Fungi of the Blue Mountains

On a wander through Coachwood Glen
Fungus, plural fungi, any of about 99,000 known species of organisms of the kingdom Fungi, which includes the yeasts, rusts, smuts, mildews, molds, and mushrooms. There are also many funguslike organisms, including slime molds and oomycetes (water molds), that do not belong to kingdom Fungi but are often called fungi.

I recently spent a weekend in the Blue Mountains.. apart from the usual things like waterfalls and lookouts we tramped around muddy gullies and forests hunting "shrooms"

From Mount Wilson to Blackheath, to Leura and Wentworth... we wandered off paths, among undergrowth and downed trees.............

...... I so wanted to find a Fly Agaric (Araminta Muscara) but while we were told, Mount Wilson abounded with them a couple of weeks ago....not one was to be seen.......we asked at one of the gardens...why???? only to be told a busload of Chinese Tourists had jumped on, and smashed every one they saw................none left for anyone else

.............my last hope for this season now lies elsewhere.. and hopefully I'll beat the mushroom stompers.....

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Bevlea Ross
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