Their little cousins could be found far away from the Aspen feeding frenzy.
Lockett meadow was the land of giants this trip.
These were the largest pear-shaped puffballs I'd ever seen!
Observing their tissues gave clues that they were definitely a different species than their smaller cousins.
This fully mature one was the size of your fist!
These Lycoperdon pyriforme were what I was used to seeing.
And while we're on the subject of giants...
...this fellow was huge!
Here is a look at his underside.
And there wasn't just one or a few of him...
In fact, there were DOZENS!
After a full day, I easily had seen a hundred of them.
And the following several images demonstrate their photogenic qualities...
Note consistently large size.