Earthball progress, NW FL - 2010

These photos compare the same forms on October 5, 11, 19, 21, and 28. Also on November 4 when the ground-level earthball is almost completely gone and the wet spores of the fully functioning earthball are almost all gone. The outer shell is turning green. On November 11 this series is finished. The round forms emerging from the sandy earth are earthballs, mushrooms, and woody growths like shelf lichen.

  Oct. 5

Oct. 11

Oct. 19

Oct. 21

Oct. 28

Nov. 4

Earthball with spores level with ground

10-5.840

#0840

10-11.922

#0922

Not found

10-21.1078

#1078

Not found

11-04.1520

#1520

Earthball with wet, spongy spores

10-5.842

#0842

10-11.921

#0921

10-19.1065

#1065

No change

Not found

11-4.1522

#1522

Old earthball and soft mushroom

10-5.858

#0858

10-11.916

#0916

No change

No change

No change

Very slowly diminishing. On Dec 2, see grasshoppers on the soft mushroom, now very dry

Woody growth, unknown lichen or fungus

10-5.865

#0865

10-11.912

#0912

No change

No change

No change

No change

For other progress compare earthball photos on Oct. 28 with Nov. 4.

See the main pages: Earthballs, 2010, Beyond Nature Trail, and Puffball Watch, 2010-2011.

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