Sassafras Creek Fungus
25 March 2012
I spent the pleasant afternoon walking along Sassafras Creek from Monbulk to Kallista
with my main (and, as it turned out, only) target being fungi of various descriptions.
There wasn't a huge variety out yet (it is an early fungus season this year)
but there was a lot of Orange Pore fungus Favolaschia calocera
A native of Madagascar this is an exotic and invasive species that is probably displacing endemic species
and possibly even disrupting the food chain here.
Also sighted were a couple of developing
, one of my favourites.