Saturday, May 26, 2018

Uralla Fungi

The recent change of season and some very welcome precipitation has produced some fungi at last. A beautiful day recently had Dave and I busy with the macro settings and mini tripods in the Uralla Reserve Trafalgar ...

Unknown to me. Very attractive.

No idea at all. Growing on dry bark.

Probably a Mycena spp.

Amanita pagetodes I think.

Always a delight to find. A first for me in Uralla. Pixie's Parasol - Mycena interrupta.

Probably Golden Curtain Crust - Stereum ostrea

Saturday, April 28, 2018

The Fox and the Thrush

The Rokeby Crossover Rail Trail is a favourite nearby spot for fungi. Alas, the current very dry conditions will put the fungi season back a bit it seems.

I did enjoy being watched by these two…

Even though I was several hundred metres away and partly hidden by trees ...

... I was eventually sprung!

Any day in the bush can be rewarding, even with common or garden species.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Four Brothers Rocks

Four Brothers Rocks is a group of large granite tors that are located in the western end of Bunyip State Park.

Getting to the car park at the top end of Burgess Rd off Link Rd is easy but once in the car park there is no signage pointing to which of three tracks takes you to the site. Bit confusing without a more detailed map, but some exploration finally had me heading the right direction.

Yes, the rocks are large but the promised views were a little underwhelming with trees and undergrowth not being reduced for some time I suspect.

The walk in was easy. Some tree ferns and false bracken engaged me for a short while.

The rocks themselves are worth seeing (and if you position your camera properly you can avoid the worst of the graffiti😠.)

Erosion by exfoliation to give the formations their dome shapes is clearly evident.

Several faces were covered in a red lichen which added a dimension to some of the photos.

Birds? Well I did catch up with a Banksia Wren 😊!