Image #137 – Stalked Hairy Fairy Cup fungus

Image #137

According to the National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms,  “The Stalked Hairy Fairy Cup is one of a number of very small, beautiful cup fungi that are covered with hairs.”  Enough said?  This dainty life form lives on a tree at Wayah Bald, NC — 5,000 feet up, very exposed to extremes and very beautiful. ☙