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    A Summer Foray in Scotland

    I spent most of my time in Scotland just outside Glasgow in small towns like Largs, West Kilbride, Irvine, on the Isle of Bute,...

    Bioluminescence in the Bush – Glow in the Dark Mushrooms in New Zealand

    Stewart Island or Rakiura in Maori means "glowing skies," but it's not the skies that interest me. My head is down, it's pitch black,...

    Mushroom Hunting in the Abandoned Village of Kayaköy

    Looking out the 'taksi' window on the way from Ölüdeniz beach to Kayaköy, I spot the eerily empty ghost town. Scattered stone and remnants...

    Zombie-like Behaviour – Parasitized Insects, Cordyceps & Beauveria

    Every foray offers up some oddity, some strange new species that I've never encountered before. When scanning the forest floor for mushrooms, the order...

    Beech Oranges – Cyttaria gunnii in the South Island

    It’s springtime, and the weather is warming up in Te Anau. In the Fiordlands of the South Island the fungi are few and far...

    Fungi in the Fiordlands

    Today the rain has stopped and sunlight edges above the clouds, awakening the forest to a multitude of emerald hues. Camera in hand, I...

    State of Nature: Picturing the Silent Forest

    Puke Ariki Museum, New Plymouth 10 December 2022 – 23 April 2023 State of Nature explores the stories of our native forests through the paintings of artist...

    The Alienness of White Basket Fungus

    Ileodictyon cibarium is a saprobic species of fungus meaning its formed from the process of decaying dead organic matter. Commonly known as white basket...

    Queenstown – A Springtime Foray

    My legs fall in front of me and I catch my footing. What goes up, must come down. It's been nearly five hours and...

    Pouch & Truffle-like Fungus

    The popular and common classic umbrella-shaped cap typically comes to mind when most people think of mushrooms. But there are myriad fungi species that...

    A Menacing Look – Teeth-bearing Fungi

    Observing different characteristics of mushrooms can spark the imagination. What nature provides can be stranger than most science fiction. Their various shapes and colors...

    The Fungi of Abel Tasman National Park

    Expanding a hundred meters offshore the tide retreats exposing wavy ripples of soft sand. Cutting across the new desert at low tide, thousands of...

    Peel Forest Fungi

    Forty-five minutes north of Timaru on the east coast of the South Island, past the quaint town of Geraldine, and a couple hours south...

    Gyromitra tasmanica (Southern False Morel) & Other Morels

    I'm wandering around in a field of moss and fallen beech tree debris just past Dock Bay on the Kepler Track in Te Anau....
    George Town
    few clouds
    31 ° C
    31 °
    30.5 °
    70 %
    2.6kmh
    20 %
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