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© 2009 Daniel W. Reed
This cyanobacteria forms mats on the rocks of cedar glades. In wet weather it is the jelly like mass you see here but when dry it is brittle and black.
Nostoc commune,Witch's Butter(Species)
Shooting Location: Cedars of Lebanon State Forest, Wilson County, Tennessee
Canon Digital Rebel XT / 350D Camera, Canon EF180mm F/3.5L Macro USM Lens, 1/15 Sec., f/16.0, ISO=100