The rain at the weekend and the cooler weather created the correct temperatures and conditions for the first field mushroom of the season to appear and this one should be a real beauty when it is mature.
To keep the nocturnal mushroom munchers away we've put down some slug pellets and covered our prize with an old wooden fruit tray as an exercise in belt and braces efficiency, don't take any chances is the only way to go. We've no idea what the ladybird thinks, if at anything at all, but they're insect and aphid eaters so keep up the good work little red friend.
In my imagination I can smell the breakfast now. Lovely.