I’m reasonably sure these fungi are from the Coprinellus genus, sometimes referred to as Coprinoids or by the common name Ink Cap/Inky Caps. My best guess from research is that they are Coprinellus callinus.
I think I’ve ruled out Coprinellus disseminatus which while typically growing in rotting wood like these, tend to appear in larger clusters and seem to be smaller. Could be Coprinellus xanthothrix though.
These ones have been popping up over night in wood chip/mulch after rain from late summer through to late autumn typically in small clusters, grow to around 100mm and tend to start dissolving almost immediately. The first two photos were taken around 9am and they are already well into the process, the last one shows them at an earlier stage with some still pushing their way up out of the mulch.
All shot with Panasonic DMC-G85 & Lumix G Vario 12-60mm in ‘Standard’ picture profile.
#1 focal length 22mm, 1/80, f9, ISO 200
#2 focal length 12mm, 1/200, f7.1, ISO 200
#3 focal length 27mm, 1/160, f6.3, ISO 200
Loving the Panasonic, need some more glass though. Raw files processed in Darktable on Mac and Linux – great program that I’m still learning my way around. Not a huge amount done to these in post but they still feel like experiments/drafts I’ll come back to at some point. You’ve got to get them out and let them sit for a while though eh.