growing up from 2 year old conifer and black oak wood chips part sun/part shade
Slime molds is the best I can come up with for this bizarre thing.
The group I led on the Bunny Run this morning found a few of these and asked what they were. Is this some kind of fungi?
Pear-shaped hanging bodies with shiny skin. This was in rotting sawdust within 2m of the three slime moulds I observed yesterday.
Yellow slime mould with small wet lumps, rather like custard.
Slime moulds in three different colours/textures in close proximity on rotting sawdust. Of four photos one shows all three, and there is a close-up of each of the different colours.
The white and yellow observations are now listed separately.
Myxogastria or myxogastrids, formerly known as Myxomycota, is a class of Mycetozoa, itself a grouping of slime moulds, that contains 5 orders, 14 families, 62 genera and 888 species. They are colloquially known as the plasmodial or acellular slime moulds.