On a summer morning, look down into the grass somewhere in the neighborhood. Thick well-watered grass is best. If you see little green people, you're probably too hot and need to sit down. If you see little parasols that look like mini-imports from Japan, don't worry. You're not hallucinating. You're actually seeing one of the city's most delicate and appealing shrooms.
Like a see-through umbrella, the pleated inky cap is so unusual you will want to take it home and show it to all your friends. Unfortunately, however, it will most likely disintegrate before you get back to the barn. So you'll have to appreciate it right there. Look it over thoroughly. Hold it up to the sun. Notice its ridges and wide gills. And, if you're feeling stupid, hold it over your head like an umbrella!
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