Can anyone ID this for me?

katgardener(5b)June 21, 2014

I am seeing this in several areas of my garden this year, both in sun and shade. Should I be concerned? Thanks!!

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gjcore(zone 5 Aurora Co)

It looks like some sort of fungus. Not unusual to see stuff like that sometimes in wood chips. Probably not a cause for concern.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2014 at 5:15PM
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katgardener(5b)

Thanks gocore!

    Bookmark   June 21, 2014 at 5:38PM
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luckybottom

Looks like the cotton from our cottonwood trees. Got any around?

    Bookmark   June 21, 2014 at 6:02PM
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Skybird - z5, Denver, Colorado

What does that stuff do if you touch it--or water it down?

i agree with GJCore, being in the mulch it's probably some type of fungus, but I've never seen one that looks like that!

It looks a little bit like the "foam" that came out of the "pods" in The Body Snatchers!!! Do you still feel like yourself?????

Skybird

    Bookmark   June 22, 2014 at 12:36AM
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katgardener(5b)

I should have tried picking the dumb stuff up!!! It's not organic at all, but a nylon-based insulation material of some sort. Dummy me!

At least it's not body-snatcher foam. :-D

    Bookmark   June 22, 2014 at 11:19AM
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steviewonder(4)

I was going to say it looks just like the stuffing from a lawn chair cushion. Squirrels gutted my chair cushions last year and used the stuffing to line their nest.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2014 at 1:40PM
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