The common puffball fungus (Lycoperdon perlatum) goes by many different names — devil’s snuff box, wolf farts, and warted puffball are just a few.
As you can see, the mushrooms release spores in smoke-like cloud when they’re touched by raindrops or in this case, a stick.
Keep an eye out for more spooky fungi this fall — like this Bleeding Tooth Fungus spotted last year.
Ready to learn more? Stop by The Parkland’s free family program, Fungi Fun Guys, on Sat., Oct. 22 for a guided hike, fungus-themed games, parade + cooking with fungi.