Hidden alien forest? Or Mycetozoa?

Hidden alien forest


via Hidden alien forest.  (Photo: Valeriya Zvereva) Zvereva, who is from Moscow, used a special macro lens to capture the vibrant and up-close shots, which show off the organisms’ unlikely beauty. (/Caters News)


Dr. Thomas hope you think this is fun…

Phylogenetic tree showing the diversity of prokaryotes, compared to eukaryotes

Peaked your interest?  Are you thinking well that is in Moscow not here?

Heard of Dog Vomit Slime mold  (Fulgio septica #72) or Wolf’s Milk slime mold (Lycogala epidendrum #75) or my personal favorite Black Jelly Roll Fungus Exidia glandulosa #89? These fungi are NC natives! 

Check this page out  http://www.easttennesseewildflowers.com/gallery/index.php/fungi  Scroll down the page to witness the fantastic diversity captured here (Image numbers are the left column). This website is by Mrs. Kris H. Light a teacher from my hometown Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

A fellow Environmental Educator and I discovered  a Cedar Apple Rust Gall (#16) and Quince Rust (#19) on a walk (4/9/2015) here in Mecklenburg County.