This bizarre thing has appeared in my backyard and I need to know what it is, and if its harmful / poisonous to my dogs.
It appeared a few days ago at the base of a giant tree. Its the size of a soccer ball, and is yellowish-brown in color, almost latte colored. It looks to be made of an almost papery material and there are lots of tiny black bugs crawling in it.
I'm afraid to kick or touch it to investigate further, in case there are wasps / bees / critters in there.
Any guesses? I can take better pics later if needed.