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Early autumn fungi finds

While most of Tassie has had an extremely dry summer (the driest on record in some parts) the north east has copped a fair bit of rain. On a recent trip up to the Bay of Fires, we spent half a day at St Columba Falls and were quite happy to find plenty of fungi...Read More
Hygrocybe cheelii, pink fungi in the Styx Valley Tasmania

Hygrocybe cheelii and friends

One of the more common spring fungi is the beautiful pink Hygrocybe cheelii. On a recent day trip to Mt Field & the Styx Valley we found plenty of them as well as a few extras which were well worth some attention too. All these images were captured with my trusty ol’ Pentax K1, many...Read More
Fungi at St Columba Falls, autumn 2021

Fungi at St Columba Falls – Autumn 2021

I normally visit St Columba Falls in the north east as part of my Bay of Fires photography workshops and during one of these trips back in May we came across some rather wonderful fungi. The fall itself was looking pretty good too. Here are some of the highlights.            ...Read More
Mycena interrupta Tasmanian fungi

The fungi hunting blues

The autumn blues are upon me. The summer is long gone. The days are cold and the nights are long. And I got the blues. The fungi hunting blues. The lying in the dirt, flicking off leeches, convoluted tripod gymnastics, autumn in Tasmania fungi hunting blues… By blues I mean of course, Mycena interrupta. Every...Read More

Ghost Mushroom Paradise

Wowsers. What a sight. Ghosts – everywhere. Who you gonna call? Well to be honest, I called one of the fine folk in charge of the Tasmanian Fungi facebook group to find out where these beauties were and was rather surprised to be personally guided to the site! It was amazing. I packed a tent...Read More

Early season fungi finds

A couple of weeks ago I visited St Columba Falls during one of my private 3 day photography workshops and was pleasantly surprised to find quite a lot of fungi out.   It was a sunny day but the clouds were coming and going quite quickly – the two shots above were taken just a...Read More

The Ghost Mushroom – Omphalotus nidiformis

Photographing the ghost mushroom – Omphalotus nidiformis – has been a goal of mine for ages, and last night I finally ticked that box 🙂     During the coronavirus lockdowns across Tasmania in autumn, my eyes glowed green with envy as dozens of ghost mushroom photos filled the “Tasmanian Fungi” group on Facebook. It...Read More

Mt Wellington fungi forage

Well travel restrictions are starting to ease here in Tasmania and we are now allowed to visit reserves within 30km of home, so for Hobartians this pretty much means Mt Wellington – here we come. Not sure how the ol’ social distancing is going to work in the limited car parks and narrow trails up...Read More
russula persanguinea tasmanian fungi

Tasmanian fungi – Russula persanguinea

Today’s Tasmanian fungi of the day is Russula persanguinea. This is a funny one. I see it all the time, to the point that I regard it as quite common but when it came to selecting photos for this blog post I found I had relatively few photos of it! All the following photos are...Read More
Tasmanian fungi Pleurotus purpureo-olivaceus

Fungi: Pleurotus purpureo-olivaceus

Over the past few yeas I have photographed many fungi in Tasmania and wanted to start being a little more thorough re ID-ing and recording them, so expect to see lots of random posts now and then as I try and sort through my fungi photos and present them in a somewhat useful manner! Most...Read More

Fungi in…spring?

I am a big fan of photographing Tasmania’s wonderful fungi and as everyone knows, fungi = autumn, right? Well, as it turns out, fungi = anytime really…     On a recent trip around Tasmania I found a few fungi species including a beautiful pink one I don’t seem to have noticed before, and another...Read More