Category Archives: Fungi

Barker’s Vale fungi

Barker’s Vale is about 20 km north of me. Thanks to Brigitte who has let me use her photographs. I’ll not attempt to ID them – this is just a photographic record that they exist at her place. I haven’t … Continue reading

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Fungi in the forests

I know very little about fungi except that it is always a delight to see them. The part we see, as you may know, is only the fruiting body. The ‘body’ of the fungus itself is underground. Countrysideinfo explains the … Continue reading

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Pretty (and) stinky

My lovely friends sometimes send me photos of interesting things. One such is the fruit body of the stinkhorn, Phallus indusiatus. It is sometimes called the crinoline fungus because of its stiff, white ‘petticoat’ (in botanical terms, the indusium). This … Continue reading

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Miscellaneous moths and mushrooms

Wandering and/or bashing along bush tracks, we often saw life forms of various persuasions. Moths, for example …   … and mushrooms. I took most of the following photos in the Tarkine, a cool temperate rainforest. The others were in … Continue reading

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More Five Corners fungi

Continuing from the previous post, here are more of Mazza’s fungi photos, in no particular order.   More to follow in the next few posts.

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The song of the mushrooms woke me from my bed

That title is the wonderful first sentence in “That sounds fungi, it must be the dawn chorus”, chapter in Terry Pratchett, “A Slip of the Keyboard: Collected Non-fiction” (2014, Doubleday). Teachers of writing have said that the first sentence is … Continue reading

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The rise and fall of the red phallus fungus

A couple of posts ago, I reported on the fruiting body of a stinkhorn fungus, Phallus rubicunda. I promised Denis I’d keep an eye out for the development of more, and as luck would have it another one popped out … Continue reading

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