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Fungi

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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