Mold growing on raccoon poop.
It was bread mold, it was black and had white fuzz.
Small colony dead on log
Growing on a nutrient agar plate inoculated with soil from the lawn.
- on a fig
The coolest find of the day. A Zombie Land of flies - 9 total flies in a 5 ft x 5ft area in different states of Entomophthora muscae infection. One fly was still moving (seen in this observation) and the infection had only caused one wing to be bent up and non-functional. I could touch it with my finger and it didn't run away. All the other flies appeared to be Scathophaga stercoraria. During the course of photographing the other flies this still living one climbed to the top of the plant that I had found it on, which is textbook behavior for the infection as some how the mycelium grows into a portion of the fly brain that makes it want to climb to a high place for better spore dispersal. See Observation: http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/1373764
Furia ithacensis growing on Rhagio punctipennis. Rock Creek Park, Washington, DC, USA.
Common fungus in Finland.
This was growing on some stock feed that had been dumped on the side of a track. I have no idea what it is and am open to any suggestions.
Zygomycota, or zygote fungi, is a phylum of fungi. The name comes from zygosporangia, where resistant spherical spores are formed during sexual reproduction. Approximately 1060 species are known. They are mostly terrestrial in habitat, living in soil or on decaying plant or animal material. Some are parasites of plants, insects, and small animals, while others form symbiotic relationships with plants. Zygomycete hyphae may be coenocytic, forming septa only where gametes are formed or to wall off...