Sunday, July 1, 2018

Punchbowl Coastal Reserve

After a chilly and pretty unrewarding wander through the desalination plant wetlands at Wonthaggi on Friday, Dave and I called into the Punchbowl Coastal Reserve at San Remo on the way home.

The George Bass Coastal Walk starts here and the cliff-top scenery had us clicking away despite the rather dull light conditions.

It doesn't seem to matter how unrewarding a day has been, there nearly always seems to be an event that makes the day worthwhile. This day, it was a flock of 50+ Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos wheeling in to feast on one particular Coastal Banksia in the distance.


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.