, usually reappear in the same places for many years