We have a weird orange spherical fungus growing in our garden, any idea what it is and if we need to do anything special to get rid of it?

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  • They just look like micro toadstools/mushrooms to me. Pull one or two up to see if they have stalks, and whether they have gills beneath the cap.
    – Bamboo
    Dec 29, 2012 at 13:38

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This appears to be a slime mold (not a fungus) in the genus Lycogala; most likely either L. epidendron or L.terrestre. It is harmless to your garden, feeding on microorganisms and other detritus.

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