Fun with fungus

We used to have a beautiful flowering crab tree in our front yard.  The fuschia blooms were gorgeous, even though they only lasted a few days.  Because its roots were infringing on our sewer lines and causing issues, we had to cut it down.  Since the spring, little baby trees have been attempting to resurrect the tree.  They haven't been successful.  This morning, we found these had popped up in the place where the tree was.  I'm glad I took their picture this morning, because by 10:00 am, the sun had shrivelled them up.