Short brown stalks growing in mulch

Asked July 12, 2017, 7:29 PM EDT

What is this? They are hard to the touch. I am not sure if it is insect related or a fungus?

Carver County Minnesota mulch horticulture

1 Response

Hello,

Based on the photos I would say that those structures are fungal fruiting bodies. In other words, mushrooms. No need to do anything unless you wish to remove them, which you can do manually. Otherwise just wait since they are not long lasting.

Hope this helps.