Those tan colour blobs are slime mould. These fascinating single-celled organisms used to be classed as fungi but now are no longer considered to be part of the fungal kingdom. George Barron characterized them as “a slimy mass of protoplasm called a plasmodium. Most of… Read More
There is an old apple stump out in our back yard. Today I noticed an unusual growth on it. This brown feathery growth is on the top and sides of the stump, which suggests the organism producing it has spread throughout the stump. I was… Read More
I took these photos on a walk through a lovely suburban forest, one of those places you wouldn’t know was there unless you knew it was there. The photo above shows a breat’s head tooth growing from a felled tree in the forest. This forest… Read More
For me, these are curiosities I notice while I’m out looking for some tasty edible mushrooms in the woods. I’d like to learn more about them one day. Not today though. For now, I’ll just share some photos of these strange items.
I’m no expert on slime molds, so don’t be asking me to identify this one. It’s very striking, isn’t it?