I've decided that I can't be productive when I don't try new features so I'm going to take a few months' break from blogging about Rakiura once I've finished processing the backlog of photos. Instead I'll blog about my exciting adventures on the computer. I'm too addicted to Mother Nature's offerings to shun her completely but I'm hoping I can spice it up with some fancy new ways of showing her off.
Autumn time is usually a fun time for me as I explore my bit of bush for the fungi popping up. I'm amazed at how the spores sit in the ground just waiting for the right conditions to come along. How do they know that our calendar has ticked over to March, especially when Spring and early Summer were cold and wet? Here's a selection of the amazing fungi that's around - I'll label those that I can but I could well be wrong...
|Entoloma hochstetteri (Blue pinkgill)|
|Weraroa virescens (Spindle pouch)|
|Ringed fungi of some kind - gill structure shown below|
|?Hygrocybe rubrocarnosa (Rare waxgill)|
|Hmm... maybe Tremella mesenterica (Witch's butter jelly)|
|Coprinopsis spp (Revolute inkcap)|
|Close-up of above|