I’ve “walked” over 60km in four days, often negotiating thick, tangled scrub in cold, deep and muddy valley creek-beds, mainly in search of Mycena interrupta – or tiny blue “faerie parasols” – one of my favorite fungi.
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For a sense of scale, here’s a young blue cap beside a 7mm high green bottle cap. Needless to say, they can be difficult to spot growing on their dead and rotting tree host.
Beautiful delicate blue cap with tiny gills and translucent stem are captivating. It looks like many more may be about to emerge here!
This one looks like a perfectly cooked cakey desert! So, what’s inside?
The’s puff-balls burst open and eject their spores, a fine dusty powder.
A brown striped parasole reflecting the sky and if you look carefully … another tiny Mycena interrupta in the bottom left corner!
A family of white fungi growing on the side of a Dicksonia antarctica tree fern.
What have we got here then?
A moist, brown cap on a very long white stem.
Looks like decaying paws trying to claw their way out of a tree!
A gelatinous translucent fungi with critters on it – including a parasitic tick!
Translucent brown fungi with string fungi.
A variety of great fungi finds only about 1km from my home!