Sometime life is sharp and crisp and sometimes soft and gooey. The endless patterns in which life arranges itself is a marvel to enjoy. Yellow Fungus enjoying a moist afternoon in the temperate rainforest of the Pacific Northwest. Vancouver Island, CA.

30 thoughts on “Gooey

  1. Girl Gone Expat

    I wondered what the yellow substance was looking at your picture, not sure I would have guessed it was a fungus:)

    1. The first time I came across it I had the same reaction. It is a cool sight and an important player in recycling those great forest. Hope your weekend was great and thanks for the feedback as we really appreciate it.

  2. I saw this yellow goo in a rainforest recently and wondered whether it was a fungus. A nice surprise to see it in your blog too. Very interesting stuff!

    1. Hi Jane, it is interesting isn’t it. All the different types of fungus, molds etc that grow in the forest and do the work of recycling nutrients back into different life forms. Hope you have a great week ahead.

  3. Guess I’m more on the gooey, wiggly side of life than on the other one. Mostly. πŸ˜‰

    And tbh, I never saw a fungus in a color like this so far – looks almost… chemical. Like yellow insulation foam. I wonder why it has this color in this intensity. Very often, intense colors are to attract or scare animals away, but in this case…?

    1. Hi suzan, I am not sure what the pigment is that gives these slime molds their yellow. A simple search on the web gives no clue. I will have to dig deeper on this one. They do like those moist wet forests and really help in recycling dead plants matter.

      1. I know, I did a quick search as well (for not appearing dumb ;)). But didn’t find anything either quickly. No effort with searching please though, I just wondered, but it’s not that important. πŸ™‚

    1. Hi and thanks for the ID. We had read that as well while we were studying about mushrooms. It is really cool that life domes in so carried form and each has such an important role in ecosystem health. Hope your day is going well and thanks again fro sharing your knowledge here. Much appreciate.

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