Saturday, 7 February 2015
Slime mould or a species new to science?
Came across this specimen whilst walking through a wood recently. Thought initially it was some sort of slime mould that was seemingly dripping down the bank. After a few minutes poking and prodding however, I realised it was only the soaking wet remnants of the skin of a common earthball, Sclerdoma citrium, that had completely opened out flat. Very disappointed - gone was my chance of having my name immortalised in taxonomic history!