It turns out Seth is good at finding everything, including fungi! The tractors had definitely made an impact and a lot of the fungi from the last visit was gone. We did find some interesting ones though, but I haven’t attempted ID.
I let Seth knock apart this Laetiporus as there were a couple of ones up here and I thought it could be an interesting learning experience. I didn’t know that mum had already seen it.. oops!
It was fascinating looking at the insides and feeling the consistency, as well as the thick skin.
I wrote the below when submitting the below image to Bowerbird:
Based on Fungi In Australia, I think this may be dumpy webcap. I couldn’t see the stem but the book says that may be a cortina? ‘Found in recently burnt areas’ is what makes me suspect it, although I didn’t get a close enough look at the gills, or see whether the cap is sticky.
I’ll try getting an ID elsewhere. So much to learn and so many books to consult. Who needs a uni degree?
The below fungi were well hidden in damp areas, I wouldn’t have found them if not for Seth.
Seth also noticed that the below fungi was connected. No idea what it is, I was thinking maybe beefsteak fungus again?
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