A troupe of orange-brown mushrooms on a fallen tree trunk. The tree fell in a destructive summer storm in November 2014. The fungi mycelium must have colonised the wood rather quickly (I’m presuming as 6 months seems rather quick for a fungus to infiltrate a tree trunk and produce fruiting bodies – mushrooms).
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On the Saturday 21st March, my girl and I took a trip to the Gold Coast – a popular coastal tourist spot in southern Queensland, to visit a former flatmate and friend of ours. After lunch at a local Mexican restaurant, we took a still on the beach at Burleigh Heads. Seaweed, algae and what looked like a type of kelp was washed up on the beach. There were a number intact specimens, where you could clearly observe the stem and roots. I love seeing nature so close to a popular surf and tourist spot.
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