Last Modified: 21-2-2019 2:35
Coprinopsis lagopus (hare's foot inkcap) is a widespread mushroom globally, found in a variety of habitats. It is an introduced species, not endemic to NZ.
Inkcaps have short lived fruiting bodies that rapidly decay in under 24 hours, into a black inky substance, hence their name.
This example was observed growing in a lawn in Witherlea, Blenheim.
Location: Latitude: -41.536812 Longitude: 173.961563
Image Date: 19/4/2014