The above photo reaches us through a chain of e-mailers so deep that we’re having trouble determining the original source. Nevertheless, we are told and reasonably given to understand that the spherical growths above were found in a muddy tire track near Hayfork. Click the photo to make it big! 

They are beautiful.

Lost Coast Outpost readers: Now is your chance to prove your smarts! Remember the pink stuff? Remember the apple-mad caterpillars? You guys slayed on those things! Now the world needs an ID on these jewel-like organisms found in a Trinity County ditch, and so naturally it turns to the LoCO for answers. Do not disappoint!