Growing on a log on the forest floor, maybe Mahoe.
This slime mold was growing on the under side of a burned Loblolly Pine tree.
Epic change from plasmodium to fruitbody.
This is another species found on my old plumb tree log. This makes nine species found on this log in 7 years and 25 species that I have collected from around my home. It shows how common slime moulds are even in urban habitats.
A rather odd time of the year to find this particularly in an urban habitat.
Stemonitis is a distinctive genus of slime moulds found throughout the world (except Antarctica). They are characterised by the tall brown sporangia, supported on slender stalks, which grow in clusters on rotting wood. Identification within the genus is difficult, and can only be performed with confidence using a microscope.