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Looks like a Collybia species--one of very many... They grow under trees or on dead wood often in clusters like that, have upturned cap margins in age, white spores. Not active, none known to be harmful or particularly tasty. One species now called Flammulina velutipes (formerly Collybia velutipes) is cultivated as the "Enotake" of Japanese cuisine. I've tried both the wild & cultivated forms, neither has any flavor whatsoever.
Come one, Woodsman! You KNOW the Enotake are just plain TASTY!!! Hehe!
What's with those Japanese and their taste for mushrooms, anyway? And where do they get their money for mushrooms? It's like their budgets make room for 30% of their money to go towards mushrooms! I don't get it! hehe!