Treebeard will pick up anything.
When he handed this little blob to me I thought he was handing me caterpillar frass. When I looked at it a little more closely, I realized it was an insect - some sort of beetle. It was quite small, about 4 mm long, and was found on a blackberry bramble.
So my question is, do you know what it is? If so, would you be so kind as to tell us?