Autumn is the peak time for fungi, so that’s why they are dominating the posts at the moment.
The panther cap is not a particularly common mushroom, but this one was growing right by a canal bank near Compton.
This specimen seems to have proved a reliable food source for something small in the way of the local wildlife. All pictures are of the same individual. The top two are views from the side and top; the lowest picture was taken a couple of days earlier as the toadstool emerged, already nibbled at.