Springtime disorientation, part 2

Several new arrivals were seen during this week’s walk.

Delicate mushroom growing on a fallen tree trunk.
These tiny yellowish cone like structures appeared to be parading along the forest floor. They are not fungus, but Conopholis americana
In the dim light of the woods, this bright yellow slime mold growing on a rotting log was like a neon sign.



Conopholis americana – According to gardenforum online, the yellow cone-type things are Conopholis americana, non-photosynthesizing parasitic plants which rely on the roots of mainly oak or beech trees for food.

Fuligo septica – a slime mold with a bright yellow stage which grows on bark or mulch after heavy rains.


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