Slime Molds are something I am not all that familiar with. Until this year, I do not think I had noticed slime molds more than a handful of times.
This summer I have noticed slime molds growing a few different places while on hikes, but never in the abundance and variety that I saw yesterday along Mosquito Cove Trail.
There were at least 4 distinctly different forms (and I assume they would be different species). One of the yellow forms was present in multiple locations.
This pink form was the most interesting to me. I guess I am not certain it is a slime mold, but that
is my best guess. It reminds me of bubble gum. Unlike other slime molds I have noticed, this one had a relatively tough outer layer. However, inside the thin leathery exterior was a pink slime.