Of the many reasons to visit and photograph the Tarkine fungi is one of the more compelling and interesting at this time of year. The rainforest in autumn is damp and cool and a myriad of colourful forms appear on the soaking wet logs, mossy tree trunks and sponge-like forest floor. On a recent visit to the Tarkine we were treated to a wonderful autumn display, all within shouting distance of our great little “Home in the Wilderness” at Corinna.
There are many great walks that start right from Corinna, and plenty more that are only a short drive away. If you venture slightly further afield you can find all sorts of places like the Philosopher Falls walk.
The walks that start and finish at Corinna are the Whyte River walk, the Huon Pine walk (which connects right through to the bridge on the Savage River on the Western Explorer for those who want to make a full day of it) and the Telegraph Hill walk. All are quite passable to casual walkers although it must be said that good solid hiking boots rather than street shoes are necessary for the Whyte River or Savage River walks. Rain gear is a must too, especially at this time of year.
Capturing the autumn fungi will be a major feature of the new 5 day Tarkine Photography Tour which is in planning for next May. The dates for 2015 are now set as May 2-6. For full details on this workshop click here.