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A Field Guide to Tasmanian Fungi

A Field Guide to Tasmanian Fungi is the ultimate resource for those keen on learning a little (or a lot!) more about the fascinating autumn denizens of the forest floor – the fungi. Along with the all-weather “Fungi Flip” these guides should be able to help you identify almost any of the strange forms you might find while bushwalking in the cooler months of autumn and early winter.

A Field Guide to Tasmanian Fungi by Genevieve Gates & David Ratkowsky

A Field Guide to Tasmanian Fungi by Genevieve Gates & David Ratkowsky

The Field Guide is the second edition and covers some basics of classification and identification, including the months most likely to see any particular fungi. The only little bit of info missing which might have been nice is a few suggested locations to find specimens. Having looked through the book to ID some of the fungi I have been photographing over the years, it is now my mission this year to find and photograph the glow in the dark “Ghost Fungi” – or Omphalotus nidiformis.

The Tasmanian Fungi Flip

The all weather “Fungi Flip”, very handy in the field as it is laminated and illustrates and IDs hundreds of fungi

The fungi will be an integral part of my autumn photography workshops – I currently have places available for the Tarkine trip (May 6-10); Cradle Mountain (May 15-18) and will schedule my Mt Field or Hobart & Surrounds trips anytime, and both will include fungi at this time of year.

The field guide to Tasmanian fungi should be available in most book shops, and I picked mine up from the Wild Island Gallery in Salamanca.

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Luke O'Brien runs a stall at Hobart's popular Salamanca Market every Saturday where his prints and cards are available for purchase. Follow Luke's photographic adventures on Twitter at @lukeobrienphoto, at his Facebook page or by subscribing to his email newsletter.