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Jun 7, 2020 7:59 AM CST
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Naples, FL
I found this growing in my garden. Is this a mushroom or some kind of bug eggs?
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Jun 7, 2020 8:01 AM CST
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
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I have those. They grow on pieces of wood and on mulch that are kept wet. I believe they are a mushroom but don;t know what kind. They never have seemed to hurt anything
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Jun 7, 2020 9:10 AM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Bird's nest fungus.

Hellooooooo Naples!! Spent nine years in Cape Coral.
That is one of the coolest things in nature in my opinion and it won't hurt anything.
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Jun 7, 2020 11:00 AM CST
Southwest U.S. (Zone 7a)
I agree Bird's Nest Fungus, Lucky you! Thanks for sharing, it's a nice clear photo.

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Jun 7, 2020 4:51 PM CST
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Naples, FL
Thank you everyone! 🙂
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Jun 7, 2020 5:14 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Yes, Birds Nest Fungi ... with all the rain we've been having, I've been seeing it over here in my east coast garden lately too.
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