I Know There Are Others Who Appreciate Slime Molds Too

February 17, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

My big expedition this weekend took me up the Martha Washington Creek streambed, which gratifyingly was not completely dry in spite of the continuing exceptional drought. As always, I kept my eyes peeled for things living on the moist(ish) slopes and rotting logs. I wasn't having much success with my usual targets, but finally was exceedingly excited when I discovered a large dead pine sporting four species of slime mold. 

This was the most interesting and photogenic of them:  (probably) Lycogala epidendrum, common name Wolf's Milk.

Slime Mold 1Slime Mold 1Probably Lycogala epidendrum, common name Wolf's Milk


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