Seen in isolation

April 16 2020

Anne Butler

Bill Donoghoe

Sharp Greenhood Orchid (Pterostylis acuminata) seen recently near Bellbird Creek in Bidjigal Reserve

Emanuel Conomos

In keeping with government and club requirements, I have not been doing much "bush walking" but in trying to keep active and abide by 'social distancing', I have concentrated on areas where few people are venturing, or at a time when I don't expect to see others.

The attached photos may not be your regular bush walking photos, but for anyone out and about at the moment (exercising of course), they could keep an eye out for fungi. 

With all the rain we have had over the past few months, and with winter coming on, it is their season. They are as colourful and varied as flowers, but can be hard to spot, so one needs to tread carefully.

The Ghost Fungi (Omphalotus Nidiformis) do actually glow in the dark; They are bioluminescent.

The camera picks up the colour far better than the naked eye and they require a long exposure to capture their full beauty. All the fungi where taken this year between Wentworth Falls and Blackheath.

I hope people will enjoy them and are inspired to keep any eye out for some of the smaller things in our great outdoors.

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