This is a chronological list of fungi I have found in my garden since we moved in in 2015.
19.10.2019 – Currently the compost bin is hidden in the vegetation at the top of the backyard. Generally, the lid is left off but over the last few weeks we have been putting it on just to speed the rate of breakdown. Taking the lid off at the weekend we were greeted by these compost inkcaps [Coprinopsis macrocephala] which I have blogged about before. See https://inaturalist.nz/observations/3471021513.04.2019 – Right at the top of the back yard, growing on the mowed grass and in the mulched garden was the mower’s roundhead (Panaeolina foenisecii). This has a black spore print in contrast to the olive-stemmed helmet below.
13.04.2019 – The Olive-stemmed helmet (Mycena olivaceomarginata) is a regular feature on our back lawn. This has a white spore print.14.07.2018 – This little Galerina was growing with liverwort (Lunularia cruciata) and a leafy liverwort (?) on the surface of a brick in the garden. Using Jerry Cooper’s key to Galerina in New Zealand it comes out at Galerina pumila but, as Jerry says “The moss Galerinas are poorly known in NZ and names I’ve used will probably change”. 18.06.2018 – growing in mowed grass on street front – Psilocybe sp. 26.05.2018 – Growing on wood chips and newspaper put down in November 2017 – Agrocybe putaminum. 12.05.2018 – These Leratiomyces ceres were growing on mixed species wood chip laid down November 2017. 12.05.2018 – Psilocybe sp. growing on mixed species woodchip laid down November 2017. These are possibly Psilocybe cyanescens. 12.05.2018 – Agrocybe sp. growing on mixed species woodchip laid down November 2017. These are possibly immature Agrocybe praecox. 30.03.2018 – Agrocybe growing on wood chip mulch.
25.03.2018 – Coprinellus micaceus growing from a dead stump.24.03.2018 – Leratiomyces ceres on woodchip, backyard. 02.02.2018 – Fuligo septica – a slime mould fruiting on wood chip. 14.01.2018 – Psathyrella candolleana – growing from soil but close to a stump. 11.01.2018 – Bolbitius vitellinus on wood chips. 15.12.2017 – Bolbitius vitellinus growing on a newly laid wood chips. 12.10.2017 – Agrocybe putaminum growing in a garden in which had some mulch and old woody material well dug in. Note how as the surface of the cap dries out it breaks-up into a crazy pavement. This happens because the surface is composed of lots of little round cells rather than parallel hyphae. 01.04.2017 – Mycena olivaceomarginata growing in lawn with clover and ryegrass. 28.02.2017 – Coprinellus micaceus growing from a dead stump and surrounded by wood chip. 25.02.2017 – Agrocybe putaminum – growing in wood chip. 23.03.2017 – Volvariella gloiocephala 01.02.2017 – Polyporus arcularius – this mushroom-like polypore, note that it isn’t a bolete, was growing on a very rotten stump.