Mushroom growing on dead redwood log.
Growing on fallen twig.
This was a thick batch of Tremella mesenterica or Witch’s Butter growing along a moss-covered log in the Hansville Greenway Wildlife Corridor. The largest glob was about 1 1/2" diameter, and it felt like firm jello.
Found on the side of a trail in a transition area between a mostly dense Doug fir/oak woodland and more sparse oak woodland. The fungus was found on a stump and was about 3 inches long. It hadn't rained in the area (California drought) for a while so the fungus was dry.
Orange gooey fungus.
Orange slimy fungus
Tremella mesenterica (common names include yellow brain, golden jelly fungus, yellow trembler, and witches' butter) is a common jelly fungus in the Tremellaceae family of the Agaricomycotina. It is most frequently found on dead but attached and on recently fallen branches, especially of angiosperms, as a parasite of wood decay fungi in the genus Peniophora. The gelatinous, orange-yellow fruit body of the fungus, which can grow up to 7.5 cm (3.0 in) diameter, has a convoluted or lobed...