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Zombie-like Behaviour – Parasitized Insects, Cordyceps & Beauveria

Every foray offers up some oddity, some strange new species that I've never encountered before. When scanning the forest floor for mushrooms, the order of operations is typically to look for colorful growths that...

Fungi in the Fiordlands

Today the rain has stopped and sunlight edges above the clouds, awakening the forest to a multitude of emerald hues. Camera in hand, I...

The Alienness of White Basket Fungus

Ileodictyon cibarium is a saprobic species of fungus meaning its formed from the process of decaying dead organic matter. Commonly known as white basket...

A Menacing Look – Teeth-bearing Fungi

Observing different characteristics of mushrooms can spark the imagination. What nature provides can be stranger than most science fiction. Their various shapes and colors...

Pouch & Truffle-like Fungus

The popular and common classic umbrella-shaped cap typically comes to mind when most people think of mushrooms. But there are myriad fungi species that...

Beech Oranges – Cyttaria Gunnii in the South Island

It’s springtime, and the weather is warming up in Te Anau. In the Fiordlands of the South Island the fungi are few and far...

Gyromitra tasmanica (Southern False Morel) & Other Morels

I'm wandering around in a field of moss and fallen beech tree debris just past Dock Bay on the Kepler Track in Te Anau....

Peel Forest Fungi

Forty-five minutes north of Timaru on the east coast of the South Island, past the quaint town of Geraldine, and a couple hours south...

The Fungi of Abel Tasman National Park

Expanding a hundred meters offshore the tide retreats exposing wavy ripples of soft sand. Cutting across the new desert at low tide, thousands of...

Bioluminescence in the Bush – Glow in the Dark Mushrooms in New Zealand

Stewart Island or Rakiura in Maori means "glowing skies," but it's not the skies that interest me. My head is down, it's pitch black,...

How To Take Photos of Bioluminescent Mushrooms

Sometimes capturing the perfect photo is just a result of being lucky. You're in the right place at the right time. Photos turn out beautiful...

Fungi at the Orokonui Ecosanctuary

A protected cloud forest lies just 20 kilometers north of Dunedin. It is here that around 300 hectares of regenerating forest make up the...

List of Bioluminescent Mushrooms in New Zealand

Witnessing the glow of mycelium and mushrooms has sparked a curiosity that has led me down an illuminating path of discovery. If fungi weren't already...

Queenstown – A Springtime Foray

My legs fall in front of me and I catch my footing. What goes up, must come down. It's been nearly five hours and...

Zombie-like Behaviour – Parasitized Insects, Cordyceps & Beauveria

Every foray offers up some oddity, some strange new species that I've never encountered before. When scanning the forest floor for mushrooms, the order...
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