All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Splash Cups</strong><br><em>Cyathus striatus</em> / Birdsnest Fungus Family<br>Racheff Gardens - Knoxville, TN<br>July 19, 2007
Splash Cups
Cyathus striatus / Birdsnest Fungus Family
Racheff Gardens - Knoxville, TN
July 19, 2007
These cute little fungi often grow on mulch. The tiny "eggs" are spore cases which are released when hit by falling raindrops. The brown ones at the bottom and the white one second from the top have not yet opened.