Has it been cold where you live? Here in western NC it rained hard for two days and was really warm but now things have changed over and it is back to winter and freezing temperature at night. Even so, if I visited the right kind of wetland I have a good chance of finding some gelatinous masses like the one pictured below. Any ideas about this? Do you know or have a guess about who might have left it? Have you ever noticed this at the bottom of a pond near you? Check back next weekend to see if your guess was correct.