Oh give me a home, where the buffalo roam, where the deer and the antelope play.
Where seldom is heard, a discouraging word, and the skies are not cloudy all day.
Thankful that @karlyvandyne spotted this lovely beast standing, so stoic.
Officially autumn 🍂🍀🍁🌿❤ My photos from yesterday's taste of the new season. "Our tree-lined streets are set ablaze, our kitchens filled with the smells of nostalgia: apples bubbling into sauce, roasting squash, cinnamon, nutmeg, cider, warmth itself. The leaves as they spark into wild color just before they die are the world's oldest performance art, and everything we see is celebrating one last violently hued hurrah before the black and white silence of winter.” #firstdayofautumn#autumn#autumnleavespumpkinsplease#autumnleaves🍂 #pumpkins#squash#natureupclose#naturephotography
Fungi release their spores either actively, when they use a mechanism of their own to eject spores, or passively, where outside forces help to eject the spores for them. Puffballs are an excellent example of passive spore release and dispersal. Mature puffballs are basically flexible-walled bubbles packed with spores just waiting for something to bump into them. When say a raindrop or a foot makes contact with the sac it momentarily compresses thereby inducing a wee puff of spores! From there the spores are carried farther away on the tails of the wind 🌬
This fungus might not seem like anything exciting upon first glance, but all you got to do is some “poking” around and you’ll find the fun!