Thursday, 4 June 2009

Decay in many forms

It's been raining in the Otways. This isn't unusual normally but in the last few years not raining has become the norm. So, because rain and wet forest equals fungi we packed our cameras, lunch and thermos and headed down to the West Barwon Dam at Forrest for the day.

We didn't have to walk far to find the fungi. It was everywhere, in numbers and variety. We had a fine time despite the drizzle and the occasional leech. Valda, Polly and I took hundreds of photos, Lynne took her binoculars to look for birds and a plastic bag to pick up rubbish but spent most of her time looking for fungi. We only got lost once.

I'll post some pretty pictures later but in the meantime here are some photos of some of the fungi we found covered in fungi or mould. I'll need to do some research to find out what is going on. Any suggestions welcome.

1 comment:

Denis Wilson said...

Hi Boobook
Lovely photos of decaying fungi.
Ignoring the "yuck" factor, I think they are great images.
Well done.