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Golden Trumpet
Xeromphalina campanella

As you can see from the photos, these little mushrooms like to be in dense clumps, and can completely cover a log or stump. Pretty amazing when you come across them! They are pretty ubiquitous on the entire continent, so if there’s been a time of some rain, no matter the season, you may find them!

Alternate Name: Pinewood Gingertail, Fuzzy Foot
Size: Cap 0.5–2 cm wide, stem 1–5 cm long
Family: Marasmiaceae
Habitat: Clumps on decaying logs, stumps, and woody debris of coniferous trees
Identification: "A small umbrella-shaped cap, with a thin brown stalk, yellow at the apex, reddish brown below, with brown or yellow hairs at the base. Gills are pale yellow to pale orange. Spore print is pale buff. When the species is young, their caps are bell-shaped. As they mature, the outer part of the cap expands and rises which leaves the center depressed, resembling a navel." From wikipedia.com  
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