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Author Topic: Weird growths in fields  (Read 5776 times)

KirinChris

  • Joined Apr 2022
  • Bishop Auckland, Durham
Weird growths in fields
« on: October 03, 2022, 06:46:52 pm »
Came across these today - several of them about 2m apart.

They look like they could be a fungus of some sort, or could be of insect origin.

About 8-10 cm across and stuck to the grass. Surface like cauliflower.


SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: Weird growths in fields
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2022, 07:58:10 pm »
The brilliantly named Dog Sick Slime Mould, Fuligo septica http://naturewonders.org/picture?/1005

Or, if you are Scandanavian, it's the vomit of troll cats.  :tired:

Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cows (rearing their own calves for beef), pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Weird growths in fields
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2022, 08:19:42 pm »
The brilliantly named Dog Sick Slime Mould, Fuligo septica http://naturewonders.org/picture?/1005

Or, if you are Scandanavian, it's the vomit of troll cats.  :tired:


Oh both names are so appropriate!

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • ScotHebs
Re: Weird growths in fields
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2022, 12:22:41 am »
I won't ask if they're edible  :eyelashes:
"Let's not talk about what we can do, but do what we can"

There is NO planet B - what are YOU doing to save our home?

Do something today that your future self will thank you for - plant a tree

 Love your soil - it's the lifeblood of your land.

Kiran

  • Joined Apr 2019
Re: Weird growths in fields
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2022, 02:09:42 am »
I found some of this the other night while we were walking the puppy in one of our fields. I actually asked my wife if the dog had been sick 🤣. We've also got some crazy sized mushrooms about too

 

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