In the Pacific Northwest, it gets very moist in the fall and winter. We are also blessed with ample forests and leaf-litter in our yards. Perfect for the growth of mushrooms and other types of fungi. Here are some that I have encountered recently.
Below are some mushrooms that were growing under bushes on the fence line at the place I used to work. I saw them when I arrived at work, and whipped out my smartphone to take a picture.
They look perfect, to have tiny fairies using them as umbrellas to shade their tea-parties.
I found this big one in the backyard, the last time I refilled the seed bird-feeder. Someone took some big bites out of it!
This one is also from the backyard, and looks like it is leaning away from something. I think it and its buddies are enriching the soil in the yard.
These were just a few feet away.
I’m not bothered by the fungal growth in the yard, since they offer a change of scenery for me and the birds and animals that visit. Anything that eats them is welcome!
And I really do like this one which I found living in the planting-strip by our local Costco store.