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Apologies in advance about the blurriness of these pics, my camera is terrible at closeup images, especially when taken inside. If these pics aren't good enough for an ID then I will try and take better ones tomorrow morning.
Anyway, I was walking down to the park to check for liberty caps, when I noticed this MONSTER mushroom growing on a grassy bank next to the road. It's just off the edge of a foresty area. This mushroom had a very tough and rubbery cap. It's sort of brown and white in the middle, the white increasing as you go out to the edges. The gills are very thick and dark. The mushrooms are on an LP sleeve for size comparisons.
Next to the monster was two small clumps of mushrooms which I at first thought may be cyanescens, but they have not bruised blue, so I presume they're something else. Perhaps baby versions of the monster?
This is probably the best pic of them,,
These mushrooms have white stems and gills, and the caps vary in colour from off-white to light brown. The caps are quite tough, and *spring* back into position when bent.
Sorry again about the blurryness of the pics, I hope there's info detail here for you folks to make an ID.
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