A crop of Magpie Inkcaps (Coprinus picaceus) popped up this autumn in the woodchip path, quite fascinating. The emerging fruiting body plump and eggy, then the elegant flecked cap opened into a delicate parasol, followed by a gloopy end, the caps melting off leaving the white stalks standing. Some boletus, possibly Birch Boletus as they were at the bottom of a birch (I hear a QI hooter, possibly for that observation) also appeared for the first time. I didn’t have my field guide to hand (Mushrooms and Toadstools, Geoffrey Kibby) so cannot attest to smell, bruised colouration, gill colour etc. to more thoroughly identify any of the fungi on this page.
In contrast this one appeared in spring, I left it alone to do its thing rather than eat it. I think it is Common Morel (Morchella esculenta) and not False Morel which is poisonous! It is interesting how many fungi are potentially fatal combined with alcohol – don’t do it!
This website Visual Fungi has quite a few images to help identification.