Sunday, 8 January 2012

Jellies in the rainforest

From indoors the day looked dreary but out in the woods, sparkly droplets of rain added an extra dimension. Close-up the colours so bright and swirls of rainforest mist beyond. It was certainly an atmospheric setting. And then there were the jellies. 

First a yellow one lying on a mound of moss beneath an oak – was this the witches butter?

Later on a grey one with hints of pink on the top of a decaying branch. There’s an interesting article on the BBC Scotland website which refers to it as star jelly but no-one seems to know what it is. The article concludes it may have come from an alien’s nose! 

And this is what it looked like elsewhere in the rainforest:

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