Cyathus sp.Bird's nest fungus
Description: Each fruiting body of this fungi was about 5 millimetres across.
Remarks: This fungus decomposes wood chips and mulch.
Bird’s nest fungus are so called because they resemble a bird’s nest, not because they are found in birds’ nests. The spores of the fungus are contained in the ‘eggs’ in the ‘nest’. The ‘eggs’ can be dislodged by a raindrops and, if the angle and force are right, thrown some distance from the ‘nest’.
References: Fungi of the Perth Region and Beyond. Neale L Bougher. https://www.wanaturalists.org.au/news/fungi-of-the-perth-region-and-beyond-by-neale-l-bougher/