Mickey Raine writes:
"Elaine and I headed to Richard DeKorte Park the other day to see the special exhibit on display, water color paintings and photos of the nature. While there, Elaine pointed out these odd-looking things in mass down in the grass and dirt area off the walkway.
"Upon first glance, they look like tiny clam shells opened with little groups of orbs; however, when getting down to the ground level and touching them, they are hard and seem to be solidly secured into the soil. We have absolutely no idea as to what they may be. Each shell-like creation is between 1/4 and 1/2 inch in diameter.
"If any of you can ID these tiny things, please assist." (Thanks, Mickey!)
Bird’s nest fungi