Tuesday, 19 February 2019

The secret world of fungi


Along the Rainbow Falls River walk is this trail, it's about 5 minutes walk in. What I liked about this particular spot was the gnarled tree trunks and roots. Who knows how long they've been growing there for or what stories they could tell about what they've seen over the years?


On the outside of one of these trees was some funky thing growing out of the trunk. I'm not 100% sure if it's fungi or some parasitic disease. I still have to narrow that down. I do hope it's a fungi, if we have the latter growing in our native forests then there is a danger that in the future we will have less and less of the things that make NZ special and unique.

13 comments:

local alien said...

I can imagine that earthy smell and the sound of birds along that trail.
Hope it's just a common n fungi

gz said...

I'd ask Peter McGregor...see his blog Pohangina Pete...he could be able to ID that

kwarkito said...

What a wonderful place. It must be a nice walk

Andy said...

Looks like an interest place that I would love to explore.

Billy Blue Eyes said...

Looks like a type of plate fungus that grows on trees

eileeninmd said...

Hello, what a beautiful trail. I am pretty sure that is a fungi, maybe a type of shelf fungi . Wishing you a great day, have a happy week ahead!

Lady Fi said...

So lovely!

Sharon said...

It looks enchanted or maybe Hobbit land. I like it.

Bill said...

It does remind one of Hobbit land and looks like a great place to explore.

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Great trail to explore!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gosh they really are gnarly old tree trunks Amy. Hope that is a fungi not the other, that would be sad ✨

William Kendall said...

A pleasant path!

betty-NZ said...

I have no idea what it is, but things like this fascinate me, too! Thanks so much for linking up to My Corner of the World!

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