Collection location: Albion, Mendocino Co., California, USA [Click for map]
These are actually a jelly fungus that grows in stalks, some with branches. I had it as a Clavulina, but Dr. Terry Henkel of Humboldt State University was there to set us right. He pointed out that these are Calocera, and I looked it up, and whadda ya know? There they were, described in Arora.