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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…

Tasmanian fungi Flammulina velutipes

Flammulina velutipes. A very healthy looking clump found just as you enter the tall ferns near Russell Falls.

 

Tasmanian fungi Flammulina velutipes

Flammulina velutipes. A very healthy looking clump found just as you enter the tall ferns near Russell Falls.

 

Tasmanian fungi Flammulina velutipes

Flammulina velutipes. A very healthy looking clump found just as you enter the tall ferns near Russell Falls.

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 one called an “eyelash” fungi, again, another one that I dont seem to have noticed before.

Tasmanian fungi Hygrocybe cheelii

A lovely pink grouping of Hygrocybe cheelii, a vibrant pink spring fungi. Found on the Philosopher Falls track.

 

Tasmanian fungi Hygrocybe cheelii

A lovely pink Hygrocybe cheelii, a vibrant spring fungi. Philosopher Falls track.

 

Tasmanian fungi Hygrocybe cheelii

A lovely pink Hygrocybe cheelii, a vibrant spring fungi. Found on the Philosopher Falls track (separate to the others)

Thanks to some of the friendly folk on the “Tasmanian Fungi” facebook group I have been able to ID them too 🙂

Tasmanian fungi Scutellinia scutellata

Disc shaped “eyelash” fungi or Scutellinia scutellata. Philosopher Falls track.

 

Tasmanian fungi Scutellinia scutellata

Disc shaped “eyelash” fungi or Scutellinia scutellata. Philosopher Falls track.

By the way – and this is probably a long shot – but if anyone visiting the Philosopher Falls track recently has found a Pentax-branded lens hood, that’ll be mine (for my macro lens). If you have found it and can get in touch I would certainly appreciate it!

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