on unidentified log in open park land.
Dog vomit slime mold
Not a very attractive name, I find slime molds to be interesting and I'd like to learn more about them.
Rampart Ridge trail
1100 meters (3600 feet)
Mount Rainier National Park,
Definitely slimy rather than dry and powdery!
I saw this slime mold on a rotting log in Wooster Memorial Park.
A single cluster of sporangium on a stalk is about 1/8" tall.
Protozoa are a diverse group of unicellular eukaryotic organisms, many of which are motile. Originally, protozoa had been defined as unicellular protists with animal-like behavior, e.g., movement. Protozoa were regarded as the partner group of protists to protophyta, which have plant-like behaviour, e.g. photosynthesis.