These amazing little orange mushrooms are a variety of Marasmius…some of the worlds smallest mushrooms belong to this family.
The height on these were almost 2 inches…the cap only about 1cm.
Found on a NE Kansas foray on a property COVERED in woods…A first-time find for me. Most everyone else had stepped past them as they’d seen this species in several other spots. I guess I was slow. We had about 15 people on the hike including my son and another member’s granddaughter. A GREAT hike…starting with an amazing amount growing on HORSE PUCKY! I couldn’t have driven home happy right after seeing that display. I tend to walk slowly so everyone was done except the leader of our group who stayed back with me to hunt (probably because he was afraid I’d get lost).