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    Weird eggs (or mould?) in grass

    While walking the dogs over the weekend, I spotted lots of patches of this weird foamy eggs/mould stuff stuck onto tufts of grass in a grazing meadow.
    Does anyone have any idea what it might be?

    I have had a look on Google, but cant find anything which looks quite the same.

    TIA.







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    Slime mould?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trident-7 View Post
    Slime mould?
    Thank you.

    I think that is it.

    'Dog Sick Slime Mould'.
    Yuk.

    https://www.naturespot.org.uk/specie...ck-slime-mould
    Last edited by Maysie; 11th October 2021 at 12:04.

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    I'm quite good with my nature/insects but slime mould is new on me, looks like its a northern thing and probably why I have not seen this before, interesting...

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    Quote Originally Posted by murkeywaters View Post
    I'm quite good with my nature/insects but slime mould is new on me, looks like its a northern thing and probably why I have not seen this before, interesting...
    The images I posted above were taken in fields located in Herefordshire, but I have just seen there is an interactive map on the link I posted above which seems to show 'Mucilago crustacea’ is pretty widespread. I personally have never seen it before, despite walking my dogs through fields every day of the year, in various parts of the country.

    https://records.nbnatlas.org/occurre...22#tab_mapView

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    I’ve got some in my back garden underneath some fruit trees. I assumed it was fruit that had fallen going mouldy.

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    Loads in Essex. There's even a sign explaining it in one of the parks local to me.

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    Clever stuff, slime mould!


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    Are you sure they aren't slow worm eggs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    Clever stuff, slime mould!

    They should do this with British towns and cities and see if a slime mould thinks HS2 is a good idea.

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