Thursday, August 19, 2021

Fungi and Chocolate Slime Mold?

I'm slowly trying to catch up with things while at the same time limit my 'screen' time. My eyes seem to tire very easily. So I am doing a lot of things to keep the eye strain down to a dull roar.

Crab Spider waiting to pounce on a woolly aphid aka known as a Fairy Fly...

Club Fungi close up and then with an SD card next to it for getting an idea of how small this was! [If you click on the photo, you should be able to see it much larger.]

I'm pretty happy about finding the club fungi. This was the very first time I'd found it and actually knew to look for it.

Old slime mold that has dried up.

Slug on a rotting stump with tube slime mold.

Drum roll please...

Chocolate Tube Slime Mold.
It has other names but I thought this was the neatest.

I'll wrap up with just a pretty little fungi that reminded me of an umbrella. It had a blue tint to it and by the afternoon it had drooped and 'melted'. I imagine it belongs to the tiny ink cap family.

I need to get back out tomorrow morning before the heat and humidity get too intense and look around on the logs.
I did watch Fantastic Fungi on Netflix today and the photography and time lapse photography was quite beautiful.

It was pretty interesting and if you like fungi and mushrooms it might be worth your time.
It also had some interesting interviews regarding the use of the ingredients of the Psilocybin Mushroom and PTSD and depression.

There are rains and storms predicted for tomorrow night so I may be out hunting the strange world of slime molds and fungi again this weekend.


  1. Oh I like the Chocolate Tube Slime Mold...what a cool name. WE may get rain on Friday! :)

  2. You sure find and make a lot of tiny stuff interesting!! I don’t get close enough to see such things. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Usually our woods are not so terribly buggy so I have time to stand still and look at logs and am now learning where to look for these things.

  3. I can appreciate the fact that you took your time to closely observe and identify the different fungi because it shows you were in tune with nature. I do look at those sorts of things but don't take the time to identify them other than what others have told me about. I always said that one day I would love to learn how to gather wild mushrooms to eat. Nice collection of photos-thanks!

    1. It is just a hobby that was started by curiosity. In 2009 I started to go out every day and try to find something 'new' in the woods. So it kind of kept going from there.