Went out into the back yard where most of the veggie garden lives and found something unexpected had appeared, pretty much overnight.
Not expecting an I'd from mediocre cell phone pictures, but maybe a general direction for research to try and get a good identification?
And I give up. Phone will not load any of the pictures. Just keeps kicking me back to the permies file selection dialogue with a message that the file failed to open. Would love to share but the technology is snickering and saying ts charlie...
Went back and the flush has decomposed to almost nothing but some dark sludge. Had been a fairly impressive mass about eighteen inches in diameter and a crown between 4 and 6 inches high. Now just a dark somewhat lumpy stain.
John Saltveit wrote:Bottom side of mushroom?
If you click on the image to get a closer view, one of the mushrooms is tilted so you can see the underside. If I had to make a guess, I would say they look like Cantherellus appalachiensis. I wouldn't make bets though and it is always better to talk to a local mushroom hunting expert.
try checking out honey mushroom or friendship mushroom.........we have these popping up around trees every fall, apparently feeding on the tree roots...mostly white oak. I can't remember now if it was honey or friendship that we ID'd . Yours look very similar at first glance and that might give you a place to start. Neither are edible but also neither are they toxic (except to the tree) as I remember. The melting into a blob sounds familiar also. Maybe you will find some more that are fresher.
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I guess I've been abducted by space aliens. So unprofessional. They tried to probe me with this tiny ad: