Posted by: maureenc | April 13, 2014

Mushroom Madness

I just had to share this …such fascinating shapes and colours in the fungi!
(with thanks to Christine)


After a wet and warm month, we are in mushroom heaven … or more exactly fungi heaven here. I am hurrying to get around and photograph as many as I can! Here are a few specials, but please look forward to more as there are quite a few to share.

Barometer Earthstar (Astraeus hygrometricus) Barometer Earthstar (Astraeus hygrometricus)

The first time I have found an Earthstar! It was on the Bingie Dreaming Track, near Grey Rocks. This bright yellow coral fungus below is growing near remnant forest in Bingie, under a conservation order to protect it and all its diversity.

Salmon Coral Fungus (Ramaria ochraceosalmonicolor) Salmon Coral Fungus (Ramaria ochraceosalmonicolor) ((possibly))

Identifying fungi is enormously complicated, so I have to admit I am not trying very hard because I would like to share them with you now, rather than in months to come!

aren't they lovely? aren’t they lovely?

Sadly there are too many possibilities for these beautiful agarics … perhaps in time…

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  1. those are amazing! Are they poisonous?


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