Shroomin season is in full swing with enough regular rain to keep the fruiting bodies (mushrooms) blooming for our Let’s Go Shroomin Mushroom Photography Tours.
Our Special Let’s Go Shroomin – Mushroom Tour with local Mycologist Barry Muir on 7th February was a great success with some great examples of our regular phallus on full display. There was good variety of mushrooms to be seen.
Barry showed us the inside of the eggs of some Phallus multicolor and let us smell them. It was a surprisingly subtle mushroom smell, not stinky at all like the fully formed fruiting bodies of the stinkhorn.
A few species, including some undescribed and previously undocumented fungi in the Cairns Botanic Gardens were collected by Barry for the Queensland herbarium. Participants were able to see how Barry collects the samples for study and listened to his vast knowledge on the different species and how important they are for the health and sustainability of the natural world.