Sunday, July 17, 2011

More Australian fungi

Just came across a neat Blog from over New South Wales way dealing with Australian fungi. Called, appropriately;
Australian Fungi - A Blog.
Some excellent photography and information.
Check it out by clicking here.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Western Australian fungi

It might be cold and occasionally wet, but July is the key month for fungi and I've been a keen amateur (Very !!) fungatologist for several years now.
Trying to ID and recognise fungi is no easy task, but at least I'm managing to put a fair amount of variety in front of the trusty 5D and Tamron 90mm macro this year.
Thanks to the Friends of Warwick Bush and their Fungi Foray last weekend, quite a few interesting specimens were digitised, including a red fingers (stinkhorn ???) that really was a highlight of the morning.
Friends of Warwick Bush aside, I've been out in Craigie Bush Reserve as usual and spent today in Walyunga National park too, collecting more images.
All things considered, it's proving to be a good fungi season this one. Here's some of my favourite captures thus far;

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Western Australian orchids

Spent another few hours in Craigie Bush Reserve tidying up some aspects of my Certificate IV Monitor Biodiversity assignment and when finished, thought I'd have a walk around.
Glad I did decide to go for a wander as I spotted the first orchid for the season.
Quite sure it's a Pheladenia, or Blue Fairy Orchid. Was sitting all by its lonesome, but plenty of Hovea trispermum is out now too.
A busy season ahead I think and I've just been accepted on board by Garden World Images in the UK too, but that's for another post.