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Sassafras flower on moss, Styx Valley

Sassafras on moss

Every spring the sassafras tree drops its flowers onto the forest floor, and trips to some of my regular forest haunts like the Styx Valley and Philosopher Falls become obsessive games of searching for a nice looking flower that will look nice positioned against some stunning green moss. This year I am happy to say...Read More
Flying Duck Orchid at Peter Murrell Reserve in Kingston

Flying Duck Orchid – Caleana major

The Flying Duck Orchid is one I haven’t found before (although admittedly I haven’t spent lots of time searching!) but last week I made the time to go out and find some at the Peter Murrell Reserve in Kingston. There is clearly no doubt as to how this particular species gets its name, it looks...Read More

Sassafras flowers

Fallen sassafras flowers on beds of moss are one of my favourite spring things and recently during one of my Mt Field & Styx Valley day tours we had a great time shooting the flowers.   The Tasmanian sassafras, or Atherosperma moschatum, is an early bloomer, with flowers appearing in late winter/very early spring. They...Read More

Tasmanian sassafras flower

The Tasmanian sassafras is one of the most common trees in the Tasmanian rainforest and produces a beautiful flower which ends up covering the forest floor in September after falling from the rainforest canopy. I like to photograph the fallen flowers which invariably seem to find their way to a nice resting place on a...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

Spring in the Forest

Spring has sprung! Some shots from a day tour to Mt Field and the Styx Valley earlier this week. One of the major highlights of spring is searching for tiny little orchids which appear out of the forest floor. In the Styx there was a nice patch of bird orchids right below the big trees...Read More

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 🙂...Read More

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. The...Read More

Reflector for Macro Photography Tip

Well how’s this for a massive win/win tip – recently I started looking for a reflector for macro photography, and did a little bit of googling and made a couple of phone calls. I came up with pricing from as cheap as $20 or so right through to $100 for a set of 5 that...Read More

Fungi Season! Tahune Airwalk

Fungi season is well and truly here, so expect plenty of mushroom pics for the next couple of months 🙂 The first batch is from down at the Tahune Airwalk. Near the airwalk and along the banks of the Huon River is a very nice short walk known as the Huon Pine walk. It is...Read More

Fungi along the Overland Track

The last couple of days of rain have gotten me thinking about the cooler autumn months which are not far away now. One of the main highlights of autumn for me is the fungi, and I schedule all of my photography workshops through autumn to share this wonderful time of year with people. Here are...Read More