Bug Eggs or Plant Spores

Asked August 7, 2013, 12:20 PM EDT

I found these weird sacs with eggs in them. They were located in the shady side of my maple tree down in the mulch under all the bindweed. I pulled up all the bindweed and found them then I remulched with cedar mulch. What are these and how do I get rid of them?

Lawrence County South Dakota

1 Response

I believe it is a birds nest fungus. They won't harm anything and are actually good as they help break down organic matter like the mulch.

http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston./Gardening-Handbook/PDF-files/GH-070--birds-nest-fungus.pdf