Mushrooms all over my lawn

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Mushrooms all over my lawn

Post by NickM » Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:14 am

We had a new lawn laid around the beginning of this hot summer on freshly laid top soil and have therefore been obliged to water it so that it takes.

Over the last 2 weeks we have had mushrooms sprouting up all over it - sample image attached.

This was not a problem with our previous lawn so it seems as though they may have arrived with either the turf or the top soil

Any idea what they are? Mycology is not my strong point.

Thank you.

Nick
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Re: Mushrooms all over my lawn

Post by adampembs » Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:47 pm

Welcome to UK Fungi.

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In particular, that photos of top, stem, and gills are normally required. It won't hurt you, or the fungus, to pull one up and turn it over, especially if they are "all over your lawn." :)

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Re: Mushrooms all over my lawn

Post by NickM » Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:12 pm

Thank you!

Hopefully these will help.

My biggest concern in identifying them is to ensure that they are not dangerous to our daughter's pet rabbits that spend most of their time grazing on the lawn.

Best wishes,

Nick
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Re: Mushrooms all over my lawn

Post by adampembs » Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:54 pm

I think these are a Conocybe species (coneheads)

I wouldn't worry about rabbits eating them. They haven't evolved for millions of years by eating things that kill them. They are more likely to eat poisonous plants anyway, like ragwort.

By the way, these are excellent photos, thanks for reading.
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