Fabulous Fungi ~ libutron: “Magpie Inkcap (Magpie Fungus) Coprinopsis picacea is an attractive mushroom in the Psathyrellaceae Family, found throughout Europe and North America, most commonly in areas with alkaline.
A glossy red Russula mushroom growing up through a bed of wet Fern Moss (Thuidium sp.) at Historic Occoneechee Speedway Trail, Orange County, NC. Good things can come from cool and rainy days in the field. Cap diameter about 1 inch.