Monthly Archives: June 2014

Lattice fungus – not

Fungi are popping up all over at the moment, despite the general lack of rain. This one was in the eucalypt forest near the dead water rat on neighbour Jackie’s property. It’s a stinkhorn fungus, and she says this one … Continue reading

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Water rat

My neighbour Jackie found this pathetic corpse near her house the other day. It didn’t take long to track the ID down via Menkorst and Knight’s A Field Guide to the Mammals of Australia. That white tail gives it away. … Continue reading

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The red phallus

Get your minds out of the gutter, folks – I’m talking about the fabulous stinkhorn fungus, Phallus rubicundus. Several have popped up in the garden lately, but this one is the most spectacular. The gucky, slimy brown substance on the … Continue reading

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