Photo by Michael Snedic.This wouldn't last an hour in my yard. Two of the herd of grey squirrels are big mushroom destroyers. Any that pop up are usually scattered over the yard before the day is done.
We found this colorful coral fungus (Clavinopsis fusiformis or Clavaria fusiformis) growing on a mowed woodland path on our neighbor's property near Mars Hill in Madison Co. It is one of the fungi that are found in the southern Appalachians.