25 April 2015

Autumn, and the orange pore fungus appears


The orange pore fungus, Favolaschia calocera, has appeared along the No. 1 Line track. These small, striking fungi were nowhere to be seen when I climbed the track a little over a week ago; now, they're abundant in a tangle of fallen branches beside the track. No doubt other patches will appear elsewhere over the coming weeks.



All content © 2015 Pete McGregor

7 comments:

Barbara Butler McCoy said...

This looks to me like a big party, with the little ones on the fringes, and the adults yakking and yucking it up. I see some have been stationary long enough, though, to serve as anchors for some industrious spiders. Love it.

Relatively Retiring said...

Beautiful - a scene of great activity.

Zhoen said...

Fungi do have a "just add water" instantness to them. And they look like candies. The kind I wouldn't want to eat even if they *were* sugary. Like Circus Peanuts. Still, pretty.

Lesley said...

Thanks for identifying these for me! I photographed some in Dean's Bush last Wednesday. Yours is much the better photograph though - closer in and showing more detail. They're very small, but in their mass on a dark-green dead branch, they brightened up the forest floor.

Lisa Emerson said...

They do look as if there should be noise and movement here - like a party turned to stone under the spell of the white witch in the Narnia books!

Ruahines said...

Kia ora Pete,
Stunning. How much there is to see, and so much happening within just a few of our footsteps. Amazing.
Robb

pohanginapete said...

Lesley, you're right — individually they don't have the same impact.

Lisa — or like a party in Moominvalley :-)

Kia ora Robb. Yes — so much to see. Sometimes it takes me a long time to get not very far along the No. 1 Line track ;-)