9:28am

Slime mold

Fuligo septica

On irrigated residential lawn, Windsor St., Tustin, Orange County, CA. 4/8/13. © Joanne Schwartz.

In Veracruz State, Mexico, this is called "caca de luna" and fried and eaten.

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10:20am

12:31 pm

12:32pm. Broken open by photographer

Dried and crusty with spore production in black areas. The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo, CA. 12/11/2014. © Joanne Schwartz

cm scale. The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo, CA. 12/11/2014. © Joanne Schwartz

Fresh and new, soft and "slimy". The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo, CA. 12/11/2014. © Joanne Schwartz