The Upper Precinct shopping centre, Coventry. Along the middle of the sloping walkway, a series of beds with shrubs and, on the wood chip mulch under the shrubs, a thriving ecology of fungi.
We counted five different species of mushrooms. The most striking, and the most easily identified were readlead roundheads. They are a species originally from Australia, first recorded in Britain in the 1960s, probably carried on imported timber. Now quite common but still most likely to be found on municipal wood chip mulch.