After an alarmingly dry start to the year our Year_To_Date rainfall is 255mm,
85mm of that has fallen in this last three weeks ie relatively recently, as you'd expect, it being winter here in Australia.
As a consequence not only is my rainwater tank full and overflowing (all 20,00 gallons of it) but the bush is looking beautiful
It is a joy to be out there, though cold.
The only fungus I have photographed this year has been this one.
An eFriend on ipernity, champion that she is, has offered the following ID clues;
"Start looking here ...
a coral fungus
"Try searching images of Clavaria / Clavaroid fungi
some species are fungal symbionts in some lichens ... you have candlesnuff fungus, dead mans fingers or coral fungus there."
So ... as you can see, it can be tricky.
So, I went to Wikipedia
... and then pretty much gave up.
Well, I gave up trying to identify them, but persisted with enjoying their beauty.
In 2011, I saw this gorgeous thing, which I presume is something else again (or maybe not) but I have never seen it again.
For those who are able to help with IDs or are interested in the collection of fungi I have photographed here (and elsewhere, but marked if so), then this album might be of interest.
Other (more) useful Australian links:
Long ago Bill and Morrie were active contributors to the old ABC (yes Auntie) Scribbly Gum forum and were incredibly helpful and enthusiastic fungi mentors.
Bill - http://www.elfram.com/fungi/fungi_home.html
Morrie - https://morrie2.wordpress.com/