Thursday, September 05, 2013

Blackbirds and Mystery Object

        Just for the record, the blackbirds (Redwings, Grackles, Rusty Blackbirds, etc.) are starting to gather for their fall migration. We had a good sized group in our front woodlot yesterday evening.

        Meanwhile, back under a bench, I found a mystery object. I do know know if is it from an animal, a plant, or a fungus. My guess is fungus but if anyone knows, please pass the information along. It is just over 1 cm in height and about the same in diameter. It is under one of our outdoor benches.  Any ideas?


1 comment:

Ontario Wanderer said...

This may be the slime mould called Stemonitis axifera. If not, it is probably another species of Stemonitis. All I need now is a slime mould book and a microscope and some extra time . . .