I’ve stumbled upon some of the weirdest mushrooms/fungi in the mulch around the house this year. Today I found these strange fluorescent orange cones both in the mulch and one on the path down to the woods. I have been unable to find anything like it in the online mushroom identification sources. Whatever, I don’t plan to eat it.
Earlier in the summer we kept finding these patches of fluorescent yellow on the mulch. At first we were concerned, thinking one of the dogs had vomited something awful. Later in the day it turned an ugly greyish brown and by the next day it had faded away to crumbles. Then it started showing up randomly all around the house. This one I was able to find online, and it is called “Slime Mold.” Pretty appetizing name, as well!