Slime Mold in the City!

The weather has shifted slightly, and it was partly cloudy today with big sofa clouds sharing the sky with raggedy rain clouds…  Which is the perfect kind of weather to wake up all different kinds of slime molds.  I sooo much wanted to go out into the woods and look for the stuff rather than go to work, but… I went to work.

When I got home, I let the dogs out like I normally do and walked around the backyard with them… and was rewarded by nature.  The slime molds I’d wanted to see in the wilds earlier in the day, were actually springing up all over the pile of old tree limbs and bits of stump that were piled up behind the shed.  I saw different kinds of slime mold including a kind of Badhamia that look like little grey eggs with brown spores in them, the bright pink Wolf’s Milk Slime Mold, a kind of “weeping” mold, and the yellow-orange Dog Vomit slime mold which was still in the “plasmodium” stage and was reaching spindly tendrils out all around it looking for bacteria to eat.  Awesomesauce! (as my niece would say.)  There was also a big slug in there with little pink baby-things wiggling near it, but I don’t know if they were its babies or someone else’s.

See?  Sometimes wishes do come true…  Hah!