Big Scrub Loop, Nightcap National Park, fungi (part 1)

The other day, after five days of rain, three of us went looking for fungi in the Nightcap National Park, northern New South Wales. I was also on the lookout for slime moulds, but didn’t find any. I thought this was me not recognising them, so I was relieved to come across Steve Axford, also hunting fungi and slime, who said he hadn’t seen any either.

Nevertheless, it was a stunning walk and we found many fungi. These photos were taken by a friend who wishes to remain anonymous. I also managed to put my hand on a fallen stinging tree leaf, but fortunately the stinging sensation didn’t last more than a few minutes. Phew – they have a ferocious reputation.

I haven’t attempted ID, gorgeous as they are. Thanks to the photographer for the delicious home-made morning tea, too! There’s nothing like sitting on a rock in a stream-bed in the middle of old growth forest, devouring yummy cakes and coffee.

Sorry you got so many leeches – I got only two, plus a tick.

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4 Responses to Big Scrub Loop, Nightcap National Park, fungi (part 1)

  1. janebeau says:

    Such variety! Sorry about antagonistic Australiana, hope no lasting effects! j

    • Joy Window says:

      No, all is well. I’ve heard horrible stories of people who’ve brushed against fresh leaves and regretted it for days – they must have got a load of stinging cells, whereas I only had one jab from a dead leaf.

  2. Roz says:

    What a wonderful excursion.
    Glad your sting was not too serious.

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