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an opening earthstar?

Description:

Spotted on 6/20/10. Thin white wrinkled outer covering was crackling open. Inside was an olive green/grey softish round fungal ball. Is this an earthstar about to open up? Didn't open before I left and it was Sunday on Governors Island and I wouldn't be able to check it again for a while. It was also Punk Island that day so I put an orange cone by it so it wouldn't get moshed on.

Habitat:

grassy lawn at Picnic Point, Governors Island, NY

Notes:

didn't open before I left unfortunately


No species ID suggestions

NYC, New York, USA

Lat: 40.69, Long: -74.03

Spotted on Jun 28, 2010
Submitted on Jun 28, 2010

Spotted for mission

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