After an extremely dry period that lasted the better part of a year, the rains came in August 2015 and mushrooms sprouted. I saw the first seven mushrooms in Forest Tower Park in Jacksonville, Florida. The rest of the mushrooms were seen at other times and places in the Jacksonville area.
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This mushroom was holding water.
Easy to spot the red ones.
Another red one.
Apparently it is possible for a fungus to get moldy.
This one looks like a mini beach umbrella.
A meaty-looking mushroom.
A mushroomy-looking mushroom.
I found this in a local grassy area.
This was growing near the one in the prior photo.
Another seemingly inverted mushroom.
I saw this mushroom in a groomed area under a tree. Interesting pattern on its cap.
This mushroom is like a meaty brown leaf on the end of a wide brown stem.
Mushrooms with some meaty-looking caps.
Hygroscopic earthstar. As this fungus matures, the 'ball' becomes as star as 'petals' pull away from the ball and rest on the ground.
All photos © S. M. Garver