Just had a look back through all the fungi that have been posted on here, some amazing pics. I found one yesterday while rummageing about in one of the beds, it was growing on and old Laurel stump. My first thought was that it was a lump of melted black plastic, maybe something that I'd burnt and the ashes had been put on the garden. When I picked it up and examined it closer I thought maybe a plant tuber. Don't ask me why but I smelt it and that told me it was Fungi. I don't smell everything I find by the way ;D
Been scanning the web and I reckon it's Dead Mans Finger what a horrid name. I snapped a finger off ;D to see what it was like inside. Looks like it was home for a teenie weenie slug too ;D
"The kiss of the sun for pardon, the song of birds for mirth; one is nearer god's heart in a garden than anywhere else on earth."