At Muir Woods National Monument
After the rain this disgusting fungus popped up in our garden.
Guessing on this. Perhaps a fungus? Unfortunately I was holding people up on a one-lane trail so I couldn't spend more time on it.
Protozoa are a diverse group of unicellular eukaryotic organisms, many of which are motile. Originally, protozoa had been defined as unicellular protists with animal-like behavior, e.g., movement. Protozoa were regarded as the partner group of protists to protophyta, which have plant-like behaviour, e.g. photosynthesis.