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birds nest fungus (probably Cyathus stercoreus)


tiny cone shaped "nests" yellow brown on the outer surface, about 3/8 in. tall. The "nests" contain 3 to 4 "eggs" black, ovoid forms nestled at the bottom. The immature "nest" is covered by a white membrane. Older nests turn more dull gray.


on mulch and wood chips in a well tended garden near tennis courts.

No species ID suggestions

Delaware, USA

Lat: 38.53, Long: -75.06

Spotted on Aug 22, 2010
Submitted on Oct 7, 2010

Spotted for mission

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