Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Winter forms making a show

A trip the the reserve at Robertson to observe fungi that are more prevalent in winter proved successful with a couple of interesting shots taken.

Mossy coverings on vines are doing quite well, as this photo shows, with the cooler weather and recent rainfall.

This delicate structure, a variety of Stalactite Fungus, grows in the darker recesses of the forest. It, due to the nature of its fine form, would possibly be harder to find in hotter months though is in relative profusion at the moment.

The tiny millipedes, pictured above, eat fungi and are purple in colouration. They are less than 5mm in length and can be seen on gilled fungus.

The following forms are relatively common year round, though are in profusion at the moment.

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