Sheathed Woodtuft (Kuehneromyces mutabilis)
Tree stumps and rotting tree trunks are ideal places to find fungi, especially these tufted species that grow in large clusters. The Sheathed Woodtuft thrives in decidous woodland with falled tree debris and is widespread and very common. The cap is two or three toned brown; dark on the outside, then pale and sometimes a dark patch in the centre.
This is an edible species but it looks very similar to Galerina marginata which is deadly poisonous. Do you want to test your powers of identification with your mouth?
Find out more about the Sheathed Woodtuft in Dorset here: www.natureofdorset.co.uk/species_panel/Sheathed%20Woodtuf...