I haven’t identified this small fungus yet. If anyone can tell me what it is, I would appreciate it.
EDIT – I found out from fungaljungal.org that this appears to be the mushroom formerly known as Coprinus plicata.
I see it early in the morning lifted on a delicate stalk and unfurled like a parasol in a tropical drink. It appears to be generally grey until you get closer and see that it does actually have a fine coloration. They normally only stand about two to three inches high and the disc is always less than an inch. There is a small, golden/bronze area in the center that radiates out to the edges.
In this, second view the coloration is easier to see along with a small insect which is only about 1mm in length.
These quickly turn darker and die in the heat of the day. I only see them in this sort of condition early in the morning or more cloud covered days.