Spongy sooty mold on American Beech, (Fagus grandifolia) caused by mold that grows on honeydew exudate from an aphid. This mold is more mature, being black rather than white. Quite prevalent in this particular area.
Pink blobs of fungus growing on lichens on apple tree branch.
fungus on dead Holly (Ilex aquifolium) leaf.
Leafmine in Rubus sp.
Growing on lower branch of a large beech. No visible aphids this time of year.
Fungal spore found in moss
Microscope: 40x Objective
Illumination: Phase Contrast
This mold was growing all over beech trees and gave off a sweet scent somewhat like maple syrup. It grows on honeydew produced by scale insects. Some sources say it's called Capnodium fungus, but that name doesn't seem to work here.
Device: Rain Trap
Temp: 44F 6.7C
Dothideomycetes is the largest and most diverse class of ascomycete fungi. It comprises 11 orders 90 families, 1300 genera and over 19,000 known species. Traditionally, most of its members were included in the loculoascomycetes, which is not part of the currently accepted classification. This indicates that several traditional morphological features in the class are not unique and DNA sequence comparisons are important to define the class.