Autumn seems to be the season of the slime mould. I recently found this fantastic Grey Slime Mould (physarum cinereum) on a lawn in Exmouth. Grey Slime Mould is a collection of single-celled organisms. They look like sooty deposits spilled on the grass. Spread over several metres this one stood out as something rather curious. Almost like spilled paint.
I was sent these lovely photographs from a reader in December 2018 regarding a strange growth on her grass. She briefly writes: Is this slime mould? Erika Thank you Erika for the question and the brilliant pictures. Yes, that is a great example of a slime mould. If you have a look at a photographs of this dog… Read More »
This wonderful example of a slime mould recently appeared on my test lawn. It is a great example of the colourfully named Dog Sick Slime Mould (mucilago crustacea). This example was about 30cm in length and a bright cream colour. It almost shone compared to the green grass surrounding it. It appeared very quickly (overnight) and then had… Read More »