Slime Moulds – Stranger than Fiction
It is not true that to see the more remarkable organisms of this world one must travel to tropical regions. One autumn, I was walking through a wood near Bristol when I came to what appeared to be a bucket of whitewash thrown over a large tree stump. Closer inspection revealed that the object was about 2m across, slimy and had a surface texture rather like that of a cauliflower. The whole object must have weighed several kilograms.