I encountered these tiny cup lichen (Cladonia) on a decaying bit of branch nestled in the thick, carpety moss on the forest floor while seeking out a good spot to hang devices to snag martin hair for a population study with which i was helping.  

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Your photos are amazing and brightened up my rainy Portland day. These little cups are Crucibulum laeve, in the family Nidulariaceae, a bird's nest fungus that is common in our PNW forests. Thanks again for your wonderful photos!