Bath Wildlife Sightings

Meadow Puffball (Lycoperdon pratense), Bathampton Down, ST7765

Confirmed

Date first seen

Date last seen

Frequency of Sighting

Species

Lycoperdon pratense (Meadow Puffball)

Evidence

Photograph

Quantity

Several

Locality

Bathampton Down

Habitat

Unimproved hill-top pasture

Environmental Conditions

Grid Reference

ST7765

Other Information

Young specimens are white with spiny scales. They later turn brown and loose most of their scales. Eventually they become detached and are blown about by the wind, scattering their spores as they do so.

Recorded by

Rob Randall

Identified by

Rob Randall, Alan Rayner
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