lediboy's picture

Mystery jelly.

Observed: 1st December 2011 By: lediboy
Mystery jelly.
Mystery jelly

Mass of gelatinous material very similar to frog spawn but without any embryos.

  • Frog spawn protective jelly
    Confidence: It might be this.
Species interactions

No interactions present.


Masked Marvel's picture

Similar things have been

Similar things have been posted before and I think they turned out to be fungi. It doesn't look like frogspawn so maybe try transferring to to fungi and lichens?

Rob Coleman's picture

There have been lots of

There have been lots of postings of this stuff on ispot, see here http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/10095, amphibians seem to be the best explanation, although I don't know what frogspawn is doing around at this time of the year

Rob Coleman

the naturalist man's picture


This stuff fascinates me, it can even be found high in trees. If you search for it on iSpot you'll find other records and much discussion. There is even a link to someone who has looked at it under a microscope. I suspect there are a number of phenomenon creating very similar jelly and perhaps all explanations are correct, obviously not for every blob of jelly though!

As for this one, I doubt it is frog spawn jelly at this time of the year, even with a mild winter it is very early.

Graham Banwell

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