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Diary — Home ngahere foray, Omata, Taranaki

Home ngahere foray, Omata, Taranaki

Home ngahere foray, Omata, Taranaki

Jun 10, 2022

It's always special to investigate the ngahere/bush that I spent so much of my childhood exploring, even more so in early June after a torrential downpour and hundreds of ferocious thunder storms!

Above and below: Roridomyces austrororidus.

Roridomyces austrororidus 2

Below: A break in the rain allowed me to make a quick night time excursion. I was able to catch some footage of a Titiwai/Glow-worm population that inhabit the bank of a spring.

Below: Hakeke/Auricularia cornea/Wood ear fungus.

Hakeke

Below: The social disposition of Mycena mariae fruiting on decaying wood.

Mycena mariae 1 Mycena mariae 2

Below: Psilocybe subaeruginosa, famous for its psychedelic properties.

Psilocybe

Below: The eye catching growth of a mushroom from the family Psathyrellaceae.

Psathyrellaceae