Look what I found! It is not gross - its cool! I found it growing on a stump in Loveland, Ohio. I think it is called Auricularia cornea (Jelly Ear Fungus). I googled "fungus." Please do not ever do this. You would not BELIEVE the problems some people have with their toe nails(!) Anyway, it matched the pic of this type of fungus. Here is another shot!
I am linking with Ramblingwoods.com for her Nature Notes meme on Wednesdays! She is passionate about nature and has some awareness info at her blog about saving the frogs and the monarch butterflies.