It’s autumn and the fungi are here

Fungi in early autumn

Autumn conditions are perfect now for fruiting bodies of fungi to begin their show.

Here’s a selection of what’s growing around the Reserve at present.

Shows emerging bolete, Edward Hunter Heritage Bush Reserve

Just emerging

Shows bolete fungi, Edward Hunter Heritage Bush Reserve

Bolete fungi

Shows Bolete fungi, Edward Hunter Heritage Bush Reserve

A day later

Shows bolete, Edward Hunter Heritage Bush Reserve

A day later…

Shows agaric fungi, Edward Hunter Heritage Bush Reserve

Frilly edged agaric

Shows trametes versicolor, leather fungi, Edward Hunter Heritage Bush Reserve

Trametes versicolor (leather fungi)

Shows Boletellus emodensis (bolete fungi), Edward Hunter Heritage Bush Reserve

Probably Boletellus emodensis (bolete fungi) – with red stalk

Shows Boletellus emodensis (bolete fungi), Edward Hunter Heritage Bush Reserve

Boletellus emodensis (bolete fungi) – another kind growing in the Reserve

Edward Hunter Heritage Bush Reserve

Another bolete

 

4 responses to “It’s autumn and the fungi are here

  1. Amazing photos, as always. Is it just me or does the bolete fungi look like a perfectly cooked pikelet? Wonderful to see the beauty and diversity of this fascinating flora in the Reserve. Thanks for sharing it!

    • It is amazing – we’re seeing small changes every few days in the Reserve in Moe but when the moisture settles in, the fungi starts popping up in all manner of shapes and colours.
      One particular interest we have at the moment is in slime moulds – the myxomycota. There’s a bright yellow one we’re keeping an eye on that really shows the amoeba character with its changes in position:)

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