This is the 'natural' occurrence at Sewickley Boro Park - Allegheny County, PA. Not clear of the history here, but there are a couple others that are planted nearby. This one is not planted.... Nearest natural occurrence at Ohiopyle SP.
Habitat: Floodplain near Raccoon Creek.
These tiny mushrooms resemble miniature Oyster mushrooms, but the biggest one is only about 1cm across. The gills were so small and crowded, I couldn't see them 'til I got home and magnified the photo.
Growing on horse dung.
These are aging specimens. They lose color as they get older.
Close-up of tips and branches of Crown Coral.
Slime mold that starts bright, bubblegum pink and gradually turns to silvery gray.
Feeding on Dame's Rocket.
Pluteus cervinus grows on dead stumps and logs. The cap is dark brown to medium brown to gray. The cap is often shiny when dry. The gills start out white, then become dull pink as the spores color them. It has a white stem.
Orange mycena's cap, gills, and stem are all orange. I usually find it on dead beech logs, though it can grow on other hardwood logs.
Mottled black and brown caterpillar with alternating brown and black spines. About 2 cm long. This one was feeding on the fungus Pluteus cervinus, the Fawn Mushroom.
These were 2-3 mm across. They grow on dead and rotting wood.
Large, brown to grayish brown cap with broad white gills and white stem. White spore print. Grows next to dead logs.
This is the conidial (asexual) phase of Dead Man's Fingers.
About 1 cm across.