Brown “hair” on a house wall

Q: I saw this fungus on the side of a building. It looks like hair. If you disturb it you can see a gazillion spores coming off of it.

A: I had no idea what this was so I submitted to the Mushroom Hunters of North Georgia Facebook group.

In typical speedy fashion, I got an identification.

It’s a Stemonitis, a type of slime mold. There are dozens of species but I like the one with the common name Chocolate Tube Slime Mold.

Slime Molds

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