The Life of a Fruiting Body
A small troop of these appeared through the leaf litter at the base of a Sycamore which was growing amongst some Oaks.
Unclear what they were going to be, although the diameter of the stem suggested something substantial.
The base of the stem looks like a volva - so possibly an Amanita.
All is revealed!
They are Parasols - Macrolepiota procera.
The snakeskin pattern on the stem distinguishes them from the other parasol Chlorophylum rhacodes.