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The white almost-free gills look like Gymnopus. The mushroom on the far left of the top photo looks to have a purple dusting of spores. Maybe the coloration is due to something else.
Gymnopus confluens is not a bad name. Looking carefully at the lower
photo – I see almost free (finely adnexed) gills, white too. To me
that spells typical Gymnopus.
They seem a bit too delicate. I also think I see hints of purple spores, which suggests Psathyrella or maybe even Stropharia.
someone told me they thought this was Gymnopus confluens, not sure though
…even with the mushroom in hand! Photo IDs work best with a distinctive fungus, whose features transfer well through a photo. Little brown or beige or white fungi, with no obvious features, are much harder. This is probably a white spored species, but that won’t help much. You’d need good keys and a scope to get it to genus, and even then…
Don’t expect an ID on everthing you collect…it just won’t happen, even for the experts!
But you are off to a fine start…enjoy your hunting, and keep sharing, esp. those dramatic photos!
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