Sawdust in mulch?

wolf29May 29, 2014

Hi. On our front lawn we have areas that are mulched and we just recently laid down some new mulch we got from Lowes (in bags) as we've done every spring.

We've noticed what for lack of a better term looks like puffs of sawdust popping up throughout the mulch which weren't there when I laid it down.

Any ideas what it is and how it's getting there? I don't see any insects within those puffs milling about but they could be underneath I suppose, but I'm at a loss as to how they are forming and what they actually are.

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Fungus... puffs of 'smoke' when disturbed are spores.

Congrats - you are now officially a composter ;-)

    Bookmark   May 29, 2014 at 9:02PM
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It's probably a slime mold.

!00% normal where you have a lot of wood chips.

    Bookmark   May 29, 2014 at 9:05PM
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