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I'm sorry I don't have some pics, but i don't have a digital camera right now.
I found a mushroom growing in grass in a park near my house in Toronto, Ontario. It has a flat, round cap. The gills go all the way to the edge of the cap. _____ \\I//
The cap is white-yellow, but not uniformly. The gills are brown. Cap is about 2-4 cm across, 1cm tall. The stem is not hollow, 5-7cm long and .2-.8cm wide. It is also yellowy-brown. I'm taking a spore print now, but nothing yet. I didn't have time to check the color of the bruising. If you could post a picture of what you think it is that would be great.
I've already found around 4 different types of mushroom growing around my neighborhood, though I don't know anything about mushrooms or hunting.
What shape is the cap? This post in the FAQ has a list of terms that should help you do this.
You say the gills are brown. The problem with that is that brown covers a lot of range. Could you compare the color to something? Is it darker or lighter than cinnamon? Chocolate?
It's very useful for us to know if the gills are attached to the stem. To find out, cut the mushroom in half vertically. It should be clear whether they're attached to the stem or not. Again, if you look at the FAQ link above, there is a list of terms used to describe how the gills attach to the stem (if they are attached to it).
Is there a ring on the stem?
What does it smell like? Compare it to something most people are familiar with. If there is no obvious smell, that's called "mild".
What kind of trees were growing nearby?
When you get it, the spore print color will be helpful. Remember that we need to know what color the spores are on white paper.
To check bruising, scrape the inside of the cut-in-half mushroom with your knife edge - not gently, you're trying to bruise it. It can take up to a hour for any color changes to occur.