A true naturalist takes time, is tentative in identifying species . Our mycologist searched the woods knife in hand, cutting a cross-section of a toadstool to watch for colour change. To be sure, he’d put the specimen under a microscope to look at spores. I found I was sometimes more interested in habit, in reproduction , than in precise ID. There are changes in nomenclature of fungi. Names aren’t always what they used to be.
Some spores are rain-dispersed, birds disperse them and so do field mice but the wind takes them furthest. Toadstools grow long stipes to raise the fungus into the air so the wind may carry spores further away.