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
Clark County, Nevada, US
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...