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tasmanian fungi

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

Twisted Sister Fungi (Part 2)

More fungi from the Twisted Sister Track in the Upper Florentine Valley. It is an absolute fungi wonderland. These pics are from the same visit as my previous post back in April, but I have just had another day out there and if anything there was even more out this month. Those pics too will...Read More

Fungi – Twisted Sister Track (part 1)

The Twisted Sister Track is a short walk through a stunning patch of forest. “Twisted Sister” is the name given to a giant stringbark in the area that was earmarked for logging. The track was originally tagged out by conservationists protesting this logging and is now an official Parks & Wildlife track, and the area...Read More

Mycena interrupta – Ol’ Blue Eye

Mycena interrupta, otherwise known as the Pixies Parasol, and maybe even Ol’ Blue Eye might catch on, is almost the poster boy of Tasmanian fungi, and for very good reason. This fungi is easy to identify although it is quite small – max size around that of a 5 or 10 cent piece, but it...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

More fungi photos – Timbs Track

Timbs Track is a great place to park the car and go on a fungi forage. The track itself is the starting point for the multi day hike out to Lake Rhona but there are a few side tracks that were tagged during the anti-forestry protests a few years ago. As a side note, it...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 Season!

Autumn means fungi season! It looks like the hot dry summer might be slowly releasing its grip, and the forest can breathe a sigh of relief as the cooler weather kicks in. Autumn really is my favourite time of year to get out and explore (and photograph!) Tasmania. The fungi is a huge highlight as...Read More

Tarkine Tasmania: Autumn Fungi

Autumn is the season where the rainforest floor comes alive in brightly coloured and fantastically shaped fungi. The shots below are all from the Tarkine rainforest in north west Tasmania. All images are macro and the vast majority were shot with a very shallow depth of field (ie f2.8~f4) to allow for nicely blurred out...Read More

Blue Tier Giant

The Blue Tier Giant is a 70 metre high Eucalyptus regnans, found in north east Tasmania. The Blue Tier area is known for beautiful tall trees, rainforest and lovely creeks, and this short walks has all of these in an easy hour or so circuit. The walk starts on Lehners Ridge Rd (which is not...Read More

Tarkine Fungi: Corinna and surrounds

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...Read More