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The weather in Brisbane has been hot, humid and rainy for the last few days – ideal weather for fungi and for fungi spotting. 

Last Friday, 24th March, my eyes were pealed on my walk to work and during my lunch break for any and every kind of fungi. Mushrooms galore, chanterelles, mycena, bird nest fungi, plate fungi and slime mould, but no stinkhorns. 

 

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Delicate mushrooms/toadstools observed amongst will taking our puppy for a walk. 

    
 

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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 my morning walk to work I was lucky to observe some excellent fungal specimens, including mushrooms, bird nest fungi (possibly Cyathus stercoreus) and two types of Stinkhorn fungi – Colus pusillus and Phallus rubicundus. The Colus pusillus specimens were scattered amongst mulch at the base of a large old tree. I have only observed this fungus once before (and the specimen was quiet old and shrivelled) so I was really happy to be able to observe and photograph a variety of specimens of this fascinating fungal species.



















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A water dragon and a delicate mushroom spotting on the way to work.



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