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Red Hygrocybe mushroom Tasmania

Red Hygrocybe mushroom Tasmania

Today’s post is about this nice red fungi. I dont know much about it other than that it is reasonably common in the Tasmanian rainforest.  I am quite sure it is a Hygrocybe. I have a sneaking suspicion it might perhaps be a Hygrocybe firma, but for the time being here are the pics This fungi is often a fairly tricky fungi to shoot as it often grows straight out of the ground and you need to perform some tripod gymnastics to get interesting angles – such as the the image above… Read more →
Some more Tarkine fungi treasures

Some more Tarkine fungi treasures

Every autumn I visit Corinna running a 5 day photography tour. One of the highlights is the fungi, which is in peak season from April through June. This year I visited Corinna once, and Philosopher Falls a few times. Here are some of the fungi we found during the May 2018 Tarkine photography tour… Read more →
Nelson Falls

Nelson Falls

I have written about Nelson Falls a few times, as it really is one of Tasmania’s best waterfalls. Surrounded by lush green forest the falls are a very short walk from the Lyell Highway between Lake St Clair and Queenstown so a great place to stop on any trip to western Tasmania… Read more →
Dark Mofo 2018

Dark Mofo 2018

Dark Mofo 2018 has come but not quite gone – the art installations are down but the fallout from the Lord Mayor of Hobart’s criticism of the festival goes on. I spent Sarurday night wondering around the waterfront and it really was amazing to see so many people out and about… Read more →
Canary Worm – Tarkine

Canary Worm – Tarkine

Well, this was a surprise – I spotted what I thought was a yellow fungi on a  mossy tree trunk up on the banks of the Savage River with my group a few weeks ago. I left the scene and came back a little while later only to find that the fungi had moved (or at least changed positions)… Read more →
More fungi photos – Timbs Track

More fungi photos – Timbs Track

Timbs Track is a great place to park the car and go on a fungi forage. The track itself is the starting point for the multi day hike out to Lake Rhona but there are a few side tracks that were tagged during the anti-forestry protests a few years ago… Read more →
Bay of Fires: Sloop Reef

Bay of Fires: Sloop Reef

We spent a fair bit of time at the Sloop Reef during this months Bay of Fires trip. The Sloop Reef is one of my favourite spots and it was great seeing it under moody grey clouds with steady waves crashing below… Read more →
Friendly Beaches Stormy Skies

Friendly Beaches Stormy Skies

Friendly Beaches, Stormy Skies – looking back at a trip to the Friendly Beaches from quite a few years ago. The weather was overcast, stormy and windy. Great for some afternoon seascapes The Friendly Beaches is located to the north of Coles Bay and has its own campsites so is a great place to set up for a few days if you are exploring the east coast… Read more →
The Glimmering Leatherwood

The Glimmering Leatherwood

A lazy summer morning by the Franklin River… the longer you sit and look, the more you notice… the glistening of crystal clear waters and the glimmering leatherwood The Glimmering Leatherwood (Part I) from Luke O’Brien on Vimeo. The Glimmering Leatherwood (Part II) from Luke O’Brien on Vimeo… Read more →