Springtime disorientation, part 2

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

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

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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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