Not a moss, a slime mold! Specifically Fuligo septica also known as scrambled eggs. Slime molds are single-celled organisms that normally lead solitary lives, but when conditions are right they mass in the millions and produce this odd structure called a plasmodium. Researchers think it’s because a great food source was identified and everyone came to the feast. Some plasmodia are for spore production and release. Terrific find. Great textures huh? You could tighten the crop on any one of the main areas for a closer look.
I’ve just begun to see and identify slime molds in the field. Most of the fruiting bodies are not anywhere this large and need a hand lens to be seen. This one is also called dog vomit slime mold because when the plasmodium breaks down it gets brown and goopy. Ugh. But they’re really interesting organisms - animals that reproduce with spores like mosses, ferns and mushrooms.
Here is a link to some I found in my yard last year -
Garry, such a cool yellow color. Thank you @Kris_Smith for the explanation of this funky mold. I would like to see a tighter crop to make the slime even more of a star in this photo. Great find and capture!