Over the past few day, I have encountered a lot of flora and fauna that are mysteries to me.
At the risk of showing my stupidity, I am asking for help in IDing these things.
The above plant (?) is on the way to Blue Heron Pond at the Celery Farm. It's an orange thing coming out of the ground, and there were a lot of them.
Next was a bug on a lily pad at Hawk Mountain.
Finally, this yucky yellow stuff was on the mulch in my front yard yesterday. It's like the mulch sneezed.