This distinctive fungus is often seen in groups, (referred to by botanists as ‘troops’). This particular specimen was photographed at the beginning of this week in the open cut grass area between the Wom Brook Walk footpath and the brook.
By Tuesday, all specimens had gone. Usually left alone, they blacken and turn to liquid.
Caution! Unless you are well versed in the identification of fungi (mushrooms and toadstools), some species are deadly poisonous, andÂ it is best to avoid picking and eating them at all costs.