Photo by Michael Snedic.This wouldn't last an hour in my yard. Two of the herd of grey squirrels are big mushroom destroyers. Any that pop up are usually scattered over the yard before the day is done.
Laccaria Amethystina, commonly known as the Amethyst Deceiver, is a small brightly colored mushroom, that grows in deciduous as well as coniferous forests. The mushroom itself is edible, but can absorb arsenic from the soil.