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    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...

    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...

    Fungi at the Orokonui Ecosanctuary

    A protected cloud forest lies just 20 kilometers north of Dunedin. It is here that around 300 hectares of regenerating forest make up the...

    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,...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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