This slime mold was found on the underside of a fallen tree in Bill’s Woods, Madison WI. Unfortunately, I was unable to identify the species of tree.
The surrounding environment was leafy and a bit wet. The forest canopy shaded the area quite well.
This particular yellow/orange slime mold was observed all over the tree and was commonly hidden by a layer of decaying moist bark. In the second image, goblet shaped structures are visible (burst) in the top left as well as some short stems in other images.
The cluster photographed here is about 2.5 × 1 cm in area.
I am unsure of what genus or species this might be.
These photos were taken on a warm 60 degree day (fahrenheit) and it is worth noting that the forest has bloomed substantially since last week’s observations.
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