I shot these fungi yesterday 12Oct2010. It has been raining a few days even though we had a bit of snow last week too. Anyway, I thought all the shroomies had already disappeared from the forest behind our house in Helsinki, Finland, but to my surprise I found many huge whitish ones there. Unfortunately my shroom bible is still to be found. I have no idea where I have put it, so I cannot identify the species.
I find it quite incredible that it seems that the bigger fungus is making space for the little one to emerge and grow. How does it know? F.I. – does it excist – Fungi Intelligence?
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3.