These are the same species, Lycogala epidendrum AKA Wolf’s Milk Slime, sporulating on another log. These just crawled up to the surface within the last few days (May 2015).
They started turning brown today.
I decided to look inside of one.
I believe that they are Wolf’s milk slime mold (Lycogala epidendrum).
This is how they ripen:
Same species; different log.