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birds nest fungus

Cyathus olla

Habitat:

hardwood mulch

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7 Comments

AnnaWhipkey
AnnaWhipkey 9 years ago

Thanks for the ID Clive! I really appreciate you going through my fungus spottings.

AnnaWhipkey
AnnaWhipkey 10 years ago

Scott, I'll have to revisit the site. These are next to a sapling structure. It is well mulched and kept watered so it doesn't dry out. Seems to be perfect conditions for fungi.

AnnaWhipkey
AnnaWhipkey 10 years ago

thanks Nicole

NicoleB
NicoleB 10 years ago

What a cool find!

ScottRasmussen
ScottRasmussen 10 years ago

If these fungi are near a wall or tree trunk you should try and find the tiny "eggs", or peridioles, that get dislodged by raindrops and stick to the nearest surface. A mycologist that I ride the bus with pointed them out to me. They look like little drops of paint or tar.

AnnaWhipkey
AnnaWhipkey 10 years ago

I never noticed them until I saw other spottings on Noah

dandoucette
dandoucette 10 years ago

I've seen these before, never knew what they were.

AnnaWhipkey
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AnnaWhipkey

Indiana, USA

Spotted on Jul 28, 2011
Submitted on Aug 1, 2011

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