Monday, August 2, 2010

Nature Question

Eli and I discovered this in my grandfather's flower beds when we were weeding and mulching. It's fascinating and looks like tiny birds' nests with eggs inside. Anybody know if it's fungus, mushrooms, mold???


Anonymous said...

Striate Bird's Nest Fungus (Cyanthus striatus)
Each "egg" in these minuscule "nests" contains a multitude of spores. Rainwater splashes the eggs out of the nest allowing them to spread. In gardens fertilized with manure these are often found.

info from Reader's Digest North American Wildlife.

Julie said...

THANK YOU! They are as fascinating as they look - what a creative Creator we have!!