What is this strange growth in my mulched areas? I'm including two photos, the first photo showing more clearly the two stages of the growth: Stage #1) Tiny light tan spheres and Stage #2) Half spheres with seeds or spores. These are popping up everywhere in my beds and mulched paths. An organic program has been followed, and I have added all sorts of soil amendments to the highly alkaline limestone soil in my area. Are these mushrooms and their spores? Never saw these before. The area has experienced a bad drought this year, and it is permissible to hand-water, which I've been doing almost daily. The main question is, how do I get rid of these because they look like untouchables? Please help. This is my first post, so hope that I'm doing this properly.