Bird's nest fungus
Nidulariaceae is called the bird's nest fungus, because it sort of looks like a birds nest with eggs in it.
The little 'eggs' contain spores which are supposed to be eaten by animals and spread over large
distances. They get a but of a helping hand when it rains as the cup has a special shape which projects
the spore packets up to 1 meter away when a raindrop falls in and splashes. Sometimes tiny sticky
threads will be attached to the spores and will wrap around bits of vegetation which it comes in contact
The family is cosmopolitan.