But, Wow! doesn’t really do justice to this mysterious Kingdom beneath our feet. It has been wet in these ranges for a good month now and it was wet again last Sunday; misty, cloudy, drizzly, saturated leaf litter and undergrowth (though we hardly got wet) – perfect for fungi to flourish and send their mushrooms skywards.
Our original goal was to explore the diversity of fungi, individual types and morpho-groups, in a patch of relatively undisturbed forest on the upper slopes of Mt Strathbogie, but the slippery roads and low cloud put pay to that. So we shifted a little lower down, into the Parlours Ck catchment, near our previous moth night. Continue reading