Small, fast ciliates that zoomed around the microscope slide. from pond
Under conifer log.
On decaying pine log
Fungi foam? On sycamore
Hemitrichia serpula. Rock Creek Park, Washington, DC, USA
Metatrichia vesparium. Rock Creek Park, Washington, DC, USA
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.