TPP has been wanting to use the FFFungus for some time, but no appropriate "critters" presented themselves. Since fall field work in under way and fall is a great time for fungi, except for how dry it's been, it was only a matter of time. This is quite a handsome, although not large, example, the "apricot jelly fungus" (Phlogiotis helvelloides). Now please understand; these are a jelly fungus whose color is apricot, not a fungus named after apricot jelly, although it might work just as well that way. The fruiting bodies generally appear out of cracks in dead branches usually following a rain and what with their color they are quite conspicuous in spite of their smallish size (~1 cm). The spatulate shape is pretty typical. Found these two weeks ago but now they've disappeared until the next rainfall rehydrates them.