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The Fungi Project

This month, we have fungi popping out the ground all over the place, and each one seems to be a different species. Well, not quite, but there are so many different looking fungi around.   I have not yet found a good way of identifying fungi, so I have created a page which will provide a quick visual guide to the various species. A quick link appears in the menu at the top of the home page. Keep going back to check out the new photos as they won’t show up in the blog feed.  I will go back through my records and add photos from previous years as well.

To simplify the discussion, I have assigned each one a number.  Perhaps 04 is the same as 05 or maybe they are different. My hope is that people with knowledge can either point me in the direction of a good field guide or help me out by leaving comments on species they know about. Over time, I hope to build a species list for fungi as I am doing with plants and wildlife.

The feature image on this post is one I photographed yesterday. It shows what appears to be a secondary fuzzy fungus growing on and around the primary one.

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A puzzle within a puzzle- with two separate fungus identifications required.

5 thoughts on “The Fungi Project

  1. I find fungi mystifying and infinitely interesting, and I think your visual guide is brilliant. Looking forward to enjoying your identification process. 🙂

    1. Thanks Jet – the ones loaded are just the beginning. I have a heap more to upload. Yes, I also find them amazing and to see the different colours, shapes and sizes is just as amazing as finding wild orchids and lilies. I agree they are mystifying and to see one half emerged with moss on top makes me smile. Thanks for commenting. Lisa

    1. Excellent – I’ve just had a look and you’ve got some great photos too. I love the green coral-like fungi which I have not seen before, and also some of the fungi growing on tree branches or roots. I haven’t found these either.

      Keep an eye on the comments as there are a few suggestions for places to look for field guides – one I can see right now from Tarra Bulga with good suggestions. More will follow, I’m sure.

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