When I checked this corner on 6/17/10, there was one nice clump of alcohol inky caps, Coprinopsis atramentaria, growing at the base of the stop sign (upper right corner of photo). When I checked back 3 days later, 6/20/10, there were at least TEN clumps of alcohol inky caps growing in this grassy patch about 20 feet by 20 feet big on a very busy corner of Franklin Avenue and Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn. They were in quite a state of decay so it's too bad I didn't catch it a day or two sooner to see them all in a state of gloriousness. Still, it was so cool to see this many alcohol inky caps on an extremely busy intersection in Crown Heights, Brooklyn!
grassy patch at intersection of Franklin Ave and Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
Hard to spot the 10 clumps in the photo but they are there!