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Gbmart
Las Vegas, NV

February 26, 2013
10:00 PM

Post #9433183

I found these hatched pods near the top of the soil in my garden. I have never seen them before this year. I've dug up more of them, but I can't find one with anything in it. The walls of the pod are very think and sort of white/transluscent.

Does anyone know what they are??? Help!!!

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Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

February 27, 2013
3:39 AM

Post #9433284

These appear to belong to a group of fungi known as 'birds nest' fungi - the 'cups' have the fungus' spores at the bottom; these then are splashed out by rain drops.

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