Wanderslore Sanctuary

21 June 2015

It was a cold morning, almost too cold to be out early but I toughened up and ventured out. The first photo of the day was this Cortinarius rotundisporus cupping a pool of ice — the water it had collected with recent rain or dew had frozen overnight. This site in Wesburn generally has a good selection of fungi and, although not the best I'd ever seen, today was quite good. One species I have identified as Entoloma haastii currently doesn't have any records on ALA from mainland Australia, but it seems moderately common in Tasmania so it is likely to be found in Victoria too.

From about 10:30 onwards I spent time with the Fungi Group of the Vic Field Nat's in 'Wanderslore Sanctuary' in Launching Place, a plot owned by Trust For Nature. Despite not particularly much rain this month some areas were quite wet and we did see a lot of fungi.

First photo showcases how gruesome nature can appear with a parasitic fungus (possibly a Beauveria species) having consumed a mantid from the inside. We spent the morning session in the western part of the block and there were numerous other fungi about stealing all the colors of the rainbow, as you can see from the photos below.

After a late lunch we ventured to the eastern part, which was wetter. I was amazed how many of the bright yellow Hygrocybe chromolimonea there were — I had only previously seen a few isolated small colonies but here there may have been over 50 individuals in scattered colonies.

There were at least as many of the related green Hygrocybe graminicolor. They are known to be variable in color from this greeny-brown (that all of them featured here) to the bright green of when I saw them for the first time earlier this season (on another trip with the Field Nats). The largest cap that I measured was 51mm in diameter.

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image/jpegfungus Amanita sp Wanderslore150621-0612.jpg i21-Jun-2015 16:31  97.4 KB 880×768
image/jpegfungus Amanita sp Wanderslore150621-0617.jpg i21-Jun-2015 16:32  85.5 KB 720×720
image/jpegfungus Beauveria sp Wanderslore150621-0384.jpg i21-Jun-2015 11:05 123 KB 960×720
image/jpegfungus Cheilymenia sp Wanderslore150621-0491.jpg i21-Jun-2015 14:20 139 KB 800×640
image/jpegfungus Cheilymenia sp Wesburn150621-0285.jpg i21-Jun-2015 09:16 155 KB 800×600
image/jpegfungus Cheilymenia sp Wesburn150621-0288.jpg i21-Jun-2015 09:17 140 KB 960×720
image/jpegfungus Clavaria amoena Wanderslore150621-0406.jpg i21-Jun-2015 11:33  58.7 KB 640×800
image/jpegfungus Clavaria amoena Wanderslore150621-0471.jpg i21-Jun-2015 12:59 165 KB 1024×720
image/jpegfungus Clavaria miniata Wesburn150621-0319.jpg i21-Jun-2015 09:48  87.7 KB 768×768
image/jpegfungus Clavulina cinerea Wanderslore150621-0415.jpg i21-Jun-2015 11:49  64.3 KB 720×800
image/jpegfungus Cortinarius rotundisporus Wanderslore150621-0479.jpg i21-Jun-2015 14:08 133 KB 800×800
image/jpegfungus Cortinarius rotundisporus Wesburn150621-0251.jpg i21-Jun-2015 08:50 167 KB 960×800
image/jpegfungus Cortinarius rotundisporus Wesburn150621-0279.jpg i21-Jun-2015 09:13 163 KB 960×720
image/jpegfungus Cortinarius sinapicolor Wesburn150621-0367.jpg i21-Jun-2015 10:16 111 KB 880×640
image/jpegfungus Cortinarius sp Wanderslore150621-0387.jpg i21-Jun-2015 11:12 156 KB 960×720
image/jpegfungus Cortinarius sp Wanderslore150621-0403.jpg i21-Jun-2015 11:29 101 KB 800×600
image/jpegfungus Cystolepiota 'small white' Wanderslore150621-0426.jpg i21-Jun-2015 11:58  45 KB 720×560
image/jpegfungus Discinella terrestris Wanderslore150621-0610.jpg i21-Jun-2015 16:28 111 KB 768×512
image/jpegfungus Entoloma haastii Wesburn150621-0359.jpg i21-Jun-2015 10:13 104 KB 880×640
image/jpegfungus Fistulinella mollis Wanderslore150621-0604.jpg i21-Jun-2015 16:26  77 KB 640×560
image/jpegfungus Galerina hypnorum Wesburn150621-0348.jpg i21-Jun-2015 10:04  44.1 KB 960×640
image/jpegfungus Gymnopus 'pink furry' Wanderslore150621-0422.jpg i21-Jun-2015 11:53  82.3 KB 800×600
image/jpegfungus Hemimycena lactea Wanderslore150621-0567.jpg i21-Jun-2015 16:00  61.6 KB 800×800
image/jpegfungus Humidicutis lewelliniae Wanderslore150621-0533.jpg i21-Jun-2015 15:31  52.8 KB 600×720
image/jpegfungus Hydnum repandum Wanderslore150621-0587.jpg i21-Jun-2015 16:17  51.4 KB 800×600
image/jpegfungus Hygrocybe chromolimonea Wanderslore150621-0557.jpg i21-Jun-2015 15:46  68 KB 600×700
image/jpegfungus Hygrocybe chromolimonea Wanderslore150621-0583.jpg i21-Jun-2015 16:12  63.4 KB 640×720
image/jpegfungus Hygrocybe graminicolor Wanderslore150621-0603.jpg i21-Jun-2015 16:26  46.1 KB 800×600
image/jpegfungus Hygrocybe graminicolor Wesburn150621-0323.jpg i21-Jun-2015 09:51  66.2 KB 720×640
image/jpegfungus Hygrocybe graminicolor Wesburn150621-0329.jpg i21-Jun-2015 09:54  72.5 KB 960×720
image/jpegfungus Hygrocybe lewelliniae Wesburn150621-0335.jpg i21-Jun-2015 09:58  60.7 KB 768×576
image/jpegfungus Hygrocybe sp Wanderslore150621-0570.jpg i21-Jun-2015 16:04  75.8 KB 640×800
image/jpegfungus Hypocrea victoriensis Wanderslore150621-0524.jpg i21-Jun-2015 15:20 110 KB 800×480
image/jpegfungus Leotia lubrica Wesburn150621-0304.jpg i21-Jun-2015 09:34  55.5 KB 600×720
image/jpegfungus Mycena sp Wesburn150621-0292.jpg i21-Jun-2015 09:19  45.6 KB 800×600
image/jpegfungus Nidula emodensis Wesburn150621-0264.jpg i21-Jun-2015 09:00 114 KB 960×720
image/jpegfungus Podoscypha petaloides Wanderslore150621-0495.jpg i21-Jun-2015 14:24 128 KB 800×640
image/jpegfungus Ramaria anziana Wesburn150621-0372.jpg i21-Jun-2015 10:18  70.4 KB 800×640
image/jpegfungus Ramaria filicicola Wanderslore150621-0446.jpg i21-Jun-2015 12:27 122 KB 960×720
image/jpegfungus Russula persanguinea Wesburn150621-0334.jpg i21-Jun-2015 09:57  75.6 KB 800×640
image/jpegfungus Russula purpureoflava Wanderslore150621-0624.jpg i21-Jun-2015 16:35 139 KB 1024×768
image/jpegfungus Russula sp Wanderslore150621-0481.jpg i21-Jun-2015 14:11 154 KB 960×800
image/jpegfungus Russula sp Wesburn150621-0355.jpg i21-Jun-2015 10:10 117 KB 880×640
image/jpegfungus Tricholomopsis rutilans Wanderslore150621-0462.jpg i21-Jun-2015 12:48 112 KB 800×600
image/jpegfungus Urnula campylospora Wanderslore150621-0578.jpg i21-Jun-2015 16:10 174 KB 880×640
image/jpegfungus Wanderslore150621-0453.jpg i21-Jun-2015 12:36  54.7 KB 640×640
image/jpegfungus Wanderslore150621-0517.jpg i21-Jun-2015 15:11  78.6 KB 720×560
image/jpegfungus Wanderslore150621-0526.jpg i21-Jun-2015 15:25 135 KB 880×560
image/jpegfungus Wanderslore150621-0590.jpg i21-Jun-2015 16:19  60.4 KB 600×640
image/jpegfungus Xylaria castorea Wanderslore150621-0579.jpg i21-Jun-2015 16:10 117 KB 880×800
image/jpegmould Hypoxylon fuscum Wanderslore150621-0520.jpg i21-Jun-2015 15:15 119 KB 768×560
image/jpegmould Hypoxylon fuscum Wanderslore150621-0521.jpg i21-Jun-2015 15:15  91.2 KB 800×640
image/jpegmould Mollisia sp Wanderslore150621-0519.jpg i21-Jun-2015 15:12  93.4 KB 720×560
image/jpegmould Wanderslore150621-0500.jpg i21-Jun-2015 14:43  41.3 KB 720×640
image/jpegslime-mould Comatricha typhoides Wanderslore150621-0508.jpg i21-Jun-2015 14:50  48.2 KB 720×640
image/jpegslime-mould Comatricha typhoides Wanderslore150621-0511.jpg i21-Jun-2015 14:58  51.5 KB 800×800

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