Discovered an unusual kind of mushroom at Bassette Creek Park earlier this week. This mushroom cap is paper thin, like a flower petal. A large crop had come up along the shady forest path. The underside was already starting to darken for some.
I thought nothing of it, but thought I might try to return for more photos. They were all melted to little stem stubs. These are a variety of 'inky cap' mushrooms. The gills liquefy and melt away.