Belongs to: fungi

Fairies bonnetts Coprinus disseminatus

Best time to see: mid May to end Nov

Key facts

Pale, fragile-looking fungi, with the bell-shaped cap characteristic of ink caps

Found in large groups on or near the stumps of broad-leaved trees

Like all ink-caps, it deliquesces, i.e. digests itself, turning black and slimy in the process

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© Tony Gunton