Mid-winter fungi surprise
The rimmed, flat disc on the cap of this fungus is unusual.
Mid-July might not seem like the best time to see fungi, you’d think. But what a surprise we had when we went back to the same spot that we visited in early June . Certainly, fungi weren’t as obvious this time, but once we started looking carefully, the flood-gates opened.
This time there appeared to be more fungi on dead wood and bark, than during the last visit, though it’s just a feeling. These images are of fungi found fruiting on wood. Click to view the slide show.
The day was chilly, but the sunshine and vibrant colours kept our hearts warm. Here we are preparing for the search amid fallen giants, shadows and lush moss beds. We found a diverse collection of fungi to display on the specimen table. Click to view the slide show.
Introductions and house-keeping
Fungi habitat along Parlours Tk 1
Lichens and mosses were plentiful.
This moss was also reproducing.
Fungi habitat along Parlours Tk 2
Fungi habitat along Parlours Tk 3. A felled giant from a previous age.
The specimen table was always busy.
Backs to the gorgeous afternoon sunshine.
The next set of images are of fungi that appeared to be growing predominantly in soil. Click to view the slide show.
And another Coral Fungus
Puff Ball. It’s comforting to see something familiar! These are common, widespread and recognizable.
The Red Skinhead – well named.
A most unusual cap, or pileus. The flat disc at the cap’s apex is most unusual.
The specimen, though propped on wood, was growing in the leaf litter.
Perhaps the find of the day!
Spines at the base of the stipe on this floppy-top fungus (#8507).
Gills of #8507
Cap of #8507
A sad looking bolete, nearing the end.
But look closer – an eye-lash fungus on Common Wombat dung. Alas, the lens’ UV filter wasn’t dust-free.
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