Saturday, 19 September 2009

A fairy's house in the forest

Yesterday we explored part of the Kentbruck Heath area of the Lower Glenelg National Park. (Actually we explored some of the vegetation on a narrow strip either side of Heath Road.) The bush to the west has been burnt in an ecological burn and was only just starting to regenerate but we were very excited to find a patch of morels, a Morchella species of fungi. It's the first time I've seen this species. Apparently they can be abundant after fire and edible. We were very taken by their 'fairy house' appearance.


Snail said...

I reckon they'd make good patterns for a stained glass window. Maybe not colourful but certainly interesting!

Gouldiae said...

G'day Boobook,
What wonderful looking fungi. Never seen anything like it. Now who would eat that?