Wolfs Milk Slime Mold - Lycogala epidendrum by MotherNature

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These used to be thought to be puffballs but now are considered slime molds. Colors can range from red to black, and this is the fruiting body. One of those not in the picture has a droplet of orange liquid at the top; I don’t know what that is but it may be worth mentioning as an observation.

This picture was taken September 27, 2011, in a hardwood forest in Montgomery County, PA.


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I love nature, science, poetry, prose, art, music – you name it! Now that I’m retired, time is mine to spend as I wish (pretty much), and I wish to take pictures of our natural world.

Bringing the outdoors in for others to see, especially those who may not get the opportunity to wander next to a pond, fish at the beach, or tramp in the woods, is a pleasure. I hope to build a window to the wonders of nature that fill our everyday lives.

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 3 years ago

  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...almost 3 years ago

    Don’t forget to submit image that was featured this month in Fungilicious to the new challenge October Challenge
    I confess…I have a bad habit of poking these :o)

  • LOL – picking on something smaller than you! Thank you for the feature:>)

    – MotherNature

  • Esther's Art and Photography
    Esther's Art a...almost 3 years ago

    Fantastic info, find and image. Congratulations on your feature!

  • Thank you very much:>)

    – MotherNature

  • Kat Simmons
    Kat Simmonsalmost 3 years ago

    They look like little bottoms! Great image

  • I didn’t think of that but you are so right! Little pink baby bottoms – LOL.

    – MotherNature

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