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Common Puffball - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Jewels in autumn leaves

There are warty jewels hidden amongst the leaves on the woodland floor. These are Common Puffballs, Lycoperdon perlatum. It’s always an impressive …

Bridford Wood - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Dunsford Wood

Dunsford Wood is almost empty. It’s raining and only a few intrepid dog walkers are emptying their dogs along the River Teign. …

Dusky Puffball - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Dusky Puffballs at Emsworthy Mire

There’s time for a quick trip to Emsworthy Mire on Dartmoor and I’m delighted with the Dusky Puffballs there. Their scientific name …

Lycoperdon perlatum - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Devil’s Snuffbox

There are Puffballs in the woods. It’s that time of year. These look like the Common Puffball, Lycoperdon perlatum. They are covered …