Welcome to our next installment of Looking Closer with Dr. Mat
With the rains of winter, the southern forests come alive with fungi. This year especially has been quite a wet winter and the fungi are particularly bountiful.
This time of year I try to do a few fungi walk through parts of suburban Perth as well as the southwest as the fungi are fantastic photographic subjects. Abundant, diverse, colourful and best of all they don’t run away when you try and photograph them! The five images I’ve chosen for you today represent a diversity of size and type, as well as a mix of Perth and southwest forest species.
Let’s start off with a common but spectacular late-season species I shot in the Karri forest. Anthracophyllum archeri, the orange fan fungus.