These curly brown chaps emerged from under about 4 inches of snow, at the base of a roadside laburnam tree.
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One of the defining characteristics of P aurivella is its sticky cap. Was this sticky?
Hmmmmmmmmmm, hard to call this one, as fungi appears to have been a bit frost damaged. At a guess I would say this is P.squarrosa, as I believe the cap appears more hairy (larger scales) than P.aurivella, as shown in your photo.
Lat/Lng: 54.5491, -1.3057
OS grid ref: NZ450173