These are yellow bird's nests and are quite an unusual find. They are one of very few plants that contain no chlorophyll, forming a parasitic relationship with fungi to obtain their nutrients. They're not to be confused with bird's nest orchids, which also contain no chlorophyll, as these are not orchids.
I found some chanterelles growing nearby and picked up a vertebrae to take home for Bug Mad Girl (probably a squirrel or a rabbit).
|Vertebrae (maybe of a squirrel or rabbit)|
The sun even came out for a while and I saw speckled woods, marbled whites, ringlets and two huge green and black dragonflies, that flew all around me but refused to settle for a photograph. What a beautiful morning!