Backyard Summertime Nature in New Jersey.
Funky inverted mushroom in my yard. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 11-23 mm lens (ISO 100, 23 mm, f/6.3, 1/40 sec). Image processed with Capture One Pro.
This mushroom just popped up overnight. It is about 6 inches across. A week ago one popped up and the next morning it was gone — dinner for some critter. The spores for the mushroom probably came with the black wood mulch.