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Nature enthusiast with an M.S. in Medical Entomology, specializing in mosquitoes and ticks.
Thank you so much for the SOTD! I love finding this slime mold :). If you brush the tops of the stalks, the brown spores puff into the air and look like cocoa dust.
@ Danièle, it definitely resembles chestnut vermicelli!
Thanks to everyone for all the comments :)
Thanks Greg, Roy, and Neil! @Neil, I don't carry a mirror. Sometimes I can get a shot of the underside with a wide angle lens, and other times I tip the mushroom to see the gills/pores. The white mushroom is a different species of Amanita.