From Tony Carter
I avoided the monsoon rains yesterday to take a look at the shrubbery in Calderstones Park, Liverpool. It runs from the Harthill Road end, where the model railway is, towards the main path leading to the Hall. There are hundreds of Geastrum triplex (Collared Earthstar) at the moment. It looks like an invasion. They can also be found, in smaller numbers, in most of the beds, being attracted by the woodchip.
Another excellent find was of Marasmius cohaerens, a species usually associated with south-east England.
The picture above is taken on my scanner. It produces a better result than my camera as nothing moves. Cover your subject with a box to keep external light out. Try it. Most of the pictures in books about fungi are taken this way.