Life made of small patterns
Woven into the fabric
Of a world we see everyday
Easy to miss
One has to look close
Take the time
Yet when you see it
All the small patterns
All the small designs
The whole looks different
And maybe a better place
The picture above is of a fungus called Splash Cups or Bird Nest fungus – Crucibulum laevehe The fungus lives on decaying wood and the bird’s nest is the reproductive part. The little eggs inside are called peridoles that look like seeds but contain spores inside. The peridoles open and little drops of water splash into the cup spread the spores to surrounding areas.
They are usually only about a 1/4 inch in size.
7 thoughts on “Curious Friday: A Matter of Design”
Very interesting! Started my day learning something new.
I’ve seen bird’s nest fungi in the woods twice. I think thy’re awesome. They are pretty tiny.
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Very information post. Never heard of this fungus. Wow.
Beautiful and fascinating!
A very unique photo! Well done!