Mushroom ID please.. worried for our dog

Please try to include photos to show all parts of the fungus, eg top, stem, and gills.
Note any smells, and associated trees or plants (eg oak, birch). A spore print can be very useful.
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Mushroom ID please.. worried for our dog

Post by Tigerbay-8 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:35 pm

Hi. We have just found these mushrooms growing in our garden (south wales near estuary ) and are worried as our dog was sniffing them and seemed intersted in them. they are growing in the low cut grass area in groups. We have Birch trees , sloe bushes and blackberry bushes near by. Could anyone please advise us as to what these are, and whether they are going to harm our dog.
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Re: Mushroom ID please.. worried for our dog

Post by adampembs » Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:45 pm

A lovely display of a Mycena (Bonnet) species. No need to worry about the dog, they are not significantly poisonous. My dog has been on 100s of forays in woods covered in fungi and always been fine. Dogs rarely eat fungi but they sniff everything.

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