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 trip out this autumn has included a seriously photogenic patch of these wonderful autumn denizens of the Tasmanian rainforest. I had to wrench myself away at times as I got thinking how many photos of this mushroom do I really need! The answer invariable came back… “just one more…”
My trips this year took me to Mt Field including Maydena and the Styx Valley, Corinna and Waratah in the Tarkine, Cradle Mountain (a few times!) the central highlands and the north east ie a fair bit of the state covered during April and May, which is of course peak fungi hunting time here in Tasmania.
Fungi hunting is always a big part of my autumn trips. If you can see yourself getting into it, I’ll be announcing dates for autumn 2022 fairly soon. In the meantime you can view more of my “Mushroom Art” on my online gallery 🙂