The Mauve Splitting Waxcap is a biotrophic fungus native to Australia and New Zealand.
We had so little rain in Autumn I thought we wouldn’t have a lot of fungi this year. Two weeks into Winter, we’ve had sufficient rain to green the landscape, but not enough to run off into the dam. However, it seems to be sufficient for the fungi to begin emerging. I found these beautifully … Continue reading Tiny Fungi
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 … Continue reading The Fungi Project
It’s winter in Australia, and when taking a shortcut between two bush paths, I came across a group of beautiful red fungi. This is only one of a number of species growing now, most of which I have documented previously. The vibrancy and intensity of the colour marks it as different from some orangey-yellow fungi … Continue reading Red Fungi
I’m not in the habit of photographing animal scats. Yesterday, when I saw scats covered with bright orange dots, I thought it warranted a bit of investigation, so I took a photograph. With a bit of time on the internet, I discovered that the orange dots were tiny Eyelash Fungi (Scutellinia scutellata) . Thanks to … Continue reading Eyelash Fungi (Scutellinia scutellata) on Animal Scat
Here are a few more photographs of the fungi we have growing at the moment.
Over the last few weeks, fungi have been showing up all over the property. The photographs that follow are just some of the species I have found. Unfortunately, I don’t have a name for any of them, but they are striking in their form and colour. Some may turn out to be the same species … Continue reading Unidentified Fungi
We’ve just noticed a group of large fungi growing in a quiet spot. I don’t have a field guide to Fungi, and the online information sites seem to assume that I know what I am looking for – and I don’t. So, unfortunately, I can’t tell you anything about it. If you do know … Continue reading Frilly Fungi
The rain has stimulated a range of fungi to grow. I have not had time to research any of them, so at the moment, I can only write about where they were found. See the captions beneath the photos for this information. If you know about any of these mushrooms, I would love to hear … Continue reading After rain comes: More Fungi
I know absolutely nothing about wild fungi other than most of them should not be touched! Recently there has been enough moisture to allow these strange rounded fungi to begin showing up along bush paths, and even near our front gate. approximately 10cm across, they are easy to see, and always in the same shades … Continue reading Strange Fungi