A slime mold, of course!
|White slime decorating moss "trees"|
The name seems a bit off-putting.
These were cool and jelly-like to the touch. I didn't notice any odour.
|Another mold, nearby. A different organism, or another stage of the same?|
This one was a bit sticky on my fingers; I had to wipe them off on the grass.
I found several patches of another slime, a salmon-coloured mass, growing on what looked like old dog doings. And this one did look slimy, moldy, icky.
|Not appetizing at all!|
I didn't touch this one with my hands, because of the possibility of the base really being dog stuff, but I collected a small piece in a pill bottle, to see how it develops. It didn't do anything; just sits there slimily in its little container. But surprisingly, it has a pleasant, fruity smell, even after a couple of days.
And it reminded me of this xkcd comic:
|From xkcd, cc.|