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All over the mulch in my garden are these small brown fungus (I think it's a fungus?):

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Some almost look like they "hatched" open, while others have a cap. What are these growths? They first appeared last year, but this year there are many more.

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After seeing the link posted in the comments by csk, I looked into it and I believe that this is Cyathus striatus or more commonly, fluted bird's nest fungus.

Pictures seen here seem to be very similar if not identical to what I have in my garden, as well as some of the pictures in the link posted by csk.

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