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It wasn't there yesterday. It looks like a couple of pieces of pipe insulation.
I would guess that it's some type of fungus, I've never seen anything like it before though.
I must be really intreagued as this is the first time that I've asked a question!
help identification assistance would be gratefully received.
Is that upside down? i.e. its been knocked over. Can we have a look at the brown bit/top?
Does it smell awful? In which case it is a stinkhorn, often makes its presence known in hedgerows or on shady banks.
Sorry about the dlay - I was at work.
Hold on I'll nip out and take another photo.
Yes, that one did appear to be inverted.
PS I'll sniff too
Weird thing Mog - I shall look forward to finding out what it is too.
New photo - It appears to have peaked. it's toppled over.
It didn't seem to smell bad until I got too close. It stinks.
I think you might be right Mr. Onion
The brown brown bit seems to have opened/pelled back.
(It's sideways this time - sorry)
They are amazing, I've never seen those.
I looked into Stinkhorns - I'm sure that that is what it is. It shoots up then breaks in half and topples over. There is a cracking you tube clip.
Thanks for your help Welshonion
I think it's a Phallus Impudicus - a stinkhorn.
Believe it or not my friend's father used to eat these things at their youngest stage plus a number of equally unappetising looking fungi.
They grow in the woods round our house and smell like a decaying corpse.
Love the you tube clip - isn't time lapse photography wonderful?
Thanks very much for all the comments everyone, very helpful.
If a few more pop up I'll post them on here.
PS I won't be eating any!