on poplar (?) tree stump
Chocolate Tube Slime Mould sp?
A brown fungus that looks like a many-tentacled sea anemone, on a bit of year-old pinus radiata.
I believe you need microscopic analysis to take to species. Genus confirmation appreciated.
This caught my eye and the only one in the whole area. Growing on a pine tree. Really delicate as just a puff of wind and it would move when the leaves around it wouldn't move. Reminds me of cocoa :)
And I do not have a clue as to what it is, so fungi including lichens is my best guess!
in mixed willow/riparian patch at edge of conifers
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.