Friday, April 26, 2013

Royal National Park, Forest Walk. 26th April 2013.

Flowerless Flora Friday.  Well this was a first.........not one flower, well not in the true sense.
Today I went out hoping to find some fungi, as now (autumn) is usually fungi time. Luckily flowers weren't my true target as I didn't see one flower on this nearly 5km walk and I was starting to worry that today's episode would be a blank sheet. It was an interesting walk and as one of the dominant trees was the cabbage palm, which meant rain forest and that also meant ferns, so I was able to find enough to keep me occupied.
 I have little idea as to what species the fungi are, so they are all just 'Fungi'.
 121kms round trip.
Fungal 'Opera House'.

Not now, not ever.
Livistona australis  -  Cabbage Tree Palm.
Spines on Livistona australis  -  Cabbage Tree Palm.
It stopped me from eating them.
Adiantum formosum  -
  Giant Maidenhair, Black Stem Maidenhair Fern.
Fingers of moss coming to get you.
Fungi from the top...........
.......and a crusty bottom.
Asplenium australasicum  -  Bird's Nest Fern.
Fungi x 2.
Platycerium bifurcatum  -  Elkhorn Fern.
Seed head of a Austrostipa sp.  (grass).
The empty restaurant.
Fruits and seeds of a Gahnia sp.
Top and bottom, a bracket fungi.
A dusting of spores.
Blechnum cartilagineum  -  Gristle fern.
Doodia caudata  -  Small Rasp Fern.
FEATHERS, FUR and FANG.                 Some Of The Wildlife Seen Today.
Wonder Brown (Heteronympha mirifica)  Female.



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  1. You certainly found some fantastic looking fungi. Loved the ferns as well. That hairy caterpillar is simply amazing.

    1. Fungi do have a bit of a 'wow' factor about them. Can't have the flying jewels without the hairy ones.