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Pictorial look at the Eloura Bushland!



Fungi is one of the most interesting organisms

on earth.  they are extremely delicate and

usually only last for a couple of days.  Some

only for an hour or so, so catching them can

be a challenge.  During rain and immediately

after rain is the best time to see fungi in all its

glory. This interesting fungi looks like a piece

of honeycomb.  It was growing on a dead tree.

About Fungi


The Kingdom Fungi includes some of the most important organisms, both in terms of their ecological and economic roles. By breaking down dead organic material, they continue the cycle of nutrients through ecosystems. In addition, most vascular plants could not grow without the symbiotic fungi, or mycorrhizae, that inhabit their roots and supply essential nutrients. Other fungi provide numerous drugs (such as penicillin and other antibiotics), foods like mushrooms, truffles and morels, and the bubbles in bread, champagne, and beer.


While there is no single fungal lifestyle, one thing common to all fungi is that (unlike the green plants, for example) they do not make their own food. Fungi get their nutrients from existing organic matter and there are many sources of organic matter in the world - leaf litter, dung, soil, animals, dead wood and living plants - to name just a few. Fungi use them all.


Remember that wherever there’s organic matter, there’s almost certainly some fungus that will exploit it.  So looking through bush like the Eloura Bushland, you are certain to find a large variety of fungi just as I have.


Remember, they are very delicate and touching them will most probably destroy them meaning that no one else will have the opportunity to see them as you did.

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These photos show some of the diversity of fungi in the Eloura Bushland that you could see




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    More Photos of Eloura Bushland


    Eloura Page 1 (General)

    Eloura Page 2 (Fungi)

    Eloura Page 3 (Wildflowers)

    Eloura Page 4 (Trees)

    Eloura Page 5 (Birds)

    Eloura Page 6 (Insects)