Wombat State Forest Fungus

17 May 2015

I had some choices to make and I think I made the right ones today. Wombat State Forest lies between Melbourne and Ballarat and consists mostly of dry sclerophyll woodland. The Field Naturalists Club of Victoria Fungi Group had scheduled a foray here and I was at first not going to go there because I thought the forest type would be too dry for interesting fungus that didn't warrant the 2¼ drive across town. Someone suggested there was interesting fungus there and along with a fine weather forecast and nothing else specific planned I decided to go after all.

The second good decision I made was to leave the night before (and camp in the forest). This meant I was travelling at night (when there isn't anything much to be doing outside) and allowed me to be there first thing. Initially I only found LBM's (little brown mushrooms) that don't excite me too much, but it did fill me with confidence that we would see more stuff later. As I started looking for fungus 3 hours before the group arrived and had already taken 150 photos by then.

In the morning the group went down a wet gully that they hadn't ventured to in previous seasons. This area proved quite fruitful with numerous Mycena sighted. One log was covered with Mycena aff epipterygia but a lot of the caps were missing, presumably these made a tasty meal for something like a possum.

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image/jpegbeetle Peltoschema pandora Blackwood150517-1665.jpg i17-May-2015 11:45  61.5 KB 800×600
image/jpegfungus Artomyces austropiperatus Blackwood150517-1469.jpg i17-May-2015 08:20  93.1 KB 960×560
image/jpegfungus Artomyces austropiperatus Blackwood150517-1472.jpg i17-May-2015 08:21 114 KB 1200×800
image/jpegfungus Artomyces sp Blackwood150517-1805.jpg i17-May-2015 15:05 122 KB 960×720
image/jpegfungus Ascotremella sp Blackwood150517-1750.jpg i17-May-2015 14:08  80.2 KB 800×600
image/jpegfungus Blackwood150517-1626.jpg i17-May-2015 11:03  79.2 KB 640×720
image/jpegfungus Blackwood150517-1632.jpg i17-May-2015 11:08  58.1 KB 560×640
image/jpegfungus Calocera sp Blackwood150517-1559.jpg i17-May-2015 09:31 102 KB 800×560
image/jpegfungus Calocera sp Blackwood150517-1614.jpg i17-May-2015 10:47  97.6 KB 880×640
image/jpegfungus Chalciporus piperatus Blackwood150517-1624.jpg i17-May-2015 11:00 166 KB 880×880
image/jpegfungus Clitocybe phyllophila Blackwood150517-1647.jpg i17-May-2015 11:30 115 KB 960×720
image/jpegfungus Exidia glandulosa Blackwood150517-1748.jpg i17-May-2015 14:06 154 KB 800×600
image/jpegfungus Hygrocybe chromolimonea Blackwood150517-1634.jpg i17-May-2015 11:10  98 KB 720×720
image/jpegfungus Hypoxylon fuscum Blackwood150517-1571.jpg i17-May-2015 09:38  91.1 KB 800×600
image/jpegfungus Lanzia lanaripes Blackwood150517-1775.jpg i17-May-2015 14:27 136 KB 640×560
image/jpegfungus Lanzia lanaripes Blackwood150517-1778.jpg i17-May-2015 14:29  91.5 KB 800×640
image/jpegfungus Lasiosphaeria ovina Blackwood150517-1696.jpg i17-May-2015 12:07 145 KB 800×600
image/jpegfungus Lichenomphalia umbellifera Blackwood150517-1514.jpg i17-May-2015 08:52 107 KB 800×600
image/jpegfungus Lichenomphalia umbellifera Blackwood150517-1515.jpg i17-May-2015 08:53  45.8 KB 800×640
image/jpegfungus Lichenomphalia umbellifera Blackwood150517-1517.jpg i17-May-2015 08:54  32 KB 800×640
image/jpegfungus Marasmiellus affixus Blackwood150517-1594.jpg i17-May-2015 09:53  80.5 KB 800×600
image/jpegfungus Marasmius alveolaris Blackwood150517-1522.jpg i17-May-2015 09:01  70.7 KB 1120×720
image/jpegfungus Marasmius crinis-equi Blackwood150517.jpg i17-May-2015 11:35  44.8 KB 1400×600
image/jpegfungus Mucronella pendula Blackwood150517-1759.jpg i17-May-2015 14:14  97.9 KB 800×600
image/jpegfungus Mycena aff epipterygia Blackwood150517-1465.jpg i17-May-2015 08:13  80.9 KB 800×880
image/jpegfungus Mycena aff epipterygia Blackwood150517-1688.jpg i17-May-2015 11:58 190 KB 672×848
image/jpegfungus Mycena aff epipterygia Blackwood150517-1692.jpg i17-May-2015 11:59 150 KB 800×640
image/jpegfungus Mycena aff epipterygia Blackwood150517-1700.jpg i17-May-2015 12:11  91.9 KB 640×640
image/jpegfungus Mycena aff epipterygia Blackwood150517-1726.jpg i17-May-2015 12:41  89.9 KB 880×600
image/jpegfungus Mycena aff epipterygia Blackwood150517-1733.jpg i17-May-2015 12:47 137 KB 800×600
image/jpegfungus Mycena aff epipterygia Blackwood150517-1801.jpg i17-May-2015 15:00 155 KB 960×640
image/jpegfungus Mycena albidocapillaris Blackwood150517-1468.jpg i17-May-2015 08:16  59.9 KB 704×640
image/jpegfungus Mycena albidofusca Blackwood150517-1617.jpg i17-May-2015 10:52  91.5 KB 640×768
image/jpegfungus Mycena Blackwood150517-1694.jpg i17-May-2015 12:05  39.6 KB 560×640
image/jpegfungus Mycena carmeliana Blackwood150517-1552.jpg i17-May-2015 09:26 144 KB 800×600
image/jpegfungus Mycena carmeliana Blackwood150517-1586.jpg i17-May-2015 09:49 149 KB 1024×768
image/jpegfungus Mycena carmeliana Blackwood150517-1599.jpg i17-May-2015 09:55  88.5 KB 960×720
image/jpegfungus Mycena carmeliana Blackwood150517-1601.jpg i17-May-2015 09:56 148 KB 960×720
image/jpegfungus Mycena clarkeana Blackwood150517-1823.jpg i17-May-2015 15:27  70 KB 800×600
image/jpegfungus Mycena clarkeana ♂ aff epipterygia Blackwood150517-1832.jpg i17-May-2015 15:30 208 KB 800×800
image/jpegfungus Mycena cystidiosa Blackwood150517-1568.jpg i17-May-2015 09:36 197 KB 768×960
image/jpegfungus Mycena cystidiosa Blackwood150517-1704.jpg i17-May-2015 12:18  64.6 KB 576×784
image/jpegfungus Mycena interrupta Blackwood150517-1713.jpg i17-May-2015 12:28  84.9 KB 800×600
image/jpegfungus Mycena kuurkacea Blackwood150517-1536.jpg i17-May-2015 09:10 189 KB 880×800
image/jpegfungus Mycena sp 'marasmioides' Blackwood150517-1570.jpg i17-May-2015 09:37  34.3 KB 880×640
image/jpegfungus Mycena sp Blackwood150517-1450.jpg i17-May-2015 07:40 249 KB 1120×720
image/jpegfungus Mycena sp Blackwood150517-1479.jpg i17-May-2015 08:24 177 KB 1120×640
image/jpegfungus Panellus ligulatus Blackwood150517-1794.jpg i17-May-2015 14:50  76.4 KB 720×560
image/jpegfungus Pluteus atromarginatus Blackwood150517-1520.jpg i17-May-2015 08:57 112 KB 800×560
image/jpegfungus Simocybe phlebophora Blackwood150517-1764.jpg i17-May-2015 14:21  43.9 KB 560×560
image/jpegfungus Torrendiella clelandii Blackwood150517-1444.jpg i17-May-2015 07:37  71.7 KB 832×720
image/jpegfungus Torrendiella clelandii Blackwood150517-1816.jpg i17-May-2015 15:10 171 KB 1024×640
image/jpegfungus Xeromphalina leonina Blackwood150517-1718.jpg i17-May-2015 12:34 157 KB 880×720

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