Fungal growth on stump

Fungal growth on stump

6029   Do you know how I can ID these eggs on my dead stump in Ottawa?  Thanks.  Wayne

I suspect that this more likely is a fungal growth of some kind rather than an egg mass of an insect or other invertebrate; see https://tinyurl.com/y7hxg2xl for an example. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.