The Mycelium

Running through the land of the Wurundjeri people, the headwaters of Merri Creek rise in rural landscapes then meander through Melbourne’s rapidly developing residential and industrial corridors. It passes through valuable remnants, including the critically endangered Grasslands (we have less than 2% left) Galgi Ngarrk and Bababi Djinanang. I trust you are […]

Merri Fungi

So we have been back from a fabulous couple of weeks in Northern Queensland for a couple of weeks now. Cooler here in Melbourne but the warm glow of our time with lovely enthusiastic locals still lingers. The first pocket guide for the Australian Tropics was launched in style by […]

Tropical Fun Too

Urban suspects This might be the last wet week of ‘Sprummer’ in Southern Mainland Australia. I have been observing and recording the ‘Summer’ fruiting of many mushrooms, puffballs and slime moulds many of the common ‘urban fungi’ including Yellow Fieldcap (Bolbitius titubans), Pleated Inkcap (Parasola plicatilis), Fairy Ring Marasmius (Marasmius […]

Urban suspects

The ‘Space Alien Fungus’ as it is sometimes described is the Anemone Stinkhorn (Aseroe rubra), other common names include sea anemone fungus and starfish fungus. It was the first Australian native fungus formally named. Collected from southern Tasmanian during the La Pérouse expedition by the French Botanist Labillardière in 1792 and described in 1800. Stinkhorns are […]

Aseroe rubra